Providing a smooth, natural and highly responsive piano playing experience, the Kawai MP7SE is the stage piano for the professional musician that does not accept compromise. The MP7SE performer's stage piano features stunning acoustic pianos, vintage electric pianos and classic tone wheel organ sounds. In addition, the MP7SE is a masterful MIDI controller with impeccable feel.
Kawai MP7SE Professional Digital Stage Piano Features
Responsive Hammer III weighted-key action, with Ivory Touch key surfaces and Let-off simulation
- Class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action
- GFP-3 triple pedal unit manufactured by Kawai (optional)
- Stunning SK-EX, SK-5, and EX acoustic grand piano sounds
- Strong selection of electric piano, organ, synth, brass, etc. sounds
- Authentic Tone wheel organ sim with drawbars, percussion, C/V
- Wide variety of Virtual Technician and sound editing parameters
- Intuitive panel with four independent zones, assignable effects
- Powerful MIDI 4-channel master controller functions
- 1/4" unbalanced outputs, 1/4" inputs with Line In level fader
- High-quality F-10H single pedal unit manufactured by Kawai
- 88 Weighted Keys with Ivory Touch Key Surfaces
- Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) Action with Let-Off and Triple Key Detect
- Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
- 88-Key Sampling
- 256 Voices (8 Categories)
- Digital Audio USB to DEVICE, USB to HOST
The MP7SE’s Responsive Hammer III (RH III) keyboard action recreates the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano, with
its realistic movement and accurate 3-sensor technology providing a smooth, natural, and highly responsive piano playing
experience. The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers
of an acoustic piano, while structural reinforcements within the action assembly ensure greater stability during fortissimo and
The RH III keyboard action also reproduces the subtle let-off sensation felt when playing the keys of a grand piano very softly,
enhancing delicate pianissimo playing to satisfy the expectations of even the most discerning pianists. Finally, the MP7SE
keyboard action features Kawai’s Ivory Touch key surfaces as standard. This finely textured material gently absorbs moisture to
assist playing control, and possesses a natural, matte finish that is smooth, but not slippery.
The ultimate pianos for Concert, Pop, and Jazz
The MP7SE captures the beautiful sound of Kawai’s SK-EX, EX, and SK-5 acoustic grand pianos, with all 88 keys of these exceptional
instruments meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced using proprietary Harmonic Imaging™ 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.
With separate categories for Concert, Pop, and Jazz playing, the MP7SE offers an excellent selection of high quality acoustic piano
sounds suitable for various musical styles, including separate sub-categories for upright and mono pianos.
Moreover, Kawai’s unique Virtual Technician feature allows various characteristics of the selected acoustic piano sound to be
shaped at the touch of a button or the turn of a knob, with parameters to adjust voicing and regulation, string and damper
resonances, and subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises.
Vintage EPs, twin effects, and amp simulation
The MP7SE also features an excellent selection of vintage electric piano sounds, each with their own distinctive characteristics.
Enjoy their natural, organic sound, or pass the signal through a wide variety of classic effects stomp boxes, before plugging into
one of the five classic amp and speaker cabinets – complete with realistic microphone character and position modelling.
Classic tonewheel organs with drawbar control and authentic percussion
The MP7SE’s brand new tonewheel organ simulation transforms the stage piano into a vintage electromechanical organ, complete
with nine real-time adjustable drawbars and authentic percussion controls. Organ enthusiasts can dial-in favourite drawbar
registrations, adjust the ‘condition’ of the organ tone, and select their preferred rotary speaker character, then store the sound to
memory for immediate recall. With organ mode selected, the MP7SE adjusts the strike point for the keyboard, allowing blazing
runs and greasy licks to be played on its fully-weighted action as easily as the real thing.
High quality strings, pads, brasses, basses and more
Supplementing the realistic acoustic pianos, vintage electric pianos, and growling tonewheel organs, the MP7SE features a broad
range of high quality strings, pads, synths, brass and woodwind voices, basses, guitars, and a whole host of other useful sounds.
These supplementary sounds are ideal for building layers, adding texture to other instruments, or for playing individually, at
the front of the mix. And if the stock sound isn’t quite perfect, feel free to customise and tweak using the MP7SE’s flexible ADSR
parameters and resonance/cut-off controls – all immediately accessible directly from the panel.
Four zone master keyboard controller
The MP7SE maintains the MP series’ classic four-zone approach, with each zone able to play internal sounds, external MIDI devices,
or both types simultaneously. Zones can be played individually, or freely split, layered and velocity switched to create stunning
personalised performances. The MP7SE’s powerful customisation allows parameters and settings for each zone to be adjusted
and controlled independently, making for an unbelievably versatile all-in-one performance instrument.
Intuitive operation, large LCD, real-time assignable control knobs
The MP7SE’s control panel is clearly arranged and easy to use, with related functions grouped together and placed where you’d
expect to find them. A large LCD display and four assignable control knobs, allow several parameters to be adjusted directly in
real-time, without getting lost in menus – concentrate on playing, rather than trying to remember which button does what.
256 Setup memories: enough for the busiest stage musician
The MP7SE allows every single customised sound, knob position, fader level, and adjustable parameter to be stored in memory as
a SETUP, and recalled at the touch of a button. With over 250 SETUP memories, the MP7SE is ideal for busy stage musicians who
like to plan several shows ahead, before going out on the road.
USB to Device functionality, with MP3/WAV/SMF file recording and playback
The MP7SE 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 customised sounds, SETUP
memories, and recorder songs stored in internal memory to be saved to USB for posterity.
USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio or SMF MIDI files, allowing performing musicians to
play along with professional backing tracks, or simply learn the chords or melody for a new piece. It is even possible to save
performances directly as MP3, WAV, or SMF files for emailing to band members, casual listening away from the keyboard, or further
editing using an audio workstation.