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Roland RD-700SX Digital Piano

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Overview

Roland's RD-700SX digital piano is one of Roland's flagship instruments, using their patented "Progressive Hammer-Action" keyboard. This is Roland's fancy term for heavy-to-light response as you play from low to high octaves. Using true hammer-action keys, the piano offers a very natural response that feels and plays very closely to a real acoustic piano.

Roland RD-700SX Digital Piano Review

The Sounds

The RD-700SX provides two complete 88-note concert grand pianos, each providing individual multisamples for every key, and recorded at a variety of velocity levels. The RD-700SX also contains authentic electric piano and virtual tonewheel organ instruments, as well as an entire GM2-compatible sound set. Load and Play Standard MIDI files with the built-in MIDI File player. Onboard Rhythm and Arpeggiator functions are provided as well.

The Features

  • Good choice for gigging musician
  • Nice collection of concert grand piano sounds
     
  • True hammer action piano keys, natural feel
     
  • Full parametric 3-band EQ
     
  • Easy to use graphic interface
     
  • Onboard standard MIDI file player
     
  • USB MIDI interface and file transfer
Front-panel sliders, large buttons, and backlit LCD, the RD-700SX is intuitive and easy to navigate. Live performers will appreciate the ease of use, including the one-touch buttons that recall instrument sounds and edits. Up to 100 setups can be stored and instantly recalled.

The Effects

Transform your sound with the RD-700SXs powerful twin multi-effects engines onboard. Many high-quality effects types including reverb, chorus, 3-band compressor, dedicated 3-band parametric EQ with adjustable frequency, Q, and gain. Dedicated knobs, buttons, and the large graphical display allow intuitive sound control.

Expansion

The RD-700SX offers 474 internal tones and 14 rhythm kits, 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.

Both 1/4" and XLR outputs provide compatibility with all popular types of mixers and amplification systems. The RD-700SX offers inputs for damper pedals and two-function assignable foot pedals. Use the tandem MIDI outs and USB I/O for MIDI control and data backup/exchange. The RD-700SXs 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.

 

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