Roland RD 2000 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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

Roland PHA50 action

PHA-50, which is Roland’s best key action yet, is included in RD 2000. The combination of plastic and wood makes the RD 2000 look more natural, The escapement feature integrated in the PHA-50 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).

Roland FP 90 Escapement

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Roland RD 2000 Sound Engines: V-Piano and SuperNatural Sound

V-Piano engine is the latest piano technology of Roland that simulate 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 is compatible with RD 800 Live Set.

History of Roland RD series

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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

-high velocity

-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.

Reaction of People

Piano World Forums RD 2000 Link

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 2000

Roland RD 800

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)
Tones 1113 Over 1100
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
Chassis

(but same weight)

Plastic Aluminum
Power Consumption 12W 23W
USB Audio No Yes

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for RD 2000 (official website) for both IOS and Android now.

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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)

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Specification (Roland Official Website)

KEYBOARD SECTION

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 Piano
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

Program 300

Scene 100

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)
3-band Compressor
5-band Digital Equalizer

AUDIO FILE PLAYER

File Format Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)

RECORDER SECTION

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)

OTHER

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
Power cord
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.

Roland RD 2000 manual

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Roland FP 90 Review & Comparison & Best Price

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Compared to its predecessor, Roland FP 90 came up with variety of new things. New modern design with flat-profile buttons, sliders, and EQ, Bluetooth 4.0 for convenient wireless connection, unlimited polyphony for acoustic piano tones, stronger speaker, and Roland’s best key action PHA-50 hybrid. Roland FP 90 is currently the best piano for the money. It can be used at anywhere like home, outside, church and stage.

Let us take a look at this new Roland FP 90 + comparison with previous model FP 80

Listen to beautiful and natural sound of Roland FP 90 along with violin sound.

Roland FP 90 white cabinet stand + 3 pedals

Roland FP 90 White with matching cabinet stand + 3 pedals

Roland FP 90 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys

Roland PHA50 action

PHA-50, which is Roland’s best key action yet, is included in FP 90. The combination of plastic and wood makes FP 90 look more natural, and escapement feature integrated in PHA-50 will make players to feel action of actual piano because the wood parts will vibrate. It also feels natural when sliding keys.

*Escapement –  the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate (TheFreeDictionary).

Hammers of grand piano positioned horizontally therefore get affected by gravity directly, which enables faster key recovery. Hammers of upright piano are positioned vertically with springs (jack).

Roland FP 90 Escapement

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Roland FP 90 Powerful Onboard Speakers

Roland FP 90 internal speaker

Even though Roland FP 90 is a portable digital piano, it has powerful speakers and newly developed tweeters that can fill a small venue with rich sound.

Roland FP 90 vs FP 80 Comparison

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Roland FP 90

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Roland FP 80

Compared to design of Roland FP 80, Roland FP 90 came up with matte color, bigger speaker, wood+plastic hybrid keys, sliders, and flat profile control buttons.

FP 80 FP 90
Max. Polyphony 128 Piano: ∞, Other: 384
Key Action PHA-3 with S PHA-50
Bluetooh No Yes
# of Voices 372 350
Power Output 7W x2, 6W x2 25W x2, 5W x2
3D Headphone Ambience No Yes
Volume Level 101dB 107dB
Note Memory 30,000 notes 70,000 notes
Playable Software MIDI Format 0 MIDI Format 0,1
# of Songs 1 10
# of registration 25 30
E.Q (Low/Mid/High) Control No Yes
Song Vol. Slider No Yes
Part Slider (Lower/Upper) No Yes
Phone Jack ¼” ¼” + Stereo miniature phone
Display Graphic LCD 128x64dots 132×32 dots
Power Consumption 10W 12W
Size in inch 55”x18-1/16”x36-13/16” 52-13/16”x16-1/2”x36-3/4”
Size in mm 1396x48x935mm 1340x418x932mm
Weight (w/ stand & rest) 80 lbs. 1oz (36.3kg) 83 lbs. 6oz (37.8kg)
Weight (w/ piano only) 52 lbs. 8oz (23.8kg) 52 lbs. 1oz (23.6kg)

Apps| Roland provides several helpful apps for FP 90 (official website) for both IOS and Android now.

