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Roland releases RD-08 Stage Piano

Roland has announced the RD-08, a new entry-level model in the long-running RD series of stage pianos for performing musicians.

Roland’s most affordable RD to date is designed for professional gigging, and includes versatile sounds, an intuitive interface, and onboard stereo speakers for self-contained operation. Its upgradeable design also means users can add more sounds and features as needs evolve.

Backed by Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology, the RD-08 is filled with dynamic, characterful acoustic and electric pianos for use on stage and in the studio. The instrument also includes a vast selection of organs, synths, strings, and other sounds, driven by the same ZEN-Core sound engine found in flagship synthesizers like FANTOM and JUPITER-X. Meanwhile, the PHA-4 88-note keyboard features weighted hammer action and Ivory Feel keys for an authentic grand feel.

Top-level buttons provide fast access to sound selection, transpose, and other functions, while four multi-function knobs offer hands-on control of layers, effects, EQ, and more. All keyboard tweaks can be saved within Scene memories, ready for instant recall while performing.

The RD-08 has a friendly weight, streamlined dimensions and a rugged build. Available exclusively on Roland Cloud, the RD-08 Upgrade enhances the factory features with the SuperNATURAL Acoustic Piano 3 expansion, Apple MainStage support, Roland Cloud sound expansion options, additional USB capabilities, and more.

The Roland RD-08 Stage Piano is now available in the US for $999.99.