RS-70

Synthesizer

Just Play.

  • USB
  • GM2
  • D-BEAM
  • V-LINK

Just Play.

Roland's new RS-70 Synthesizer is designed so musicians can forget about MIDI and focus on playing. This model sports an all-new collection of CD-quality sounds, cool performance features and simple Direct Access buttons for selecting Patches-all at an entry-level price. The RS-70 even includes a Loop Sequencer that takes the mystery out of multi-track recording.

  • - Affordable 61-note synthesizers with easy access to Roland's latest sounds
  • - Hundreds of all-new Patches based on CD-quality waveforms
  • - Direct Access Buttons make selecting sounds simple via categories
  • - New Loop Sequencer simplifies recording-just choose a sound and go!
  • - Programmable Phrase/Arpeggio Generator and Multi Chord Memory
  • - D Beam Controller for realtime control using an infrared beam of light
  • - Onboard USB-MIDI interface and 3.5” floppy drive
  • - V-LINK function for controlling Edirol video equipment
  • - Includes editor software for Mac and PC
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Outstanding New Sounds

Make no mistake. The RS-70 is full of new sounds. And not just new Patches, but an entirely new set of CD-quality waveforms. Put simply, this keyboard sounds amazing. From the delicate nuances of the acoustic piano to the rich tones of the strings and new synthesizer sounds, you'll immediately hear the difference. Bundled editor software makes it easy to dive in and program your own sounds.

Easy Instrument-Based Sequencing

Instead of using complicated concepts like MIDI channels and tracks, the RS-70's Loop Sequencer is based on sounds. To create a sequence, simply choose a sound and record. As the recording loops, additional sounds can be selected and overdubbed until all parts are entered. Realtime and step recording are both supported, along with Microscope editing.

Made for Performance

With the new Multi Chord Memory function, musicians can play a variety of complex chords using a single note. Or trigger phrases at the touch of a key using the Phrase/Arpeggio Generator, which can be fully programmed and even recorded to the sequencer.

Loaded with Extras

The RS-70 features Roland's popular D Beam Controller for controlling functions like pitch or filter cutoff using an infrared beam of light. The D Beam can also be used to control Roland's unique Active Expression feature, which makes it easy to fade in a second sound or change the volume and timbre. The RS-70 also includes a built-in floppy drive for loading GM/GM2-complatible Standard MIDI Files—plus Roland's exclusive V-LINK technology for triggering video clips*.

*V-LINK requires the Edirol equipments such as DV-7PR Digital Video Workstation (sold separately) with software version 1.50 or higher.

Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity)

Sound Generator

Maximum Polyphony
64 voices
Parts
16
*Two Tones can be assigned to each part (Patch), and can be split or layered.
Wave Memory
64 MB (16-bit linear equivalent)

Preset Memory

Original Tones
1,024
Patches
Original: 512, General MIDI 2: 256
Rhythm Sets
Original: 21, General MIDI 2: 9
*Each Pattern is tied to a Performance.

User Memory

Patches
128
*Two Tones can be assigned to each Patch.
Rhythm Sets
16
*Each Pattern is tied to a Performance.

Effects

Multi-Effects
47 types
Reverb
8 types
Chorus
8 types

Quick Sequencer

System
Instrument-based Pattern sequencer with realtime Pattern switching function
Recording Methods
Realtime loop recording, Step recording
Tracks
16 tracks / Pattern
Resolution
96 TPQN
Note Storage
Approx. 100,000 notes
Tempo
5-300 BPM (with tap tempo function)

Patterns

User Patterns
max.256
*The 128 Preset Pattern (including 110 Rhythm Patterns) are provided as part of the User Patterns, that can be rewritten and deleted.
Pattern Length
1-998 measures
User Songs
max.99

Multi-Chord Memory

Preset Chord Sets
16
*12 chord forms are assigned to each set.
User Chord Sets
8
*12 chord forms can be assigned to each set.

Phrase / Arpeggio

Preset Templates
342
User Templates
8
Styles (variations)
473
User Styles
8

Controllers

D Beam Controller
1
Pitch Bend / Modulation Lever
1
Control Knobs
5

Others

External Storage Device
3.5 inch floppy disk: 1.44 MB (2HD), 720 KB (2DD)
(SMF music files for General MIDI or General MIDI 2 can be played.)
Display
20 characters, 2 lines (Backlit LCD)
Connectors
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R)
Headphones Jack
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB Connectors
Hold Pedal Jack
Control Pedal Jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
Current draw
1,500 mA
Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
CD-ROM (Editor program for PC / Mac, USB-MIDI driver)
Options
Pedal Switch: DP-2, DP-8
Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U
Expression Pedal : EV-5

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,033 mm40-11/16 inches
Depth (D)
294 mm11-5/8 inches
Height (H)
103 mm4-1/16 inches
Weight
5.8 kg12 lbs. 13 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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