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They have very useful apps such as Piano Partner 2, Piano Designer, and Cube Kit

Sound| Roland FP 90 has

-15 piano tones

-16 e-piano tones

-11 Strings tones

-15 organ tones

-15 pad tones

-278 other tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)

-GM2 (Roland’s General Midi 2 Sound Library) which supports hundredths of different midi generated instrument sounds (source from SinclairDesign).

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Touch| Roland FP 90 has PHA-50 hybrid action

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Bluetooth| Roland FP 90 supports bluetooth 4.0. It can be connected to multiple devices (supports Android, Windows, and IOS) for music applications (ex. GarageBand). And it has bluetooth recognition function, which means, you can connect the piano to apple devices, and have the device to turn the sheet music automatically for you.

Color| Roland FP 90 is available in black and white color.

Warranty| Roland offers 3 years of parts warranty + 2 years of labor warranty for FP 90.

Owner’s Manual

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Specification (Roland Official Website)

SOUND GENERATOR

Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling

Max. Polyphony Piano: Limitless (solo playing using “Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano” tones)
Other: 384

Tones

Piano: 15 tones
E.Piano: 16 tones
Strings: 11 tones
Organ: 15 tones
Pad: 15 tones
Other: 278 tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set)

KEYBOARD

Keyboard PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)

Touch Sensitivity Key Touch: 100 types, fixed touch
Hammer Response

Keyboard Modes: Whole, Dual, Split (split point adjustable)
SPEAKER SYSTEM

Speakers: 8 x 12 cm (3-3/16 x 4-3/4 inches) x 2 (with speaker box)
Dome Tweeters: 2.5 cm (1 inches) x 2

HEADPHONES

Headphones capable of Headphones 3D  Ambience

TUNING, VOICING

Master Tuning: 415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)

Temperament10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament key

Effects:

Ambience
Equalizer (3-band digital equalizer)
Only for organ tones:
Rotary Speaker Effect
Only for E.Piano tones:
Modulation Speed

Piano Designer (Only for “Concert Piano, Ballad Piano, Mellow Piano, and Bright Piano” tones):

Lid
Key Off Noise
Hammer Noise
Duplex Scale
Full Scale String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Cabinet Resonance
Soundboard Type
Damper Noise
Single Note Tuning
Single Note Volume
Single Note Character

Rated Power Output:

25 W x 2
5 W x 2

Volume Level (SPL):

107 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland’s technical standard.)

BLUETOOTH

BluetoothAudio: Bluetooth Ver. 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection)
MIDI, Turning music sheet: Bluetooth Ver. 4.0

MIC

Effects:

Compressor
Doubling
Echo

Controls:

Mic Gain knob
Mic Volume slider

DATA PLAYBACK

Playable Software Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, MP3, 44.1kHz, 64kbps–320kbps, require USB Flash Memory)Internal SongsTotal 10 songs

RECORDER

Recordable Software: Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, Approx. 70,000 notes memory)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)

CONVENIENT FUNCTIONS

Convenient Functions:

Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat/Pattern/Volume/Tone)
Transpose (Keyboard/Song: in semitones)
Registration (30 registrations, capable of pedal shift)
Registration Set
Tone Demo
Auto Off

OTHER

Display: Graphic LCD 132 x 32 dots

Controls:

Volume slider
Equalizer sliders (Low/Mid/High)
Part sliders (Lower/Upper)
Song Vol. slider
Speaker switch

Connectors:

DC In jack
Pedal (Damper/R, Sostenuto/C *1, Soft/L *1) jacks: TRS 1/4-inch phone type
Input jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
Output (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
Mic Input jack: 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI (Out/In) connectors
USB Computer port: USB B type
USB Memory port: USB A type
Phones jack x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
*1: Assignable

Power Supply: AC adaptor

Power Consumption: 12 W

Accessories:

Owner’s Manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC adaptor
Power cord
Music rest
Damper pedal (DP-10; capable of continuous detection)Option (sold separately)Dedicated stand: KSC-90
Dedicated pedal board: KPD-90
Keyboard stand: KS-G8B, KS-18Z, KS-12
Pedal unit: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP series
Pedal switch: DP-2 (*2)
Expression pedal: EV-5
USB Flash Memory

*2 Cannot use for Damper/R.

