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Hey,

Ive got myself an RD-700 SX, it is AMAZING! just wondering if anyone knows about a new line of RD's? perhaps an expected update to the RD300/700 SX line?

 

Also, anybody got tips on how to create a great piano sound from my keyboard?

 

cheers,

Sam.

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Originally posted by Sam P:

Also, anybody got tips on how to create a great piano sound from my keyboard?

Practice. :D

 

The stock pianos already sound great...that's why you shelled out the dough for this beast. ;)

 

Or, you can read the manual and tweak away.

Many parameters to tweak. The stock tones are great as is, IMO.

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I own an RD-600 and still think it has a great feel to the keyboard, very versatile Midi Controller capabilities and good sounds and is indestructable. I know a few people that are still playing the RD-500 on gigs. ..... That's a good line of keyboards for gigging.
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Originally posted by Sam P:

Hey,

Ive got myself an RD-700 SX, it is AMAZING! just wondering if anyone knows about a new line of RD's? perhaps an expected update to the RD300/700 SX line?

 

Also, anybody got tips on how to create a great piano sound from my keyboard?

 

cheers,

Sam.

( scratching head)

 

relax and enjoy the Rd 700sx

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I have the 700sx with srx 12 inserted it's ok but not worth it's money seems to have loads of variations but none that stand out and make me want to buy any more of these srx boards, it seems taylor made more for the fantom x with extra tweak features only for the workstations.

7/10 nice try though

Why dont they make blank SRX cards that you can then download sounds to that you select from a web site???? you could pick all your own top

sounds.

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Hey, in the not too distant future, a keyboard manufacturer like Roland just might offer a way for folks to download an SRX sound to a SM card or equivalent at $10 a pop. That would enable users to create their own SRX cards. But, that won't happen until the cards themselves stop selling.

PD

 

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Harry Likas was the Technical Editor of Mark Levine's "The Jazz Theory Book" and helped develop "The Jazz Piano Book." Find 700 of Harry’s piano arrangements of standards for educational purposes and jazz piano tutorials at www.Patreon.com/HarryLikas

 

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Jazz

which board are you using the srx12 in?

How do you rate the wurli patch on srx12 to

standard rd7sx wurli. It kinda sounds to me

like it was recorded under a blanket unless I've got an iffy card. Then again I seem to

have to frig about with eq settings on this

RD every time I change.

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I preferred the RD300SX to the RD700SX... I reckon the one I tried in the shop must have been messed up because the difference in piano tone was pretty obvious.

 

I still think the best pianos around are the GEMs although I was not impressed with the feel of the PRP700. Awesome sound, when it worked.... the one I had kept restarting...

 

CDkey, whereabouts in Lancashire are u at?

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Orangefunk:-(Near Rochdale)

Gem do have a nice sound. I have never seen one in a shop around here though, apart from the GEM Organ that I had about 20 years ago Have you tried newish Kawai Boards? (You should!)

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no not tried the Kawai, the shop I go to in Morecambe (i'm in Lancaster) doesn't seem to have them. They had the RD700SX and RD300SX, Yamaha P140, Roland Fp2, KOrg SP200 I think... not much else..

 

Out of all them the RD300SX seemed to be the best... no idea why because its supposed to be low end... I wonder if someone had messed with the settings on the RD700SX?

 

I have a GEM Promega 3, its cool but it would be nice to get a little piano for gigging... the RD300sSX would be perfect for my needs.

