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.
"I love the fact that each individual note can be adjusted for pitch, tone, attack & sustain, making it possible to go beyond the often clinical sound of other digital pianos. In addition, there are lots of other quality sounds to play with and combine-it's time to play!"
- Mike Lindup
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.
Gorgeous Acoustic Pianos Powered by
In a word, the RD-2000’s acoustic piano sounds are magnificent. Incorporating Roland’s very latest piano technologies and long-running V-Piano research, the acoustic voice is incredibly natural, responsive, and richly detailed. The dedicated acoustic engine features full-keyboard polyphony, allowing you to realise authentic piano performances without absolutely no compromises.
Historic Electric Pianos
Via a second SuperNATURAL-based sound engine, the RD-2000 gives you access to a wide range of classic electric pianos from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Included are newly developed recreations of the RD-1000 (the very first RD stage piano) and MKS-20 sound module from the 1980s. Driven by Roland’s milestone SA technology, their unique musical voices are instantly recognisable from that era’s hit records. Vintage effects are also on hand for processing your EPs, including the famous BOSS CE-1 Chorus and Roland SDD-320 Dimension D. Visit our special RD history page for more background on these and other classic instruments and effects, plus sound demos of the recreations found in 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 moulded 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.
"Hands down the best feel of any keyboard controller I’ve ever played. No other keyboard even comes close and whenever I randomly ‘sit in’ on a jam session or on another event where they don’t have an RD there, it’s not a fun night for me."
- Brian Culbertson
Designed for 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.
Ensemble Sounds for Every Genre
In addition to its world-class pianos, the versatile RD-2000 includes over 1,100 additional sounds for covering any style of music with just one keyboard. Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology provides highly expressive Virtual Tone Wheel organs, modern and vintage synths, clavinet, orchestral strings, brass, and many other sound types. At Roland’s Axial sound website, you’ll find even more sounds to load into the RD-2000’s two wave expansion slots, including selections from previous RD instruments. And 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.
"It's perfect. It's easy to store presets and stack sounds together. Now I have all of my presets on a USB key for when I travel. I always feel bad for my guitar player when I take 12 seconds to be show-ready and he's dealing with all sorts of random troubles."
- Sean Scanlon
Command and Control
Offering the most extensive controller features of any RD series piano to date, the RD-2000 is the perfect solution for commanding a large-scale setup.
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 favourite 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.
"The piano is the foundation of most of the songs we write in A Great Big World. The richness and fullness of the acoustic piano sound in my mix every night. Both our band and crew have noticed the difference when we started using the RD series more consistently."
- A Great Big World
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 organisation, 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 aluminium 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 pedalling experience, combining three pedals into one compact unit.
For solid support on stage or in the studio, the optional KS-G8 stand is a perfect match for the RD-2000. It features an open design for a sleek look, plus durable steel piping and rigid bracing to ensure maximum stability. The KS-G8 folds for easy transport, and its height can be adjusted for sitting or standing positions.
- Keyboard: PHA-50 Keyboard: Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)
SOUND GENERATOR SECTION
- Sound Generator: 2x Independent Sound Engines
Sound Engine1: V-Piano Technology
Sound Engine2: SuperNATURAL
SuperNATURAL (E.Piano, Clav)
Virtual Tone Wheel Organ
PCM Sound Generator
- Max. Polyphony: V-Piano Technology Sound Engine: Full Polyphony
SuperNATURAL Sound Engine: 128 voices
- Parts: 16 parts (Max 8 parts are used in the PROGRAM)
- Tones: 1,100 tones Over
- Program: 300
- Scene: 100
- Effects: Modulation FX: 4 systems, 62 types
Tremolo/Amp Simulator: 4 systems, 6 types
Reverb: 6 types
Delay: 5 types
Sympathetic Resonance (Only for SuperNATURAL Piano)
5-band Digital Equalizer
AUDIO FILE PLAYER
- File Format: Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
- File Format: Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
- External Storage DeviceUSB flash drive (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)
- Rhythm Pattern: 200 patterns
- Controllers: Slider x 9 (with illumination)
Knobs x 8 (with illumination)
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
Modulation Wheel x 2
- Display: Graphic LCD 256 x 80 dots
- Connectors: MAIN OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT (L, R) jacks: XLR type
SUB OUT (L, R) jacks:1/4-inch phone type
NPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Pedal (DAMPER, FC1, FC2, EXT) jacks: TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT1, THRU/OUT2) connectors
USB (COMPUTER) port: USB type B
USB (MEMORY) port: USB type A
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AC In jack
- Number of USB Audio Record/Playback Channels: Signal Processing: 24-bit
Sampling Rate: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Record: 2 channels
Playback: 2 channelsPower Consumption23 W
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)
- Options: Keyboard stand: KS-G8B
Piano pedal: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP-10
Pedal switch: DP-2
Expression pedal: EV-5
USB Flash Memory
SIZE AND WEIGHT
- Width: 1,412 mm | 55-5/8”
- Depth: 367 mm | 14-1/2”
- Height: 140 mm | 5-9/16”
- Weight: 21.7 kg | 47 lbs 14 oz
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.
Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Overview
Deep editing features unlock one-off custom sounds As keys man and musical director for R&B legends Earth, Wind & Fire, Myron McKinley has a finely tuned ear for piano performance. In this video, Myron plays a jazz piece to demonstrate the stunning quality of the Roland RD-2000’s acoustic sounds, which have been customised to suit his taste.
Flexible sound-sculpting features adapt to any musical scenario From the McKinley Martin Sydnor trio to the mighty Earth, Wind & Fire, Myron McKinley’s career has run the gamut of musical scenarios. But as the keys man reveals in this video interview, the Roland RD-2000 has the flexibility to adapt to every gig, offering authentic models of vintage acoustic/electric pianos, deep editing options that let him program custom sounds – and quickfire operation that means he can pull them up fast onstage.
Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Acoustic Piano sound preview
Roland RD-2000 walk-through : 8-Zone demo
Roland RD-2000 walk-through : Scene Function demo
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Roland RD-2000 walk-through : External Control examples