SIZE (DETACHED MUSIC REST)

Width: 1,340 mm, 52-13/16 inches

Depth: 390 mm, 15-3/8 inches

Height: 136 mm, 5-3/8 inches

SIZE (FP-90 WITH KSC-90 AND MUSIC REST)

Width: 1,340 mm, 52-13/16 inches

Depth: 418 mm, 16-1/2 inches

Height: 932 mm, 36-3/4 inches

WEIGHT (FP-90 WITH MUSIC REST)

Weight: 23.6 kg
52 lbs. 1 oz.

WEIGHT (FP-90 WITH KSC-90, KPD-90, AND MUSIC REST)

Weight: 37.8 kg
83 lbs. 6 oz.

Roland Official Website

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6 Proven Reason Why Beginners Become Master Pianists 10x Times Faster on Digital Piano

Many people who learn on Digital Piano learn much faster In order to learn the digital piano. Now-a-days, teachers, tutors, pianists and musicians recommend learning piano on digital piano due to the advances in technology makes digital piano much superior than upright piano and much closer to a grand piano. Here is 6 reasons why learning on digital piano will improve your piano skills MUCH FASTER than an acoustic piano.

  1. Headphone / Control Volume: With digital piano, you can control the volume of the digital piano. This is very necessary when practicing during nights. When an acoustic pianos are played during night time, it may be too loud for neighbors or other household members. This can not only cause personal problems among others but also, amount of practice time will be limited for the student. By using volume controls and headphones, student can practice the piano whenever he or she pleases. Allowing more practice time can give student accelerated improvements.
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  2. Touch Response Controls: You can control the touch action of the digital piano. This allow younger children to control the touch response to match their fragile joints and ligaments. Children’s joints and ligaments are sensitive and normal pianos can be detrimental for their joint health. Digital piano can give extra comfort to children pianists and students when they are younger.touch response function
  3. Record and Evaluate your performance: Most digital piano will have a recording function that allows users to record their performance. By recording one’s performance electronically on the digital piano. One can easily listen to the performance and make a discerning judgement on the performance in a third person perspective. By doing this, even small mistakes and intricate improvements can take a beginner further to a advanced level. In music, small details matter a lot.record button
  4. No need for tuning: Most acoustic pianos require tuning. tuning requires extra expenses to tune the acoustic piano every time digital piano goes out of tune. Acoustic piano gets out of tune many times and because they are constantly in need of tuning, there is no guarantee that all of the keys on the piano will be in tune. Many times at least one of the key will be out of tune. You will need to either tune it yourself or call in professional tuning expert. With a digital piano, there is no worry about tuning. Digital piano does not need to be tuned at all and your sound will stay constant.tuning
  5. Lesson functions and Metronome: Most For example, Casio PX760 have over 60 demo songs that can play divided hands: assisted left and right hand lessons to practice each hand before playing both hands simultaneously. Yamaha digital pianos also have follow along lesson functions that you can play along to a background music. This will allow you to practice duet without a partner. Practice orchestra without other instruments. With metronome, you can practice your rhythm as well. Many students who have used the lesson function reported that their skills improved dramatically with lesson function.
  6. Smartphone and Tablet (iPad,iPhone, etc.) Lesson Apps: You can use smartphone and tablet devices such as iPads and iPhones for lesson assistance as well. There are tones of digital piano, music notes and other related apps you can download and use to help your musical pursuits.  Mohese apps on these devices does have ability to be able to connect to your digital piano and have ability to enhance your piano lesson through play-along lessons, music theory, fun musical games.

