owever, the tonal character is identifiably Roland...not at all like the V-Piano to my ears, but Roland nonetheless and it is the basic tonal character of any piano that is the key to whether you like it or not.
Well said, Steve, and that "tonal character" that we each look for in a digital, could be result of many things, from the pianos we grew up listening to on recordings, to the one we learned to play on, to the quality we dream of having.
I wish I could graft the HP-307 sound on to the CP-series warm CF, and have it all as simple to use, portable, and as inexpensive as a Yamaha P-155.
Of course, they way things are moving so fast these past years, with the introduction first, of sample playing, then physical modeling, and now, the various hybrids of both, we are seeing a new breed of instruments that already make using software pianos unnecessary, or at least much less an option.
The Avant Grand is exploring even more new ideas.
Already the HP-307, CP-1/5 are becoming the standards other pianos from Kawai and Korg are being measured against, and it won't be long before they catch up, and maybe even surpass the aforementioned instruments.
Certainly it will be a buyer's paradise, and all this competition is only benefiting the players, both newbies and pros.