Kawai ES-8 White Digital Piano with Stand and Pedal | Ex Display | Blackpool Store
1 Year Warranty
No Original Box
No Manual (this can be downloaded free from Kawai)
Includes Single Sustain Pedal
Includes Power Adapter and Music Rest
May contain marks or scratches
Born from the heritage of Kawai, the ES-8 is such a versatile piano. It's ideal for use as a portable 'stage piano' whereby the top key section can be removed from the stand so that you can transport it to venues. Or (as can be seen here) it can be used on a stand so its always ready to be enjoyed. The key action is the superb Reponsive Hammer III which feels brilliant to play. Sound quality is also excellent, with not one, but three of Kawai's grand piano's meticulously captured, the Shigugu SK-EX, SK-5 and EX. The ES-8 is also a very compact piano, being just over 17" deep with the music rest attached (or 14" without).
Barry - Blackpool Store
Shigeru Kawai SK-EX, SK-5, and Kawai EX instruments reproduced with Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology
The ES8 digital piano captures the rich, expressive sound of the Kawai SK-EX, SK-5, and EX grand pianos, with all 88 keys of these exceptional instruments meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced using Harmonic Imaging™ XL sound technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand pianos, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the strongest, boldest fortissimo. The instrument’s built-in Virtual Technician feature allows various characteristics of these acoustic piano sounds to be shaped at the touch of a button, with settings to adjust string and damper resonance, in addition to subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. This personalised piano sound is further enhanced with atmospheric reverberation effects, delivering a rich, vibrant piano tone with breathtaking realism and authenticity.
Strong selection of additional instrument sounds
Supplementing the realistic acoustic piano voices, the ES8 digital piano also features a strong selection of additional instrument sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar and church organs, to string, choir, and mallet instruments, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances. Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections. The volume balances for each playing mode can also be adjusted quickly and easily using the real-time panel controls.
Professional accompaniment styles
Featuring a variety of styles ranging from pop and rock ballads, to jazz-funk, dance, and latin flavours, the Rhythm Section function of the ES8 digital piano provides solo performers with professionally arranged backing accompaniment at the touch of a button. In addition, the 100 preset chord progressions and One Finger Ad-lib™ solo phrases allow musicians to breathe life into their repertoire, while maintaining control over each performance.
USB to Device functionality, with MP3/WAV file recording and playback
The ES8 digital piano is equipped with USB connectors that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. This USB to Device feature allows registration memories and songs recorded and stored in internal memory to be saved to USB for posterity, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be conveniently played back without additional hardware. USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favourite songs. It is even possible to save performances as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to friends and family, listening to on a smartphone, or for further editing using an audio workstation.
Wide range of connectivity options
The ES8 digital piano features a variety of standard connectivity options, with Line-level output jacks that allow the instrument to be enjoyed in larger settings such as churches and schools. Standard MIDI and USB to Host connectors ensure flexibility when using computers and other electronic instruments, while the Line-in stereo jack provides a convenient method of mixing in audio from a laptop, tablet, or other digital device.
The impressively powerful ‘bass reflex’ speaker system makes this compact and portable stage piano a class leader
-88 note ‘Responsive Hammer Action III’ key action offers a greater balanced touch
-‘Harmonic Imaging XL’ sound technology for amazing realism
-Powerful sound engine & amplification – 256 note polyphony/2 x 15 watts
-MIDI In/Out & USB (to Host/to Device)
-MP3 & WAV audio recording /playback direct to/from USB drive
-‘4 Hands Mode’ splits 88 note keyboard into two 44 note keyboards
-100 rhythm patterns plus accompaniment
(No. of sounds 34)
This product has not been reviewed yet.