RD-2000Stage 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.

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"I love the fact that each individual note can be adjusted for pitch, tone, attack & sustain, making it possible to go beyond the often clinical sound of other digital pianos. In addition, there are lots of other quality sounds to play with and combine — it's time to play!"

Mike Lindup

Section 1Performance 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.

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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.

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"Hands down the best feel of any keyboard controller I’ve ever played. No other keyboard even comes close and whenever I randomly ‘sit in’ on a jam session or on another event where they don’t have an RD there, it’s not a fun night for me."

Brian Culbertson

Section 2Designed 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 1,100 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-2000.

"It's perfect. It's easy to store presets and stack sounds together. Now I have all of my presets on a USB key for when I travel. I always feel bad for my guitar player when I take 12 seconds to be show-ready and he's dealing with all sorts of random troubles."

Sean Scanlon

Section 3Command 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.

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.

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"The piano is the foundation of most of the songs we write in A Great Big World. The richness and fullness of the acoustic piano sound in my mix every night. Both our band and crew have noticed the difference when we started using the RD series more consistently."

A Great Big World

Section 4Built 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 Control

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.

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Deep editing features unlock one-off custom sounds

As keys man and musical director for R&B legends Earth, Wind & Fire, Myron McKinley has a finely tuned ear for piano performance. In this video, Myron plays a jazz piece to demonstrate the stunning quality of the Roland RD-2000’s acoustic sounds, which have been customized to suit his taste.

Flexible sound-sculpting features adapt to any musical scenario

From the McKinley Martin Sydnor trio to the mighty Earth, Wind & Fire, Myron McKinley’s career has run the gamut of musical scenarios. But as the keys man reveals in this video interview, the Roland RD-2000 has the flexibility to adapt to every gig, offering authentic models of vintage acoustic/electric pianos, deep editing options that let him program custom sounds – and quickfire operation that means he can pull them up fast onstage.

Speedy real-time operation allows ambitious blends of acoustic piano and pad sound

For acclaimed London-based songwriter Berenice Scott, the Roland RD-2000’s capability for acoustic piano sounds and onboard ensemble sounds is a great way to bring depth and expression to her material. In this performance video, Berenice demonstrates how this latest stage keyboard excels at pure acoustic tones, then shows how easy it is to add depth to the sound at the touch of a slider.

Intuitive operation and flexible features keep inspiration flowing onstage

With 100 Scene memories allowing one-touch setup recall, plus nine sliders for real-time control, the Roland RD-2000 is the ideal gigging partner for acclaimed songwriter and session musician Berenice Scott. In this video interview, Berenice reveals how the lightning-fast operation of Roland’s latest stage piano keeps her at the heart of the live mix, and walks through the PHA-50 keyboard and dual sound engines that keep her inspired in the studio.

Classic electric piano sounds driven by Roland’s groundbreaking SA technology

Top sessioner Kola Bello needs acoustic and electric piano tones for his gig with Ellie Goulding – and thanks to twin sound engines, the Roland RD-2000 gives him the best of both worlds. In this playing example, Kola trials his favourite setting from the RD-2000’s library of iconic electric piano models, and demonstrates how this new stage piano’s milestone SA technology offers a dynamic and responsive tone to suit any performance.

Close control over parameters lets players sculpt the perfect sound

By his own admission, Kola Bello is picky about sound design in the studio. As the keys man for Ellie Goulding, Kola needs fast access to a wide palette of sounds, so for him, the editing capabilities of the Roland RD-2000 are paramount. In this video interview, he discusses why this highly customizable stage piano runs with the baton of Roland’s previous offerings, and has become an invaluable part of his stage setup.

Acoustic piano sound engine gets closer than ever to acoustic performance

Powered by amazingly lifelike V-Piano technology, the Roland RD-2000 truly captures the essence of an acoustic piano. As a session veteran and self-confessed “piano snob”, Peter Gordeno is well-qualified to put the new model through its paces, and in this video example, he demonstrates just how close the RD-2000 gets to a traditional instrument, both in its vibrant sounds and the response of the PHA-50 progressive hammer-action keyboard.

The controller keyboard that puts players in charge of their rig

In his long-standing role as keys man for Depeche Mode, Peter Gordeno needs a failsafe way to communicate with his synths and plug-ins while playing the world’s biggest stages. In this video interview, the legendary session man explains why he’s come to rely on the Roland RD-2000 as a controller keyboard, and why this latest stage piano fires him up with its natural sound, open-ended features and advanced polyphony.

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
Display
Graphic LCD 256 x 80 dots
Connectors
MAIN 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.
RD-2000 Quick Start

RD-2000 Quick StartStep-by-step instructions

These Quick Start Videos contain step-by-step instructions that will quickly introduce you to its major features.Read more…