Kawai VPC-1 Digital Piano Midi Controller

SKU
kawai-vpc
Brand
Kawai
Special Price £1,099.99 Regular Price £1,349.99
Quick Overview

At the heart for the VPC1 is Kawai's latest RM3 Grand II wooden-key keyboard action, which combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.

The Professional MIDI controller that redefines the virtual piano playing experience.
Kawai proudly introduces the VPC1, featuring unparalleled keyboard action realism, impressive hardware/software flexibility, stunning piano-like design, and strong backing from the industryメs leading developers. The VPC1 is a professional MIDI keyboard controller developed especially for use with virtual piano software. This unique product ヨ the first of its kind from any musical instrument manufacturer ヨ draws upon Kawaiメs 85 years of knowledge and experience crafting the worldメs finest acoustic and digital pianos, to deliver the ultimate virtual piano experience for the home, studio, and stage.

Main Features:
Ultra-realistic RM3 Grand IIメ wooden-key keyboard action
Triple-pedal accessory (included)
USB and standard MIDI IN/OUT connectivity
Built-in ムapproved touch curveメ settings for popular virtual piano packages
VPC Editor software
Attractive piano-like chassis design, detachable music rest
High quality aluminium, steel, and wood construction

At the heart for the VPC1 is Kawai's latest RM3 Grand II wooden-key keyboard action, which combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.

All eighty-eight of the VPC1メs keys are crafted from long pieces of wood, with finely textured ivory-like surfaces applied to absorb moisture and assist playing control. Aside from these authentic materials, the class-leading VPC1 keyboard action boasts a number of additional acoustic piano-like characteristics, such as naturally smooth ムseesawメ key movement, staggered balance pins for black and white keys, grade-weighted hammers, bass key counter-weights, and let-off simulation. The ムRM3 Grand IIメ keyboard action also boasts a new triple-sensor key detection system, improving repetition speed and responsiveness, and allowing a greater range of expressive control from staccato to legato playing.

Complementing the VPC1メs ultra-realistic ムRM3 Grand IIメ keyboard action is the included F-30 triple pedal accessory. This sturdily-built unit recreates the functionality of the damper, sostenuto, and soft pedals of a grand piano, allowing discerning musicians to take full advantage of the unlooped sustain and stunning modelled resonances found in modern virtual piano packages.

The VPC1 connects to a Mac or PC using a single USB cable, drawing its power directly from the computer, and doing away with unnecessary power cables. Standard MIDI IN/OUT connectors are also provided, allowing the VPC1メs outstanding keyboard action to control hardware MIDI devices such as sound modules, workstations, or microsynths. It is even possible to combine both USB and standard MIDI communication, controlling software and hardware instruments simultaneously from the same keyboard.

Most MIDI keyboard controllers require a degree of customisation in order to perform effectively with different virtual piano packages. This typically takes the form of manual ムtouch curveメ adjustments and a considerable amount of trial and error.

However the VPC1 has been developed to offer a seamless ムconnectionメ between piano keyboard and software sound ムout of the boxメ, with Kawai partnering with leading virtual piano developers to establish the ムApproved Touch Curveメ program. Under this initiative, Kawaiメs experienced keyboard engineering team prepare custom touch curves that are optimised for the ムRM3 Grand IIメ keyboard action, then tested by the developers using their own VPC1 before receiving final approval. The VPC1 ships with ムApproved Touch Curvesメ for Ivory, Pianoteq, Galaxy, and Aliciaメs Keys packages.

While the VPC1 is designed to offer an unrivalled ムout of the boxメ experience, Kawai also understands that many virtual pianists and software musicians enjoy customising every aspect of their setup. For these users, the VPC1 includes a dedicated software editor, providing greater control over touch curves, key velocity offsets, and advanced MIDI routing. Individual setups can be created for different scenarios, stored to one of the VPC1メs five memory presets, and recalled without a computer using a simple key assignment.

Clearly the VPC1 has been developed for one thing and one thing only: to deliver the finest virtual piano playing experience. This philosophy is reflected in the boardメs design, with the VPC1 adopting a classic, smart, and professional appearance. There are no knobs, faders, or wheels to distract the virtual pianist from their performance, just a power button and eighty-eight smoothly finished black and white keys. And finally, serving as an elegant demonstration of Kawaiメs rich acoustic piano heritage, the VPC1 also includes something that all other MIDI controllers overlook: an attachable music rest ヨ allowing ambitious players to perform century-old masterpieces using the very latest software and hardware piano technology.

Kawai VPC1 ヨ finally, a virtual piano controller from a real piano company.

More Information
Colour Black
Bundle Piano Only
Piano Type Portable Stage Piano
Number of Keys 88
Key Action Fully Weighted Hammer Action
Key Action Type Ultra-realistic ‘RM3 Grand II’ wooden-key keyboard action
Number of Pedals 3
Number of Sounds 0
Sound Source 0
Number of Rhythms 0
Polyphony 256 Notes
Speaker Output None
Other Features USB Midi, 5 Pin Midi In/Out
Headphone Outputs 1
Width 138 cm
Depth 42.5 cm
Height 18.5 cm
Product Weight 29.5 KG

Delivery Options

Courier Delivery

When you add this product to your shopping basket, you will be provided with our standard courier delivery option, which is a 'to your door' service. You may need to help the delivery driver as this product comes packaged in large boxes!

This option may not be suitable if you are unable to help the driver if required, or if you need the piano delivering upstairs but you don't have anyone else available to help. Please consider whether this is the most appropriate delivery service for you, as other delivery options are also available for an additional cost.

2 Man Delivery Service

Two delivery personnel will deliver the piano boxes to any room you wish, including flats with stairs or more awkward places - you will not need to help them.

If you would like more information, please call us on 0161 236 6794

Main Features:Ultra-realistic RM3 Grand IIメ wooden-key keyboard action

  • Triple-pedal accessory (included)USB and standard MIDI IN/OUT connectivity
  • Built-in ムapproved touch curveメ settings for popular virtual piano packages
  • VPC Editor software
  • Attractive piano-like chassis design, detachable music rest
  • High quality aluminium, steel, and wood construction