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Harry Likas was the Technical Editor of Mark Levine's "The Jazz Theory Book" and helped develop "The Jazz Piano Book." Find 700 of Harry’s piano arrangements of standards for educational purposes and jazz piano tutorials at www.Patreon.com/HarryLikas

 

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I have the MP4 kawai also, same action as your ES4 (AH4) It's very smooth and expressive I prefer the Kawai keys but like the feel of the Roland key return action but Have got the roland mainly for extra exp and Rhodes sounds as you pointed out earlier they are very good. Now waiting fot new waterfall keybed stage compact to stick above it.
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http://www.kawaius.com/images/Es_4main.jpg

 

 

The host http://www.americanmusical.com/images/87t.jpg

 

 

http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/webshop/synth-dtm/synth/expansion-board/2.gif

 

 

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Harry Likas was the Technical Editor of Mark Levine's "The Jazz Theory Book" and helped develop "The Jazz Piano Book." Find 700 of Harry’s piano arrangements of standards for educational purposes and jazz piano tutorials at www.Patreon.com/HarryLikas

 

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Originally posted by Jazz+:

"I'm in heaven!"

 

Action, action, action!

http://www.kawaius.com/images/ES_4/es_4main.jpg 45 lbs.

 

 

The host http://www.americanmusical.com/images/t/p18987t.jpg is 3 lbs.

 

 

For my RHODES!

 

http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/webshop/synth-dtm/synth/expansion-board/roland/gif/srx-12.gif 3 ounces

 

and PIANO!

 

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Wow J+!!!!!!

 

You have certainly been on a buying spree!!!! I must say I'm quite jealous. Congratulations on all the great new gear and glad it is meeting all your needs! :thu:

 

Regards,

Eric

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Do the srx 11 & 12 patches sound identical if you play them through the xv module with a master keyboard as they would played from the rd700sx? If I got another smaller keyboard with built in Audio the Es4 would be the direction I would be looking unless they fill the cp300 with lighter than air gas.
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Harry Likas was the Technical Editor of Mark Levine's "The Jazz Theory Book" and helped develop "The Jazz Piano Book." Find 700 of Harry’s piano arrangements of standards for educational purposes and jazz piano tutorials at www.Patreon.com/HarryLikas

 

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I've already got the RD700sx I was just wondering if the srx cards sounded different with the module from another master board (ie using the es4 as control) what is your opinion of the Kawai es4 main Piano 1 (same as my Kawai MP4 I think (but your es4 has the extra damper resonance function) V the Roland Superior (this is the 700sx piano 1 sound which is on your srx 11 board I think) I dont think that there is much between them myself the kawai board sounds a lot cleaner on nearly all of the presets (no other strange noises as sample decays unless really played at high volume. But the piano sounds a bit thinner? (there is probably a real music term for this but not sure what it is)

On the Roland there seems to be a lot more noise as the sample decays though not sure what the correct term for that would be either.

Anybody else have views on RD700sx sound quality?

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First two pianos on RD700SX sound very thin and like hipassed then the third one, "RD Grand" which is amazing! First two are very slow and mid-sounding, low octaves sound ridiculous. What you say?
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I agree Goran, the first two are way thin, I don't understand what the deal is, as in why they are in there. RD Grand is good, my favorite is the 600 Grand. My standard gig setting is the 600, some bass I can turn up and down and a bit of organ mixed in.
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Thin is not the word I would use to describe them but I guess it depends on what you are playing it through I have some different amp setups and there is a huge difference between each one I would say the x piano setting is to crowded (Muddy?) and it is hard to get sounding good (so far) in the midrange on each of the setups I have tried it on but Have found that the sound can be completely adjusted with the vast amount of tweaks available in all the menu's

but I agree about the rd600 sound it does sound good without tweaking on every setup ??

are roland aware of this? and how ott fuzzy the srx12 wurli sound is.

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Originally posted by Johnny1982:

RD700 (not sx) pianos suck big time. No sustain.

Ahhh!! This is the sentence I've been looking for. I actually have two RD-700 (don't ask) that I got in 2001, and for the last 5 years I have secretly despised the freakin sustain or lack of it. I've tweaked the paramaters as much as possible to fake it in, and it still is extremely frustrating. Even with a pedal it sucks pretty bad.

 

So, exactly how much better is this specific problem on the new 700sx? Is it like mind-blowing better? Because if it is, I'm selling one of these baby's and buying the 700sx...at this point I may even get a Yamaha, Roland's really left a bad taste in my mouth these past few years.

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