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Just like an acoustic piano
With an iconic look and a fantastic sound, the DP-12 has it all. Made using only the finest components, it has the potential to add sophistication to any room. Friends and family will be impressed and this piano will prove to be a useful asset in social occasions. The synthetic Ebony and Ivory finish looks gorgeous, and makes for a great, natural surface beneath your fingers.
Allowing you to play pieces the way they were meant to sound, the DP-12 includes three pedals - soft, sostenuto, and sustain. The soft pedal (also known as Una Corda) provides a quieter, mellow sound, whilst the sustain pedal provides luxurious, thick harmonies. The sostenuto pedal proves especially useful for complex performances. Our decision to provide you with the same pedal configuration and number of keys as an acoustic piano means you'll be able to seamlessly switch between the two instruments without having to readjust.
The DP-12 has an extraordinary keyboard, with features both inside and out that will improve your experience. Hammer action keys replicate the exact feel of pressing a real acoustic piano key. However, with the additional practicality of a digital piano, you can also adjust the sensitivity to one of four levels in order to match your style of playing.
If you are looking for a complete set-up with a matching stool, check the DP-12 Compact Digital Piano by Gear4music + Stool Pack, Matte Black.
The acoustic qualities you love
Enjoy the sound quality of an acoustic with the ease and accessibility of a digital. Everyone loves the rich warmth of an acoustic piano. Featuring Gear4music's new flagship grand piano voice, the DP-12 replicates this with an incredible degree of accuracy. With 128-note polyphony, your music can really ring out with the strength a piano is meant to have.
Be prepared for anything. There will be nothing stopping you from projecting your sound thanks to the inclusion of four speakers (2 x 10W, 2 x 5W), whilst the two headphone outputs enable you and a friend to silently practise duets. Hone your skills to perfection without disturbing anyone until you're note-perfect.
Fun digital features
Mix up your playing. As well as enjoying the classic tones of the grand piano on the DP-12, you have 32 different voices built-in to experiment with. This means that depending on your mood, or the occasion, you can switch from acoustic guitar to church organ, to electric bass. You can fully enjoy these voices with the "Split" mode. Choose where you split the keys, and you can select different voices for each hand to play. Thanks to this function, you could play a melody on the jazz guitar and accompany it with an upright bass for a truly jazzy number. The options are endless.
Another way you can create interesting sounds is through the "Layer" mode. This function lets you play two of the piano's voices at once, layering them over each other to create your own individual sound. With the ability to change the volume of each layer, you can rest assured knowing you'll always remain in total control of your sound. This is ideal if you just want some soft strings to play under your piano. Build an atmosphere with layering.
Create your own unique compositions. The DP-12 features a two-track recorder, so you can keep your ideas and play them back to family and friends. The advanced software allows you to record two parts separately, in the same or different voices, and then combine them.
Progress on the DP-12
The wide range of features on offer are excellent for giving budding musicians that extra boost. You'll find that the 55 built-in demo songs grant you the opportunity to turn off the left or right-hand part so that you can play along one hand at a time. Before you know it, you'll be a whizz at both parts! One crucial tool that every musician will need is a metronome. Here, you have one built-in, with an adjustable tempo so you can stay in time with any piece.
Pick a piano your teacher will be pleased with. Thanks to the twin function, lessons couldn't be easier on this instrument. "Twin" mode divides the keyboard, so it acts as two identical, smaller pianos - ideal for when teachers need to demonstrate a technique. A piano with 88 hammer action keys is another crucial feature in any teacher's book, allowing you to learn how it feels to press down on an acoustic key. With such advanced features, this digital piano is the ideal instrument for every stage of musicianship.
Connectivity for the modern musician
Gear4music understand how integral technology is when it comes to performing and making music. That's why the DP-12 offers an extensive range of connectivity options to make your life easier. Want to play along or listen to your favourite tracks? No problem. Simply connect your phone, tablet, or MP3 player via the AUX input for playback from these quality piano speakers. With this versatile piano, you can even connect to your computer. The DP-12 allows you to transfer MIDI data via USB, so you'll be free to relay every nuance of your performance - down to the fine details like note and touch velocity - through a MIDI 5-pin output. This makes the DP-12 the ideal instrument for songwriters to transfer their ideas onto a DAW, taking their compositions even further.
Shape your sound
Tired of playing in your front room? Transform it into virtually any space thanks to the comprehensive range of hall, room and stage reverbs included. These have been meticulously modelled to add a unique sense of realism to your playing. However, should you desire to take your sound one step further, you'll feel empowered by the premium range of studio FX processors on offer. Plates, delay, chorus, flanging - you name it, the DP-12 has it!
- Height: 780mm
- Width: 1390mm
- Depth: 350mm
- Weight: 44kg
- Number of Keys: 88
- Keytops: Synthetic Ebony and Ivory
- Weight: Hammer-action keys
- Touch Response: Normal, Low, High, Fixed
- Default Voice: Grand Piano
- Number of Voices: 32
- Maximum Polyphony: 128
- Voice Functions: Split Mode, Layer Mode, Twin Mode
- Reverb: Yes
- Chorus: Yes
- EQ Adjustment: Yes
- Voice Demo Preset Songs: 55
- Metronome: 12 time signatures, variable tempo (20-280bpm)
- Recording: In-built 2 track recorder
- Other Functions: Octave, Transpose, Master Tuning, Learning Function
- Colour: Matte Black
- Internal Memory: Two tracks
- Speaker Output: 2 x 10W, 2 x 5W
- Pedals: Soft, sostenuto and sustain
- Power Supply: 12V DC
- Inputs: Pedal input, Aux Input (3.5MM JACK), Line Input (1/4” JACK),
- Outputs: 2x Headphone 1/4" Jack, Stereo 1/4” Jack Line
- Connectivity: USB to host, 5-pin MIDI
Music is for everyone, so we’re making it easier for you to start playing. Backed by our years of professional experience, the Gear4music range gives you access to a vast collection of instruments, audio gear and accessories. Produced ethically and responsibly, they're suitable for every musical interest while meeting the expectations of a caring world. There’s never been a better time to start making music.