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Roland RD-700NX

Looking for a used Roland RD-700NX?

Raising the bar for onstage performance with its high end sound, great touch, and simple control. The flagship stage piano boasts an advanced "SuperNATURAL" (Roland-speak) piano sound engine, electric piano sounds and ivory feel keyboard and a new user interface with a large, high-resolution LCD. The RD-700NX is a stage piano worth paying attention to. Also check out the Roland RD-300NX, the baby sister to this model.

What does version 2 add?
With the Version 2 software update, the RD-700NX gets new Live Sets and flexible sound creation with the RD-NX Editor for iPad.

Along with the grand pianos and electric pianos, there are hundreds of powerful synthesizer sounds, plus a variety of multi-effects. Combinations of layers, zones, effects, and various tone parameters can be stored as Live Sets for powerful and expressive sound creation.

The RD-NX Editor with the Version 2 software upgrade includes 50 new "Live Sets" with flexible real-time control via sliders or pedals. The RD-NX Editor for iPad lets you select your favorite Live Set easily, and edit your layers visually on the large screen of the iPad. The RD-NX Editor can be used wirelessly with Roland's WNA1100-RL Wireless USB adapter (sold separately).

    Key Features:
  • SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine (3 types/9 Tone variations/30 Live Sets)
  • E.Piano based on SuperNATURAL technology (3 types/12 Tone variations/30 Live Sets)
  • Hundreds of other sounds including 10 Virtual Tone Wheel Organs built in
  • Storage for 100 Live Sets (combinations of layers, zones, effects, and various tone parameters)
  • Deluxe PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement
  • Innovative Sound Focus feature ensures that every note will be heard in the mix, even subtle pianissimo passages, without compressing or coloring the sound
  • Extensive multi-effects processing options
  • Instant access to standard piano and EP sounds via One Touch Piano buttons
  • Master MIDI control features plus four MIDI ports (MIDI IN, MIDI OUT x 2, MIDI OUT/THRU)
  • Balanced XLR outputs; USB ports for data storage and audio-play functionality
    Version 2 includes:
  • 50 new Live Sets optimized for the RD-700NX
  • The number of User Live Sets have been increased from 100 to 200 on the RD-700NX
  • Download the free RD-NX Editor for iPad with wireless connectivity
  • Quick and easy Favorite Live Set selection with RD-NX Editor
  • Intuitive Live Set editing with the iPad's large touch screen

Along with the stadard grand pianos and electric pianos, there are buckets of additional sounds including Tone Wheel organs, GM2 tones, rhythm sets, and GM2 rhythm sets. Sifting through the sound library is fast and convenient with the new, high-resolution LCD, which provides clearer visibility and a beautiful graphical user interface. As well, the One Touch Piano feature from previous RD-series pianos has been enhanced, providing instant access to standard piano sounds and setups with the touch of a button. Three types of acoustic pianos and three types of electric pianos are now available for instant One Touch recall.


88 keys (PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement)
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
Live Set (4 layers) + 16 parts
Sound Generator
SuperNATURAL Piano, SuperNATURAL (E.Piano), Virtual Tone Wheel Organ, PCM Sound Generator, GM2 (for SMF Playback)
Live Set
Preset: 300
User: 100
Multi-Effects: 2 x 4 systems, 84 types
Reverb: 6 types
Chorus: 3 types
3-band Compressor
4-band Digital Equalizer

SMF/Audio File Player

File Format
Standard MIDI File: format-0/1
Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear), MP3
Audio CDs (CD-DA) (when using optional CD drive)

Recorder Section

File Format
Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)


Rhythm Pattern
200 patterns
LAYER LEVEL slider x 4 (Assignable)
REVERB knob, CHORUS knob
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
S1/S2 Buttons (Assignable)
240 x 128 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)
OUTPUT Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT Jacks (L, R): XLR type
DAMPER Pedal Jack
CONTROL Pedal Jack (FC1, FC2)
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT1, OUT2, THRU/OUT3)
USB Connectors (MIDI, Memory)
PHONES Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AC Inlet
Power Consumption
12 W
Owner's Manual, Damper Pedal (capable of continuous detection), Power Cord
Keyboard Stand: KS-G8
Piano Pedal: RPU-3
Damper Pedal: DP-10
Pedal Switch: DP-2
Expression Pedal: EV-5, EV-7
USB CD Drive: CD-01A
USB Memory

* Please use USB memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,444 mm56-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
375 mm14-13/16 inches
Height (H)
148 mm5-7/8 inches
25 kg55 lbs. 2 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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