The Kawai ES8GB is the perfect companion for both the gigging musician and the home player. Great features and small enough to fit into most spaces.
ES8GB Kawai Gloss Black Portable Digital Piano
The ES8GB is a strong contender for being one of the finest portable digital pianos of its kind. This is due to the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano being at the heart of the ES8.With the beautiful gloss black finish to the cabinet, you can stand out from the crowd.
The Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano is widely regarded as one of the finest instruments in its class. The Responsive Hammer III keyboard action with synthetic ivory keytops, triple-sensor mechanism, let-off and counterweights puts this piano right at your fingertips. Consequently with cleverly positioned speakers you feel you are truly experiencing the joy of a real acoustic sound. The ES8GB is a remarkable portable digital piano.
The ES8 also features a strong selection of additional instrument sounds. You have a range of electric pianos, bass, drawbar and church organs, string, choir, and mallet instruments. Furthermore you are able to combine 2 sounds together with dual Mode. This allows you to combine for example, piano and strings as a layered sound. While the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections. You can also adjust the volume parts for each instrument extremely easily, giving you a perfect blend between them all.
The ES8 also has a variety of standard connectivity options. You can use the line level output jacks to amplify the sound through an external amplifier system, allowing you to enjoy the ES8 in church buildings or schools. The Standard MIDI and USB to Host connectors ensure flexibility when using computers and other electronic instruments, while the Line-in stereo jack provides a convenient method of mixing in audio from a laptop, tablet, or other digital device.
What we say about the ES8GB:
The ES8 is more than just a great portable piano. With usb to device and a range of other great instruments, wither on stage or at home, it is easy to see why we like it.
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|Action||88 keys with Ivory Touch surface, Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action with Let-Off simulation and 3 Sensors per key|
|Piano Sounds||Shigeru Kawai EX, Kawai EX, Shigeru Kawai SK-5, Jazz Clean, Warm Grand, Pop Grand, Upright Piano, Pop Grand 2, Modern Piano, Rock Piano|
|Other Sounds||E-Piano x 4, Organ x 4, Harpsichord/Mallets x 4, Strings/Choir x 8, Bass x 4|
|Sound Source||Harmonic Imaging™ XL (HI-XL) with 88 key sampling|
|Polyphony||max. 256 notes|
|Virtual Technician||Voicing per key, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-off Effect, Fall-back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard, Decay Time, Soft Pedal Depth, Minimum Touch, Tuning, Volume and Tune of each key|
|Reverb||Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral – each with Depth and Time|
|Effects||Stereo Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Rotary and 4 combination effects – each with Dry/Wet, Time, Speed, Feedback, High Damp, Depth (Parameters depend on Effect type.)|
|Amp Simulator||S.Case I, S.Case II, L.Cabinet – each with Drive, Level, EQ Low, EQ High|
|Dual-Mode||yes, with Balance|
|Split-Mode||yes, with Balance and free Split point|
|Accompaniment||100 Rhythms with Variation (Drums, Bass, Backing), Auto Fill-In, One Finger Ad-Lib Phrasen, Auto Chord Progression, Full Keyboard and One-Finger-Mode|
|Touch Curve||Light 1/2, Normal, Heavy 1/2, USER 1/2, off|
|Other Functions||28 registration memories, Keybopard/Song Transpose, Equaliser (incl. User EQ), Wall EQ, Speaker Volume, Phones Volume, Line Out Volume, Audio Recording Level, Tuning, Damper Pedal, 4-Hand Mode, Saving of custom settings, Factory Reset, Left Hand Octave, Left Hand Pedal, Split Balance, Layer Octave, Layer Dynamics, Dual Balance, MIDI chanel, Program change send, Local Control Mode, Multi Timbre Mode, Chanel Mute, Automatic Power On/Off, Speaker On/Off|
|Recorder||USB Memory: MP3/WAV Recording and Playback, A-B Loop; Internal: MIDI 10 Songs, 2 Tracks – max. 90,000 notes|
|USB Functions||Playback: MP3, WAV, SMF ; Recording: MP3, WAV ; Functions: Audio Overdub, Song to Audio Convertion, Load internal Songs, Save internal Songs, Save SMF Songs, Load Registration, Save Registration, Delete File, Format USB Memory|
|Metronome||Beats: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 Tempo: 10-400 BPM|
|Pedals||F10H Sustain Pedal with Half-Damper function included. Optional: Double Pedal F-20 or F301 3-pedal unit (only in combination with the HM-4 stand)|
|Display||16 x 2 Character (LCD)|
|Jacks||USB to Host, USB to Device, MIDI (IN/OUT), LINE IN STEREO, LINE OUT (L/MONO, R), DAMPER (for F-10H), DAMPER/SOFT (for F-20), PEDAL (for F-301), Phones x 2, AC-adapter PS-154|
|Speaker||2 x (8×12)cm with Bass-Reflex-System, can be turned off|
|Amplification||2 x 15 Watts|
|Size in cm||136,2 x 36,1 x 14,9|
|Weight in kg||22,5|
|Accessories incl.||Metall music rack, AC-adapter PS154, Manual|