Kawai VPC1 Virtual Piano Controller Keyboard, 88-Key

- Keyboard: 88 Wooden-Keys, Ivory Touch Key Surfaces
- Action: RM3 Grand II Graded-hammer w/counterbalancing, Let-Off, Triple Sensor Key Detection
- Touch Curves: Normal, Ivory, Pianoteq, Galaxy, Alicia's Keys
- Internal Memory: 5 Memories (for use with VPC Editor Software)
- F-30 Pedal: Damper w/ Half-damper, Sostenuto, Soft
- Connections: Pedal jack, MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Host ("B" type), Power supply connector
- Power Supply: USB Bus powered (via USB port), DC 12 VAC adaptor
- Included Accessories: F-30 Triple-Pedal, USB Cable, AC Power Adaptor. Power Cord, Music Rack, Owner's Manual
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 54 1/3 x 17 3/4 x 7 1/3 inches
- Weight: 65 lbs.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 87 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 58 x 23 x 11 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VPC1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 310-631-1771
(6 ratings)
Submitted January 4, 2018 by David J in Mount Vernon, IL
"My dream MIDI piano controller, might as well have a concert grand in my home studio thanks to Kawai!"
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I still am having trouble wrapping my head around the feeling of the key action on the VPC1. I took a chance and just ordered it without trying it out (as there is no where within reasonable driving distance around here that I would find one sat up to try out at a music store). I have played pianos ranging in price from 2000 dollars up to 200,000 dollars (the crazy expensive piano was a special edition Steinway at a piano store in Virginia beach, if they knew a person could actually play, had heard them before, they allowed them to go and try that piano, I didn't like the key action which was crazy considering the price tag). When I was 14 (am 38) and living near Minneapolis Minnesota, I was taking Suzuki Piano at MacPhale in Minneapolis. After Horowitz died, his Steinway with ivory keys was taken to various music conservatories. Each teacher got about 14 minutes to do a recital with their best students. I actually got to play his Steinway! About 2 years ago there was a Yamaha store near St. Louis that isn't open anymore. On display there was a 9 ft Yamaha concert grand that had a 60,000 dollar price tag, the key action was smooth as butter. The VPC1 synthetic ivory feels very close to the keys on Horowitz's Steinway, and the key action, I can't tell a difference between the VPC1 and that 9 ft concert grand at the Yamaha store I tried. So basically in my studio at home, I might as well have a full concert grand when the VPC1 read more is paired with the piano software that has become nearly a dime a dozen at this point (EastWest, Native Instruments, Air, etc). If you are a pianist who has been playing most of their life like I have, just get the VPC1 if you want an 88 key midi controller for playing piano parts, especially if you are going to be playing classical music. I honestly feel as though I can practice classical music on the VPC1. I have had many digital pianos and 88 key controllers. Korg Triton Prox, Korg SP200, some Yamaha digital piano (can't remember the model name) I bought dirt cheap when I was stationed in Japan (and that digital piano felt amazing also but sold it before I got out of the Navy as I didn't want to deal with moving it), Roland HP1900G. I also tried a digital grand piano that felt amazing as well but had a 20,000 dollar price tag. Have played Kawai pianos for most of my life (many teachers have had them as well as Steinway). After trying that digital grand I fell in love with Kawai. The VPC1 feels the same as that digital grand, much lower price point. Thank you Kawai.

Musical Background:
Played piano 35 years, Suzuki piano 15 years, Bass guitar 22 years, Bassoon 22 years, Violin 7 years (when I was a child)

Musical Style:
Rock, Metal, Classical, Pop, EDM, Acid Jazz, and Hip Hop.
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