Roland RD-2000 Digital Stage Piano

The Roland RD-2000 88-keys Digital Stage Piano features Dual Sound Engines, PHA-50 Progressive Hammer-action Keybed, Advanced Controller Functionality, and Onboard 24-bit/192kHz USB audio/MIDI Interface.

The RD-2000 is Roland’s most powerful stage piano. There are two sound engines; the first handles the acoustic piano, which is said to incorporate Roland’s latest V-Piano technologies, and while the second powers an electric piano library that includes classic EPs from the 1970s, plus all-new recreations of the Roland RD-1000 and MKS-20 from the 1980s. The versatile RD-2000 includes more than 1,100 ensemble sounds that cover multiple musical styles with just one keyboard. With the 88-note PHA-50 progressive hammer-action keyboard to play these sounds on, this features hybrid keys are constructed of both wood and molded materials. There are also “extensive” controller features on the newly-designed interface.

There is a USB audio/MIDI interface built in, so you can integrate computer-based software instruments into your performances. In addition, users can control them with zones along with the internal sounds, and route their audio through the RD-2000. The interface supports 24-bit audio at rates up to 192 kHz, allowing you to access your highest quality sounds. The main stereo outs are on XLR and 1/4-inch jacks, and there is also an assignable stereo sub output.

While the Roland RD-2000’s feature upgrades are significant, its weight 21.7 kg has not changed from the previous RD generation. It is still easy to transport from gig to gig, and the aluminium body is both handsome and extremely durable. The portable Roland RD-2000 would be available in April 2017.

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