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Kawai ES8 Portable Digital Piano
ES8 Primary Specifications
Keyboard 88 Weighted Keys with Ivory Touch Key Surfaces
Action Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) Action with Let-Off
Sound Source Harmonic Imaging XL™ (HI-XL), 88-key piano sampling
Internal Sounds 34 Voices
Polyphony 256 Notes
Keyboard Modes Dual, Split, Four Hands (Volume / Balance Adjustable)
Internal Recorder 10 Song / 2-Track Recorder, Approximately 90,000 notes memory
USB Digital Audio, USB to DEVICE, USB to HOST
Display 16 x 2 characters LCD
Speaker System (8 x 12 cm) x 2, 15 Watts x 2
Dimensions 54" (W) x 14 ½" (D) x 6" (H)
Weight 49 lbs.

Reverb Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral
Parameters — Reverb Depth, Reverb Time
Effects Stereo Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Rotary
Combination effects x 4
—Dry / Wet, Time, Speed, Feedback, HighDamp, Depth. Parameters dependent on effect type.
Amp Simulator
(MAIN Zone Only)
S.Case I, S.Case II, L.Cabinet
Parameters — Drive, Level, EQ Low, EQ High
Virtual Technician  

Touch Curve — Light+, Light, Normal, Heavy, Heavy+, Off (Constant), User 1, User 2
Voicing — Normal, Mellow 1, Mellow 2 , Dynamic, Bright 1, Bright 2, User 1 - 4
Resonance,Noise & Effects:String Resonance, Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, Fall-back Noise, Key-off Effect, Hammer Delay, Topboard,
Decay Time, Soft Pedal Depth
Temperament & Tuning — Equal (Piano), Pure Major, Pure Minor, Pythagorean, Meantone, Werckmeister, Kirnberger,
User Temerament, Key of Temperament
Other — Stretch Tuning, Stretch Curve / User Tuning, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Minimum Touch

USB Functions  

Playback— MP3, WAV, SMF
Record —MP3, WAV
Other — Over Dubbing, Convert Song to Audio, Load Internal Song, Save Internal Song, Save SMF Song, Load Registration, Save Registration,
Rename File, Delete File, Format USB


Beat — 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 (Volume/Tempo adjustable)

Rhythm Section

Styles—100 rhythms (x 2 variations), 4-part accompaniment, 100 preset chord sequences
Settings — 100 rhythms (x 2 variations), 4-part accompaniment, 100 preset chord sequences

Demo Songs Main demo song, Rhythm Section demo song, 25 sound demo songs
Other Functions   Key/Song Transpose, Tone Control (incl. Brilliance, UserEQ), Wall EQ, Speaker Volume, Phones Volume, Line Out Volume, Audio Recorder Gain, Tuning, Damper Hold, F-20 Mode, Four Hands, Startup Setting, Factory Reset, Lower Octave Shift, Lower Pedal On/Off, Split Balance, Layer Octave Shift, Layer Dynamics, Dual Balance, MIDI Channel, Send PGM#, Local Control, Transmit PGM#, Multi-timbral Mode, Channel Mute, Auto Power Off, Speakers On/Off
Jacks   MIDI (IN/OUT), USB to Host, USB to Device, LINE IN STEREO, LINE OUT (L/MONO, R), DAMPER (for F-10H), DAMPER/SOFT (for F-20),
PEDAL (for F-301), Headphones x 2
Included Acc.   Music Rack, F-10H Damper Pedal, Power Cable, Owner's Manual
Options   SC-1 Bag (soft case w/casters), F-20 Damper / Soft Pedal, HM-4 Designer Stand with F301 Triple Pedal (sold separately)

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