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The Roland RD-2000, Acoustic sound preview by Myron McKinley

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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. https://www.roland.com/global/products/rd-2000/ #RD2000

The Roland RD-2000, Acoustic sound preview by Myron McKinley

The Roland RD-2000, Acoustic sound preview by Myron McKinley

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,... Watch video.

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Overview

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Overview

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... Watch video.

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Acoustic Piano sound preview

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Acoustic Piano sound preview

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... Watch video.

Roland RD-2000 walk-through :  Vintage Electric Piano sound preview

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Vintage Electric Piano sound preview

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. https://www.roland.com/global/products/rd-2000/ #RD2000 Watch video.

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Vintage RD-1000 piano sound preview

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Vintage RD-1000 piano sound preview

The RD-2000 includes 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. https://www.roland.com/global... Watch video.

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Vintage Effects sound preview

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Vintage Effects sound preview

The RD-2000's onboard vintage effects are on hand for processing your EPs, including the famous BOSS CE-1 Chorus and Roland SDD-320 Dimension D. https://www.roland.com/global/products/rd-2000/ #RD2000 Watch video.

Roland RD-2000 walk-through :  8-Zone demo

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : 8-Zone demo

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. https://www.roland.com/global/products/rd-2000/ #RD2000 Watch video.

Roland RD-2000 walk-through :  Scene Function demo

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Scene Function demo

The RD-2000 provides 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. #RD2000 Watch video.

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Dynamic Encoder knob's demo

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Dynamic Encoder knob's demo

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... Watch video.

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : External Control examples

Roland RD-2000 walk-through : External Control examples

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... Watch video.

Roland RD-2000 piano performance by Berenice Scott

Roland RD-2000 piano performance by Berenice Scott

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... Watch video.

Berenice Scott comments for the Roland RD-2000

Berenice Scott comments for the Roland RD-2000

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... Watch video.

Roland RD-2000's Vintage electric piano sound preview by Kola Bello

Roland RD-2000's Vintage electric piano sound preview by Kola Bello

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... Watch video.

Kola Bello's Impression of the Roland RD-2000

Kola Bello's Impression of the Roland RD-2000

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... Watch video.

Peter Gordeno's Acoustic Piano sound preview on the Roland RD-2000

Peter Gordeno's Acoustic Piano sound preview on the Roland RD-2000

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... Watch video.

Peter Gordeno's Impression of the Roland RD-2000

Peter Gordeno's Impression of the Roland RD-2000

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... Watch video.

Myron McKinley's Impression of the Roland RD-2000

Myron McKinley's Impression of the Roland RD-2000

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... Watch video.

Roland RD-1000 development story by Jun-ichi Miki

Roland RD-1000 development story by Jun-ichi Miki

Roland CEO and Representative Director, Mr. Jun-ichi Miki speaks about the behind story of the RD-1000 development. He involved a whole project of its development from sound chip development to sound design. https://www.roland.com/global/products/rd-2000/ #RD2000 Watch video.

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