Kawai MP-7 SE

Stage Piano

  • 88 Keys (RH3 keyboard) with 3-Sensor pressure point simulation and Ivory Touch keys
  • Shigeru Kawai SK-EX and SK-5 grand piano sounds
  • 256 Sounds with Harmonic Imaging XL technology and 88-key sampling
  • 256 Setups
  • 256-Note polyphony
  • 129 Effects, Amp simulator and DSP effects
  • Recording functions: MP3, WAV
  • 128 x 64 pixel LCD
  • Metronome with 100 rhythms
  • Virtual tone wheel organ
  • Dimensions: 1352 x 339 x 172 mm
  • Weight: 22.5 kg
  • Incl. F-10H semi-pedal capable pedal


  • Line Out 6.3 mm Jack (L/Mono, R or 2x Mono)
  • Line In 6.3 mm Jack (L/Mono, R)
  • Headphone socket
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • USB to host
  • USB to device
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Audio Examples

  • Church Organ
  • Clavinet 1
  • Clavinet 2
  • Grand 1
  • Grand Piano and Strings
  • Mellow Grand
  • Organ 4
  • Vibraphone
  • Wide FM
  • Pop Ballad SK-5 Grand
  • Boogie Honkytonk
  • Classic Epiano-4
  • Stride Piano Upright
  • SK-Concert Grand
  • Haydn EX-Studiogrand
  • Tonewheel 2
  • Tone Wheel 1
  • Diverse Organ
  • String Ensemble
  • 60s E-Piano
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Further Information

Number Of Keys 88
hammer mechanics Yes
Number of simultaneous tones 256
Number Of Sounds 256
Effects Yes
Headphone Outputs 1
Metronome Yes
Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru

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svg101, 25.11.2018
I'm not a professional musician. In addition to our normal piano, I needed a way to be able to play the piano in the evening and at night, without affecting roommates.
Actually, I wanted a portable piano. However, I did not find the right one here. Yamaha left for me from the outset because of the proximity to Apple. At Yamaha, I have to buy an iPod from Apple first to enjoy a comfortable menu guide. Roland is more advanced. The portables were a bit too narrow for me personally in the layer / split options. So I looked at a local Roland FP-90 and the Kawai MP7-ES to have a comparison. I finally chose the Kawai, even though there are no speakers installed here. I have not regretted it yet.

The piano keyboard is very close to a real piano when playing. The real keyboard of the big brother MP-11-ES I also had for comparison and find this a bit too stiff. Now for the sounds. The pianos are very well sampled. The possibilities to change the sounds are very diverse. You can play the wings open or closed, change the side resonance and even adjust the hammer sound as well as other ways to change the sound of the individual pianos.

The sacred organs I think great. When you set the right hall, you almost have the impression of sitting in front of a real one. For the organs you can switch off the weighting of the keys. I also like the Draw Bar organs. Surely they are not comparable to a real Hammond organ. But Kawai has come up with a lot. The simulation of drawbars in the display is a good idea. In the application, although a bit cumbersome, works with some habituation but quite good. The volume controls then become the drawbars. It's really fun. The electric pianos are also well-made and versatile changeable. The amplifier simulation also contributes to this. For the organs I recommend an expression pedal.

The pads or strings etc. are not outstanding, but are useful as background. The synthesizers are not bad, but not impressive either. Here it probably makes more the compilation of the individual sounds. With 4 layers already a lot of creative is possible. The guitars are cucumber, however. The winds sound quite synthetic. The saxophones can be accommodated well in the layers, however. The bass can be used well. The rhythms in the metronome are varied, but certainly not to compare with a real drum computer, but here I miss the comparisons. For my needs more than adequate.

I have not been able to test the midi function in depth yet. My old Mac recognized the piano easily. Linux does not work. With the free app MuseScore you can immediately write the scores via keyboard and edit the music. The Kawai has 128 Generalmidi sounds, which can either be provided to a computer via USB or MIDI, or can also be activated with some tricks for the keyboard. But this is only possible via the system level and correspondingly expensive. But it works and you have gimicks like the sound of the sea, birdsong and other instruments. Who needs it?

I am very happy with the Kawai. For the price you get a lot. As a box I ordered the iLoud MikroMedia and a corresponding headphone. For the price, the things from my point of view, the hammer. In the station wagon one has a portable piano for about 1700 euros? which the? portable? Competition in function and possibility leaves behind in my view. It does not look so stylish.
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Spectacular tool - ok, I'm a bit biased since I have one :)

FreddyValli, 10.12.2018
Quick packaging for a tough tool: the cardboard is quite heavy. The power supply is internal, so all you need is a nice power cord. Excellent lectern and a stable pedal that does not go around on stage. The set is quite heavy to be managed by a single person on a regular basis, but it can be done from time to time without permanent consequences on your back. The floor looks solid and has many metal parts. The connections on the back are stable. You can insert a USB stick to register and upgrade the firmware. It is possible to connect it to the PC via USB. The ignition time is negligible. The power button on the back is easily accessible and conveys a feeling of reliability: it is difficult to turn off the plan by mistake. Once the piano is turned on, the interface is really simple and you do not need the manual. Making split and layers is immediate. The four-slider mixer is a great advantage. The routing of external audio sources is really intuitive and there are 4 dedicated buttons to activate and deactivate them. The other 4 wheels oppose some resistance, probably it is enough to get used or they will become more fluid over time. The dimensions are perhaps a bit 'too poor, but I think they can easily replace. Mod wheel and pitch bend are well positioned and immediately below have two convenient programmable buttons. There is a basic rhythm section with good sounds that is intended as a simple metronome replacement, not an arranger. So nothing intro, end, fill-in and accompaniment. The effects section is good and the effects are of good quality.
The differences between MP-7 SE and MP7 are:
- mechanics: Responsive Hammer III - with the same escapement of the ES-8
- samples of the classic grand tail have been updated with the sounds of Admiral Kawai Shigeru SK-EX and SK5
Just to reassure those who have read bad reviews on the ES-8 mechanics, which is the same on the MP-7 SE: this mechanic is fantastic. A beautiful matt surface finish and the added weight to the Responsive Hammer III keys make the plastic button response more like that of the wooden keys. Since the counterweight is located under the keys, the center of the key is close to the fingers. This implies that you need to apply a slightly different pressure - higher - to get the same volume level when you play with your fingers in an advanced position, between the black keys. I would say that this behavior is almost imperceptible. The same pressure on the white and black keys allows you to get the same volume level. The simulation of escapment - the feeling of clicking when you play pianissimo - is not so convincing, but it's there! The tonewheel organs simulation is natural and very useful. Samples other than acoustic pianos and tonewheel organs are not so convincing, but fit well with most mixes. Nice acoustic bass sound with stop / mute noise on the key off. When switching from one patch to another it is not seamless, but if the whole effects section is not upset, the transition is not bothersome.
I'm about to buy a case. After a bit of research I think I'll take a Kawai made in China for Ritter. I have not found any flaws in this tool until now, but I'll tell you the whole story. I bought the instrument here on Thomann after trying a faulty unit in a local store: the instrument had 2 (2!) Keys that from time to time did not stop playing even if released. Since I liked the tool anyway, I bought from Thomann in confidence. It seems that it was the right choice. Highly recommended.
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