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Roland RD-700SX Digital Piano
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The Roland RD-700SX Digital Piano represents the pinnacle of digital stage-piano design and performance. It's equipped with the most authentic and ex...Click To Read More About This Product
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An unrivaled new breed of stage piano.
The Roland RD-700SX Digital Piano represents the pinnacle of digital stage-piano design and performance. It's equipped with the most authentic and expressive multisampled grands to ever adorn a stage piano. Driven by Roland's most powerful sound engine, the RD-700SX enables the ultimate in sound and performance with two world-class grand piano waveforms at its core and featuring 128-voice polyphonic performance, a Progressive Hammer-Action keyboard, and an expanded soundset including brilliant electric pianos, authentic virtual tonewheel organs, and more.
Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard
The RD-700SX is equipped with Roland's top-of-the-line Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard, which provides heavy-to-light response as you climb from low to high octaves, just like a real piano. Combined with a true hammer-action mechanism, the keyboard offers an incredibly natural response that feels and plays like a true grand.
With its front-panel sliders, large buttons, and backlit LCD, the RD-700SX is a fast and friendly instrument to pilot, especially for live performers who need instant, fumble-free access to sounds. The one-touch PIANO and E.PIANO buttons let you recall your favorite instrument sounds and edits such as changes to the piano's String Resonance and Key Touch or the E.Piano's Amp type. You can also switch entire groups of settings during a performance by selecting a setup that you've edited and stored in advance; up to 100 setups can be stored and recalled instantly.
Transform your sound with the RD-700SX's powerful twin multi-effects engines onboard. Among the many high-quality effects types are reverb, chorus, Sound Control (3-band compressor), and dedicated 3-band parametric EQ with adjustable frequency, Q, and gain for achieving the perfect custom-tailored sound. Dedicated knobs, buttons, and the large graphical display allow intuitive sound control.
The RD-700SX is fully equipped for the gigging professional. Both 1/4" and XLR outputs provide compatibility with all popular types of mixers and amplification systems. And for the utmost in performance expression, the RD-700SX offers inputs for damper pedals and 2-function assignable footpedals. Use the tandem MIDI outs and USB I/O for MIDI control and data backup/exchange. The RD-700SX's customizable Master Control features allow it to serve as the master for other MIDI instruments. And for audio/visual-minded musicians who want to play graphics (via Edirol video equipment), the RD-700SX is V-LINK compatible.
The RD-700SX offers an impressive 474 internal tones and 14 rhythm types, which can be expanded by adding two optional Roland SRX boards. Choose from an impressive lineup of SRX titles, including Complete Orchestra, Big Brass Ensemble, World Collection, Platinum Trax, and more.
- Roland's flagship stage piano
- Contains a collection of the world's finest concert grand pianos
- 2 great new grand piano sample sets, each with 88-key multisamples
- 88-note keyboard with Progressive Hammer Action
- 128-note polyphony
- 3-band parametric EQ with graphical user interface and COSM effects for easy tone shaping
- Realistic tonewheel organ sounds with graphic drawbar editing
- XLR outputs for professional use
- Master keyboard functions with 2 individual MIDI outputs for controlling external modules
- Built-in SMF player with USB connection for PC/Mac
- 2 SRX expansions slots for adding great new sounds
- Complete GM2-compatible sound engine onboard
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I have been very fortunate in my life to have played many fine pianos - including many Hamburg Steinways. I have a very discerning ear and have played since early childhood. I'm now in my late 40s and have played professionally for almost 30 years. I can't afford one of those Hamburgs - until now. This of course is not a HS but it's the closest thing in a portable digital piano you're going to find. The feel and tone are top shelf and it's built like a tank. It has many other fabulous tones too! Organ, (with emulated physical slidebars), and ambient effects compliment this quality package. It is so easy to fool the neighbors into thinking I'm playing a 9'1" grand. I still gig and the only downside is that it's heavy - especially when it's in its hard case (a must). Eventually technology might overcome that downside, but I think this is still the best at present. I almost forgot - Roland also has a bunch of excellent sound cards that plug right into it (two maximum at a time), so the additional sound potential for this rig is phenomenal! You can check out the sound libraries at the Roland web site. You can't go wrong with this board, but be sure to have speakers that are also top of the line, then you too can be Maurizio Pollini. . .well. . .sort of ;o).
