RD-700SX

Digital Piano

Q.The RD-700SX has a "Piano Edit" function that allows me to adjust the piano sound to suit my taste. WHat parameters can I adjust using Piano Edit?

A.The RD-700SX provides twenty different acoustic piano sounds. Using the "Piano Edit" function, you adjust any of these sounds according to your taste. The parameters you can adjust are shown in the following table.

Note:
After making your edits, you can save your settings as a ONE TOUCH [PIANO] preset so that you can recall your custom sound at the touch of a button. The RD-700SX allows you to save two different ONE TOUCH [PIANO] presets.

Changing the Width of the Sound
(Stereo Width)
Adjusts the spaciousness of the sound.
Changing the Sound’s Nuance
(Nuance)
This changes the Tone’s subtle nuances by altering the phase of the left and right sounds.
Changing the Sense of Space Surrounding the Sound
(Ambience)
Changing the sound’s ambience allows you give your performances a sound resembling that obtained in a wide open space.
Changing the Amount of Reverb Effect
(Reverb Level)
Adjusts the depth of the Reverb effect. This functions the same way as the REVERB knob, but the setting made here can be called up simply by pressing ONE TOUCH [PIANO].
Opening/Closing the Piano Lid
(Lid)
Reproduces the way the brightness of a grand piano’s sound is affected by how much the piano’s lid is opened.
Changing the Characteristics of the Mic
(Mic Type/Distance)
This changes the sound of the instrument in a manner similar to that accomplished in recordings of miked acoustic instruments like pianos, where the sound is changed by using mics with different characteristics and changing the mic placement. This function is a virtual reproduction of these phenomena.
Adjusting the Resonant Sounds When the Keys are Pressed
(String Resonance)
When the keys are pressed on an acoustic piano, the strings for keys that are already pressed also vibrate sympathetically. The function used to reproduce is called “String Resonance.”
Making the Midrange Equalizer Settings
(EQ SW / EQ Gain /
EQ Frequency / EQ Q)
This sets the midrange equalization.
Changing the Key Touch
(Key Touch)
You can make advanced settings for the touch used for the keys.
Making Fine Adjustments to the Keyboard Touch
(Key Touch Offset)
This setting provides even more precise adjustment of the key touch than available with the Key Touch setting alone. This allows you to adjust between Key Touch settings values.
Setting a Constant Volume Level in Response to the Playing Force
(Velocity)
This sets the sound to play at a fixed volume, regardless of the strength used to play the keyboard (the velocity).
Changing the Timing of Sounds in Response to the Velocity
(Velocity Delay Sens)
This sets the interval from the time the key is played to when the sound is produced. As the value is decreased, the timing of the sound is delayed more when more force is used to play the keys. As the value is increased, the timing of the sound is delayed more when less force is used to play the keys.
Changing the Touch Sensitivity According to the Key Range
(Velocity Keyfollow Sens)
This setting changes the touch sensitivity according to the key range being used. As the value is increased, the touch becomes heavier in the upper registers, and lighter in the lower keys.
Finely Adjusting the Tuning
(Micro Tune)
This procedure allows micro-tuning of each individual key.
Adjusting Resonance when the Damper Pedal is Depressed
(Sympathetic Resonance)
You can adjust this resonance when the damper pedal is depressed. On an acoustic piano, holding down the damper pedal will allow the remaining strings to resonate in sympathy with the sounds that you played from the keyboard, adding a rich resonance. This feature reproduces that resonance sound.
Changing Sound Characteristics
(Tone Modify)
You can make changes in tones by adjusting the settings of the elements.

Decay Time Offset:
The time it is to take following the attack for the volume to decrease.
Cutoff Offset:
Adjusts how much the filter is opened.
Release Time Offset:
The time it takes after the key is released for a sound to become inaudible.

(2005/07/27)

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