Suzuki Autumn Festval ​Kawai Piano Sale

New and Used Kawai Pianos at Amazing Prices! 

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a New Kawai Piano that has been used at the 2019 Suzuki Summer School. In addition to these pianos, there will be a selection of one-year-old pianos from the Newcastle Conservatorium.

These have all been maintained by Kawai trained technicians and carry a full 12-year warranty. For two days only these pianos and a selection of new pianos will be offered to the public at fantastic prices.

Carlingford Music Centre in association with Kawai Australia is pleased to offer an exclusive opportunity to choose from a selected number of Kawai Pianos at our annual clearance sale.

New, University used, superseded, ex-rental & Suzuki Summer School Demo model Upright, Grand & Digital instruments that will be priced to clear for 2 Days Only.

Date’s To be Announced 

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Kawai Announces New Classic Series CS11W White Polish Luxury Digital Piano

Kawai CS11W White Polish

Kawai Japan is excited to announce the CS11W, the latest addition to the Classic Series range of luxury digital pianos, and the first Kawai digital instrument to be presented in an elegant white polish finish.

First unveiled in 2011, the Classic Series range of high specification digital pianos combine Kawai’s leading keyboard action and piano sampling sound technologies, with stunning polished cabinet designs that raise the artistic aspirations of the performer. Modelled on the appearance of a Kawai  K Series upright piano, the CS11W is the perfect instrument for pianists who appreciate the benefits of owning a digital piano, yet still admire the understated character of a truly classic design As the top model of the Classic Series range, the CS11W features Kawais finest Grand Feel II keyboard action with extended-length, fully wooden keys and Ivory and Ebony Touch key surfaces, while its expressive Harmonic Imaging XL piano sampling technology reproduces the beautiful sounds of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX, SK-5, and Kawai EX acoustic grand pianos with stunning authenticity.  In addition to its realistic keyboard action and sound technologies, the CS11W also offers a variety of convenient digital features accessible from the instruments cheek block control panel. However, this panel can be easily concealed when not in use, thus preserving the CS11W’s acoustic piano-like appearance, and allowing performers to enjoy the simple pleasure of playing music without the visual distraction of flashing lights and rows of buttons.

Summarising the appeal of the CS11W, Michael Kunz, Senior Product Manager at Kawai Europa explained:

The original black polish CS11 is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful digital pianos available. We received many requests to develop a white polish version of the instrument, and we’re confident that this elegant new finish will prove popular among customers with lighter home interiors.

The CS11W is scheduled for initial release in Europe from September, with other regions to follow shortly after.

About Kawai

Kawai is a global corporation with distribution in virtually every major market in the world. From its beginnings in 1927 in Hamamatsu, Japan, the company has been committed to an ongoing quest to perfect the art of the piano. One of the world’s largest music instrument manufacturers, Kawai celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2017 and is one of the few piano companies still led by members of its founding family.

The Australian Ballet Piano Sale

2 Days Only at Kawai Australia Headquarters
24A / 6-8 Herbert Street, St Leonards, NSW
Saturday 18th-19th August

Book your Private viewing Here

Carlingford Music Centre along with The Australian Ballet and Kawai Australia is proud to announce The Australian Ballet Piano Sale!

Performance quality Kawai upright and grand pianos at amazing prices. After 18 months at The Australian Ballet Centre in Melbourne, they’re on sale at heavily discounted prices.

All with full 12-year Kawai piano warranty. Be first to see, try and buy these pianos. Other new digital and acoustic Kawai pianos also at reduced prices instore. For more information or to let your musical friends and family know about this unique event, please share this email or register your interest here.

Matching the artistry on stage with the complimentary music provides the audiences with full audio-visual immersion. Music plays an integral role in all aspects of ballet, from the rehearsal studio to the orchestra pit in a mainstage performance. Kawai is a Major Partner of The Australian Ballet, the Official Piano Partner, and has been a corporate partner since 2010.

Through a unique partnership committed to performance excellence, Kawai provides The Australian Ballet with world-class pianos which are used across a broad spectrum of ballet activities. From rehearsals at the Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre in Melbourne, key mainstage productions, and the audience engagement programs, Kawai is their pianos of choice.

