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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: fizikisto] #2358196
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Thanks for the reply, I don't expect to find the exact sound, but it's like there is an option I have missed, see I can sort of get the tone right but the video I posted has a 'Far away' feeling to it, for example on Synthogy Ivory there was a setting called 'Room Size' that achieved a similar effect as well as 'Wet/Dry' settings that got that sound.

I have yet to try out the suggestions as I am not home yet but I am grateful for the help. I will see what there is to tweak. If I find a good tone I will post the settings here for you.

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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Marko in Boston] #2358948
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Hi Jakob789521,

the pianist in the video gives detailed instructions, how he has set up his FP80.

The settings are:


PIANO DESIGNER:
damper resonance: 10
hammer noise: 1
hammer response: 4
duplex scale: 10
string resonance: 10
key off resonance: 10
cabinet resonance: 10
soundboard behavior: 10
damper noise: off

EQUALIZER:
Lowa Gain: + 6dB
Low Freq: 250HZ
Low Mid Gain: 0dB
Low Mid Freq: 500Hz
Low Mid Q: 2.0
High Mid Gain: -3dB
High Mid Freq: 1.25 kHz
High Mid Q: 2.0
High Gain: + 8dB
High Freq: 5.0 kHz


I am aware that the RD800 has a different sound engine and those settings might not be leading to the same result, but it is a good way to start with, once you try them you might wish to begin tweaking afterwards. At least you do not have to start from scratch.

From what I hear, there is lot's of reverb applied that would be something to look after as well.

Hope you find your favourite sound, the RD800 ia a nice instrument with great capabilities to try!

(Beware of scaling the settings, 10 on the FP80 might be a 127 on the RD800)

Last edited by Rolf Benz; 12/06/14 04:52 PM.
Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Rolf Benz] #2358951
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This is great thanks very much smile I will definitely use these as a starting point. I am very grateful.

I hope when I get to know this instrument a bit better, I can start contributing to this thread.

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Marko in Boston] #2363010
12/18/14 03:51 AM
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Hi
Was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to set up an expression pedal as a wah pedal on the rd 800? I know it is possible on Nord Stage and would like to know if there is a similar feature on the Roland as I can't find anything about it in the manual or in the menu.
Thanks
Jon

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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Marko in Boston] #2363116
12/18/14 01:30 PM
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Hi Jon,

I replied to your comment on the Roland Canada blog that you left yesterday.

Jay


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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: JayGVan] #2363152
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Hey Jay
Just checked your reply
Thanks very much for getting back to me
Jon

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Marko in Boston] #2363165
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You're welcome sir!

Jay


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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: JayGVan] #2393924
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Howdy,

I've asked a bunch of questions about the RD-800 and MP7 in a thread I started about the organ sounds in these to stage pianos, but I have a specific RD-800 question I figured I would ask here.

The 4 ASSIGN knobs, based on what I can understand from the manual, can only be assigned to control parameters that already have dedicated knobs (e.g. Mod rate, trem rate, etc.). I am not sure I understand how useful the assign knobs then are, but probably I am missing something. Can anyone give me some insight into what you use them for?

Thanks!

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Sleipnir] #2393987
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I found this demo in which I believe Scott Tibbs is using one of the assign knobs to control the sound of one layer. Look for it at the 7:00 minute mark. It sounds like he sweeps a filter which I assume is one of the filter modulation effects. Why not just use the dedicated mod fx knobs? Is it perhaps possible to have the assign knobs control FX parameters of one layer with the dedicated knobs controlling the FX parameters of another layer?

http://www.fullcompass.com/gearcastVideo.php?id=1517

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Marko in Boston] #2410420
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Hi

New RD-800 owner here still trying to come to terms with the user interface. I have been directed to this thread by the ever-helpful Marko in Boston.

My question:
How do I set up the RD-800 to act as a lower manual for my Hammond XK3c? I've kinda figured out how to save a live set as my "lower manual" patch I can't seem to work out how to NOT get the organ sound to come through on other patches (live set or otherwise).

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers

Ocram

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Marko in Boston] #2410970
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The first thing to do is make sure your MIDI channels match between the part on your RD and the lower manual channel on your Hammond.


Pramberger PS-157, Roland RD800, Nord Stage 2EX 76HP
Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Marko in Boston] #2416504
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Hi!

When I play Concert Grand I always use Individual Note Voicing to change character of C5 to -2 to make it sound not so tinkling. Else its ringing sound stands out so clearly that makes playing impossible without tweak.

