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Roland RD-88 Stage Piano

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For over three decades, RD pianos have been trusted by professionals, night after night, on stages the world over. One key reason is how playable they are, and how connected you feel when you play one. You get sturdy controls and smooth, reliable keyboard action that feels natural - never stiff, never spongy.

Key Features
• Lightweight and compact design for easy transport and setup
• Ivory feel piano-touch keyboard (PHA-4) for world-class playability
• New SuperNATURAL pianos and electric pianos based on acclaimed RD series
• Easy to use interface optimized for performance
• Three zones with external control and Apple MainStage integration
• Room-filling, onboard speaker system

Authentic sounds
A great stage piano needs sounds that are authentic and have character. The RD-88 draws upon its rich heritage and features newly developed SuperNATURAL pianos and electric pianos that can go from sparkle to grit with a few knob twists. And for extra versatility, there's a curated selection of acoustic and electronic sounds from Roland's historic legacy using the same sound engine found in our flagship synthesizers.

Refreshingly simple
RD pianos are easy to connect with, thanks to their intuitive controls and friendly layout. The RD-88 is no different, giving you just what you need for confident and expressive performances. Vital controls are clearly marked and always in reach, so you can quickly find your favourite sounds, add effects, or shape the tonal balance to suit the venue.

Integrate soft synths
Sometimes you need a very specific sound or the unique capabilities of a particular soft synth or sample library. The RD-88 has three zones that can be configured with internal sounds, or can integrate and control soft synths from Apple MainStage. This makes it simple to duplicate the sound of a track live or mix favourite soft synths with the RD-88's own palette of sounds.

Fits your life
The RD-88's clean and compact design fits neatly into your lifestyle. Its lightweight and sturdy build makes it easy to take with you and quick to set up, even on small stages or in cramped rehearsal spaces. And the room-filling integrated speaker system is ultra-convenient and lets you play with less clutter and less fuss.


Keyboard: 88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)

Sound Generator
• ZEN-Core
• SuperNATURAL Piano
• SuperNATURAL E.Piano

Parts: 3 parts

• Scene: 400
• Tone: Over 3,000

• Zone Multi-effects: 3 systems, 90 types
• Zone EQ: 3 systems
• Zone Tone Color: 3 systems
• Scene Multi-effects (IFX): 90 types
• Sympathetic Resonance
• Chorus/Delay: 8 types
• Reverb: 6 types
• Master Compressor
• Master EQ
• Input Reverb
• Input EQ

Other Functions
• Favorite
• Rhythm Pattern
• Song Player
• MIDI Master Keyboard
• DAW Control

• Assignable Wheel x 2
• Assignable Control knob x 8
• Master Volume knob
• Damper Pedal
• Assignable Pedal x 2

Rated Power Output: 6 W x 2

• Full Range 12 cm x 2
• Tweeter 2 cm x 2

Display: Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots

External Storage Device: USB flash drive

• PHONES jack: stereo 1/4-inch phone type
• OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
• MIC INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• LINE INPUT Jack: Stereo miniature phone type
• Pedal (DAMPER, FC1, FC2) jacks: TRS phone type
• MIDI OUT jack
• DC IN jack

Power Supply: DC 12 V: AC adaptor
Current Draw: 1,500 mA

Included Accessories: AC adaptor, Power cord, Pedal Switch

Dimensions (W x D x H): 1,284 x 258 x 159 mm / 50-9/16 x 10-3/16 x 6-5/16 inches
Weight: 13.5 kg / 29 lbs 13 oz (excluding AC adaptor)

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Pretty good value for the price. There are a lot of features packed into the piano, but it can get a bit complicated at first to customize it. The piano sounds are good too, but I wish I could fine tune the piano sounds to make it sounds more real.
Posted by Patrick on Nov 14, 2020
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