RD-800

Stage Piano

RD-800: Stage Piano

The ultimate stage piano for live performance

Features

The ideal stage piano should do several things exceptionally well; sound amazing, have a great keyboard action, and be able to handle life on the road without needing three people to carry it. We know all this because we’ve spent the last 25 years making stage pianos, and the RD-800 is our finest yet. Refined acoustic grand pianos are joined by vintage electric pianos, organs, synth sounds and many more, brought to life through our latest weighted hammer-action keyboard that plays like a dream. It’s intuitive and easy to use onstage too, with a colour display, plenty of dedicated controls, including the new Tone Color function for dramatic sound manipulation from a single knob. And once the gig is done, you’ll be happy that this is the lightest flagship RD ever, weighing just under 22kg. Packed full of heavyweight features but light where it counts, the RD-800 is truly at home on stage.

  • Professional stage piano with the acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano engine plus many other top Roland sounds and features
  • Choose from a wide selection of acoustic pianos voiced for live playing, including a new Concert Grand tone derived from the V-Piano Grand, upright tones, and more
  • Newly enhanced SuperNATURAL-based electric pianos and clavs with authentic vintage sound and feel
  • Over 1100 additional sounds for versatility on stage, including Virtual Tone Wheel organs, vintage keys, modern synths, and many others
  • Roland’s top-of-the-line PHA-4 Concert Keyboard with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel, equipped with the latest touch-detection technology
  • Intuitive interface designed for easy operation while performing, with fast access to essential functions such as tone layering, keyboard split point, and more
  • Manipulate sounds quickly on stage via dedicated controls for Live Set selection, part levels, Modulation FX, Tremolo, Amp Simulator, and more
  • Tone Colour knob provides complex tonal manipulation in real time with a single control
  • Colour LCD and panel knobs with LED indicators provide easy visibility on dark stages
  • WAV recording/song playback and user memory backup with optional USB flash memory
  • Master MIDI keyboard controller features; four external pedal connections (Damper, FC1, FC2, and EXT)
  • 1/4-inch and balanced XLR stereo output jacks; convenient 1/8-inch stereo input for connecting a music player or other device
  • Sleek, durable design with reduced weight for easier transport

ATTENTION RD-800 USERS

[UPDATED 23-4-14]

Please take care to ensure that the power cable to your RD-800 is correctly inserted ONLY into the power socket at the end of the keyboard.

Roland has identified an issue with the RD-800 Digital Piano which could lead to damage of the unit and create a safety issue when the power cord is incorrectly used.

On the rear panel, there is a possibility that a user might mistakenly connect the AC power cord to one of the XLR output sockets. This could result in the internal circuitry being damaged and possibly a safety issue including the risk of electric shock if the user touched any metallic part of the RD-800 (or potentially any other connected metal part, such as cables or microphone connected to a mixer etc.)

Please be assured that we have had no reports of any consumer experiencing electrical shock or any other kind of injury and, under normal use, when connected properly there is no risk of electric shock.

Please note that we are now reviewing a solution and hope to share an update shortly.

In the meantime, due to our concerns about the possibility that someone other than the user may connect your RD-800, we suggest that you temporarily suspend using your RD-800 until we can share with you our specific solution to help avoid such a misconnection.

If at any time you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Roland UK. directly on 01792 702701 or by email at support@roland.co.uk

If you have not yet done so, please register your Roland RD-800 at www.roland.co.uk/myroland. Through this registration we will be able to ensure the best possible communication with you. We do of course respect your privacy, and assure you that your contact details will only be used by Roland in accordance with our privacy policy.


A stage piano 25 years in the making

It sounds obvious, but a stage piano has to really sound like a piano. The RD-800 is powered by Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano engine, for a truly authentic acoustic piano experience with seamless tonal colour changes, natural note decay, and authentic key range behaviour. You get five acoustic piano types with 34 variations, an upright piano, and a concert grand with enhanced presence for cutting through in live situations. And regardless of the piano you choose, each and every one has the power to move people.

Responsive and playable keyboard action

If you’re not feeling the keyboard action, the audience won’t feel the performance, so make sure your keyboard is up to the job. The RD-800 is built around our latest, most expressive keyboard: the PHA-4 Concert Class with escapement and Ivory/Ebony feel. There’s a lot of technology behind the scenes - but all you need to know is that we designed the keyboard with one aim; to feel like you’re playing a world-class grand piano. And we think we’ve nailed it.