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With these 6 Reasons, we strongly recommend using a digital piano for your practice.

Buying a digital piano from this list would be a great choice as well. Read our previous post: Most Sold Digital Piano Under $1000 Ranked

If you want a digital piano that is of higher class and more prestigious then check these digital pianos:

Casio Privia PX560 Review & Best Price

CASIO PX560 PRIVIA SERIES REVIEW & BEST PRICE

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The Privia PX560 presents smooth rich sound with String Resonance, powered by Casio’s award-winning AiR Sound technology, and Tri-Sensor Hammer Action II keyboard.

Casio PX560 Privia Series is the primary portable piano of Casio Privia series with modern and prestigious design and convenient controls.
Weighing only 26 pounds, this lightweight portable piano can be the king of any gigs and stage performance.
The new 5.3″ Color Touch Screen Interface keeps your performance pristine and convenient and in full control over the PX560’s complete functions.
Many musicians and pianists are very eager and excited about this new technology. 
No other digital piano have incorporated touch screen technology until the new releases of CASIO (PX360, PX560, CGP700).

In the past, Casio PX-5s is thought to be the standard casio sound and essence of Casio sound. Casio Privia PX-5s has many functions but I would not recommend it as purpose of performance, concerts, professional, hobby or education.

Why? Because you can just get the Casio PX560 which gives you addition of new tones, user-programmable rhythms, built-in speakers, all centered around an amazing, easy-to-use 5.3” Color Touch Interface.

Casio PX560 Privia Series has many different function that allows easy use which means it can recommended for the use of concerts, studios, professional settings, school, and home.
Casio PX560 Privia Series is 256 Polyphony that allows performance of different genre of songs.
With 650 different tones and 220 of different rhythm by genres that amuses players.
Double your features through Computer and USB Port and portable USB Port which can give connection to iphones, ipads and computers.
Casio PX560 Privia Series is a portable with smaller speaker but the output is greater than most portables.
Casio PX560 Privia Series can be a great recommendation for smaller area, requires lots of movements, dormitories, and educational purposes.
With many functions, Casio PX560 Privia Series can be used for longer span of time.
Within price range, Casio PX560 Privia Series is a strongly recommended product.
Priced at originally $1199.99, great value per dollar. Additional options can include x-bench, x-stand, cabinet stand, four-leg bench.

The true beauty of Casio PX560 is the warranty.
This is an essential benefit that most customers overlook. Warranties are very important when it comes maintaining a product.
Most warranties of other brands only cover parts and labor.
However, Casio will easily replace your products for BRAND NEW. Here is how…
The general warranty provided by Casio is 1 year plus 2 years additional after registration, making it 3 years total. The Casio warranty covers replacement of digital pianos when there are defectives…
Casio is betting to replace your CASIO Privia PX560, why? because Casio believe in the it’s indispensable durability.
This is how much Casio is proud of the durability of their digital pianos; actually Casio has the lowest rate of defect products.

You can see their warranty policy here: http://www.casio.com/support/warranties/musdvcwarr.htm

 

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‘AIR Sound’ (Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator) is a newly developed sound technology by Casio and it expresses the authentic vibrations of an acoustic piano.
Casio PX560 Privia Series has all 88-key Weighted Grade Hammer Action use stereo resonance simulator which expresses sufficient details of piano sound.
Casio PX560 Privia Series has 650 of different professional built in tones including grand piano sounds. You can also add in 400 User tones of your choice.
Casio PX560 Privia Series also has Layer function that allows mixing of two different sounds that give you enjoyment.
Have over 220 traditional rhythms to supplement piano performance.
Transpose function give easier expression of different strength levels and it can be easier when played with another instrument.
Casio PX560 Privia Series can play any type of songs with its massive 256 Polyphony.
Except, Speaker is 8X2- 16w portable which is most exceptional within the price range and with installed speaker but Casio PX560 Privia Series has in & output that can connect to amp and can play sound on external stereo and has the built in Color Touch-Screen that allows you to control the sound attributes. With Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source installed into the Casio PX560, you will experience multi-dimentional sound that will enrich you tears of enjoyment.
Casio PX560 Privia Series can be used for home, education and concert purposes.

