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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 center stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.

KAWAI True character in every note
The CL26 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 CL26’s weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.
KAWAI Harmonic Imaging technology
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 CL26 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 Acoustic piano variety
Supplementing the realistic acoustic piano voices, the CL26 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.

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 CL26 Digital Upright Piano

Alongside the classically voiced EX grand piano sound, the CL26 also showcases a selection of Jazz, Pop, and Modern variations suitable for a range of musical genres.  A traditional Kawai upright 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 8 Sounds of studio quality instrumental and vocal sounds, plus reverb sound effect, offer the player a selection of sound choices from various instrument families. In addition to the exquisite acoustic piano EX Concert Grand: Studio Grand, Electric Piano, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone and others.

Hear samples of various other models of Kawai Digital Pianos below:
Kawai Digital CN27 34” Digital Upright Piano
KAWAI Personalized piano adjustments
The knowledge and skill of an experienced piano technician is essential to bring out the best of a fine acoustic piano. In addition to tuning each note, the technician also performs numerous regulation and voicing adjustments that allow the instrument to truly sing.

The CN27’s powerful Virtual Technician function simulates these refinements digitally, allowing discerning musicians to shape aspects of the selected piano’s character to suit their personal preferences.

Perform touch weight and voicing adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string, damper, and cabinet resonances.  It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning, volume, and character of individual notes – all in real-time.

KAWAI Reverbs, resonances, & effects

The KCP90’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, tremolo, delay, and auto-pan effects.  Then adjust the instrument’s reverb controls to position yourself within one of six acoustic environments, ranging from a small practice room to an inspirational grand cathedral.

Kawai Digital CL26 Sound. Exquisite Acoustic Piano EX Concert Grand,
Studio Grand, Electric Piano, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone and others.
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