Easy to use live and quick to tweak on stage

The RD-800 has the power to be every piano you ever need; but never at the expense of simplicity. With our latest SuperNATURAL Piano engine, the RD-800 lets you shape the piano sound exactly to your liking via the onboard Piano Designer that lets you adjust string resonance, key-off resonance, hammer noise, and many other aspects of the sound. Of course, all your custom settings can be stored as Live Sets for instant recall during your performances.

Match your piano sound to the venue

Here’s the thing with stage pianos. Until you get to the venue, you never know what the stage will be like; a wide-open space with poor acoustics or a small, intimate corner where the crowd are on top of you. With the RD-800’s Individual Note Voicing, you can adjust the pitch, level, and tonal character independently for all 88 notes. so you can balance the sound to perfectly suit the venue you’re performing in.

22kg of stadium-filling sound

You can have the best sounding piano, but if it weighs a ton you’ll think twice about taking it out to play. Although it’s built to withstand life on the road, the RD-800 is one of the lightest stage pianos around, weighing just 21.6kg. Which means you can walk into the venue with a stadium-filling sound under your arm.

A wide variety of versatile, trusted sounds

Make no mistake: the RD-800’s piano sounds will give you goosebumps. But what happens when you arrive at the gig to discover no-one told you to bring a second keyboard? With the RD-800 you’ll be just fine, as you also get strings, electric pianos, organs, synth sounds and more - with each and every one guaranteed to get the crowd moving.

Built for life on the road

If you’re going to have crowds of people staring at you, you’d better be prepared. The RD-800 looks as good as it sounds, combining smooth sleek lines with a strong, sturdy onstage presence. It’s strong on the inside too: decades of building stage pianos has taught us that life on the road is hard, so we designed the RD-800 to be the toughest RD yet.

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Specs

Keyboard Section
Keyboard
88 keys (PHA-4 Concert Keyboard: with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel)
Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
Parts
16 parts (4 parts are used in the live set)
Sound Generator
SuperNATURAL Piano
SuperNATURAL (E.Piano, Clav)
Virtual Tone Wheel Organ
PCM Sound Generator
Tones
1,113 tones
Live Sets
200
Piano Designer (Only for SuperNATURAL Piano)
Tone Color: 0 – 127
Nuance: TYPE1 – TYPE3
Damper Noise: 0 – 127
Duplex Scale: 0 – 127
String Resonance: 0 – 127
Key Off Resonance: 0 – 127
Hammer Noise: -2 – +2
Character: -5 – +5
Sound Lift: 0 – 127
Individual Note Voicing
Tuning: -50.0 – +50.0 cent
Level: -50 – 0
Character: -5 – +5

* adjustable in individual notes, Only for SuperNATURAL Piano
Effects
Modulation FX: 4 systems, 56 types
Tremolo/Amp Simulator: 4 systems, 5 types
Reverb: 6 types
Delay: 5 types
Sympathetic Resonance (Only for SuperNATURAL Piano)
3-band Compressor
5-band Digital Equalizer
Audio File Player
File Format
Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Recorder Section
File Format
Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
Other
Rhythm Pattern
200 patterns
Controllers
LAYER LEVEL slider x 4
EQUALIZER/DELAY/ASSIGNABLE knobs x 4 (with illumination)
REVERB knob (with illumination)
TONE COLOR knob (with illumination)
MODULATION FX DEPTH knob (with illumination)
MODULATION FX RATE knob (with illumination)
TREMOLO DEPTH knob (with illumination)
TREMOLO RATE knob (with illumination)
AMP SIMULATOR DRIVE knob (with illumination)
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
S1/S2 Buttons (Assignable)
Display Theme
3 themes
Display
Graphic color LCD 320 x 240 dots
Connectors
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT (L, R) jacks: XLR type
INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Pedal (DAMPER, FC1, FC2, EXT) jacks: TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT1, THRU/OUT2) connectors
USB (COMPUTER) port: USB type B
USB (MEMORY/WLAN ADAPTOR) port: USB type A
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
AC In jack
Power Consumption
12 W
Accessories
Owner’s manual
Power cord
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)
Cord clamp
Options
Keyboard stand: KS-G8, KS-G8B
Piano pedal: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP-10
Pedal switch: DP-2
Expression pedal: EV-5, EV-7
USB Flash Memory *
Wireless USB Adapter *

* Use USB Flash Memory and Wireless USB Adapter sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Size and Weight
Width
1400 mm
55-1/8 inches
Depth
367 mm
14-1/2 inches
Height
138 mm
5-7/16 inches
Weight
21.7 kg
47 lbs. 14 oz.
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due to the fact that wooden parts are involved.

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