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The Kawai GL10 ATX4 Silent Piano takes the popular GL10 standard baby grand acoustic model and adds a factory-fitted silencer system to allow practice sessions without disturbing neighbours or other people in the household. The best thing about ATX4 series pianos is that they offer the true keyboard touch & sound of an acoustic instrument, combined with the convenience & functions of a digital piano. This piano is amazing to play acoustically, with the benefit excellent digital functionality too. I think this piano is great value for money.
Graham Blackledge - Rimmers Music
More About The Kawai GL10 ATX4 Baby Grand Piano
The ATX4 silent system is one of the most advanced piano silencer systems on the market today. With its discreet control panel and minimalist user interface, at first glance, it is hard to distinguish the GL10 ATX4 Anytime model from the standard GL10 acoustic piano.
The physical components of the ATX4 silent piano system are fitted in Kawai's factory as part of the piano manufacturing process. This is far superior to retro-fitted silencer systems because the cable management, keyboard sensors, hammer stop rail, and electronics are integrated into the design of the instrument and therefore offers the most reliable and accurate method of combining electronic & acoustic piano technologies without compromising the performance of the original instrument.
To switch into 'Anytime' silent mode, simply push the power button, lock the centre pedal into the 'practice' position, put on some headphones, and play! You'll hear the sound of the legendary Shigeru Kawai SK concert grand piano in your ears, but those around you won't hear anything!
The control panel located under the left-hand side of the instrument is equipped with dual headphone jacks so that two people can enjoy the ATX4 piano in 'silent' mode at the same time. There is also an Audio AUX-IN so you can connect an external audio device to the instrument, as well as a LINE OUT jack that allows you to connect the 'digital' sound of the piano to external amplification or other devices. MIDI IN & OUT terminals give the option to expand the sound and functions further by connection to other MIDI-equipped instruments, and there is also a USB connector for connection to computers or smart devices.
GP Touch Muting System
The GL10 ATX4 features a new and improved hammer stop rail system, allowing the hammer's escapement from the strings to be identical when in muting mode as in acoustic mode. This means there is no compromise in the quality of touch when playing digitally using headphones.
Bluetooth + Apps
The Kawai GL10 ATX4 piano offers full Bluetooth MIDI + Audio capability with aptX support, for streaming high-quality audio from your smart device to the piano (this will be heard through the headphones).
There are two apps specifically recommended by Kawai that will help you get the most from your ATX4 piano - PianoRemote and PiaBookPlayer.
If you want to explore the other voices (there's a total of 90 tones) or record your performance, load up the Kawai PianoRemote App for iOS or Android devices and you'll open up the true power of the ATX4 system. It's like having a top-of-the-range digital piano hidden inside your acoustic piano. PianoRemote gives you full control over all features of the ATX4 Anytime piano.
The ATX4 Anytime silent system allows you to play & hear the sound of many World-class pianos through the headphones (Kawai SH9 included) including concert grands, upright pianos, studio grands and even a honky-tonk piano. In addition to stunning acoustic piano voices, the ATX4 system features classic electric pianos, organs, harpsichords, strings, choirs, percussion instruments and even some synth pad voices. It's possible to layer any two of these voices together to create classic layered combinations such as piano+strings or organ+choir, or you could split the keyboard in two so that you have a different voice on the left register, to that on the right - for example, acoustic bass in the left hand and piano in the right, to create a jazzy feel.
Record your performance as either MIDI or AUDIO data using the app's recording feature, and share your performance with family and friends, or use it to listen back to your progress when learning difficult musical passages.
The PiabookPlayer App allows you to visually see and listen to the 377 pre-recorded pieces of music which are supplied with the ATX4 series pianos.
One Of The Finest Baby Grand Pianos Currently
The GL10 features Kawai’s Millennium III Action, with components made from ABS-Carbon, which is light and strong, giving more durability and control than traditional wooden actions. Longer keys and concert-length key buttons make for an easy playing feel while giving great power.