Keyboard Action

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Casio PX560 Privia Series has unique action called 88-key Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II which has same size and action as an acoustic piano and with lower keys heavier and becomes lighter as keys get higher.
Casio PX560 Privia Series 88-key Weighted Scaled Hammer Action has an ivory key which prevents fingers from slipping, gives prestigious look, and instills cleaner feeling.
Casio PX560 Privia Series has three sensors on the key that allows users to feel detail when controlling strength and even has an option that allows velocity and responsiveness control.

Instead of the conventional two sensors, Casio CGP700 uses three sensors, making them the best digital piano keyboard technology. With this cutting-edge technology, you won’t even have to return the keys to the original position in order to be played again. Keys will be able to intricately express the strength very easily.

 

The Proprietary Hammer Response features provide timing nuance as it is programmed for different Hammer speed depending on the size of the hammer inside of an acoustic piano.
This feature gives the player the most realistic keyboard action experience that player will not get from other pianos.

Casio PX560 Privia Series has the best touch compared to other pianos within the price range.

This is what an acoustic action system looks like.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, let me explain to you the reason why Casio PX-560 is the king of all Musical Instruments.

Casio PX-560 comes with an equilizer. 
With this function, you can make adjustments in many different aspects of your digital piano sounds.

This function makes all the difference. The Master EQ – 4 Bands Parametric EQ even gives you a full control of your sound, adding a digital effects to your instrument.


Function

Casio PX560 Privia Series has many functions as portable digital piano.
Made to be used in homes as well as concerts, Casio PX560 Privia Series has the best function compared to other pianos within the price range.
With minimized size and weight, Casio PX560 Privia Series easily transferable. Casio PX560 Privia Series is…

5.3″ Color Touch Screen | The Color Touch Screen is a huge upgrade from the previous version. You will now be able to handle your controls much more effectively. It is very hard to find a portable digital piano that has color touch screen within this price range. Casio PX560 does give you the most value per dollar.

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650 Built-in Tones | 650 different built-in tones can aid your music studies. You can also add in 400 User Tones of your choice

Layer (Dual layer) | With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play ‘piano and string’ sound or ‘piano and organ’ sound simultaneously on one key. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final

Rhythm | Best function for digital pianos within the price range. It has accompany function and has over 180 different traditional rhythm such as Walts, Latin and others.

Duet mode (Classroom Mode) | You can divide the keyboard into two separate keyboards with the same chromatic scale. This is will become similar to playing two different pianos; it is fit for performance or a lesson between a student and a teacher.duetmode

Split | You can play two different instrument sounds on each hand within a keyboard. For example, left hand can play vibratone, right hand can play piano; it gives effect of one person playing two different instrument sound..split_final

Recording | Casio PX560 can record up to 100 songs which is best within the price range, connection to USB, computer USB, MIDI is available and you can record over 1000 songs.

External Amp Connection | As I have stated above, Casio PX560 Privia Series has ability to connect an external speaker with IN put & OUT put jack and make great output allowing great public performance. Casio PX560 also has many other functions; we highly recommend it for the purpose of education and concert.

Option

SP33 (3-Pedal)

CB7 Four Leg Bench

CS67 Cabinet Stand

Casio PX560 Privia Series includes keyboard, noteholder, adapter, switch damper pedal.
Cabinet stand, x-style stand, 3 pedal(SP33), and bench(CB7) can be bought additionally.

Warranty

Casio PX560 Privia Series’s warranty is the best warranty in the industry when judged by company that it is a defect, Casio will replace the item.
You are provided with 1 year plus 2 more years after registration, totaling at 3 year full warranty coverage at convenience.

