Roland RD 2000 Review, Comparison, Best Price, Discount

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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

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Roland RD 2000 PHA-50 Plastic + Wood Hybrid Keys

Roland PHA50 action

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).

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 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

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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

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(Roland RD 2000 zone control and sliders)roland rd2000 controls

(Roland RD 2000 tone buttons)

-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.

-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.

The reaction of People on Roland RD 2000

http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/2605769/gonew/1/Roland_RD-2000.html#UNREADPiano 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 800 vs RD 2000 Comparison

RD2000 vs RD800

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, Discount

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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.

*Escapementthe 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)

Roland fp90 used

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. The app gives user easier control for piano setting changes.

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

New 1.05 firmware update is available for Roland FP 90.

-Bass+Cymbal tone added

-Support for Piano Partner 2

The update can be downloaded at Roland official website

Brand New Roland FP 90 Black Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with Cabinet Stand, 3 Pedal, Adjustable Storage Bench, Dust Cover and Headphones

Brand New Roland FP 90 Black Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with Cabinet Stand, 3 Pedal, Adjustable Storage Bench, Dust Cover and Headphones

Brand New Roland FP 90 Black Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with Wheel Keyboard Carrying Bag

Brand New Roland FP 90 Black Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with Wheel Keyboard Carrying Bag

Brand New Roland FP 90 White Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with 4 Legged Stand, X Bench, Keyboard Carrying Bag and Headphones

Brand New Roland FP 90 White Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with 4 Legged Stand, X Bench, Keyboard Carrying Bag and Headphones

Brand New Roland FP 90 White Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with X Stand, X Bench, Dust Cover and Headphones.

Brand New Roland FP 90 White Portable Stage Piano 88 Weighted Key with X Stand, X Bench, Dust Cover and Headphones.

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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

Bluetooth Audio: 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

Roland FP 90 list

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