KAWAI DIGITAL

KAWAI DIGITAL

 

KAWAI DIGITAL CA78 FEATURES

KAWAI Modern 5″ LCD Touchscreen Display Embedded Within Cheekblock
Kawai eliminated many switches that are common in conventional digital pianos, and equipped with a smartphone sense color LCD touch panel. By touching, swiping and so on, we can intuitively operate a wealth of functions.
KAWAI More Color Operability With 5" Color LCD Touch Panel
Modern 5″ LCD Touchscreen Display Embedded Within Cheekblock

Full-Color Touchscreen Display For Intuitive, Button-Less Operation

The CA98 and CA78 digital pianos are the first instruments of their kind to feature a full-color 5″ touchscreen display.  Discreetly embedded within the left cheekblock, this high resolution touchscreen allows sounds and settings to be selected from an attractive user interface simply by tapping or swiping the display with a finger. The screen can also be set to turn off automatically while playing, thus preserving the instruments’ acoustic piano-like appearance, and minimizing any visual distractions to the performer.



KAWAI Alternative Acoustic Piano Sounds and a Strong Selection of Additional Instrument Voices
In addition to the latest SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine, the CA98 and CA78 digital pianos also incorporate Kawai’s highly regarding Harmonic Imaging XL technology, showcasing a variety of alternative acoustic pianos sounds and a strong selection of additional instrument voices. The Kawai EX full concert grand piano has frequently been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, while the Shigeru Kawai SK-5 chamber grand and Kawai K-600 upright, and allow performers to enjoy the contrasting tonal characteristics of various different piano sizes and voicing configurations.

Supplementing these realistic acoustic piano voices, the CA98 & CA78 digital pianos also feature an excellent selection of additional instrument sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar and church organs, to strings, human choirs, and even atmospheric synth-style pads, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances. Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and 4Hands playing modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections.


KAWAI Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio Connectivity
In addition to standard USB and MIDI jacks for connecting to computers or other instruments, the CA98 and CA78 digital pianos also feature integrated Bluetooth® MIDI and Audio technology that allows these instruments to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly.  Once paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop, Concert Artist owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience, or stream audio from songs and videos directly through the instruments’ premium amplifier and speaker systems without the need to connect additional cables.
KAWAI Alfred Inside!
The CA78 comes with the first year’s lesson songs from Alfred Publishing’s Basic Piano Course 1, Premier Course 1 and Adult Course 1 built in. We’ve also included the printed music and recordings for time-tested finger exercises such as scales, arpeggios and Hanon songs.

Kawai digital pianos are the only instruments with Alfred lesson songs built into them*. With the built-in lesson songs, a student can listen to the instructional song being played by an Alfred staff pianist. The student can follow along with the lesson book** to learn how the piece is supposed to sound. The student can slow the song down and play along, even muting the recorded left-hand or right-hand parts to practice hands separately (a common practice technique). The student can also record his or her performance and then compare it to the built-in performance.

** Alfred books are sold separately.


KAWAI Concert Magic
This exclusive feature lets anyone enjoy the thrill of playing the piano, even if you’ve never played before.

Do you wish you could play the piano, but never learned? Playing a musical instrument, especially the piano, is a dream that most people have. Yet, very few have managed to realize that dream... until now.

To help make the dream a reality, Kawai developed Concert Magic – an exciting feature that allows everyone, even non-players, to experience the thrill of playing real music. Concert Magic is an intelligent, interactive system that makes playing songs incredibly simple and fun.
KAWAI Flexible USB Audio and Storage connectivity
The Concert Artist is equipped with modern USB connectors that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly.

This latter USB to Device functionality allows favorite instrument settings, registrations, and memorable recorder songs stored within internal memory to be safely preserved on USB flash drives, or for standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be played back and enjoyed using the instrument’s exquisite Harmonic Imaging XL sounds without additional hardware or cables.

KAWAI Flexible connectivity options
In addition to USB, the CA78 has other useful jacks including 2 headphone jacks, MIDI connections and audio input / output jacks for connecting to sound equipment and recording systems.
KAWAI Built-in lesson & finger exercises

The CA78’s convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to learn piano with classical Czerny, Burgmüller, Beyer, Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin etudes, or a collection of songs from the popular Alfred’s Basic, Adult, and Premier course books.