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Lesson Function of the Kawai CN Range of Digital Pianos

Here at Carlingford Music Centre, Sydney’s Leading Pianos Specialist since 1982, We are often asked for advice about choosing the right Piano for a Student. While of course there are a lot of factors involved in making such an important decision, one that always comes up is Acoustic vs Digital. We stock one of Sydney’s largest range of both Acoustic and Digital Pianos, so we aren’t biased in the slightest with our recommendations.What it really comes down to is making the best choice for each customer based on their needs, as everyones circumstances are different.

Kawai is a premiere Japanese Acoustic Piano manufacturer of 90+ years, Kawai also provide great options in their Digital piano range, including features that aren’t just gimmicky but are actually useful and helpful for both Piano Music Students and Teachers.

One of the absolute fundamentals of learning to play any piece on the piano is of course practicing each hand separately, slowly at first, and gradually increasing the tempo. During a lesson, quite often the Teacher will play one hand while the Student plays the other. This gives context to the parts when played individually, allowing the student to hear how one hand fits with the other before attempting to put both hands together themselves.

So what about when it comes to practicing at home? The teacher can’t always be there to play the other hand!

This is where the built-in lesson function of the Kawai CN range of digital pianos proves a very useful tool. Built into the Kawai CN digital Pianos are a number of pieces from popular books such as Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Burgmuller 25 Etudes, Czerny 30 New Studies in Technique (Opus 849). More beneficial than simply having these pieces built in, the Kawai CN digital pianos allow the student to slow the piece down and have the piano play one hand while they practice the other! It’s just like bringing the lesson from the teacher home with you. Not only that, there is also a Metronome built into the Kawai CN digital piano, ensuring students are always practising with consistent timing. The time signature can also be set on the metronome, giving a differing tone for beat 1, ensuring the student always knows where they are up to in the bar of music.

Another useful function on the Kawai CN digital pianos is the in-built recording. Remember when the teacher would set up a tape recorder on top of the old piano and record a student onto a cassette tape so the student could hear themselves back, and really narrow in on what section needed extra attention? (Some teachers may still even be using these!) The Kawai digital pianos offer this functionality built in – and at much better quality than the old tape deck recorder! A student can simply hit record on the digital piano, and once they start playing, the piano begins recording. Having such a powerful tool built in is a great advantage of digital pianos, which allows a student to record themselves at any time, offering the opportunity to keep track of their learning progress and of course that all important time spent listening back to themselves.

The Kawai CN digital pianos are a great option for students and teachers alike, and the professional team at Carlingford Music Centre are more than happy to talk you through the different options and show you how these powerful yet simple to use features work. Come in and visit us, or call on 02 9873 2333.

Kawai to preview new AURES hybrid upright piano at Musikmesse 2018

Kawai AURES hybrid upright piano - Musikmesse 2018 Preview

Kawai is proud to announce that a new hybrid upright piano instrument, named AURES, will be previewed to the public at the Musikmesse exhibition held in Frankfurt, Germany from 11th~14th April.

AURES – blending AUDIO and RESONANCE – instruments are equipped with a newly developed resonance system that allows the soundboard of a Kawai K series upright piano to also deliver digital audio, such as commercially available music, or the sound of other musical instruments, without the aid of additional speakers.

The AURES’ unique soundboard technology has been developed in collaboration with Japan’s leading premium audio manufacturer, Onkyo, and incorporates newly-designed high performance transducer components that transmit energy more efficiently than conventional parts.  The resulting sound produced entirely by the soundboard is rich, powerful, and expansive, and enhanced by the unique harmonic properties of solid spruce wood.

In addition to previewing AURES, Kawai will also exhibit a selection of professional acoustic grand and upright pianos, the NOVUS NV10 hybrid digital piano, and a full range of digital instruments including the latest Concert Artist series and MP stage pianos.

Musikmesse visitors can experience the AURES in person at a special exhibit in Hall 11.0 booth A88 from 11th~14th April.

CN37 Digital Piano software update v1.05 released

Kawai Japan has issued a software update for the CN37 Digital Piano.

This recommended v1.05 update addresses some issues relative to received MIDI data, while also fixing random playback when using the USB player.

The full update changelog is shown below:


v1.05
– Fixed: Bug related to random playback mode when using the USB player.
– Fixed: MIDI IN chorus send level and chorus parameters would not work correctly.
– Changed: Volume, pan, and expression commands received via MIDI IN no longer affect the keyboard sound.

v1.04
– Improved: Support for Virtual Technician iPad app Smart Mode, User Touch Curve, and User Voicing functions.
– Fixed: Sometimes changing sounds using the Sound Museum app would not work correctly.
– Fixed: Sometimes the display would not update when using the Sound Museum app to change settings.

v1.03
– Improved: Key-off noise character of electric piano sounds.


