Roland RD-170
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Roland RD-170

RD-170, Digital Piano from Roland in the RD series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 5 reviews )
 2 reviews40 %
 3 reviews60 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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tumblehome05/28/2006

tumblehome's review

Roland RD-170
Piano numrique scne of 88 notes, touch piano (hammers mcaniques)
16 sounds (4 by its variation) Reverb, Chorus, Keyboard splitable.
Output L / R, 2 headphone outputs, MIDI in / out, 2 between expression pedals (including sustain pedals included)

UTILIZATION

The feel is correct but a bit lightweight. Forcment is useful if you want to make super fast solos but I prfre even when the heavy touch of my old RD 300 which is much closer to that of a real piano (but hey, instrument-l did not have the same price dpart). That said, I think it's partly thanks to touch the relatively lightweight as poinds the piano does not Exceeds 20 pounds (my back says thank you!).
Operation is simple, once you read the manual.
Some remarks dsobligeantes even when:
- It is unfortunate that need both hands when you want to change the sound of the "lower" split keyboard mode.
- There is no Volume Controller spars for the midi out channel.
- The automatic transposition in split mode is a functionality that I would pass.

SOUNDS

The sounds are correct. I find the piano a little mtallique and Difference in volume between the treble and bass are EXAGRES (means only the treble and it's really boring). At home I will continue to use Acustix https://fr.audiofanzine.com/sample-piano/acustix/Concert-Grand-Piano/ with Halion.
I love the rhodes and hammond sounds.

OVERALL OPINION

This is not the instrument but I rvais report quality price is right.
I have tried many other instruments but olny that Roland was more or less my needs (and I can not afford to buy a Clavia nordstage).
If I had to buy a piano now, my choice would be srement on this instrument, even when that Submitted a number of advantages, including poinds pen for scne.
manzing06/20/2009

manzing's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland RD-170
Standard 88-key keyboard
16 sound banks with 4 changes = 64 different sounds

UTILIZATION

Touch is certainly a little lighter than a real piano, but very pleasant living. The configuration of the different functions is not too complex, which is fortunate since there are only few functions.
The manual seems well done, although I did not open for 3 years of use, which tends to prove that the setup is fairly intuitive!
A big black spot: I have a button that is pressed when it is overburdened (eg chirp). the problem is mechanical. I also always thought that the key velocity is not a game on regular piano. Take a classic piece of gently, and you'll find that certain notes come out stronger than others, so you do not press harder on the button. I play yet still setting the keyboard on the heavy.
Overall, very disappointed with the lack of care given to the quality of the keyboard. On this point, I compared with RD-700 is the day and night (the price as you say ...)

SOUNDS

As always with Roland, sounds very good, especially the piano, which can easily make more or less hollow metal or by adjusting the slider adequate.
The rest of the sounds is very good, although I sometimes found that lack of variation: some sounds are not played in luxury. I have already expressed above the velocity that I think is the obvious weak point of this keyboard. I'm surprised to be the only one to mention: I'd fall on the wrong keyboard?

OVERALL OPINION

After 3 years of use, I am quite happy to share this enormous problem that touches crashes, but that only seems to concern me. That said, I finally fix it by removing the keyboard and putting a clip that was poorly implemented. I do not thank Roland, who has not deigned to answer me when I asked for info on the dismantling ...
This piano is very affordable, fun to play. I still regret choosing a model with no pitch wheel, which I sorely lack in the use of guitar sounds and other computer music composition.
In this regard, no problem with MIDI part, I had found on the catastrophic U-20.
I recommend it to those who want a cheap piano touch with quite a good piano sound, and did not need additional features (rhythm, accompaniment, pitch ...)
09/17/2008

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland RD-170
Everything has already been said, see previous opinions

USE

The keyboard heavy touch is very similar to that of a conventional piano, it's cool when you get out of a classical education, it was a "real" keyboard to the touch, which is perfect for me in my music =)

SOUNDS

I use the RD-170 essentiellemet for his piano and rhodes sounds rather realistic; the pads and bass are nice too, the rest is history to have some other sounds available;
I take the point, however because of the relatively limited range of sounds, some pianos, Rhodes, Wurlitzer more were not luxury ...
Finally, I guess for the price at which it is found, it already offers a lot of possibilities, and it remains a strong and credible keyboard scene, I have used many times on stage without my weary me.

