Roland Unveils RD-64 Digital Piano

January 24, 2013
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Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — Roland is proud to introduce the RD-64 Digital Piano, a weighted-action instrument that’s compact and easy to transport. The 64-note Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement provides a true piano-action feel, while the acclaimed SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine delivers superb acoustic piano tones. Along with powerful MIDI controller functionality and iPad compatibility, the RD-64 is ideal for stage playing, home studios, mobile composing, teaching labs, and more.

In contrast to large, heavy, and hard-to-carry 88-note stage pianos, the RD-64 allows players to enjoy Roland’s acclaimed piano features in a compact, travel-friendly instrument. The streamlined, lightweight design fits easily in small vehicles and takes up less space on crowded stages, and is perfect for use in home studios and school applications where space is at a premium.

The RD-64 features Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine for authentic acoustic piano tones and a selection of expressive SuperNATURAL-based electric pianos for playing and studio recording. Also onboard are a number of clav and organ sounds, giving performing keyboardists the essential sounds they need to cover a wide range of music styles.

The 64-note Ivory Feel-G keyboard incorporates Roland’s most advanced sensor technology, escapement mechanism, and Ivory Feel features, providing the superior touch and sensitivity of Roland’s flagship 88-note pianos.

Onboard effects include a high-quality stereo reverb, plus EFX 1 and EFX 2 processors loaded with effects specifically tailored for the built-in sounds. There’s also a two-band EQ for overall sound shaping, with easy adjustment via two dedicated knobs. Stereo RCA inputs allow the user to connect an external music player for live backing tracks and practicing.

With assignable knobs and buttons, a pitch bend/mod lever, and D-BEAM, the RD-64 is a powerful master keyboard for controlling synths and other devices on stage and in the studio. Additionally, its controllers can be automatically assigned to fully utilize the expressive potential of Roland’s SuperNATURAL-powered synths, including the INTEGRA-7 sound module and JUPITER-80/-50.

With iPad compatibility via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit, the RD-64 provides a portable, weighted-action keyboard to use with the popular tablet computer.

For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.

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About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.

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