CN37 owners are encouraged to update their instruments to use this latest software version.  We also recommend that users backup any user-created Registration/Startup settings before applying the update.

The software update and update instructions can be downloaded from the ‘Software Updates’ page of the Kawai Global website at the following URL:

http://www.kawai-global.com/support/updates/

Note that Kawai software updates are cumulative, i.e. the v1.05 update includes any fixes and improvements provided with all previous versions.

Kawai announces new Concert Artist CA58 digital piano

Kawai CA58Kawai Japan is proud to announce the CA58 digital piano, the latest addition to the popular Concert Artist series of digital pianos, and the fourth model of the ‘8 series’ range.  This attractive instrument combines Kawai’s new Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action and Harmonic Imaging XL sound engine, featuring Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds, while also boasting built-in Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, a powerful 4-speaker 100W output system, and a premium quality cabinet design, delivering best-in-class touch, tone, and features at an outstanding price.

 

Main Features

– New Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action
– Stunning Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand piano sounds, with full 88-key sampling
– Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI for wireless communication with smart devices
– Powerful, 100W high fidelity 4-speaker output system
– Flexible Virtual Technician function with intuitive Smart Mode feature
– USB, MIDI, and Line In/Out connectivity, with MP3/WAV audio record and playback
– Built-in Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer etudes and Alfred lesson songs
– Premium quality cabinet design available in three different wood finishes

 

Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action with extended pivot length

The CA58 is the latest Kawai digital piano to utilise the new Grand Feel Compact wooden-key keyboard action.  As its name suggest, the GF Compact action has been designed to reproduce the authentic touch weight characteristics of the industry-leading Grand Feel keyboard actions, within a smaller form factor.

The new action retains the long wooden keysticks used for all 88 black and white keys, and the familiar seesaw mechanism employed by acoustic grand piano actions for centuries.  However, despite its smaller unit size, GF Compact features an extended key pivot length, providing a more consistent touch weight when playing towards the rear of the keyboard.  This crucial detail ensures the new CA58 delivers the most realistic playing experience in its class, surpassing even the venerable RM3 Grand actions utilised by some of Kawai’s best-selling Concert Artist models.

As with all modern wooden-key Kawai actions, Grand Feel Compact incorporates grade-weighted hammers, bass region counterweights, and let-off simulation for added authenticity, while its accurate triple-sensor key detection system allows rapidly repeated notes such as trills to be performed smoothly, without unnatural breaks in sound.

 

Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and Kawai EX concert grand pianos reproduced with 88-key sampling

The rich, expressive sound of Kawai’s celebrated grand pianos are at the heart of the new CA58 digital piano, with two world-class instruments lovingly recorded and faithfully produced using full 88-key stereo sampling: the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX, and the highly-acclaimed Kawai EX.  With two distinctive Kawai grand pianos and even a traditional upright readily available, CA58 players can explore a variety of different piano sounds, and enjoy the contrasting properties of each.

The new CA58 utilises Kawai’s advanced Harmonic Imaging XL technology, incorporating extra-long sampling and algorithms that reproduce how an acoustic piano’s tonal character changes as dynamics increase.  This ensures seamless expression when playing from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo, without sudden changes in sound.  And with an impressive 256 note polyphony, professional players need never worry about held notes ‘dropping out’ unexpectedly during more complicated passages.

 

Virtual Technician adjustments to personalise the instrument’s character

The CA58 digital piano’s Virtual Technician feature allows various characteristics of the selected acoustic piano, electric piano, or harpsichord sound to be shaped at the touch of a button, with settings to adjust voicing and regulation, string, damper, and cabinet resonances, and subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. It is even possible to adjust the precise tuning and volume of individual notes, before storing one’s personalised instrument configuration to memory.