I play notes in C, Am, F chords so that offending note is at the bottom, in the middle and on top and again C starting from C4:

https://soundcloud.com/gostan-2/roland-rd-800-concert-grand-original
https://soundcloud.com/gostan-2/roland-rd-800-concert-grand-edited

Not sure, if difference can be heard in all setups but it's clearly heard in all my headphones.

Interestingly, I hear similar tinkling notes in all patches based on Concert Grand, but it shifts to different notes: Bright Concert it's D5, Mellow Concert it's B4flat, Rock Concert Grd it's C#5. Strange that it's necessary to tweak each patch this way.






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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Marko in Boston] #2440079
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Hi everyone,

It seems when using Studio Grand (#34), the bass register can get out of tune by changing an individual note's character alone. For instance, starting from a stock Studio Grand setting, I notice F#1 out of tune with F#2 immediately after changing F#1's character to -1. Just an example, but I have heard this effect after similar character adjustments on nearly every note lower than C2.

This doesn't seem like it would be limited to the bass register, but I haven't tried it on the full compass of the keyboard.

Has anyone else experienced this, or know how to quickly and evenly bring the piano back in tune? For all I know, this may have been published in a part of the manual I missed.

many thanks,
MC

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Marko in Boston] #2452001
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So why is it that so many people dont like the Roland piano sounds?

Personally, i have allways loved them, and they have never been better then in this instrument...


There is 3 things i really like about this stage piano..
- touch is so incdredibly sensitive
- the controlls and the UI stand out, works inuitive for me as a long time Roland user
- the sound, not just the piano sounds but the whole package

On top of that the instrument looks great..

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Bachus] #2452261
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Originally Posted by Bachus
So why is it that so many people dont like the Roland piano sounds?


Sound preference is highly personal, and so most any sound will have supporters and detractors. Myself, I *LOVE* the Roland piano sound from my RD800.

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There is 3 things i really like about this stage piano..
- touch is so incdredibly sensitive
- the controlls and the UI stand out, works inuitive for me as a long time Roland user
- the sound, not just the piano sounds but the whole package

On top of that the instrument looks great..

I can't argue with any of this. My only complaint is its weight. Boy it's a heck of a lot easier to carry my Casio anywhere I want to play.


Keys: Yamaha GC2, Casio Privia PX-3, Roland RD800, Alesis VI61, Pianoteq 6.0
My motto: Play and Let Play!
Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: petes1] #2452414
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Originally Posted by petes1
Originally Posted by Bachus
So why is it that so many people dont like the Roland piano sounds?


Sound preference is highly personal, and so most any sound will have supporters and detractors. Myself, I *LOVE* the Roland piano sound from my RD800.

Quote

There is 3 things i really like about this stage piano..
- touch is so incdredibly sensitive
- the controlls and the UI stand out, works inuitive for me as a long time Roland user
- the sound, not just the piano sounds but the whole package

On top of that the instrument looks great..

I can't argue with any of this. My only complaint is its weight. Boy it's a heck of a lot easier to carry my Casio anywhere I want to play.


I guess i am the exception to this rule, as i still work out every other day, i dont mind some lifting from time to time..

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Bachus] #2452432
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Originally Posted by Bachus
I guess i am the exception to this rule, as i still work out every other day, i dont mind some lifting from time to time..


Man, is it you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8EAQzNHFeA


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Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: AlphaBravoCharlie] #2452466
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Originally Posted by Qaroll
Originally Posted by Bachus
I guess i am the exception to this rule, as i still work out every other day, i dont mind some lifting from time to time..


Man, is it you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8EAQzNHFeA


Nah, i am not a fan of Yamaha piano sounds, never was...

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Bachus] #2452587
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Originally Posted by Bachus
I guess i am the exception to this rule, as i still work out every other day, i dont mind some lifting from time to time..

I'm with you (but not in the exercising bit unfortunately). I play in a rock and roll/rhythm and blues band and the Nords were too light for that sort of thing.

Re: ROLAND RD-800 USER THREAD [Re: Cessquill] #2452650
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Originally Posted by Cessquill
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I'm with you (but not in the exercising bit unfortunately). I play in a rock and roll/rhythm and blues band and the Nords were too light for that sort of thing.


Well the RD800 should take pretty much any pounding you give it and then some. The keyboard feel is great, very responsive, and it seems built like a tank. I just love-love-love this keyboard!


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