Submitted July 17, 2019 by Edward Duke in Bartlett, TN
"Good Stage Piano but..."
I have had several Roland keyboards over the years. Roland XV-88, Roland XP-80, etc. Overall I like the sounds and most features of the the keyboard. However, I am highly disappointed with the function and placement of the Transpose button. After playing the XV-88 for years, which had the best Transpose button / function, the Transpose button on the RD2000 is almost useless. I would request that the Transpose button and function be changed back to compare with that of the XV-88. Since I use the Transpose button to modulate during the song, the placement is very awkward and you are forced to take your right hand off of the keyboard to transpose. Also, if you press the button and bump a note at the same time, you have no idea what key you will get. Again, with the XV or XP that was never an issue. The Transpose setting is cleared when the unit is powered off. It must be reset every time the keyboard is powered on. The setting can not be saved with the set ups. IF you forget and start playing, you have a problem. I called customer support to request a software change to give me the option to save the setting in the set up and for touching the note to not set the transpose value, but was told that would not happen. He said most people save the set up with key shifted in the set up. That means instead of using Transpose, you change to a different set. That does not work well when modulating during a song. Roland, PLEASE change the Transpose to function like the XV-88... Or at least give me a parameter to turn off "setting by touching the note" and be able to save the setting.
I've been playing music and leading worship in church about 45 years.
Christian music, all styles. Wedding music. What ever is requested by the couple.
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