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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
Marko in Boston #2321309 08/28/14 10:18 PM
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Thank you for the thoughtful comments. That's very interesting, and a pretty great endorsement for the RD800. I've much less experience with EP's than with acoustic pianos and organs. So I appreciate the suggestions. I definitely need to spend more time playing with them on my RD, particularly tweaking the sound through the amp sim parameters.

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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
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The full 'Sound On Sound' review of the RD-800 is now available...

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr14/articles/roland-rd800.htm

Great review, but I think there are some inaccuracies


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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
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Good Reviews! thanks for the links smile


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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
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I sometimes practice using the on-board rhythms, but I am puzzled by how some of them don't match the set tempo.

For example, selecting crotchet = 120, the first 81 are fine, then as you move onto the following, the tempo changes and doesn't match the setting;

082~089: Rockballad~Shuffle
107~113: Swing~Jazz
115~118: Gospel~Blues
185~189: Waltz

Is it me, or is this a bug?


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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
Marko in Boston #2334990 10/07/14 10:04 AM
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If anyone feels like killing an hour listening to each preset sound on the RD800, this guy did a demo on YT...




Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
Marko in Boston #2336314 10/11/14 03:01 PM
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thanks a lot marko,this is a great video to discover how versatile is the RD800.

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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
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Originally Posted by lekanout
thanks a lot marko,this is a great video to discover how versatile is the RD800.


If you want to hear some excellent AP playing on the RD800 (and other Roland DPs), check out this YT channel. Very talented player IMO.

https://www.youtube.com/user/mishakom1




Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
Marko in Boston #2347288 11/08/14 03:30 PM
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This question is for Marko and anyone else who has tweaked their RD800 to achieve better sound: what patch and what settings have you changed in order to achieve the best (in your own opinion of course) acoustic piano sound? Myself, I happen to love the first Concert Grand sound, Sound 0001, although I've used the Rock Concert Grand when performing because I think (and I'm not sure if this is correct or not) that this piano has a more compressed sound. I have also rotated the "color" dial to the left when performing because I'm usually outputting a single mono cable to the PA. I also have a Live Set with the Rock Concert Grand that lightens the Key Touch, for when I play a solo and I want to bring out my sound, give it more of an edge, and I use the S1 and S2 buttons to toggle in and out of this live set.

Anyone else have any favorite tweaks?


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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
Marko in Boston #2347352 11/08/14 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Marko in Boston


That is an interesting review. In it, the author says:

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The most immediate superlative for the RD-800 is the phenomenal piano sample newly derived from Roland’s V-Piano Grand and brand new for this RD model series. From the moment you touch the Concert Grand button, you default to an amazingly rich acoustic piano sound. The sample is incredibly responsive with the RD-800 action and rings with all the nuances you would expect in a piano sound from resonance to decay to hammer sound.



I have been curious as to how the V-Piano technology would trickle into the rest of the Roland line. Since the V-Piano and V-Grand use modelling and the rest of the Roland line use sampling, is the RD-800 able to take advantage of at least some aspect of the dynamics of the original V-Grand or did they just sample it for the RD-800?

Whatever Roland is doing with the RD-800, the description in the review sounds quite promising. It would be great if all of what the V-Grand does appears in other Roland products and becomes standard fare in the years to come. I can imagine the day when that technology becomes commonplace and everybody gets to have it.

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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
Marko in Boston #2353940 11/23/14 03:39 PM
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RD800 owners, any of you experience a slight static-pop when layering more than two voices. It's very subtle but I notice with headphones. I noticed this a while back. Again very slight but it's a bit annoying once you notice it. Just not sure if it's my board only. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
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Is there a metronome with different time signatures in the rd800.I know Ive got one in the rhythm section on the rd700nx.


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Marko,
I've not experienced anything like that, and I'm usually pretty sensitive to that sort of thing. But I've not played mine with headphones. My cans are in my office, and I'll be out most of the week for the thanksgiving holiday, but I'll try to check it next week if you still haven't gotten any feedback from other owners. Is the pop sound evident with every note played? or just when you activate the 3rd layer? is it when the key is depressed or on the release? and pop implies a very short duration artifact?




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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
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Originally Posted by Marko in Boston
RD800 owners, any of you experience a slight static-pop when layering more than two voices. It's very subtle but I notice with headphones. I noticed this a while back. Again very slight but it's a bit annoying once you notice it. Just not sure if it's my board only. Any feedback would be appreciated.


Marko:
When do you notice this? Is it present every time a key is pressed? At the beginning, middle or end of the press? Are there any combination of voices where this is most noticeable? I've not yet noticed this artifact, but will sure listen for it now.

Also Marko, any thoughts about my post in this thread from November 8th? About what you've done to try to optimize your piano performance voice?

Thanks in advance.


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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
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Hey guys I am new here. My first Digital Piano is the RD800 and I am lost as to achieving a specific sound I want, and was hoping you guys can help me.

The sound is like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHxpLSGctAY
But obviously for the RD800 instead of the FP80.

Thanks for reading.

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD
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It's most likely the NX Concert Grand in your RD800 but might be tweaked in the FP80. It's the core sound for all recent FP's and RD's prior to the RD800 but I find that they sound somewhat different in each board.


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Oh I see thanks smile Is there a way to achieving that amount of ambience? I have tried setting reverb to 127 and even then it doesn't sound as spacious as that video.


Thanks

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Most likely, it is a different type of reverb applied to the piano tone on that FP-80..

Check page 31 of your owners manual and try some different types of reverb.

Jay


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Marko in Boston #2358154 12/04/14 01:36 PM
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Okay thanks, I will mess around some more tonight. I just hope I didn't make the mistake of getting the RD 800 thinking it had everything the FP80 had but more.

Thanks for the reply.

Regards
Jake

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You may or may not be able to reproduce that exact FP-80 tone to a degree that satisfies you, but even if not I'd say don't judge the RD-800 based on that. It's an incredibly versatile instrument loaded with some really amazing sounding sounds. Give it a fair chance and you'll likely find lots of other surprisingly tweakable sounds from it that you like even better. In any case, I hope that you'll find the sound that you're looking for. If so, I wouldn't object if you posted your settings here. smile

Btw, in addition to Jay's suggestion on playing with the reverb settings, you might also adjust the tone color knob

Warm Regards,




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