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Thank you Roland guys (without forgetting James's effort!) for sponsoring my daughter's Piano. She was set between Kawaii MP7 & RD800, but finally decided to go ahead with RD800.

Not sure, for some reason she didn't felt the action on CP4 though she spends most of her day on Yamaha CM3 Grand!

Here is her first recording on RD800



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Great video. She's a talented kid!

Kudos on your new purchase. After similar deliberation, I selected the RD800 for my home studio. Like your daughter, I tried the CP4 several times and just could not connect. The Roland has a great feel to me, and is a joy to play.

I hope she gets many enjoyable and fruitful years out of her new piano.


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suniil,

Great performance!

Is your daughter the same young lady, who like year-two-three (don't remember when lol) did a quite famous recording of classical piano hits, among them REvolutionary Etude?

I remember it was also a Hindu looking girl living in UK and really talented.

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RD800 was a great choice for your upgrade. Well deserved for your wonderfully talented daughter. Looking forward to more YT videos.

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Congratulations on your (and your daughter's) new piano. The RD-800 really is an amazing board and your daughter is making it sound really great in that video. Very very nice! smile


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Love the keys, her command of them, and especially her voice -- wow! You have every right to be extremely proud of this prodigy.


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Hello suniil,

Thank you for sharing your daughters performance. May I wish her the best of luck with her bright musical future.

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Your post says Roland FP4 to Roland RD800 but mentions the CP4 (Yamaha). Which piano did she have previous?

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Yes Kapelli, she is in Year 9 (13 years old) now and a first study classical pianist in Purcell School for Young Musicians.

Originally Posted by kapelli

Is your daughter the same young lady, who like year-two-three (don't remember when lol) did a quite famous recording of classical piano hits, among them REvolutionary Etude?

I remember it was also a Hindu looking girl living in UK and really talented.



Thank you So much. She mentioned in the same way - the connection with the keys and playing is more enjoyable on RD800.

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I selected the RD800 for my home studio. Like your daughter, I tried the CP4 several times and just could not connect.

I hope she gets many enjoyable and fruitful years out of her new piano.

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We sold FP4 and bought RD800. Regarding Yamaha, we have a C3M (conservatory grand) at home for Classical music practice and the reason for mentioning this in original post - I thought she will be choosing CP4 over RD800, but it was a surprise for me with her choice!

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Your post says Roland FP4 to Roland RD800 but mentions the CP4 (Yamaha). Which piano did she have previous?

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Thank you everyone, just shown your replies to her and she is so happy to see your replies.

Marko: she has picked up the tune "Nothing to Lose" from Empire (Fox), will be uploaded soon. Do you have any tips on using the board on Stage? It didn't sound that great on Stage last weekend, but always brilliant in home setup.

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RD800 was a great choice for your upgrade. Well deserved for your wonderfully talented daughter. Looking forward to more YT videos.

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She's a talented girl, for sure. I have to say that I didn't like hearing a 13 year old girl playing that song. I think that song is well beyond her years in terms of its complexity of theme and the darkness of its message. I think she should focus on music that she can really relate to. I know people will see it as just a vehicle for her talents, disregarding whether she really understands this song, but I think it is important to play age-suitable music. She's so young and doesn't need to follow the tortured, dark path at such a tender age. Just my opinion.

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Originally Posted by suniil
Thank you everyone, just shown your replies to her and she is so happy to see your replies.

Marko: she has picked up the tune "Nothing to Lose" from Empire (Fox), will be uploaded soon. Do you have any tips on using the board on Stage? It didn't sound that great on Stage last weekend, but always brilliant in home setup.

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RD800 was a great choice for your upgrade. Well deserved for your wonderfully talented daughter. Looking forward to more YT videos.


This will all depend on the equipment being used on stage, not necessarily the keyboard itself. First of all, is she being routed through the mixer in stereo? Pianos and keyboards should always be in stereo - they sound so much better. So make sure they set that up correctly. Then you'll need to have someone with good ears to be able to hear what needs adjusting in the EQ. Is it overly bright or too dark? Is she playing solo piano or is she playing with a band that might have competing frequencies? A good sound engineer can figure that part out, but I think the stereo thing is the first step.


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Originally Posted by Morodiene
Originally Posted by suniil
Thank you everyone, just shown your replies to her and she is so happy to see your replies.

Marko: she has picked up the tune "Nothing to Lose" from Empire (Fox), will be uploaded soon. Do you have any tips on using the board on Stage? It didn't sound that great on Stage last weekend, but always brilliant in home setup.

Originally Posted by Marko in Boston
RD800 was a great choice for your upgrade. Well deserved for your wonderfully talented daughter. Looking forward to more YT videos.


This will all depend on the equipment being used on stage, not necessarily the keyboard itself. First of all, is she being routed through the mixer in stereo? Pianos and keyboards should always be in stereo - they sound so much better. So make sure they set that up correctly. Then you'll need to have someone with good ears to be able to hear what needs adjusting in the EQ. Is it overly bright or too dark? Is she playing solo piano or is she playing with a band that might have competing frequencies? A good sound engineer can figure that part out, but I think the stereo thing is the first step.


Hi suniil, Morodiene's comments and questions are spot on, especially if can you elaborate a little more on "It didnt sound that great on stage" Just to help you better, exactly what did not sound so great? Again, too bright, dark, dull, etc? RD800 has a huge abundance of sound edits and adjustments. Based on what sounded bad to you can most likely be accurately adjusted to get the pleasing sound you are looking for.

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Originally Posted by suniil

Marko: she has picked up the tune "Nothing to Lose" from Empire (Fox),


Just watched it. Wow! Beautiful voice.

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ando: I'm agreeing with you in most circumstances, but she has toughen up by going through very hard life! Living in boarding houses age group ranging from 9-18 as family made her mature a lot. Until last year I scan through all the works, but it's time to let go. I'll PM you more.


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Morodiene and Marko:

She plays only Acoustic gigs, most of the venues are reluctant to use Stereo setup and Sound engineers tend to ignore my request as she is still not a major artist.

At home we have Adam A3x studio monitors, which sounds brilliant. Also I borrowed from a Line6 L3T from local shop to test it out, that too sounds wonderful.

If I carry my own mini mixer and send stereo output to Sound Desk, is that a good choice?

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Originally Posted by suniil
ando: I'm agreeing with you in most circumstances, but she has toughen up by going through very hard life! Living in boarding houses age group ranging from 9-18 as family made her mature a lot. Until last year I scan through all the works, but it's time to let go. I'll PM you more.


Ok, thanks Suniil. smile

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