 

Bluetooth MIDI, Built-in lessons, MP3/WAV audio record & playback

The impressive CA58 offers a variety of useful features to complement its authentic wooden-key touch and stunning grand piano sounds.  Integrated Bluetooth MIDI allows the instruments to communicate with supported smart devices, using Kawai’s Sound Museum and Virtual Technician apps to select and adjust sounds wirelessly, while the built-in lesson function (featuring a variety of classical etudes and Alfred songs), adjustable metronome and song recorder, are invaluable tools for aspiring pianists.  An assortment of additional instrumental voices, combined with the Dual playing mode adds greater variety to players’ performances, while the special Four Hands mode divides the keyboard into two independent sections, allowing teacher and student to practise and play together using a single instrument.  Kawai’s advanced SHS technology is also included, enhancing the depth and realism of sounds heard through headphones or earphones, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when listening for extended periods of time.

The CA58’s powerful recorder function allows MP3 and WAV audio and MIDI song files stored on a USB memory device to be played back through the instrument’s high fidelity 100W 4-speaker output system, or for performances to be recorded, overdubbed, and shared with friends and family online.  The fully-featured Concert Artist includes USB-MIDI and standard MIDI connectors for flexibility with computers and other devices, and also offers stereo Line In and Line Out jacks that allow the instrument to be enjoyed in larger settings such as churches or school halls.

 

Modern cabinet design with wide, 3-position adjustable music rest

The CA58 is housed within a premium quality wooden cabinet that incorporate a flat fascia and raised upper board, giving this instrument a classic, upright piano-like character.  The Concert Artist’s broad music rest is engineered to accommodate the most ambitious musical works, with a high-quality surface and attractive round design.  As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of the instrument’s music rest can be adjusted to suit the performer’s playing position, or laid flat for convenience when notating scores or sketching musical ideas.  The CA58 is available in three attractive cabinet finishes: Premium Rosewood, Premium Satin Black, and Premium Satin White, allowing musicians to coordinate their piano with a range of traditional or modern interiors.

 

A superb wooden-key keyboard action, stunning grand piano sounds, and a variety of modern, convenient features – all housed within an attractive and inspiring cabinet.

Introducing the Kawai CA58: Best-in-class touch, tone, and features at an outstanding price.


For more information about the Concert Artist CA58 digital piano, please refer to the product page below:

http://www.kawai-global.com/product/ca58

Kawai announces new KDP110 digital piano

Kawai KDP110Kawai Japan is delighted to announce the KDP110 digital piano, the latest addition to the affordable KDP series of digital pianos, and the successor to the extremely popular KDP90.  This updated model incorporates the new Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action, superb Shigeru Kawai SK-EX grand piano sounds with Virtual Technician customisation, flexible Bluetooth® MIDI, USB-MIDI, and standard MIDI connectivity, SHS headphone enhancements, and a more powerful amplifier/speaker system, to deliver an exceptional introduction to Kawai digital piano quality at an affordable price.

 

Main Features

– New Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action, with triple sensor hammer detection
– Authentic Shigeru Kawai SK-EX grand piano sounds, with full 88-key sampling
– Flexible Virtual Technician function with intuitive Smart Mode feature
Bluetooth® MIDI, USB-MIDI, and standard MIDI for flexible connectivity with a range of devices
– Built-in Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer etudes and Alfred lesson songs
– Enhanced SHS headphone sound with headphone type settings
– Powerful 40W stereo amplifier and speaker system
– Compact cabinet design available in Premium Rosewood finish with silver fittings

 

New Responsive Hammer Compact II keyboard action with triple sensor hammer detection

The KDP110 is the first Kawai digital piano to utilise the new, improved Responsive Hammer Compact II weighted key keyboard action.  The RHCII action retains the same realistic graded hammer weighting, structural rigidity, and low-noise characteristics of its highly regarded predecessor (introduced with the ES110 last year), while adding triple sensor hammer detection.  Unlike most instruments in its class that generate sounds based on key velocity, the KDP110’s realistic keyboard action design measures the velocity of the weighted hammers that are thrown when playing each key.  This preferred method reproduces the mechanism of an acoustic grand piano more accurately, and allows performers to play with a greater range of musical expression.

The RHCII action’s added third sensor improves responsiveness when playing the same key repeatedly, and unlike conventional two sensor keyboard actions found in many digital pianos, enables the sound of a single note to be gradually ‘layered’ without the previous tone being lost.  Moreover, Kawai’s action technology also monitors hammer velocity when each key is lifted, influencing the release character of piano sounds, and providing a greater range of expression between staccato and legato playing.

