Kawai VPC1 vs MP11SE

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Written By Sarah Barlow

Chief Music Officer

We will assist you in determining which piano is ideal for you based on your tastes with this article. And we will explore, compare and contrast the Kawai VPC1 with the MP11SE. In addition, both versions offer distinct and gratifying characteristics that are ideal for your musical interests. As a result, this article contains the specs, advantages, and disadvantages of the pianos.

The Kawai VPC1 is a bit lower in price, but if you don’t like 88-key weighted controllers, this is the ideal option for you. If you have more budget then the MP11SE is the best option for you. In addition, it has a professional polished look that will make any pianist love it! 

Kawai VPC1

To begin, the Kawai VPC1 is a MIDI piano console for advanced virtual musicians that incorporates Kawai’s RM3II Wooden-Key Grand Hammer Action. In addition, It also has MIDI In and Out, pedal jacks, MIDI Thru, and two USB connections. Moreover, It also includes a VPC Editor that is usable with both Windows and Mac. Finally, the Kawai VPC1 is available with a one-year warranty.

Pros of Kawai VPC1

  • Ivory Touch Keyboard with Triple Sensor Detection
  • Attractive look and sturdy structure
  • It boasts wooden switches and the most recent RM3 Grand II Action.

Cons of Kawai VPC1

  • There are no effects like sharpness or reverb.
  • There is no Line In and Line Out.
  • Touch Curve Designer is only usable with Windows operating systems.

Kawai MP11SE

The MP11SE has the most authentic keyboard because it has accurate sound and dynamic controls in its range. In addition, the Kawai MP11SE is the stage piano for artists who want nothing less than the best. Moreover, It boasts a Grand Feel wooden-key keyboard action that is unrivaled in its class, a great MIDI controller, and a magnificent selection of acoustic grand piano tunes.

Pros of Kawai MP11SE

  • Virtual Technicians have access to a variety of sound editing options.
  • The panel is straightforward to operate, with different sound parts and effects.
  • There is a large selection of real electric pianos and other sounds available.
  • A sophisticated 4-channel MIDI master controller’s features

Kawai VPC1 vs Mp11SE

Kawai VPC1MP11SE
• Damper/Sostenuto Pedal
• Soft Pedal Power
1/4″ L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
• MIDI Thru
1/4″ L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
CONTROLS• RM3 Grand II Action
• Touch Curve
• Grade-Weighted Hammers
• Let-Off Simulation
• Music Rest (Detachable)
• Volume, Line In 
• PIANO Volume 
• E.PIANO Volume 
• SUB Volume 
• Control Knobs A~D (assignable) 
• Pitch Bend
• Modulation
• Ivory Touch white key surfaces  
• Let-off simulation  
• AC Adaptor
• USB Type B
• USB 2.0
• Mac
• Windows
• Mac
SIZE138 cm (54 1/3”) x 42.5 cm (16 3/4”) x 18.5 cm (7 1/3”)1362 (W) x 339 (D) x 172 (H) mm / 53 ⅔” (W) x 13 ⅓” (D) x 6 ¾” (H)
WEIGHT29.5 kg (65 lbs.)34.0 kg / 75 lbs
WARRANTYOne Year3 Years Parts and 1 Year Labor


Based on the information given above we can easily conclude that the MP11SE offers better quality than the Kawai VPC1 because you can do more and experiment more with it. But if your purpose is not to become a professional the Kawai VPC1 will suit you.