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Equipped with two independent sound engines, premium action, and advanced controller features, the Roland RD-2000 delivers unmatched performance on stage and in the studio. Blending evolved piano technologies with extensive modern control, this next-generation instrument takes the industry-standard stage piano series to new levels of inspiration and creativity. Version 1.50 software adds new sounds joining the latest piano models already onboard as well as historic RD stage piano series available from Roland’s Axial website.
The RD-2000 is a dream come true for the performing keyboardist. It features dual sound engines that power our best acoustic and electric pianos ever, plus the finest action we’ve ever put in a stage piano. There’s a massive selection of top-quality ensemble sounds to cover any musical task, as well as two wave expansion slots for adding even more sounds. And with its innovative modern interface, the RD-2000 is the perfect master controller for working with today’s software-based instruments on stage.
Unlimited Expression with V-Piano Modeling Technology
The RD-2000 brings you magnificent acoustic pianos powered by Roland’s evolving V-Piano technology. Our proprietary modeling approach realizes the complex sound and interactive feel of an acoustic piano down to the finest details, backed by a speedy engine DSP that eliminates the tonal limitations, memory issues, and polyphony roadblocks of purely sample-based systems. Every note is incredibly rich, natural, and responsive, while full-keyboard polyphony lets you play and create without compromise. And with a range of intuitive tools, you can customize deep parameters to shape your perfect piano voice—or craft instruments never heard before.
German Concert V-Piano Expansion on Roland Cloud
With the Version 2.0 update, the RD-2000 supports the new German Concert V-Piano expansion available on Roland Cloud. Complementing the pre-loaded V-Piano instrument, this powerful expansion delivers a versatile new voice based on the iconic German D-style concert grand piano.
Enhanced modeling features developed for the German Concert expansion offer new tonal possibilities that are highlighted with 17 ready-to-play patches. For solo work, the sound is organic and ultra-responsive, with rich harmonic overtones and unpredictable colors that inspire you to get lost in the music. And for ensemble playing, this expansion delivers the muscle and presence you need to cut through dense band mixes on stage.
Historic Electric Pianos
The RD-2000’s dedicated SuperNATURAL sound engine puts an impressive selection of classic electric pianos at your fingertips. Create using the authentic sounds of go-to icons from the ’60s and ’70s. Or explore spot-on recreations of the RD-1000—the very first RD stage piano—and MKS-20 sound module, whose unique musical voices are instantly recognizable from 1980s hits and beyond. Vintage effects are also on hand to bring classic color to EPs, including the famous BOSS CE-1 Chorus and Roland SDD-320 Dimension D.
Ensemble Sounds for Every Genre
Along with its world-class acoustic and electric pianos, the RD-2000 includes over 1100 premium sounds for covering any style of music with just one keyboard. The versatile SuperNATURAL engine delivers signature Roland expression for everything from Virtual Tone Wheel organs, modern and vintage synths, and other keyboard instruments to orchestral strings and brass, world instruments, and more.
Expand Your Possibilities at Axial
At Roland’s Axial website, you’ll find genuine RD sound libraries ready to load into the RD-2000’s two expansion slots. Install the actual sounds from previous RD instruments like the RD-500, RD-600, and RD-700 series. Or extend your range with the RD-EXP05 Virtual Tone Wheel Organ and RD-EXP06 Analog/Digital Vintage Synth collections. If you’re stepping up from the RD-800, you’ll be pleased to know that all your Live Sets are fully compatible with the RD-2000.
The PHA-50 progressive hammer-action keyboard with escapement is the ideal platform for playing the RD-2000’s responsive acoustic and electric pianos. This innovative keyboard features hybrid keys constructed of wood and molded materials, combining classic feel with rugged durability. Together with Roland’s advanced sensor mechanism and hammer-action design, the PHA-50 delivers authentic grand piano touch that’s right at home under your fingers.
Designed for the Stage
With its intuitive interface, navigating the RD-2000 during live performances is a breeze. Eight knobs and nine sliders provide instant control for sounds, effects, and more, and the knobs feature LED indicators for precise adjustment with instant visual feedback.
Zones and Scenes
The RD-2000 features eight assignable zones that allow you to map sounds to different key ranges, or create combination sounds with up to eight layers. And with the new Scene function, you can save 100 different snapshots of the entire keyboard setup and recall them with a quick button touch while performing.
Bender and Wheels
Equipped with Roland’s classic pitch/mod lever and two modulation wheels, the RD-2000 provides expressive options for any performance style. The dual wheels are useful for detailed sound adjustment on external synths, and are independently assignable per program.
Powerful Encoder Knobs
The RD-2000’s dynamic encoder knobs bring a new level of control to your live performances. LED indicators show the current knob value at a glance, even on the darkest stages. They also respond to velocity, allowing you to execute precise edits with slow movements and quickly move through tones and parameters with fast movements.
Command and Control
The RD-2000 offers the most extensive controller features of any RD piano to date, making it the perfect solution for commanding a large-scale setup. With the ability to seamlessly integrate internal sounds, software-based instruments, hardware sound modules, and more, the RD-2000 is mission control for the most advanced stage shows.
Connect with DAWs and Performance Software
Via the RD-2000’s USB audio/MIDI interface, it’s easy to integrate software instruments with a studio DAW or a laptop running your favorite host software on stage. You can control soft synths with zones along with internal sounds, and route their audio through the RD-2000 to create a powerful hybrid rig. The interface supports 24-bit audio at rates up to 192 kHz, allowing you to access your highest quality sounds.
Flexible Audio Outputs
With its versatile outputs, the RD-2000 is ready to connect with any stage or studio setup. Main stereo outs are provided on XLR and ¼-inch jacks, and there’s also a sub output that allows you to route internal sounds and USB audio independently.
Built for Professional Performers
Combining the traditional RD-series appearance with elements of the V-Piano, the RD-2000 embodies both tradition and innovation. It’s designed from the ground up with the working pro in mind, with careful consideration of details regarding the interface workflow, sound organization, and physical layout of connectors, switches, knobs, and sliders.
Light and Durable
While the RD-2000’s feature upgrades are significant, its weight hasn’t changed from the previous RD generation. It’s still easy to transport from gig to gig, and the aluminum body is both handsome and extremely durable.
Extensive Foot Control
The RD-2000’s four pedal inputs can be configured for damper pedals, expression pedals, and more. A DP-10 pedal is included for damper pedal operation. The optional RPU-3 provides a real grand piano pedaling experience, combining three pedals into one compact unit.