Roland Corporation introduced the newest member of its VIMA recreational keyboard line, the RK-300, which the company says has the same multimedia capabilities and ease of use as the RK-500.
The RK-300 features Roland’s 88-key PHA II keyboard with escapement for acoustic-piano touch. Users can play along with the onboard VIMA Tunes and SMF files, as well as with their own audio CDs and MP3s. The Center Cancel feature allows for karaoke-style play-along, and users can also change the tempo of a song. Like its predecessor, the RK-300 allows for real-time play-along with slideshows of still images via an easy interface and large color LCD. It also includes a new graphic “ANIME” application with eight ANIME types, including Petal, Musical Notes, Note Names, Snow Crystals, and more. As a musician plays notes, graphics simultaneously appear onscreen.
Offering various connectors for instruments such as microphones and guitars, it is possible to sing and jam along with the RK-300. Dedicated effects such as Vocal Auto Harmony for Vocal, Overdrive, and Chorus, are included for each input. The RK-300 even can record performances and burn CDs with onboard CD Drive right on the spot.
For more information and pictures, check out www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=977&pid=hpfp
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