Color

PX-560M (Blue Top),

 


TECHNICAL SPECS

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Technical Specs

 PX-560
Keyboard 3 Sensors
Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
3 sensitivity levels, off
Simulated ebony and ivory keys
Sound Source Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source
Linear Morphing & Hex layer yes
Polyphony (maximum) 256
Tones 650 Built-in tones
400 User Tones
Layer: yes
Split: yes
Duet Mode: yes
Octave Shift: yes
Editor: yes
Simulator for acoustic piano tones Hammer Response: yes 8 Levels
Damper Noise: yes- 16 Levels
Damper Resonance: yes 16 Levels
String Resonance: yes 16 Levels
Key off Simulator: yes
Digital Effects Reverb – 17 Types (Editable)
Chorus – 16 Types (Editable)
Delay- 6 Types (Editable)
Mester EQ -4 Bands Parametric EQ
DPS – 20 Types (Parameter Editable DSP)
Auto Harmonize yes
MIDI Recorder 16 Multi Track + 1 System Track
100 Songs
Approximately 50,000 Notes
Real- Time Recording, Punch-in/out
Song and Track Edit: Delete, Copy, Rename
Audio Recorder 100 Songs
Recording/Playback
Format: .wav (16bit, 44.1kHz, Stereo)
Length of recording per song: approx. 74mins
Preset Temperaments 17 Types
Rhythm Editor yes
Rhythms 200 Built-in Rhythms
30 User Rhythms
One Touch Preset
Songs 100 User Songs (Song Expansion)
32MB Capacity for user songs
6 Demo songs
Tempo Setting 20 ~ 255BPM
Tapping Function
Metronome 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 beats; tempo range: 20 to 255
Pedals Included : SP-3 Optional : SP-33
Half-Damper pedal Operation – Yes (with optional SP-33 pedal unit)
Key Transpose 25 Steps (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning Control A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
Lesson Function Part ON / OFF (16ch Mixer)
Metronome Yes
Music Preset 305 Built-in Presets
Cord Progressions
100 User Presets
Editing Parameters
Registration Memory Yes: 96 Setups (4 areas x 24 banks)
Pedals Included : SP-3
Optional : SP-33
Half-Damper pedal Operation Yes (with optional SP-33)
Display 5.3″ Color Touch Panel
Pitch Bend Wheel Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
Controller 3 Knobs
Power Source DC 12V
Power Supply AC Adapter: AD-A12150LW
Power Consumption 10 W
Auto Power Off yes
USB USB port (to Host) : Yes
USB Fllash Drive Port: Yes
Pedal: 2 (Damper Assignable)
Connector for 3- Pedal Unit
Expression Pedal Available
Midi in/out: Yes
Phones: 2 (3.5mm Stero Mini, Front)
Line In: Yes (L/MONO, R : 6.3mm Mono Standard)
Line Out: Yes (L/MONO, R : 6.3mm Mono Standard)
Audio In: Yes (3.5mm Stereo Mini)
Speakers 12cm x 2 , 5cm x 2
Amplifiers 8 W + 8 W
Weight with stand 26.5 lbs (48.5 lbs optional)
Size with stand 52.0″ x 11.5″ x 5.8″ / 52.0″ x 11.5″ x 30.4″ [optional]
Included Accessories Score Stand, SP-3 Pedal, AD-A12150 AC Adapter
Optional Accessories 3 Pedal System (SP-33), Keyboard Stand (CS-67P)

* Specs could change at anytime without notice

Roland RD800 Review & Best Price

Roland RD800 is one of the bestselling stage piano.
Many people are aware of the excellent technology and function of Roland digital pianos.
They are also aware that, Rolands are more expensive due to its high quality compared to other brands.

Roland RD800 is made for pianists who search for digital pianos with brilliance and quality.

Roland RD800 is the NUMBER 1 Stage Piano you will ever find on the face of the earth!

Roland’s RD series stage piano went from Roland RD700NX then upgraded to RD800.
With this upgrade, the sound chip quality and keyboard quality also became upgraded.
If your budget is around 2000-3000 and the moment you experience Roland RD800, you will most likely consider buying this item.

