WNAMM08: Roland Introduce New Stage Pianos

RD-700GX and RD-300GX make their debut      25/01/08
WNAMM08: Roland Introduce New Stage Pianos


Roland have introduced two new stage pianos – the RD-700GX and RD-300GX. The RD-700GX is the flagship instrument and here’s how Roland describe its features in their own words…
Features
  • Stunning 88-key stereo multi-sampled piano sounds
  • 88-key weighted keyboards: PHA II “Ivory Feelâ€� with Escapement
  • SuperNATURAL electric pianos for unprecedented realism
  • Audio playback of WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files via USB memory; easy on stage control with Audio Key feature
  • Piano Designer function for creating the perfect custom instruments, plus eight multi-effects processors
  • Three MIDI outputs, multiple zones for master-control functionality
Perfect Piano
The RD-700GX is anchored by Roland’s finest 88-key stereo multisampled piano engine including a brand-new super expressive piano sound, with every note captured using a generous amount of wave capacity. In addition to the super-expressive onboard piano sound-sets, other essential instruments are built into these new pianos, including EPs. You can even customize and save your sounds for instant recall.
Perfect Touch
Your fingers will love the RD-700GX’s top-of-the-line PHA II “Ivory Feel� keyboard with Escapement. This amazing keyboard technology reproduces the real surface feel of ivory acoustic piano keys providing a familiar stability and comfort to the pianist. The keys are designed to absorb moisture, ensuring a secure, slip-proof feel, even in the hottest stage environments where sweaty hands can spell disaster.
SuperNATURAL EP
Another distinguishing feature of the RD-700GX is its electric-piano sound bank derived from Roland’s unique SuperNATURAL technology. Enjoy realism, expression, and control like never before with this special selection of EPs that provide amazingly authentic and organic tonal response.
USB Audio Enhancement
Play audio through the RD-700GX directly from a USB memory key. Flexible file compatibility enables playback of Standard MIDI Files, WAV, AIFF and MP3s. The "Audio Key" feature lets you use the bottom 15 keys for controlling start song, song length, etc. In addition, you can connect directly to a PC via USB and tap into Cakewalk SONAR LE software, included in every RD-700GX package.
Custom Shop
For those who like to get inside an instrument and customize its sounds, the RD-700GX’s Piano Designer feature is your key to unlocking and personalizing the sound-set, down to the smallest details such as Hammer Noise, Damper Resonance, Duplex Scale, and more. In the RD-700GX, sounds can be further customized with the 8 channels of powerful onboard multi-effects.
Sound Expansion, Master Control
Expand and personalize the internal sound-set by adding up to two optional Roland SRX expansion boards, then take your music to the stage. The RD-700GX makes great master controller, thanks to multi-zone functionality and three MIDI outputs.

RD-300GX
Pricing and Availability:
TBC More information:

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