The soundboard on the GL10 is made from straight-grained, quarter-sawn solid spruce – tapered strategically to produce the best possible sound. The result is a piano with a beautiful tone that allows expressive playing, from very quiet to more powerful moments.
Analogue Action, Digital World
The Anytime ATX4 hybrid instruments blend Kawai’s masterful acoustic piano craftsmanship with advanced digital piano technologies. Each piano begins with the solid foundation of Kawai’s award-winning upright and grand pianos, offering class-leading features such as the Millennium III action, considered to be the world’s finest upright and grand piano actions.
Equipped with Kawai’s most advanced digital and sound technologies, Anytime ATX4 instruments are also premium digital pianos that can be played silently with headphones or through their acoustic soundboard. Players can complement their performances with a wide selection of digital sounds or layer these sounds with the acoustic piano to create unique combinations. Practice new pieces using the built-in metronome then record their performance, or play along with tracks from a Bluetooth-connected smart device and enjoy a personal ensemble performance.
All Anytime ATX4 upright and grand piano instruments incorporate Kawai’s specially developed acoustic muting systems which effectively prevent the action’s hammers from striking the strings, thus silencing the sound of each note when played.
Integrated Hammer Sensing System
The Anytime ATX4 pianos’ precise hammer movements are measured with Kawai’s Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS), which utilises high-resolution contact-less optical sensors to provide greater accuracy than conventional key-based sensor systems.
This more advanced approach reproduces the mechanical flow of the grand pianos’ actions more closely, allowing the full range of dynamics to be expressed by the instrument’s powerful digital piano sound engine with natural fluency.
Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Full Concert Grand
The Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano was conceived as the next step in evolving the art of the piano. Earning a reputation as the ‘premier piano of Japan,’ it graces the stages of concert halls and musical institutions around the globe, receiving universal acclaim for its exceptional clarity and dynamic range. The SK-EX has frequently been selected by professional pianists at such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions. With its magnificent tone and wonderfully responsive touch, the SK-EX can best be described with one word – incomparable.
Flagship Digital Piano Sound Engine
The Anytime ATX4 instruments incorporate Kawai’s latest digital piano sound technologies from the highly regarded Concert Artist and Novus product lines. When playing through headphones or when Anytime mode is active, pianists can enjoy the beautiful sound of the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano, stunningly reproduced using the advanced SK-EX Rendering sound engine.
The SK-EX Rendering engine’s multi-channel sampling captures the sound from different points of the Shigeru Kawai concert grand. This modern technique not only allows a broader range of tonal characteristics to be recorded and reproduced, but also improves the connection felt between the keyboard and piano sound, resulting in a more lively and authentic response to changes in dynamics.
Full Resonance Modelling
This naturally expressive Shigeru Kawai sound is further enriched by resonance algorithms which model the complex tonal interactions produced by the strings and various other parts of an acoustic piano. SK-EX Rendering generates resonances for the damper pedal and all 88 keys progressively, allowing the Anytime ATX4’s digital piano sound to behave just like an acoustic piano.
Rich Sound Selection
Supplementing the beautiful acoustic piano voices, the Anytime ATX4 pianos also features an excellent selection of additional instruments, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar or church organs, to strings, human choirs, and synth pads, 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 for a richer, more luscious tone, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections with separate sounds for each. The volume balances and other settings for each playing mode can also be easily adjusted using the dedicated PianoRemote app.
Modern Bluetooth Connectivity
Designed to meet the connectivity needs of modern pianists, Anytime ATX4 pianos feature standard USB and MIDI jacks for connecting to computers or other instruments, as well as integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio technology that allows wireless communication with supported smart devices.
Once paired to a phone, tablet, or laptop, Anytime ATX4 owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their studying and playing experiences, or stream high quality, low-latency aptX audio directly through the instruments’ headphones without the need for any cables.
