The Kawai MP11SE Stage Piano is a studio-grade instrument that offers excellent performance features for musicians who demand expressive playability. The Grand Feel Action provides a see-saw action that is responsive to the slightest touch, allowing for precise nuances in your playing. The control panel is designed to be easy to use while performing, with backlit buttons and a digital screen. The frame is built with heavy-duty metal, making it durable enough for frequent gigging schedules.
The Kawai MP11SE comes with a GFP-3 triple pedal unit, providing sustain, sostenuto, and soft pedals. The piano also includes the Virtual Technician app, which allows for fine-tuning of the sound and response to your exact preference. The app is available as a free download for iOS or Android smart devices and allows for tweaking of parameters such as damper noise and key-off effect, accommodating any style.
The Grand Feel Keyboard is designed for expressive playability, with linear weighted wooden keys that provide a consistent response across the entire board. The keyboard features graded hammers and counterweights for a familiar feel, and the Grand Feel System’s triple sensors register the subtle nuances in your performance, while the let-off simulation adds subtle key noise for a more authentic sound. The Grand Feel System is favored by musicians requiring a natural feel in a home-friendly size.
The Kawai MP11SE combines the playability of an acoustic piano with the portability of a stage keyboard, making it an ideal choice for gigging musicians. The control interface features specific banks to quickly edit and enhance your sound, and the pitch bend and modulation wheels are ideal for crafting spontaneous solos in a live performance. The piano’s rear panel features all the ports needed for a modern studio or live setup.
The Harmonic Imaging XL sound engine produces a range of classic acoustic and electronic piano voices, including samples of the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Concert and mid-sized SK-5 Studio grand pianos. The 40 voices include a diverse range of acoustic and electronic pianos, while the 256-note polyphony ensures natural decay. The MP11 SE also benefits from a number of amplifier simulators that add natural resonance to your performance when playing directly through the PA system. The extensive number of effects includes classic reverbs and choruses, as well as more adventurous styles.
Kawai offers a 5-year warranty for parts and labor with all their digital pianos, showing the confidence they have in the design and manufacturing of their instruments. The piano’s dimensions are 1380mm width, 452mm depth, and 190mm height, with a weight of 34KG. The keyboard has 88 keys, and the key material is wood with ivory touch action. The MP11 SE features 10 metronome signatures and 100 drum patterns, 10 recording storage, and 90,000 note capacity, and it can play MP3/WAV files. The piano has various connectivity options, including input and output ports, MIDI, USB, and foot control for damper, sostenuto, and soft pedals. The LCD display has 128 x 64 pixels, and the panel controls include volume, line in, piano volume, e-piano volume, sub-volume, control knobs A to D, pitch bend, and modulation. The power consumption is 20W, and the piano has a system menu for customization.
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