Roland RD Series were always released with upgrades but price always stayed the same as $2499
. Increase in quality of function and technology did not increase the price of Roland RD800.
Roland is the best as a digital instrument. Also, Roland RD800 has the best function and technology way more that its price has to offer.
If you have at least used acoustic piano in the past, you will acknowledge Roland RD800 out of other digital pianos within the same price range.

Roland RD800 is a sleek-style stage piano with prestige and various functions that can provide enjoyment in performance.
Roland RD800 is also recognized because Roland RD800 have escapement technology with in the keyboard.
You will not be able to find other pianos under $2500 that gives you the “click-feel” of Escapement except that of the ROLANDS!
Many in-store shoppers acknowledge the weight of the keyboard and as they play the Roland RD800, they acknowledge it once again.
Nonetheless, Roland RD800 is the sleekest digital piano equipped with truest performance and versatility.
Roland RD800 can be use on stage, church, schools, gigs, and etc..you name it.. I strongly recommend the Roland RD800…
Roland RD800 is the most impressive stage piano WITH great quality speakers, convenient hotkeys, screen, and convenience.

If you would like to purchase a great stage piano under $2500, then we strongly recommend Roland RD800.

Sound — Roland RD800 also have the technology of “Super Natural Sound” that Roland is very proud of.
Super Natural Sound not only means to have a natural sound but it also means that Roland RD800 will express performance realistically, just like an acoustic piano does.
Roland RD800 won’t fabricate nor devaluate the expression of the performer but it will realistically express the performance as is.

The sound of Roland’s Grandpiano is sampled from the sound of Roland’s flagship V-Piano Grand.
Thus, Roland RD800 has ample sound of clarity and depth.

Sound is a personal preference and if they want a clear sound then it is understandable.
Also, fans of Roland products say that harmonic connection between lower to higher pitched sounds are well balanced.
Most Roland fans in-store are usually music majors and performers of classical music.
Among the professionals, the sound of the Roland digital piano is widely accepted as the most near-perfection

Roland RD800 has 200 different types of live set sounds and has 1113 of other sound tones.
Compared to the number of hotkeys, it has vast amount of different sound types. You can play it comfortably with the 128 Polyphony.
Roland RD800 has greatest sound chips although it is a stage piano with good quality.
Roland RD800 also has 16 sets which 4 of them are used in the live set.
Roland RD800 has realistic sound with great sound functions and options, it can satisfy what customer wants.


Touch
—— As stated above, Roland RD800 has weighted keys that have ivory feel which is made to prevent slipping of the finger.
Roland RD800 has 88 weighted hammer actions which makes low-pitched keys heavier and makes the weight of the keys lighter as pitch gets higher.
Action of the keys is acknowledged all over the world.
To emulate realistic grand piano it is made with “click-feel” which is called escapement.
Roland has action level of Ivory G < PHA4 Standard < PHA4 Premium < PHA4 Concert. Roland RD800 made of PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel, equipped with the latest touch-detection technology.
This is the-top-of-the-line digital piano action you will ever find in the universe.
You will feel like you are playing an acoustic grand piano.
You can control touch-sensitivity to your own preference for performance.
It’s hard to know the pros of Roland keyboard just by pressing on the keys.
Play the actual Roland RD800 piano when you have a chance; you might even become a fan of Roland afterwards.
Roland’s keyboard is great for beginner children and also great for practice and performance of experienced pianists.
If you have not experienced advanced Rolands, then I strongly recommend experiencing it.
Roland RD800 has the best keyboard action compared to other digital pianos within the same price range and I proudly recommend the Roland RD800.

Function… Roland RD800 has many different functions.

