Roland RD2000 stage piano announced

And let’s say hello to 2017 NAMM season with the release of the Roland RD-2000 stage piano.

Roland RD-2000 Stage Piano

It’s coming up on twenty past midnight, I’ve got a lot to get through with Roland tonight (thanks guys!), so let’s hit the highlights of the Roland RD2000:

  • Next-generation RD stage piano with two independent sound engines and modern controller features
  • Dedicated acoustic piano sound engine with the latest Roland advancements provides authentic, richly detail tone with full polyphony
  • Second SuperNATURAL-based sound engine with 128-voice polyphony for electric pianos and additional sounds (compatible with RD-800 Live Sets)
  • Eight knobs with LED status indicators and nine sliders for real-time control of sounds and effects
  • Eight fully assignable zones for combining internal sounds and external sources (including software instruments)
  • PHA-50 keyboard features hybrid wood and molded construction for premium touch and lasting durability
  • Classic electric pianos on board, including Roland’s legendary RD-1000 and MKS-20
  • Recreations of vintage analog effects, including the BOSS CE-1 Chorus, Roland Dimension D, and more
  • Over 1100 non-piano sounds, including organs, strings, brass, synths, and many others
  • Two wave expansion slots for loading additional sounds from Roland’s Axial website, including sounds from previous RD-series pianos
  • 100 Scene memories for saving and recalling setups with one touch
  • Traditional Roland pitch/mod lever and two assignable wheel controllers
  • 24-bit/192 kHz USB audio/MIDI interface

Say hello to the Roland RD2000 stage piano

Let’s move beyond the bullet points and take a look at the Roland RD-2000 with Roland’s video overview:

Surely, something you want in a stage piano is a great set of acoustic piano sounds, the Roland RD-2000 doesn’t disappoint:

And the same is true on the electric piano side of things as well:

The Roland RD-2000 stage piano certainly looks like an impressive beast. With a huge selection of sounds, what sounds like a huge commitment to making the RD-2000 a great feeling instrument (Roland say it’s the “finest action [they’ve] ever put in a stage piano”), room for even further expansion, an intuitive layout and then some, the Roland RD-2000 looks like it could be the control centre of your studio, as well as your live setup.

Roland RD2000 Piano

We haven’t yet received ETAs or pricing information on the RD2000 yet, but we’ll certainly be looking to get hold of one as soon as possible! If you want us to give you a call when we’ve got an RD-2000 ready for you to get your hands-on, get in touch!

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Fynn Callum

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