Product Comparison: Roland FP-30 vs Yamaha P115


General Specifications
Brand
Roland
Yamaha
Model
FP-30
P115
Origin
Malaysia
China
About the Product
If you’ve dreamed of having a piano in your home but don’t have the space or budget for a full-sized instrument, your wait is over. The affordable FP-30 offers Roland’s acclaimed sound, feel, and modern features in a top-quality 88-note instrument that fits any space with ease. Light and portable, it’s a great fit for performing players and music classrooms as well. Adding in numerous sounds beyond the piano, built-in practice and recording functions, and Bluetooth® wireless support for working with popular music apps, the FP-30 delivers a premium musical experience previously unattainable in such a streamlined package.
The P-115, Yamaha's follow-up to the industry's best-selling digital piano, now has its own app for iOS. An elegant touch screen controller that makes getting to the features of the P-115 simple.
Key Specs
Number Of Keys
88
88
Key Size
Full-Size
Full-Size
Number Of Sound Effects
35
14
Number Of Tunes/Songs
30
14
Polyphony
128 notes
192 notes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Roland FP-30 Supernatural Digital Portable Piano
  • This purchase was definitely worth every penny. The keyboard bed, and key action perfectly matches an authentic piano, and the sound quality perfectly captures the nuances of a real grand piano. So glad that I purchased this over a Kawai and a Yamaha.
  • I spent months reading reviews, listening to demos, reading specs, etc before finally deciding on the Roland FP-30. It had everything I was looking for in an ideal digital piano: full-size, weighted-keys that feel like a real piano, midi controller capabilities, and a truly fantastic piano sound
  • The FP30 has met and exceeded all of my expectations so far. It is a powerful instrument, with more capabilities than I will realize for a while. The sound is terrific and the sound bank and internal rhythms are characteristic.
  • The weighted keys are as close to a real piano as I've ever felt (keep in mind...I am a saxophonist, not a piano player, but my son who is, actually said, "this feels more like a piano than some pianos I've played!").
Yamaha P115 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano
  • I bought this with hesitation because I wasn't sure if I needed a full keyboard at first but now I'm very happy I did because while it is more expensive than getting a keyboard with fewer keys I won't have to buy another piano later on when I want to expand the music I play.
  • I love the weighted keys, it is very similar to playing an actual piano
  • The keyboard is just like a grand piano without the bulk. Sounds beautiful and invades minimum space.
  • Excellence sound and versatility. Great feel and response.
  • I love the tone this has. It is most like having a piano in the house without taking up space. Love using ear buds to play at any time I choose.
Size & Weight
Height
5.9 in.
6.25 in.
Width
51.2 in.
52.25 in.
Depth
11.9 in.
11.5 in.
Weight
31 lbs.
26 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Roland FP-30 Supernatural Digital Portable Piano
  • What I love most about this piano is that it is rugged and almost twenty pounds lighter than my RD800. Very solid piano.
  • This lightweight FP30 is the best thing that has been made in recent history.
  • I like the feel of the keyboard, but I'm disappointed in the durability, or lack thereof.
  • It's so light, that it mover around on the stand it sits on.
Yamaha P115 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano
  • It's a great keyboard for practice or even portable enough to take to some local gigs.
  • The sound and portability of the keyboard are also huge selling points for me. I would recommend it to anyone of any level!
  • It's a great size, and while heavy, fits on a lightweight X-stand well.
  • I wanted a digital piano because of its small size, the ability to control volume or play with headphones, and the midi connectivity.
  • It's sturdy and feels solid. Mostly plastic. Full size keyboard. Once you have it in a good stand it feels even better.
Features
Keyboard Sensitivity
Key Touch: 5 types, fixed touch
Hard, Medium, Soft, Fixed
Pedals
Dedicated Pedal Board KPD-70 (optional)
Sustain Pedal
Digital Effects
Yes
Yes
Metronome Included
Yes
Yes
MIDI
Yes
No
Recording Feature
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
Yes
USB Port(s)
2
1
Number Of Headphone Jacks
2
2
Integrated Speaker(s)
Yes
Yes
Additional Accessories Included
Music Rest, AC-adapter, Power Cord (for connecting AC Adaptor)
PA150 Power Supply, Sustain pedal
Extras
Rich, responsive tone from Roland’s renowned SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, Powerful amplifier and stereo speakers deliver impressive sound, Compact and lightweight body for easy mobility in and out of the home, studio, or classroom, Built-in Bluetooth wireless connectivity
Authentic to the touch, Enhanced sound system will be music to your ears, Groove along in performance or practice, Simple operation using the free Digital Piano Controller app!, Conserve energy with convenient auto power off feature
What customers say about "Features"
Roland FP-30 Supernatural Digital Portable Piano
  • I wish there were a few more EP's, but the handful that are there are quite good. The built-in speakers are reasonably powerful and sound quite good and full-range.
  • The builtin speakers to make it really easy to take to gigs without having to worry about bringing an amp, though they would sound better facing the player as opposed to facing downward.
  • The only thing that I didn't like much is the note holder. A page at a time is fine but it does not hold books that well. But that is not enough to take even half a star. Awesome!!!!!
  • I wish it had standard two 1/4" jack outputs and a standard five-pin MIDI IN and MIDI OUT (and thru), but there are cables made by HOSA (and others) that take care of this design decision handily.
  • One thing that had wondered about, but is not mentioned in the specs is that it will do MIDI over USB!!!
Yamaha P115 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano
  • Now that my daughters are taking guitar, drums, and piano I am super appreciative of this feature. You can also change it to drum rhythm which is more fun than the metronome sound.
  • The recording feature is very limited, but is occasionally useful for getting something down quick.
  • Built in speakers are nice as well. Great performance/travel instrument or home instrument.
  • The built in speakers aren’t half bad. I am OCD about speakers and amps, but happy that they do just fine. Less space and easier setup this way for bedroom practicing.
  • Digital Keyboard Controller App is only available in IOS. To use all of the features on the system, the app is pretty much the only feasible way to adjust the settings. I run android and am out of luck, or have to buy an iPad... aarg.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
999.00 $


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