The New RD-2000

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The New RD-2000

Postby CesarsoundOne » 17:01, 19 January 2017

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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby 0kk0p3kk4 » 21:32, 22 January 2017

I wonder if the scene-buttons provide smooth sound change transitions... is it like on fantom g liveset to liveset = pretty much perfect, like jupiter registration to registration = okay or fa-0x studioset to studioset = no go.
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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby MacTyros » 08:23, 23 January 2017

0kk0p3kk4 wrote:I wonder if the scene-buttons provide smooth sound change transitions... is it like on fantom g liveset to liveset = pretty much perfect, like jupiter registration to registration = okay or fa-0x studioset to studioset = no go.



Smooth sound transitions are supported...


Also it seems that all the super naturall acoustic sounds of the integra and the jp80 are inside the RD 2000.. which is a surprise...
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Re: The New RD-2000

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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby brooster » 23:04, 24 January 2017

Please give the Roland RD-2000 its own category in the Roland forum
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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby brooster » 23:45, 24 January 2017

Roland RD-2000 Stage Piano
Stage Revolution

Equipped with two independent sound engines, premium action, and advanced controller features, the Roland RD-2000 delivers unmatched performance on stage and in the studio. Blending evolved piano technologies with extensive modern control, this next-generation instrument takes the industry-standard stage piano series to new levels of inspiration and creativity.>

Performance Powerhouse

The RD-2000 is a dream come true for the performing keyboardist. It features dual sound engines that power our best acoustic and electric pianos ever, plus the finest action we’ve ever put in a stage piano. There’s a massive selection of top-quality ensemble sounds to cover any musical task, as well as two wave expansion slots for adding even more sounds. And with its innovative modern interface, the RD-2000 is the perfect master controller for working with today’s software-based instruments on stage.

Gorgeous Acoustic Pianos Powered by V-Piano Technology

In a word, the RD-2000’s acoustic piano sounds are magnificent. Incorporating Roland’s very latest piano technologies and long-running V-Piano research, the acoustic voice is incredibly natural, responsive, and richly detailed. The dedicated acoustic engine features full-keyboard polyphony, allowing you to realize authentic piano performances without absolutely no compromises.

Historic Electric Pianos

Via a second SuperNATURAL-based sound engine, the RD-2000 gives you access to a wide range of classic electric pianos from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Included are newly developed recreations of the RD-1000 (the very first RD stage piano) and MKS-20 sound module from the 1980s. Driven by Roland’s milestone SA technology, their unique musical voices are instantly recognizable from that era’s hit records. Vintage effects are also on hand for processing your EPs, including the famous BOSS CE-1 Chorus and Roland SDD-320 Dimension D. Visit our special RD history page for more background on these and other classic instruments and effects, plus sound demos of the recreations found in the RD-2000.

Superb Playability

The PHA-50 progressive hammer-action keyboard with escapement is the ideal platform for playing the RD-2000’s responsive acoustic and electric pianos. This innovative keyboard features hybrid keys constructed of wood and molded materials, combining classic feel with rugged durability. Together with Roland’s advanced sensor mechanism and hammer-action design, the PHA-50 delivers authentic grand piano touch that’s right at home under your fingers.

Designed for the Stage

With its intuitive interface, navigating the RD-2000 during live performances is a breeze. Eight knobs and nine sliders provide instant control for sounds, effects, and more, and the knobs feature LED indicators for precise adjustment with instant visual feedback.

Zones and Scenes

The RD-2000 features eight assignable zones that allow you to map sounds to different key ranges, or create combination sounds with up to eight layers. And with the new Scene function, you can save 100 different snapshots of the entire keyboard setup and recall them with a quick button touch while performing.

Bender and Wheels

Equipped with Roland’s classic pitch/mod lever and two modulation wheels, the RD-2000 provides expressive options for any performance style. The dual wheels are useful for detailed sound adjustment on external synths, and are independently assignable per program.

Powerful Encoder Knobs

The RD-2000’s dynamic encoder knobs bring a new level of control to your live performances. LED indicators show the current knob value at a glance, even on the darkest stages. They also respond to velocity, allowing you to execute precise edits with slow movements and quickly move through tones and parameters with fast movements.

Ensemble Sounds for Every Genre

In addition to its world-class pianos, the versatile RD-2000 includes over 1100 additional sounds for covering any style of music with just one keyboard. Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology provides highly expressive Virtual Tone Wheel organs, modern and vintage synths, clavinet, orchestral strings, brass, and many other sound types. At Roland’s Axial sound website, you’ll find even more sounds to load into the RD-2000’s two wave expansion slots, including selections from previous RD instruments. And if you’re stepping up from the RD-800, you’ll be pleased to know that all your Live Sets are fully compatible with the RD-20

Command and Control

The RD-2000 offers the most extensive controller features of any RD piano to date, making it the perfect solution for commanding a large-scale setup. With the ability to seamlessly integrate internal sounds, software-based instruments, hardware sound modules, and more, the RD-2000 is mission control for the most advanced stage shows.