With a strong emphasis on acoustic piano realism, the Classic Series also features traditional finger exercises, scales, and warm-up drills, and includes companion books for all classical scores to further aid one’s piano development.

Lesson Function
The Lesson function allows budding pianists to practice the piano using a selection of built-in song books and
finger exercises. The left and right hand parts of each piece can be practiced separately, adjusting the tempo to
perfect difficult passages, before being recorded for self-evaluation.

Built-in lesson mode song books
Alfred Lesson Books
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1A
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Lesson 1B
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1A
Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Level 1B
Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1


Classical Lesson Books
Burgmüller 25 (25 Etudes Faciles, Opus 100)
Czerny 30 (Etudes de Mécanisme, Opus 849)
Czerny 100 (Hundert Übungsstücke, Opus 139)
Beyer 106 (Vorschule im Klavierspiel, Opus 101)
J.S. Bach: Inventionen
Sonatinen Album 1
Chopin Walzer (Chopin waltzes series 1-19

    * Included score books dependent on market location.
    * Alfred lesson books sold separately.
KAWAI iPad connectivity & apps
Connecting the CA78 to an iPad using a USB cable or wirelessly allows players to extend the instrument’s functionality with a wide range of education, performance, and scoring apps.

A dedicated Virtual Technician app is also freely available, providing an enjoyable way to learn about and adjust the Concert Artist’s various characteristics from an attractive touch interface.
KAWAI Premium headphone experience
The CA78’s Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology enhances the depth and realism of the instrument’s sound when listening through headphones or earphones. The player can select one of three different acoustic presets that adjust the spatial positioning of the sound, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when using earphones or headphones for extended periods of time.

In addition, the CA78 also feature a dedicated, high fidelity headphone amplifier, utilizing the same premium hardware found in audiophile music devices. This technology significantly improves sound quality when using headphones, and allows players to select a variety of headphone types (Open, Semi-open, Closed, In-Ear, Canal, etc.) for an optimized listening experience.
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KAWAI Grand Feel Pedal System
Reinforcing the Classic Series’ reputation as the most realistic digital piano is Kawai’s Grand Feel Pedal System. This unique feature replicates the individual weighting of the damper, soft, and sostenuto pedals of the SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos to further enhance the CA78’s acoustic-like authenticity.

Moreover, it is also possible to adjust the half-pedal sensitivity of the damper pedal, and effectiveness of the soft pedal using specially engineered Virtual Technician parameters, allowing pianists to personalize the instrument’s response to match their individual pedaling technique.
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KAWAI Virtual Technician - Personalized piano adjustments
A skilled piano technician can personalize an acoustic piano’s sound and touch response. Kawai’s exclusive Virtual Technician does the same for the CA78 digital piano.

The Concert Artist’s improved Virtual Technician functions invite discerning musicians to shape aspects of the selected piano’s character to suit their preferences.

Players can perform touch and voicing  adjustments, regulate hammer and key release noises, and fine-tune string, lid, and damper resonances. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning and volume of individual notes – all in real-time.  Then, with the desired refinements complete, save the personally prepared instrument to internal memory or a connected USB device, or exchange favorite settings with other Concert Artist owners online.
KAWAI DIGITAL CA78 Series Digital Piano
The World's Most Advanced Digital Pianos
Kawai CA78 Uses
The Grand Feel (GFII) Wooden-Key Action
Kawai’s Grand Feel (GFII) Action is the latest in Kawai’s long line of wooden key actions. The action offers graded hammers, key counterweights, Ivory-touch key surfaces (white keys), Let-off and triple sensor key detection. The CA98 offers the longest key length of any Kawai digital piano.

As one of the world’s premier builders of acoustic pianos, Kawai has long understood the importance of an instrument’s touch, or “feel”, to the player. Without a keyboard action that responds perfectly to an artist’s commands, a piano would not accurately create the sound that the artist is seeking.

Kawai Digital Piano Actions

Kawai Digital CA78 Features 5″ LCD Touchscreen Display Embedded Within Cheekblock,
Full-Color Touchscreen Display For Intuitive, Button-Less Operation.