Designed -- and priced -- for the serious gigging musician, the Roland RD-300NX 88-Key Digital Stage Piano is a true workhorse of a keyboard. You say you want a full-range piano that doesn't weigh a ton or cost a fortune, but still sounds and plays up to your professional standards? Some might call you "overly demanding," but we just call you "describing the Roland RD-300NX." Let's take a closer look.
SuperNATURAL Piano Engine: Not Just a Name
It takes chutzpah to call your piano sound engine "super," but like the old saying goes, it ain't bragging if you can back it up. Typical digital pianos rely on crossfading between a few samples, resulting in a choppy dynamic response that climbs three or four audible "stair-steps" as you play louder. But on the RD-300NX's 67 acoustic and electric piano tones, Roland's SuperNATURAL engine organically morphs between samples from pianissimo to fortissimo, across the piano's entire dynamic range. Furthermore, unlike digital pianos that approximate decay by looping samples over and over while fading them out, SuperNATURAL technology reproduces the complex, organic decay of real piano strings. Paired with the piano's 88-key Ivory Feel-G keyboard, the SuperNATURAL Piano engine makes the RD-300NX one of the most expressive digital instruments on the market -- even more impressive when considering its 38-pound weight.
Customizable, Stage-Worthy Sounds and Effects
Want further proof that the RD-300NX was built for gigging musicians? Note the large, one-touch buttons that illuminate to help you navigate Roland's deep arsenal of sounds on dim stages. User-defined Live Sets let you layer and split up to 3 tones in your own built-from-scratch configurations -- or tweak and save any of 200 factory Live Sets, conveniently organized to help you find the sound you need fast. Roland's professional multi-effects processor lets you shape individual tones within a Live Set, with everything from amp simulations to rich, detailed reverb. Three hardware sliders control the level of your individual layers. You'll also find dedicated hardware knobs and buttons to adjust global EQ, chorus, reverb, compression -- plus Roland's unique Sound Focus effect, which combines a presence boost with a more focused stereo image to help your RD-300NX cut through dense mixes without turning up the volume.
Audio and MIDI Playback From Your USB Stick
Perhaps more than any other instrument, the full-range piano lends itself well to solo performance. But that doesn't mean you have to sound like you're all by yourself -- especially when you're gigging with the Roland RD-300NX. On the back of the unit, you'll find a handy port5 for a USB memory stick. Connect your thumb drive, and you'll be able to play CD-quality WAV backing tracks, or standard MIDI files with adjustable tempo. Of course, your RD-300NX also has a second USB port for MIDI over USB, plus the standard 5-pin MIDI in and out ports to integrate with the other keyboards and modules in your rig.
Delivering the uncompromising piano sound and feel you need -- without all the bells and whistles you don't -- the Roland RD-300NX is perfectly suited for the stage. If you thought a pro-quality stage piano was beyond your means, you'd do well to give Roland's budget-minded RD-300NX serious consideration.
- 88-key Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement
- SuperNATURAL sound engine with 67 acoustic and electric pianos
- Hundreds more playable sounds
- 200 factory Live Sets, plus 60 user-definable slots to save your own layers, splits, and effects
- Roland's exclusive Sound Focus effect boosts your sound to cut through a dense mix
- Standard MIDI I/O plus MIDI over USB
- 1/4-inch outputs
- Play WAV or MIDI files from a USB memory stick
- Flexible on-board multi-effects
- Roland's combination joystick pitch bend/mod wheel controller
- Illuminated buttons and hardware knobs to help you select and tweak your sounds fast
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Keyboard: 88 keys (Ivory Feel-G keyboard)
Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices
Parts: Live Set (3 layers) + 16 parts
Sound Generators: SuperNATURAL Piano, SuperNATURAL (E.Piano), PCM Sound Generator, GM2 (for SMF Playback)
- Preset: 200 User: 60
Effects -- Multi-Effects: 78 types Reverb: 6 types Chorus: 3 types 3-band Compressor 3-band Digital Equalizer Sound FocusSize and Weight
- 1438 mm
- 337 mm
- 141 mm
- 17.5 kg
- 38 lbs. 10 oz.
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 51 lbs
Roland raised the stage-piano bar with the RD-700NX. Today, the world-famous SuperNATURAL(R) sound and expression of the flagship RD is available at a lighter weight and more affordable price... introducing the RD-300NX. This state-of-the-art stage piano boasts an advanced SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, E. Piano sounds based on SuperNATURAL technology, an Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement, a unique Sound Focus feature, and more.
- SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine
- E. Piano sounds based on SuperNATURAL technology
- Innovative Sound Focus feature ensures that every note will be heard in the mix without compressing or coloring the sound
- Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement
- Intuitive U/I: One Touch Piano feature and graphic LCD
- Hundreds of high quality built-in sounds
- Optional RPU-3 triple-pedal unit
The RD-300NX's acoustic-piano sounds are derived from Roland's acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine. With SuperNATURAL Piano technology, three essential elements are dramatically improved -- velocity response, note decay, and key-range behavior -- resulting in smooth, natural sound and response. For EP lovers, the RD-300NX contains an E. Piano based on SuperNATURAL technology that meticulously models classic vintage EPs.
Ivory Feel-G Keyboard
The Ivory Feel-G keyboard incorporates Roland's most advanced sensor, escapement mechanism, and Ivory Feel features. The keyboard provides the superior touch and sensitivity of Roland's flagship keyboards, in a compact and lightweight design... a great benefit for gigging musicians who want to travel light.
Unique Sound Focus
The innovative Sound Focus feature ensures that every note will be heard, even subtle pianissimo passages. Based on SuperNATURAL phase-correction technology, this essential feature ensures that the RD-300NX won't get lost in the mix, penetrating through walls of sound without compressing or coloring the tone. Players can relax and play naturally, achieving presence onstage without sacrificing dynamics and sound quality.
The popular One Touch Piano concept from previous RD-series pianos has been carried over the RD-300NX as well. The handy feature provides instant access to essential piano and E. Piano sounds and setups with dedicated one-touch buttons. In addition, the popular and powerful Piano Designer feature has been included in the RD-300NX feature set, letting you build custom pianos quickly and easily on the graphic LCD. And finally, for keyboardists who desire a true grand-piano pedaling experience onstage, an optional RPU-3 triple-pedal unit can be added.