NOTICE GLOBAL

If I had to acquire a stage keyboard in this price range, I would take probably this model; the price / quality ratio is excellent, and it's good stuff, Roland quality is felt in the craft.
I had tried other keyboards (unfortunately I do not remember the model), but the RD-170 was the only one to convince me. The heavy touch + piano sounds and rhodes, I cracked ^^
I just bought a Gem Promega 3, with a much greater range, which has replaced my Roland, I thus separates, but I do not regret anything, I'm really happy with the choice I have done at the time, and I recommend it to everyone who needs a big piano of very good quality at good prices.
Brainbuster08/29/2007

Brainbuster's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland RD-170
88touches hard keyboard touch
16 banks of 4 + sound effects chorus, reverb, touch.
Connectivity midi / audio out, sustain and expression pedals.

UTILIZATION

The keyboard is enjoyable to touch trs. For piano purists still has a little more lightweight than standard but it is fun to play on this instrument. The keys are bright enough to return to play fast trills.
Bought used without the original manual, the t trs grip fast thanks to the intuitive controls

SOUNDS

The sounds of this keyboard are simply breathtaking. The DIFFERENT Pianos and Rhodes are trs Fidler, albeit with a few keys on BMOL dernire the range that are a little low in sound. The organs are warm, the synth just for the decor (or serve as a background piano for lovers of film music ^ ^).

OVERALL OPINION

I just bought it and I'm really glad we did trs. In the same genre, I tried an RD-100 (too soft keyboard), Yamaha P70 (sounds a little less convincing), Korg SP-250 (which is too "piano room" go to my t) before I throw my body on the piano scne. For me the biggest advantage is having a keyboard trs eclectic sound to me bourrines piano rock on scne ... Must say, the bte Pipelines Limited for!
bloodsugar04/04/2005

bloodsugar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland RD-170
Piano numrique scne of 88 notes, touch piano (hammers mcaniques)
16 sounds (4 by its variation) Reverb, Chorus, Keyboard splitable.
Output L / R, 2 headphone outputs, MIDI in / out, 2 between expression pedals (including sustain pedals included)

UTILIZATION

The touch is really trs close to that of a piano (I am not a pianist so others can probably give you more information on this point). However, it is absolutely arrter to seek "the" piano touch. If you want to touch it, buy a piano! This is not the goal of having a sublime touch when achte scne a piano. Touch is excellent for this type of hardware, period.

Gnrale the config is very simple, you wonder is why there are so many buttons
The top of the keyboard reminds one spaceship. At the same time, the use is intuitive and the ergonomics is easier (1 = 1 button operation)
This chapter li as using the keyboard, I note 9, because the use is simple and intuitive.

SOUNDS

The sounds are good trs (multi samples and multi layers)
I think ralistes to the sounds of piano, electric piano, organ (I come back here on my first view, there is a type B3 organ sound with clean and beautiful against non-adjustable, the sounds are of finished once and for all)
The reverb and chorus (8 presets each) are simple and effective. It sounds natural.
The expression of the keyboard is good trs.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 18 months
+ + I like the touch on piano sound / e-piano, organ, reverb sober, the pedals sustain progressive.
- A word about the design and construction: this is only my opinion and are quite cheap matrial (plastic timber on immiation cts) to a keyboard 1100 / 1200 Euros, it is reasonable wait a design a little more careful (aluminum hull, for example, real wood on cts). That's my opinion again, we must also say that I'm really hard trs regarding the design and construction.

I note with an 8 overall because of the design ct / assembly (7 / 10) but the quality of the keyboard and the sound of the piano are not numrique challenge (9 / 10 this ct)
In addition, looking at the ct of Concur (korg, yamaha) design and assembly of roland are far from being the lowest range. What's all relative

If I had to redo this choice? Now that I have a good knowledge of the Competition, yes, I probably Rasht.