I've owned this keyboard for 2 1/2 years now. I have gigged on it at least once a week for the whole time; in addition to playing 2-4 church services, and many rehearsals every week. I'm a piano player at heart and I've spent alot of time comparing various keyboards trying to find 'the one'. This board is the best I've found. The action is excellent (very playable) and the patches are superb. There very little wasted space or energy in this board. The control setup is the easiest and quickest that I've found; perfect for real musicians in a performance environment. The ability to layer/split and mix different instruments from dedicated knobs and sliders on the front panel is much appreciated. The only possible downside is the weight. However, if you're looking in this price range, there is not much that is lighter and many (Motiffs, Fantoms etc.) that are MUCH heavier. The S90 (ES) is roughly equivalent, but in my mind RD-700SX beat's it on key-touch and on intuitiveness-of-use.
This thing is the best! The piano sounds are absolutly stunning!! The best piano sounds I have ever heard in a keyboard! With a good amp, this thing sounds amazing! I have a good ear, and if I didn't know better, I would say I was playing a real grand piano. And all the other sounds are awesome! My only complaint is like everyone else, it is heavy. That is the only reason I didn't give it an overall perfect 10. Buy this board, you won't be sorry!
I've played every keyboard on the market and the Roland RD 700SX Blows them out of the water. The action is the best I've ever felt. The Steinway sound is incredible, and the fact that you can actually close the lid every step is just mind blowing. The only keyboard that can be compared to a RD 700SX is the Yamaha P 250 and it's not even close as far as sound and feel go. I would gladly pay twice the price tag for this keyboard. Excellent keyboard and excellent sound.
I have recently purchases the Roland RD-700SX, and I have to say it has the best piano sound I have heard on any piano since the acoustic Steinway. It also contains incredible electric pianos, organs as good as the VK-8, as well as string sounds. Although it does not have as many synth sounds as the Korg Triton or the Yamaha Motif, it contains enough for any non-Techno musician to utilize. I would recomend this to any musician of any genre of music. I would also not recommend the Korg Triton. Never sacrifice great sounds for a lot of mediocre synthesizers.
I have been playing for 16 years and this thing is unreal! The organ effects are execptional, there are so many options with the tonewheel sounds. Very close to the B3 sound, which is what sold me on this. I wanted something as close to the B3 sound as possible as well as all of the other extremely realistic sounds. The Grand sound is second to none. Overall you cannot go wrong with this. A nice chunck of change to shell out but trust me its worth every bit of it. This thing covers all angles. Only thing is that its heavy. If you are gigging it can be a beast. Definetly better in a house or studio. But still not impossible to haul just a bit heavy. Other than that, this thing rocks. Worth every penny for sure!!!
Never will I regret my close decision to purchase this upper-level board instead of a cheaper one. This is worth every penny-the sound and action are breathtaking. The Superior Grand tone is where it's at--I spend 80% of my time on that one. It records VERY well and VERY easily (with the XLR outputs). Also performs wonderfully as a MIDI controller for my PC, because of it's full size, awesome action, and one-cord USB connectivity.
The piano sounds are breathtaking, and it has alot of awesome patches. And it's so easy to edit! My one and only complaint, like alot of the others is the weight. It is very heavy. It's about ten pounds heavier than my last keyboard which was a Yamaha S08. Yah it's expensive but its worth every penny of it. Roland is the best!