  1. Sound| With 200 live sets sounds, Roland RD800 has total of 1113 different sounds. From woodwind, brass, string, and electronic sounds, Roland RD800 has various sounds that you can enjoy playing.
  2. Layer| With this technique, you can play two different sounds simultaneously on one key. You will be able to play piano and string sound or piano and organ sound at the same time. You will be able to make the performance more beautiful and will give you more enjoyment.layered_final
  1. Transpose| Roland RD800 has transpose of -6, +5 which can be useful harmonizing with different instruments.
  2. Individual Note Voicing| The Individual Note Voicing function makes the tuning from -50_+50 with level:-50_0. Character can be adjusted from -5_+5.
  3. Audio| Roland RD800 has Playback function with ability for you to play WAV files inside of USB like an audio. You can also balance the volume to play along your WAV file with the digital piano.
  4. Wireless USB| You can wirelessly connect to smartphones and smartpads such as iphone and ipads and use Roland-provided APP called Piano Partner for free. (However, Wireless USB Adapter is an optional item)
  5. Other functions include computer USB, Recording function, metronome function, and convenient LED screen.

Option — Roland RD800 is a stage piano with pedal. bench and stand is optional and widely recommended.

Color — Roland RD800 CB (Black), Roland RD800 WH (white)

Warranty — You will receive parts & labor warranty of 2 years and additional 3 years of part warranty.

 


 SPECS

 ****Trouble seeing the specification table on your gadget? Here is the original specifications page: http://www.rolandus.com/products/rd-800/specifications/
KEYBOARD SECTION
Keyboard
88 keys (PHA-4 Concert Keyboard: with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel)
SOUND GENERATOR SECTION
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
Parts
16 parts (4 parts are used in the live set)
Sound Generator
SuperNATURAL Piano
SuperNATURAL (E.Piano, Clav)
Virtual Tone Wheel Organ
PCM Sound Generator
Tones
1,113 tones
Live Sets
200
Piano Designer (Only for SuperNATURAL Piano)
Tone Color: 0 – 127
Nuance: TYPE1 – TYPE3
Damper Noise: 0 – 127
Duplex Scale: 0 – 127
String Resonance: 0 – 127
Key Off Resonance: 0 – 127
Hammer Noise: -2 – +2
Character: -5 – +5
Sound Lift: 0 – 127
Individual Note Voicing
Tuning: -50.0 – +50.0 cent
Level: -50 – 0
Character: -5 – +5* adjustable in individual notes, Only for SuperNATURAL Piano
Effects
Modulation FX: 4 systems, 56 types
Tremolo/Amp Simulator: 4 systems, 5 types
Reverb: 6 types
Delay: 5 types
Sympathetic Resonance (Only for SuperNATURAL Piano)
3-band Compressor
5-band Digital Equalizer
AUDIO FILE PLAYER
File Format
Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
RECORDER SECTION
File Format
Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
OTHER
Rhythm Pattern
200 patterns
Controllers
LAYER LEVEL slider x 4
EQUALIZER/DELAY/ASSIGNABLE knobs x 4 (with illumination)
REVERB knob (with illumination)
TONE COLOR knob (with illumination)
MODULATION FX DEPTH knob (with illumination)
MODULATION FX RATE knob (with illumination)
TREMOLO DEPTH knob (with illumination)
TREMOLO RATE knob (with illumination)
AMP SIMULATOR DRIVE knob (with illumination)
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
S1/S2 Buttons (Assignable)
Display Theme
3 themes
Display
Graphic color LCD 320 x 240 dots
Connectors
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT (L, R) jacks: XLR type
INPUT 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/WLAN ADAPTOR) port: USB type A
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AC In jack
Power Consumption
12 W
Accessories
Owner’s manual
Power cord
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)
Cord clamp
Options
Keyboard stand: KS-G8, KS-G8B
Piano pedal: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP-10
Pedal switch: DP-2
Expression pedal: EV-5, EV-7
USB Flash Memory *
Wireless USB Adapter: WNA1100-RL or ONKYO UWF-1** Use USB flash memory sold by Roland and Wireless USB Adapter specified above. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
* Please note that you may have difficulty removing the ONKYO UWF-1 because the USB Memory port is narrow.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width
1400 mm
55-1/8 inches
Depth
367 mm
14-1/2 inches
Height
138 mm
5-7/16 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.

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