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KAWAI The Sound of a Grand Piano: Kawai EX concert grand
The Kawai EX concert grand piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments within its class. Hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each EX instrument undergoes a meticulous regulation and refinement process within a specially designed anechoic chamber.

Following this lengthy crafting period, the completed EX concert grand piano receives a final series of rigorous quality inspections, before eventually taking centre stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.

KAWAI True character in every note
The CE220 digital piano captures the beautiful sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed concert grand piano, with all 88 keys of this exceptional instrument meticulously recorded, analyzed and faithfully reproduced using advanced Harmonic Imaging technology.

Recording each key individually in this way, preserves the rich harmonic character of the EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the CE220’s weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.
KAWAI Progressive Harmonic Imaging technology
The CE220 utilizes Kawai’s acclaimed Progressive Harmonic Imaging™ Sound Technology to create a very realistic, impressive piano sound. 88-key piano sampling preserves the individual tonal character of each note.

When playing a fine piano, the amount of pressure applied to the keyboard affects not only the volume of the sound produced, but also the unique tonal character of each note.  Therefore, in order to construct a realistic acoustic portrait of the EX concert grand piano, not only is each key recorded individually, but also at various different volumes, ranging from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo.

The CE220 offers a highly detailed acoustic portrait, employing Kawai’s proprietary Harmonic Imaging sampling technology to ensure smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range.

Kawai’s Progressive Harmonic Imaging (PHI) with 88-key sampling uses a larger tonal “database” than regular Harmonic Imaging to provide greater tonal details throughout the dynamic range.

KAWAI Acoustic piano variety
Supplementing the realistic acoustic piano voices, the CE220 also offers an excellent selection of additional instrument sounds, including electric pianos, drawbar and church organs, strings, brass, and woodwind instruments, and a full range of compatible voices, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances.

Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as an acoustic piano and a string ensemble, to be layered together, then adjusted quickly and easily using the real-time balance slider to inspire even greater musical creativity.

Kawai Digital CE220 Digital Upright Piano

Alongside the classically voiced EX grand piano sound, the CE220 also showcases a selection of Jazz, Pop, and Modern variations suitable for a range of musical genres.  A traditional Kawai classical electric piano sound is also included, for pieces that suggest a feeling of nostalgia, or call for a slightly more intimate tonal character.

A total of 22 Sounds with studio quality instrumental and vocal sounds, plus sound effects, offer the player a vast selection of sound choices from virtually every major instrument family. In addition to exquisite acoustic  pianos, EX Concert Grand, 2 Electric Pianos, 3 String Sound Variations, Jazz, Drawbar and Church Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar, Bass, Vibraphone, Choir and much more.

Kawai CN27 34” Digital Upright Piano
KAWAI Reverbs, resonances, & effects

The CE220’s powerful digital effects engine further enhances the instrument’s impressive core sounds, applying additional layers of detail and realism that bring performances to life.

Tailor an instrument’s character and feeling with a range of studio quality Chorus, Delay, Tremolo, Rotary 1, Rotary 2 effects.  Then adjust the instrument’s reverb controls to position yourself within one of the acoustic environments, ranging from Room 1, Room 2, Stage, Hall 1, Hall 2.

Kawai Digital CE220 Sound Utilizes Kawai’s Acclaimed Progressive Harmonic Imaging
Sound Technology to Create a Very Realistic, Impressive Piano Sound.
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