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#1815138 - 12/30/11 01:07 PM Roland RD-700NX delivered!  
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I just unpacked my Roland RD-700NX that was delivered today. I am so excited!!

Again, thank you all for your very informed answers to all the questions I had during my search for a digital piano. Here are two pictures of my new beauty.

Cheers!
Mike

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#1815148 - 12/30/11 01:23 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Ooooooo, pretty. Congrats!

#1815179 - 12/30/11 02:01 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Sweet! For the "Concert Grand" try turning off the reverb, chorus, compressor, sound focus, and EQ. Turn up the sympathetic resonance to at least 64. Use good headphones. Also try the "Studio Grand" with the same settings but turn up the bass EQ +6 dB.

#1815190 - 12/30/11 02:13 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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hey! why it's turned off??? yous should never turn off your piano.

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#1815205 - 12/30/11 02:31 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Thanks gvfarns!

Thanks for the settings Dewster! Will try them out.

Rob, It was turned off the first 30 mins because it is cold here today and the piano was frozen in the beginning... smile Now it is on and I am just resting my fingers.

The piano is absolutely amazing! Back to playing my new favorite; Canon Fantasy as arranged by Lee Galloway. smile


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#1815226 - 12/30/11 03:01 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: rob.art]  
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Originally Posted by rob.art
hey! why it's turned off??? yous should never turn off your piano.

Because the tubes will last longer? :-)


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#1815231 - 12/30/11 03:04 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: dewster]  
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Originally Posted by dewster
Sweet! For the "Concert Grand" try turning off the reverb, chorus, compressor, sound focus, and EQ. Turn up the sympathetic resonance to at least 64. Use good headphones. Also try the "Studio Grand" with the same settings but turn up the bass EQ +6 dB.

The Studio Grand bass is a little light, isn't it? It's a fun piano to play, though, and a good reason to spring for the 700NX over the FP-7F.


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#1815247 - 12/30/11 03:27 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: kippesc]  
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Congrats. Looks very sweet.
Still got a 700NX on my list. It's a good all-rounder. Love Roland's stands.

#1815290 - 12/30/11 04:32 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Yippee! Speakers?

#1815295 - 12/30/11 04:40 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Congrats! But I don't know how you would play this without an amp/speakers. Or are you a headphone kind of guy?


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#1815306 - 12/30/11 04:53 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Congrats and a beautiful set up!


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#1815323 - 12/30/11 05:30 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: reflex65]  
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Originally Posted by reflex65
Yippee! Speakers?


Yes, finally! smile
Regarding speakers/amp; for now I'll only practise on this DP with headphones when I don't want to disturb others or when the kids are asleep. When I want to play so others can hear I'll use my AP.


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#1815361 - 12/30/11 06:29 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: kippesc]  
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Originally Posted by kippesc
The Studio Grand bass is a little light, isn't it? It's a fun piano to play, though, and a good reason to spring for the 700NX over the FP-7F.

Yes, that and the arguably more straightforward layer-based internal architecture / user interface on the NX (and - say what you will - the SN EPs).

#1815433 - 12/30/11 07:32 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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@amaruk. Did you get the 3-pedal unit? It's worth having.


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#1815449 - 12/30/11 07:50 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: kippesc]  
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Originally Posted by kippesc
@amaruk. Did you get the 3-pedal unit? It's worth having.


Oh man, you are making my argument from a while back that two pedals are sufficient look silly. Now I'm beginning to wish I had three pedals, and I can't even explain why.

#1815450 - 12/30/11 07:54 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Congrats!

Nice minimalist setup.

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#1815459 - 12/30/11 08:00 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: gvfarns]  
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Originally Posted by gvfarns
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@amaruk. Did you get the 3-pedal unit? It's worth having.


Oh man, you are making my argument from a while back that two pedals are sufficient look silly. Now I'm beginning to wish I had three pedals, and I can't even explain why.