 

Flagship Shigeru Kawai concert grand piano reproduced with 88-key sampling

Connected to this responsive keyboard action is the rich, expressive sound of Kawai’s celebrated Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano – widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments within its class.  All 88 keys of this exceptional instrument have been meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.  Recording each key individually in this way preserves the rich harmonic character of the SK-EX concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the KDP110’s weighted keys is an accurate representation of the original acoustic source.

Kawai’s advanced Harmonic Imaging sound technology ensures seamless expression when playing from gentle pianissimo to thunderous fortissimo, without sudden changes in sound, while the impressive 192 note polyphony allows complicated passages that utilise the damper pedal to be enjoyed without notes ‘dropping out’ unexpectedly.

 

Bluetooth® MIDI, USB-MIDI, Built-in lessons, and enhanced headphone sound

The KDP110 offers a variety of useful features to complement its realistic weighted-key touch and authentic grand piano sounds.  Integrated Bluetooth® MIDI allows the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices, using Kawai’s Sound Museum and Virtual Technician apps to select and adjust sounds wirelessly, while the built-in lesson function (featuring a variety of classical etudes and Alfred songs), adjustable metronome and song recorder, are invaluable tools for aspiring pianists.  An assortment of additional instrumental voices, combined with the Dual playing mode adds greater variety to players’ performances, while the special Four Hands mode divides the keyboard into two independent sections, allowing teacher and student to practise and play together using a single instrument.

The KDP110 features an upgraded amplifier and speaker system, and also includes Kawai’s advanced Spatial Headphone Sound (SHS) technology, which enhancing the depth and realism of sounds heard through headphones or earphones, while also helping to reduce auditory fatigue when listening for extended periods of time.

 

Contemporary cabinet design available in three colours

The KDP110 is housed within an attractive, compact wooden cabinet that incorporates a wide, fold-down music rest and sliding keyboard cover.  The instrument’s high quality Premium Rosewood finish with silver fittings ensures this impressive digital piano is suitable for a range of traditional and modern interiors.

 

A new, improved keyboard weighted-key keyboard action, stunning Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds, and a variety of modern, convenient features – all housed within an attractive compact cabinet. 

Announcing the KDP110: An exceptional introduction to Kawai digital piano quality at an affordable price.

 


For more information about the KDP110 digital piano, please refer to the product page below:

http://www.kawai-global.com/product/kdp110

Kawai ES110 Portable Piano wins Tastenwelt Magazine Product Award

Kawai ES110: Tastenwelt magazine 2018 'Portable Piano' product award winnerThe Kawai ES110 has received a product award from popular German keyboard magazine Tastenwelt, after winning the ‘Portable Piano’ category.

Each year the magazine invites its readers to vote for their favourite products in a range of categories, with the most popular models receiving a prestigious Tastenwelt Product Award.  This is the second year running that a Kawai ES model has won the ‘Portable Piano’ category, with the high specification ES8 also being selected by the magazine’s readers in 2017.

The ES110 was introduced in early 2017 and combines Kawai’s Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action and Harmonic Imaging piano sound technology, delivering an authentic grand piano playing experience within an extremely compact and portable form-factor.  The ES110 incorporates Bluetooth® MIDI, allowing the instrument to communicate with smart devices wirelessly, while its dedicated Line Out jacks make the ES110 an excellent choice for players seeking a lightweight gigging piano.

This year’s Tastenwelt award is the 7th that Kawai has received from the German publication, with notable wins for the ES7 in 2015, the CN34 home digital piano in 2014, and MP8 and MP9500 stage pianos in 2007 and 2004 respectively.  As one of the most celebrated musical instrument companies in the industry, Kawai has received over 50 major international awards for its product and service excellence, from magazines and trade organisations throughout Europe, North America, and Asia.

 

About Tastenwelt magazine

Tastenwelt magazine is one of Germany’s leading trade publications in the field of keyboards and digital pianos.  Established in 1994, the bimonthly magazine provides in-depth product reviews, buying advice, and playing tutorials.

 

About Kawai

Kawai is a global corporation with distribution in virtually every major market in the world.   From its beginnings in 1927 in Hamamatsu, Japan, the company has been committed to an ongoing quest to perfect the art of the piano.  One of the world’s largest music instrument manufacturers, Kawai celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2017 and is one of the few piano companies in the world still led by members of its founding family.


For more information about the ES110 portable piano, please refer to the product page below:

http://www.kawai-global.com/product/es110