Los Angeles, CA, January 15, 2014 — Roland is
pleased to announce the RD-800 Stage Piano, a powerful and intuitive
instrument designed for fast, effortless operation while performing.
Featuring an enhanced collection of world-class pianos, the latest
weighted-action keyboard technology, a streamlined interface, a unique
Tone Color function, and much more, the sleek RD-800 brings the
respected RD series into a new era of sound, feel, and versatility.
RD-800’s logically organized panel provides an inviting color LCD and
many dedicated controls, and it’s simple to execute essential tasks such
as selecting and layering tones, setting split points, adjusting
effects, and more. Live Sets let users store their favorite setups and
recall them instantly with dedicated buttons, and all the panel knobs
have LED indicators for easy visibility in dark environments.
with Roland’s new flagship PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and
Ebony/Ivory Feel, the RD-800 offers the finest keyboard action available
in a stage piano. Featuring the latest touch-detection technology, the
PHA-4 delivers high-resolution sensing and lightning-fast response for
unmatched expression. Additionally, the keys are finished with specially
developed materials that provide the natural texture and tactile
sensation of real ivory and ebony keys on a fine acoustic grand.
by the acclaimed SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine, the RD-800 features a
large selection of authentic grand piano sounds designed for the stage.
There are 5 acoustic piano types and 34 variations to choose from,
including a new Concert Grand tone derived from Roland’s flagship
V-Piano Grand and a newly developed upright piano sound.
the onboard Piano Designer, users can customize sounds to suit a
performance venue or personal playing style. It’s easy to modify tonal
elements such as string resonance, key-off resonance, hammer noise, and
many others. Even deeper control is available with Individual Note
Voicing, which allows the player to adjust the pitch, level, and tonal
character independently for all 88 notes.
The RD-800 also
includes many newly enhanced SuperNATURAL-based electric pianos
representing classic instruments from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Users
can choose among 5 types and 56 variations, and it’s possible to
fine-tune parameters such as mechanical key on/off noise, key off
resonance, damper noise, and more. Effects to enhance EP sounds include a
number of tremolo variations, an authentic phaser, and an amp simulator
with several speaker types.
Going far beyond piano tones, the
RD-800 provides an enormous variety of additional sounds for maximum
versatility on live gigs. Over 1100 tone variations are available,
including 10 different Virtual Tone Wheel organs, a SuperNATURAL-based
clav, a wide range of vintage keyboards, and up-to-date synth sounds for
modern music styles. The RD-800 also includes master MIDI keyboard
features for playing and controlling external sound sources on stage or
in the studio.
The RD-800 offers a large array of sound
processing options with dedicated real-time controls, making it simple
to enhance tones in a multitude of ways while performing. Included are
reverb, delay, Modulation FX, EQ, and many others, plus a unique and
powerful Tone Color function newly developed for the RD-800. Tone Color
allows players to dramatically alter many different sound elements with a
single knob, such as widening or narrowing the stereo image, morphing
between two different sounds, or boosting the presence to cut through a
dense stage mix.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.