You need it. Think Rach c-sharp minor prelude. Lots of Debussy.

I get a kick out of the fact that the Imperfect Samples 1908 Steinway D seems to support a full sostenuto pedal when the original AP on which it's based does not.

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#1815462 - 12/30/11 08:01 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: kippesc]  
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Originally Posted by kippesc
@amaruk. Did you get the 3-pedal unit? It's worth having.


I did order the 3-pedal unit. But it is on backorder so they will send it to me once it is in stock again smile

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#1815463 - 12/30/11 08:03 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Excellent. [Insert thumbs-up emoticon here]


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#1815496 - 12/30/11 08:30 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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thumb <--- there you go. wink


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#1815587 - 12/30/11 10:27 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Looks great ! Congratulations
When you take that stand down .... watch your fingers on the clips ..... ;-)


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#1815743 - 12/31/11 05:11 AM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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I use the same stand. Currently got the MP10 on it which proportionately sits better on it than Rolands do ironically. I hack-sawed off the excess parts of the upper tubes where they stick out and then plugged the ends again with the rubber/plastic grommets provided. The aim of that stand is to make the keyboard look like it is floating so the tubes that stick out either side of your knees ruins that impression. The Roland RD is not quite deep enough to look just right on the KS-G8 stand. But hack the excess off and shuffle the piano back towards the playing position a bit and it will look much better.

I know I'm a freak by the way.

#1815770 - 12/31/11 07:48 AM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Congratulations! I think you've got one of the best stage pianos there is. Have fun with it smile

#1815913 - 12/31/11 02:27 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: EssBrace]  
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Originally Posted by EssBrace
But hack the excess off and shuffle the piano back towards the playing position a bit and it will look much better.

Yeah Amaruk - get busy with that hacksaw already! Are you a man or a mouse? wink

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Ha ha, yes the RD is just settling in and I'm saying get the hacksaw out...but the crazy thing is, I would. And did. And of course later on I had to cover up the Roland branding on the pedestal...can't have Kawai or Nord Piano sitting on a Roland logo! But Roland do make the sexiest stands.

#1815973 - 12/31/11 04:14 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: dewster]  
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Originally Posted by dewster
Originally Posted by EssBrace
But hack the excess off and shuffle the piano back towards the playing position a bit and it will look much better.

Yeah Amaruk - get busy with that hacksaw already! Are you a man or a mouse? wink

Ha ha.. Too funny guys! I was thinking that I don't need 88 keys so perhaps when I have the saw out I could trim the piano on both ends to make it shorter... 60 or so keys would do .. smile


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#1816009 - 12/31/11 05:06 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Originally Posted by Amaruk
I was thinking that I don't need 88 keys so perhaps when I have the saw out I could trim the piano on both ends to make it shorter... 60 or so keys would do .. smile


That's crazy talk! You will need at least 61 keys . . .!

#1816101 - 12/31/11 08:13 PM Re: Roland RD-700NX delivered! [Re: Amaruk]  
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Congrats on your purchase. I just got my RD700 a few weeks ago and it is an amazing machine.

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Originally Posted by Melodialworks Music
Originally Posted by Amaruk
I was thinking that I don't need 88 keys so perhaps when I have the saw out I could trim the piano on both ends to make it shorter... 60 or so keys would do .. smile

That's crazy talk! You will need at least 61 keys . . .!

I agree. Just lop off the top octave.

Seriously, the key assembly appears to be modular, with the dividing point being G#|A. It might be easy to remove the highest complete octave at those points, then smack the short A|C at the top onto the remainder. Removing the joystick would subtract the length of about 5 more white keys. The problematic part would be cutting the rest of the case to match the shorter keyboard - maybe relocate the AC supply on the right, and hack a bit off of the left?

Then put in a couple of full-range 5" speakers and a stereo 10W amp. A chopped, lighter 76 key NX would be the bee's knees!


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