RD-700

Expandable Keyboard

Introducing the Ultimate Stage Piano from Roland.

  • Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard
  • SRX
  • GM2

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Introducing the Ultimate Stage Piano from Roland.

Musicians have come to expect nothing less than the best sounds and keyboard action from Roland. So it should come as no surprise that the RD-700 Digital Piano is loaded with 64MB-equivalent stereo-sampled piano and instrument sounds-expandable using quality-intensive SRX-Series Wave Expansion Boards-plus an 88-note Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard for the ultimate musical expression. And with its new graphic LCD, intuitive knob- and slider-based editing and powerful arpeggiator, the RD-700 is everything a digital stage piano should be.

  • - Flagship stage piano with 128-voice/16-part multitimbral sound engine and 88-note Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard
  • - Massive 64MB-equivalent internal wave memory includes stereo-sampled piano sounds and a collection of GM2-compatible instrument sounds
  • - Large graphic LCD for easy operation; dedicated knobs and sliders for quick sound shaping and direct volume control over parts
  • - Expandable via two SRX Series Wave Expansion Boards*
  • - Onboard effects include Sympathetic Resonance and 65 algorithms
  • - One-touch Piano button instantly switches RD-700 for piano performance
  • - Realistic tonewheel organ sounds with graphical harmonic bar editing
  • - Powerful arpeggiator with 45 styles including guitar strumming; 85 onboard rhythm patterns for practice and composing
  • - MIDI Tx button for easy control over external MIDI devices and sound modules
  • * Tones may sound differently, and the number of them that can be selected may differ compared with synthesizers in the Roland XV series.

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The Soul of a Piano

How do you capture the soul of a piano in a digital instrument? It starts with uncompromising stereo samples of the finest piano in the world: beautiful solo pianos, “edgy” stage pianos designed to cut through the mix-even Fender Rhodes. And with 128 voices of polyphony, note drop-out is a thing of the past.

But that’s only half the equation. Because playing a keyboard should feel no different than playing an acoustic piano. That’s where Roland’s new Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard comes in. These progressively weighted keys produce a heavier touch in the lower range and a lighter touch in the upper range for more natural and expressive playing.

The Spirit of a Synthesizer

More than just a piano, the RD-700 can also serve as a powerful MIDI keyboard loaded with some of Roland’s most sought-after sounds. Lush strings and pads, acoustic and electric bass, synthesizer leads and more. It’s all here in the RD-700. There’s even new organ sounds with harmonic bar editing and rotary effects taken from the legendary VK-Series Combo Organs.

The RD-700’s generous 64MB-equivalent wave memory can also be expanded with up to two of Roland’s high-quality SRX-Series Wave Expansion Boards-the same expansions used in the flagship XV-Series synthesizers. For example, by adding SRX-03 “Studio SRX”, you’ll be ready for just about anything, thanks to its vast collection of pop-oriented sounds.

Powerful Arpeggiator and Multi-Effects

With 45 different styles, the RD-700’s onboard arpeggiator might be more aptly named a rhythmic “pattern generator”. Just select a style such as guitar strumming, hold down a few notes and let the magic begin. And with 85 onboard rhythm patterns, you can play along with some of the most realistic drums around.

Three independent effects processors add the final polish to the RD-700’s sounds. These include four types of reverb-perfect for adding ambience to piano sounds-plus two kinds of silky-smooth chorus and 65 multi-effects. This impressive list of multi-effects includes everything from RSS three-dimensional effects to delay, EQ, distortion and more.

Get the Performance Edge

When performing on stage, keyboard players need to get around their instrument as quickly and easily as possible. So instead of a front panel full of clutter, the RD-700 sports a clean layout based around a large, graphic display and intuitive buttons, sliders and knobs, making it easy to adjust EQ or individual effects and tone levels.

Of course, the RD-700 also makes a great controller keyboard. With it’s MIDI TX button, you can take advantage of Roland’s superb Progressive Hammer Action when playing all your other modules and MIDI gear. Dedicated function buttons make it easy to transpose the keyboard or set up splits and layers.

Keyboard
88 keys (Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard)
Parts
16
Max. Polyphony
128 voices
Wave Memory
64MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
Expansion Slot
Wave Expansion Board SRX Series: 2 slots (*)
*Tones may sound different, and the number of them that can be selected may differ compared with synthesizers in the Roland XV Series.
Tones
468
(Normal Tones: 189, ToneWheel Organ: 10, General MIDI 2 Tones: 256, Rhythm Sets: 4, General MIDI 2 Rhythm Sets: 9)
Setups
100
Effects
Multi-Effects: 65 types, Reverb: 4 types, Chorus: 2 types, Equalizer: Digital 3 - band
Arpeggiator
45 styles
Rhythm Pattern
85 styles
Controllers
PART VOLUME slider(X 4), EQUALIZER knobs, REVERB knob, CHORUS knob, MULTI EFFECTS CONTROL knob, Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
Display
128 X 64 dots, Full Graphic LCD (backlit LCD)
Power Consumption
12W
Accessories
Owner’s Manual, Pedal, Power Cable

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,414 mm55-11/16 inches
Depth (D)
374 mm14-3/4 inches
Height (H)
143 mm5-11/16 inches
Weight
24.1 kg53 lbs. 3 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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