Roland RD-2000 Stage Piano

Featuring two powerful sound engines, impeccable action, and advanced controller functionality, the Roland RD-2000 gives you unparalleled performance onstage and in the studio. Roland is on the cutting edge of evolving digital piano technology, and they’ve packed their latest stage piano with the best of it. Benefiting from the latest V-Piano research, the RD-2000’s acoustic piano sounds are stunning — natural, responsive, and lavishly detailed, and with full-keyboard polyphony.

A separate SuperNATURAL sound engine serves up over 1100 additional sounds that cover any style of music, plus an epic selection of legendary electric pianos and vintage effects. The onboard 24-bit/192kHz USB audio/MIDI interface makes it easy to interface with your DAW and VIs. At once a world-class stage piano and a masterful controller, the Roland RD-2000 will take your performances to new heights.

Historic electric pianos and more

Roland spec’d the RD-2000 with a second SuperNATURAL-based sound engine that makes use of proprietary SA technology to deliver over 1100 additional sounds covering virtually any style of music, plus a broad selection of classic electric pianos from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. These EPs are so authentic-sounding, they are instantly recognizable from the hit records that immortalized them. Also on tap are vintage effects that include the BOSS CE-1 Chorus and Roland SDD-320 Dimension D.

V-Piano acoustics

Roland has long been on the cutting edge of digital piano research, and they’ve poured their engineering know-how into their newest stage piano. The RD-2000 features not one, but two state-of-the-art sound engines. The acoustic piano sounds are based on the company’s flagship V-Piano modeling technology, and they’re absolutely splendid. Keyboardists here at Sweetwater are blown away by the dedicated acoustic engine’s full-keyboard polyphony, for performance without compromise. Included are newly developed re-creations of two Roland innovations from the 1980s: the RD-1000 (the first RD stage piano), and the MKS-20 sound module.

Roland RD-2000 88-key Stage Piano Features:

  • Roland’s next-generation RD stage piano
  • 2 independent sound engines and extensive controller features
  • Dedicated acoustic piano sound engine with full polyphony
  • Second SuperNATURAL sound engine with 128-voice polyphony for EPs and additional sounds
  • 8 knobs with LED status indicators; faders for real-time control over sounds and effects
  • 8 assignable zones for combining internal sounds and external sources (including VIs)


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