ROLAND RD 2000 / ROLAND RD 2000 REVIEW/ ROLAND RD 2000 COMPARISON/ ROLAND RD 2000 BEST PRICE – DIGITAL PIANO BEST REVIEW
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Roland RD series came back as new RD 2000 with metal chassis that people favored more than the plastic chassis from the previous model RD 800. With Legendary RD 1000 sound players can travel back in time to feel the best authentic sound of that past time. Compatibilty with RD 800 Live Set, new feature, 2 distinct sound engines for both acoustic and electric piano sounds, new action, and USB Audio support gave more power to Roland RD 2000.
Myron McKinley from Earth, Wind & Fire playing Roland RD 2000
Roland RD 2000 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys
PHA-50, which is Roland’s best key action yet, is installed in RD 2000. The combination of plastic and wood makes the RD 2000 look more natural, The escapement feature is integrated in the PHA-50, which will make players feel the action of an actual piano, because the wood parts will vibrate. It also feels natural when sliding the keys.
*Escapement – the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).
The hammers of grand piano are positioned horizontally and therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright pianos are positioned vertically with springs (jack).
(Picture from Piano-tuners)
Roland RD 2000 Sound Engines: V-Piano and SuperNatural Sound
V-Piano engine is the latest piano technology of Roland that simulates natural sound of acoustic piano which has unlimited polyphony.
And at the other hand, SUPER Natural engine is for electric pianos and other sounds which are compatible with RD 800 Live Set.
Roland RD 2000 voices, sounds, and tones
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History of Roland RD series
RD 1000 was made in 1986, it was the digital piano with the latest technology called “Structured Adaptive” that gave users more authentic sound. RD 1000’s COSM (Component Object Sound Modeling) modeling (Or called V-Piano) which was no full modelling back then. Some players still adhere to use RD 1000 sound. And Roland RD 2000 does have & compatible with all the previous RD-series sounds including legendary RD 1000!
Other features of Roland RD 2000
(Roland RD 2000 zone control and sliders)
(Roland RD 2000 tone buttons)
-vintage analog effect
-100 scene memories
-Foot pedal compatibility as mod wheel
-supports USB MIDI/USB Audio
-Roland RD 2000 has function to change option for individual keys (flat, sharp, percussive)
-Roland RD 2000 can split or layer 8 internal or 8 eternal or 8 combined sounds like a MIDI controller
-Roland RD 2000 has rotary speaker simulator for classic organ sounds.
-Roland RD 2000 has audio interface built inside which can send DAW information with internal routing options.
-Roland RD 2000 has Program Write function which by pressing One-Touch button, user-set setting will start instantly. And you can rearrange the program orders with Program Swap function.
Reaction of People
One of the most popular piano forum communities, Piano World Forum, went viral when RD-2000 was introduced. With more functions like internal audio system, better action and design, and sophisticated controls, people say RD 2000 feels very much professional, compact and compact.
Roland RD 800 vs RD 2000 Comparison
|RD 800||RD 2000|
|Polyphony||SN: 128||VP: Full, SN: 128|
|Key Action||PHA-4 Concert||PHA-50 Hybrid|
|Sound Engine #||1 (SN)||2 (SN, VP)|
|Effects||Modulation 56 types||62 types|
|Tremolo/Amp Simulator 5 types||6 types|
|Controller #||Much more|
|Display||320 x 240 dots||256 x 80 dots|
(but same weight)
Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for RD 2000 (official website) for both IOS and Android now.
They have very useful apps such as Piano Partner 2, Piano Designer, and Cube Kit
Sound| Over 1100 sounds
Touch| Roland’s latest PHA-50 wood&plastic hybrid action
Polyphony| SUPER Natural engine has 128, V-Piano engine has unlimited (full keys)
Color| Available only in Black
Warranty| 3years of parts and 2 years of labor
Owner’s Manual (not currently available)
Specification (Roland Official Website)
Keyboard PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)
SOUND GENERATOR SECTION
Sound Generator 2x Independent Sound Engines
Sound Engine1: V-Piano Technology
Sound Engine2: SuperNATURAL
SuperNATURAL (E.Piano, Clav)
Virtual Tone Wheel Organ
PCM Sound Generator
Max. Polyphony V-Piano Technology Sound Engine: Full Polyphony
SuperNATURAL Sound Engine: 128 voices
Parts 16 parts (Max 8 parts are used in the PROGRAM)
Tones 1,100 tones Over
Effects Modulation FX: 4 systems, 62 types
Tremolo/Amp Simulator: 4 systems, 6 types
Reverb: 6 types
Delay: 5 types
Sympathetic Resonance (Only for SuperNATURAL Piano)
5-band Digital Equalizer
AUDIO FILE PLAYER
File Format Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
File Format Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
External Storage Device USB flash drive (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)
Rhythm Pattern 200 patterns
Controllers Slider x 9 (with illumination)
Knobs x 8 (with illumination)
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
Modulation Wheel x 2
DisplayGraphic LCD 256 x 80 dots
ConnectorsMAIN OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT (L, R) jacks: XLR type
SUB OUT (L, R) jacks:1/4-inch phone type
NPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Pedal (DAMPER, FC1, FC2, EXT) jacks: TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT1, THRU/OUT2) connectors
USB (COMPUTER) port: USB type B
USB (MEMORY) port: USB type A
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AC In jack
Number of USB Audio Record/Playback Channels Signal Processing: 24-bit
Sampling Rate: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Record: 2 channels
Playback: 2 channels
Power Consumption 23 W
Accessories Owner’s manual
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)
Options Keyboard stand: KS-G8B
Piano pedal: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP-10
Pedal switch: DP-2
Expression pedal: EV-5
USB Flash Memory
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width 1,412 mm 55-5/8 inches
Depth 367 mm 14-1/2 inches
Height 140 mm 5-9/16 inches
Weight 21.7 kg 47 lbs 14 oz
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.