PianoRemote Control App
The digital features of Anytime ATX4 pianos are exclusively controlled via the dedicated Kawai PianoRemote app, available for both iOS and Android devices.
PianoRemote provides a range of functions, including sound selection and customisation via the Virtual Technician feature, performance record and playback with integrated metronome, and a built-in piano music library consisting of hundreds of classical pieces to enjoy – all accessible from an attractive, intuitive user interface.
Excellent Headphone Sound Quality
The Anytime ATX4 pianos’ Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology enhances the depth and realism of the instrument’s digital piano sound when listening through headphones or earphones. The player can select one of three different acoustic presets that adjust the spatial positioning of the sound, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when using earphones or headphones for extended periods of time.
In addition to featuring a premium quality headphone amplifier, Anytime ATX4 instruments also allow players to specify the type of headphones connected (Open, Semi-open, Closed, In-Ear, Canal, etc.) to ensure an optimal listening experience.
Action: Millenium III
Key Surface: Acryl/Phenol
Hammer Core: Mahogany
Hammer Felt: With underfelt
Sound Board Material: Solid Spruce, Tapered
Sound Board Size: n.a.
Duplex Scale: no
Agraffes: Keys 1-46
Key Lid: Softfall
Casters: Single, Brass
Pedals: Soft, Sostenuto, Damper
Dimensions: Height: 102cm | Width: 150cm | Depth: 62cm
Finishes: Black polished, White polished
Sensors: Integrated Hammer Sensing System (IHSS), optical sensors
Velocity Curves: Light 1-4, Normal, Heavy 1-4, Off
Sound Source: 88 key Multi-Channel Piano Sampling, 88 key Resonance Modelling + Harmonic Imaging XL 88 key Sampling
Polyphony: 256 notes max.
Virtual Technician: Touch Curve, Voicing, Resonance Depth1, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Undamped String Resonance, Cabinet Resonance, Key-off Effect,Fall-Back Noise, Hammer Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard, Decay Time, Release Time, Minimum Touch, Stretch Tuning, Temperament, Temperament Key, Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Soft Pedal Depth, Tuning, Damper Hold
Keyboard Modes: Dual Mode, Split Mode, 4-hand Mode (HI-XL Sounds only, incl. Volume/Balance adjustment)
Reverb: Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral
Effects: 24 Types: Chorus x 3, Delay x 3, Tremolo x 3, Autopan x 2, Phaser x 2, Rotary x 6, Combination x 5
Tuning: Equal (Piano Only), Pure (Major), Pure (Minor), Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Equal (Flat), Equal (Stretch), USER
Metronome/Beats: 10 Beat Types + 100 Rhythm Pattern, Tempo and Volume adjustable
Recorder: Available with PianoRemote App
Lesson Function: Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B, Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1, Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100), Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849), Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139), Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101), J.S. Bach: Inventionen, Sonatinen Album 1, Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series 1-19), Chopin Etüden (Opus 10 Urtext)
Piano Music Songs: 204
Demo Songs: 39
Display: Operation with PianoRemote App
Bluetooth: Bluetooth (Version 4.1; GATT compatible), Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI specifikation conform, Bluetooth Audio (Version 3.0, Profil: A2DP, Codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX)
Registrations: Unlimited with PianoRemote App
USB Functions: USB MIDI, USB Update
Other Features: Tone Control, Wall EQ, Low Volume Balance, Speaker Volume, Spatial Headphone Sound, Headphone Type, Headphone Volume, Line In Volume, Bluetooth MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI Device Name, Bluetooth Audio, Bluetooth Audio Volume, MIDI Channel, Local On/Off, Transmit Program Change, Multi-timbral Mode, Channel Mute, Reset Sounds, Reset Music, Factory Reset, Auto Power Off, Language, System Information
Power Consumption: 20W
Jacks: LINE IN (3,5mm Stereo Jack), LINE OUT (3,5mm Stereo Jack), Headphones x 2 (3,5mm Stereo Jack and 6,3mm Stereo Jack), MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Host, USB for Updates
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