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Re: Roland RD-2000
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The sounds on the V piano might not be perfect but they have a crisp clean sound that is easy on the ears. I like the NX super natural piano sound also but keep being drawn back to the V stage grand piano by the open airy quality the sound has. The MP 11 I have in my opinion has a more realistic piano sound and action than the roland but I also enjoy the roland sounds and the action is very easy on the hands and less fatiguing on the fingers.

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Hey everyone, I am looking to buy RD-2000. I played around with RD-2000 in the shop a couple of days ago and thought it had the best keybed feel I've ever tried on a stage piano, and I am very picky about that stuff. Anyways I have a question to those who already bought the piano. Is there an option to record several zones to DAW each on its channel through USB-audio? Or is USB audio that comes out RD-2000 mixed down stereo? Manual is not very clear about this and the guy at the store couldn't give me a definite answer. Thanks.

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I don't know the specifics on your question but this video might be helpful

Using the RD-2000 with MainStage 3


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Originally Posted by redFur
Is there an option to record several zones to DAW each on its channel through USB-audio? Or is USB audio that comes out RD-2000 mixed down stereo?


Hi,

No, you can only record a stereo out from the RD-2000's built-in USB interface. The individual zones can be mapped to individual MIDI channels for MIDI-OUT for use with Mainstage/whatever, but not separate channels for audio recording.


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Got you, thanks a lot for the answer!

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Recorded A Sunday Kind of Love by Louis Prima using the V Jazz Grand ,if interested go to Mike Lupinetti on you tube. The only effects I'm using is a little reverb which I have set at 2.

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Well done Mike! Lovely as always.


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I came across this RD2000 / Nord Piano 3 comparison yesterday fwiw. Certainly not a conclusive context but just going on the video, I preferred the Roland here. The Nord sounded kind of raw but that's what many people dig about them.

I would have liked to have heard a comparison with the newest Royal Grand 3D sample as opposed to the Fazioli/Italian. The Royal , just listening to "'Round Midnight " on the Nord site, is the warmest , has the most body and is the least strident sounding piano I've heard from them.

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I'll make a video comparing the Royal Grand 3D with the V-Piano Stage Grand and the NX- concert!


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This video has been in Youtube since may 2nd. The pretty Noemi compares the RD-2000 V-Piand Stage Grand with the Concert Grand which, while found in the RD-2000, the Concert Grand is a sample based sound from the RD-800.
The comparison begins at 3:05

Roland RD-2000 Prezentacja Noemi


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So far, my favorite piano voices are S01 Stage Grand and S04 Contemp Concerto. The first has a bright, almost poppy feel, whereas the latter has a darker, concert-y feel.

The electric pianos are pretty spot on IMO. Lots of options, and the ability to add an amp sim is a great addition in case you want to get the "crunchy" sound.

I can't say there's a situation where I would use the PCM or SuperNATURAL pianos. They feel very lifeless and not as responsive in comparison to the modeled pianos on the board.

Will be playing a show with the board this Sunday. Looking forward to it.


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Originally Posted by Macsaint777
I'll make a video comparing the Royal Grand 3D with the V-Piano Stage Grand and the NX- concert!


I wish you could also get a FP-90 or one of the newer HP-LX series to compare.


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Originally Posted by brooster
This video has been in Youtube since may 2nd. The pretty Noemi compares the RD-2000 V-Piand Stage Grand with the Concert Grand which, while found in the RD-2000, the Concert Grand is a sample based sound from the RD-800.
The comparison begins at 3:05

Roland RD-2000 Prezentacja Noemi


Personally, I think it's fairly easy to sit back and nitpick when listening to a comparison (since all you're really judging is the sound). But when playing a DP, I find I often choose settings that arguably sacrifice fidelity in exchange for playability. For instance, on my MP11, I crank up the sympathetic and damper resonance, as well as damper noise, and while these settings don't *sound* as clean and pure as the defaults, they respond similarly to an acoustic piano, particularly to poor technique. So it's kind of a tool to provide feedback to improve my playing.

While I like the tone of SN pianos much more than the V-Piano, my guess is that if I had an RD-2000, I'd be using the V-Pianos exclusively due to the more realistic response and dynamics of the modeling. The artificiality of the sound (to me) is something I'd get over, and it would just make me enjoy the time I get to spend on an acoustic even more.


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Thanks Ben, looking forward to your comparison.

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I'm going to say this, and I have to say, I have not tried the RD2000. But I have owned an RD 1000, RD700GX, NX and 800. Of all those boards, based on just amount of time I would spend on each .. But I think the NX was the one one I liked the best overall. Loved each for different reasons, but I dunno... I used to just sit on the NX and play for hours.. So it goes...

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Regarding the V-piano and people thinking (I don't know if this is from guessing/imagining how it should be, or actual use on the RD-2000) that because it's a modelled piano it's going to be more dynamic... I'm actually finding WAY harder to get the dynamics I would want out of it, compared to the SuperNatural pianos. The V-piano ones seem to be not as sensitive at all, especially in the lower velocities. Finding it hard to play softly with control, I'm having to play very slow to make sure I don't go in at too high a velocity, even with the key touch set to 'heavy' and 'super heavy'. I just can't play as quietly as I like.

I even think the SuperNatural pianos I'm still not able to get as quiet as I like, and I don't remember this being an issue on the 700-NX. Very weird how many NX users seem to have preferred that RD experience to others.... I really hope I'm not agreeing with that!

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Huh, interesting, because I'm finding the V-Pianos to be really responsive. Then again, the last DP I owned was a Yamaha P-60.


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I'm looking forward to trying the RD-2000 pianos out in context on a real life gig tomorrow night. I've spent a long time at home setting up this new RD with all my favourite pianos, customised, quickly accessible via Scenes. I think I'll know within the first few minutes if I can make it work for me!

It's going to be hard coming from such authentic Nord Piano sounds I've become so used to.

One device I would recommend to all of us, something I didn't know was out there until a LOT of searching. Is a nifty little MIDI device called "Sipario" - I bought it for my Nord Stage 2EX, as it would allow me to use a customised velocity control, meaning I could access those lower velocities like I wanted to in my playing, and all it's other features were a bonus, such as the ability to make set lists, and it has a little touch screen to, so easy for re-organising. A great tool for keyboards which don't have a set list feature, or allow you to customise your velocity. It also sits perfectly on many 88 key keyboards, as there's usually some space somewhere to put it! ... So I think if I can get close tomorrow with the dynamic, at least I know I can take it a step further with my 'Sipario' box if wanted!!

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Ok so I've checked the RD2000 at a SamAsh brand new onthe floor and at a guitar center brand new on the floor. Both exhibited the clicky clacky sound that my returned FP90 had. It seems specifically the B's and A's at various octaves. Anyone who has had their RD2000 fixed or replaced because of this problem, what did the technician do to fix it and has the problem reoccurred? I really want to pull the trigger on one of these, just don't want this issue to arise. BTW I noticed a used RD800 without this problem and it has been there for a while. It felt great actually.


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