After a long hiatus from the piano in collage, I finally had to time and money to start back up. I wanted something that was going to sound great, but don't exactly have the money or space for an acoustic grand piano. After a lot of research I decided on the Casio PX-700 Priva. Now, for the money, the Priva is a fine instrument and the piano samples sound very decent, however, I wanted more.After a LOT of research and about 4 trips to a local music store I finally settled on the Roland RD-700sx. The piano samples are second to none. I play a lot of different types of music and there is something for everyone there...Rock Piano or Dynamic Piano for Ben Folds and Journey, Superior Grand for classical (the X-Ultimate sample is also very good). In addition to great piano samples, the RD-700sx has a really nice set of electric pianos including several different authentic sounding Rhodes and Wurli samples. (I own a Wurlitzer 200A.)The drawbars for the tonewheel organ emulator are great. I connected my circa 1990 Yamaha DS55 FM Synth via midi to play the organ without a hitch. With the USB midi port you can also connect a desktop or laptop and do some sequencing and playback. This more than makes up for the 'lacking' sequencing capability or this piano. The USB setup is easy and worked great with Sonar 6 as well as NI FM-8 and Lounge Lizard (I like the RD-700sx's e. piano samples better than Lounge Lizard.)Lastly, the keyboard action is very authentic. It has a bit heavier feel than my parents Knabe acoustic...more similar to a Steinway or Yamaha acoustic.CONS: You aren't going to want to be carrying this bad lad around unless you have some roadies. Its about 60 lb of awkward. Also, because of its 'stage' nature there are no internal speakers (not necessarily a bad thing.) If you want it in your living room, be prepared to pony up for some decent studio monitors.OVERALL: This piano is amazing. I highly recommend it.All in all, this is a phenomenal piano.
I've been playing the piano for 10 years now, and I wanted to make and record my own music. Since I didn't like keyboards (I'm used to piano's), I decided to buy a stage piano. After some time, I bought myself the RD-700sx, and I really can't regret it! The piano sounds have an amazing quality, and if you still don't like them, you can just adjust the frequencies as much as you like.It has no internal speakers, but since I wanted good surround sound, that wasn't a problem. Although I haven't figured out how to record audio (I hope I don't have to buy an external MIDI system??), I'm sure I will soon.Conclusion is that I really don't regret this big purchase.
Ive been a student of the piano since 1980,and this keyboard is awesome.I was skeptical at first till I heard the Piano,unbelievable!Everything else I've played over the years pales in comparison.And,it's not very heavy.I love it,thanks roland.
This keyboard is miles away from the RD-700. The piano sound is so nice and relaxing that I would rate it better than the SRX expansion chip. Its features are so easy to get to and thought out so extremely well!!! The thing that I love the most is it's 4 layer designated palette. But you'll have to try it to see why its so sweet!
This keyboard is INCREDIBLE. The sound is phenomenal, recording of this sound is just fantastic. However, if you plan to use it for stead gigging, it's quite heavy, particularly once you get it in a good case to protect your investment (>100 pounds once all put together). This keyboard is more ideal if you want it to stay in one place for, say, an in-home recording studio or just for playing.
This is one serious set of keys but only for serious musicians! You'll see how the price stacks up because trust me, you'll want the best of the accessories: the Roland KS-V7 stand, a custom-molded case (this is a beast to transport without the proper case), and a nice set of at least 12" monitors to make use of its beautiful sounds.In my opinion, though, the RD-700SX is well worth the expense, and if you're looking for a professional keyboard, you won't be let down with this one. I personally have found its combination of brilliantly sampled sounds, perfectly weighted keys, and incredibly extensive customization options to be vastly superior than what the Yamaha MOTIF-ES8, Yamaha MO8, and Korg Triton have to offer.Before going Yamaha or Korg, try out the Roland RD-700SX!
I am a better piano player than I thought I was! This instrument has a tremendous amount of flexibility but if your priority is trying to replicate the experience of playing an acoustic piano, stop looking and order this one. This is the best sounding digital piano available. I don't care what you have used before, this is the obvious choice right now (late 2005) and it is well worth the money even if you never go beyond the default piano sound.
Best ever!! This is the best keyboard you will ever play. Great hammer action and excellent sounds. You will never find a better keyboard for the price!!
The RD700SX sounds, feels, and plays like an acoustic grand. Period. If you closed your eyes you would not tell the difference. Even though it is technically a "keyboard" it still knocks every other "digital piano" that I have played out the window with its key action! To top it off, it has dozens upon dozens of instrument settings and other perks that seal the deal for me! It even has a USB port!