Connect with DAWs and Performance Software

Via the RD-2000’s USB audio/MIDI interface, it’s easy to integrate software instruments with a studio DAW or a laptop running your favorite host software on stage. You can control soft synths with zones along with internal sounds, and route their audio through the RD-2000 to create a powerful hybrid rig. The interface supports 24-bit audio at rates up to 192 kHz, allowing you to access your highest quality sounds.

High-Res Control with RAINLINK

The RD-2000 supports Roland’s newly developed RAINLINK protocol, which provides high-resolution velocity control for compatible software instruments. This ability is particularly effective for deriving the subtlest tonal nuances out of supported software-based pianos.

Flexible Audio Outputs

With its versatile outputs, the RD-2000 is ready to connect with any stage or studio setup. Main stereo outs are provided on XLR and ¼-inch jacks, and there’s also a sub output that allows you to route internal sounds and USB audio independently.

Built for Professional Performers

Combining the traditional RD-series appearance with elements of the V-Piano, the RD-2000 embodies both tradition and innovation. It’s designed from the ground up with the working pro in mind, with careful consideration of details regarding the interface workflow, sound organization, and physical layout of connectors, switches, knobs, and sliders.

Light and Durable

While the RD-2000’s feature upgrades are significant, its weight hasn’t changed from the previous RD generation. It’s still easy to transport from gig to gig, and the aluminum body is both handsome and extremely durable.

Extensive Foot Controletail: Pedal

The RD-2000’s four pedal inputs can be configured for damper pedals, expression pedals, and more. A DP-10 pedal is included for damper pedal operation. The optional RPU-3 provides a real grand piano pedaling experience, combining three pedals into one compact unit.

Matching Stand

For solid support on stage or in the studio, the optional KS-G8 stand is a perfect match for the RD-2000. It features an open design for a sleek look, plus durable steel piping and rigid bracing to ensure maximum stability. The KS-G8 folds for easy transport, and its height can be adjusted for sitting or standing positions.

Specifications

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 with support for high-resolution RAINLINK velocity control
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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby 0kk0p3kk4 » 08:10, 25 January 2017

MacTyros wrote:...
Smooth sound transitions are supported...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz5f114 ... u.be&t=200

Hope to get a real example of this.
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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby Devnor » 18:13, 25 January 2017

MacTyros wrote:Also it seems that all the super naturall acoustic sounds of the integra and the jp80 are inside the RD 2000.. which is a surprise...


This is not true.
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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby spottingjonah » 18:39, 28 January 2017

This is a solid winner in my book. Roland returns to what they used to do so well. Great sounding keyboard with solid build quality and an amazing keybed. Glad to see them back in action!! The RD-2000 solves so many current issues in my home studio setup. This will be added to my rig when they start shipping in late March.
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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby MacTyros » 16:25, 29 January 2017

Devnor wrote:
MacTyros wrote:Also it seems that all the super naturall acoustic sounds of the integra and the jp80 are inside the RD 2000.. which is a surprise...


This is not true.


No... it doesnt seem true.. but it was said by Ed Diaz in one of the NAMM demo's he did...

Only keyboard based super naturall sounds of the integra are on board... and maybe some of the strings.. the word is still out on those...


I dont even think it will be possible to load them in expansions..
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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby marctronixx » 03:50, 31 January 2017

i actually had a long time to talk with mr. scott berry as he demo'ed the RD. i was amazed at how much you can do inside this device and how cool it sounded. does not replace the jp80 in my eyes but for those who need this for stage/performances use its really an awesome sounding unit.

they keybed feels like a piano keybed. Mr. berry demonstrated how you can gently press down on the keys, thus having the hammers "up" on a traditional piano. then he played some other keys and the sound of those "resonated through" the keys that were held open ---just as a traditional piano would do.

Mr. berry also stated he didn't even expect to see this at namm and got it just a week or two prior. they didn't even send a manual with it! :)

they setup was such that you put on headphones and mr. berry had a mic and you could hear his playing as he talked. really nice.

its a big sucker and heavy. Mr. berry also stated this was the last keyboard roland was going to make that was all metal.

off topic , i asked him about the jp80 and if roland would make something like a mkii model or something. all of us who know why the jupiter 8 was made (to reproduce real instrument sounds). mr. berry stated the jupiter 80 was what the roland founder WANTED the jp8 to be back in the day, so they spared no expense to make it this behemoth of a synth.

i visited the booth on that saturday at namm and this is what i recall form the lengthy conversation i had.

there was some apple software setup that showed you what controls were being used and how you can use the mod wheels for x/y use as if you had the x.y pad like some controllers have.
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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby MacTyros » 17:11, 7 February 2017

Thanks marctronnix, two very interesting remarks...

The last instrument build from metal... they must have some high end low weight plasticks then...

The JP 80 was the instrument the JP8 should have been, i can see that, an incredible beast of a synth... to bad, so few people recognise this..

You know how they could have sold huge amounts of the JP80, if they would have added an arranger to that, as the JP80 offers everything soundwise arrangerplayers worldwide have been looking for..
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Re: The New RD-2000

Postby marctronixx » 02:59, 11 February 2017

agree with you sir! very interesting thoughts...
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