Roland is on the cutting edge of evolving digital piano technology, and they’ve packed their latest stage piano, the RD-88, with renowned RD sound and playability in a lighter weight, more affordable instrument. For decades, pro keyboardists have trusted RD pianos have been trusted by professionals, gig after gig, on stages worldwide. Now, the RD-88 gives you the premium ivory feel of Roland’s PHA-4 Standard weighted action with escapement, along with their powerful next-generation ZEN-Core sound engine with SuperNATURAL acoustic and electric pianos. The interface, optimized for live performance, is quick and easy to use onstage with hands-on real-time controls and three zones with Apple MainStage integration. Amazingly, Roland has even built stereo speakers into the RD-88’s sleek chassis — incredibly handy for sketching out arrangements backstage!
To be truly great, a stage piano should have authentic sounds with character. Drawing upon Roland’s rich sonic legacy, the RD-88 draws features newly developed SuperNATURAL pianos and electric pianos that can go from grit to sparkle with a few knob twists. And for extra versatility, there’s a curated selection of acoustic and electronic sounds from our historic legacy using the same sound engine found in our flagship synthesizers.
Thanks to their intuitive controls and welcoming, ergonomic layout, RD stage pianos have become famous for their user friendliness. The RD-88 continues the tradition, giving you only what you need for confident and expressive performances. Critical controls are clearly marked and always in reach, so you can quickly find your favorite sounds, add effects, and shape the overall tonal balance to suit the venue.
Sometimes you need a very specific sound or the unique capabilities of a particular soft synth or sample library. The RD-88 offers three zones that you can configure with internal sounds — or you can integrate and control soft synths from Apple MainStage. This makes it easy to duplicate the sound of a track live or mix your favorite soft synths with the RD-88’s own sounds.
Whether you’re on the road, gigging locally, or heading out for a weekend getaway, the sleek, compact RD-88 is the perfect companion. Its lightweight, roadworthy build makes it easy to transport and quick to set up, even on tiny stages or in tight rehearsal spaces. And with its über-convenient integrated speaker system, you won't need an amp or PA system for those small coffee house gigs or hotel room jams. With its outstanding portability, great sounds, and classic RD playability, Roland hit it out of the park with the RD-88. Gigging keyboardists here at Music Experience are blown away. We think you will be, too.
RD pianos have been the choice of professional keyboardists for more than 30 years, appearing on stages around the world. Now you can have the acclaimed RD sound and playability in a lighter, more accessible, and more affordable instrument.
For over three decades, RD pianos have been trusted by professionals, night after night, on stages the world over. One key reason is how playable they are, and how connected you feel when you play one. You get sturdy controls and smooth, reliable keyboard action that feels natural—never stiff, never spongy.
A great stage piano needs sounds that are authentic and have character. The RD-88 draws upon its rich heritage and features newly developed SuperNATURAL pianos and electric pianos that can go from sparkle to grit with a few knob twists. And for extra versatility, there's a curated selection of acoustic and electronic sounds from our historic legacy using the ZEN-Core Synthesis System found in our flagship synthesizers.
RD pianos are easy to connect with, thanks to their intuitive controls and friendly layout. The RD-88 is no different, giving you just what you need for confident and expressive performances. Vital controls are clearly marked and always in reach, so you can quickly find your favorite sounds, add effects, or shape the tonal balance to suit the venue.
Sometimes you need a very specific sound or the unique capabilities of a particular soft synth or sample library. The RD-88 has three zones that can be configured with internal sounds, or can integrate and control soft synths from Apple MainStage. This makes it simple to duplicate the sound of a track live or mix favorite soft synths with the RD-88's own palette of sounds.
The RD-88's clean and compact design fits neatly into your lifestyle. Its lightweight and sturdy build makes it easy to take with you and quick to set up, even on small stages or in cramped rehearsal spaces. And the room-filling integrated speaker system is ultra-convenient and lets you play with less clutter and less fuss.
|Sound Engine Type(s)||
ZEN-Core, SuperNATURAL Piano, SuperNATURAL E.Piano
|Number of Keys||88|
|Type of Keys||
PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel
|Other Controllers||2 x Assignable Wheel, 8 x Assignable Control knob, Master Volume knob, Damper Pedal, 2 x Assignable Pedal
|Manufacturer Part Number||RD-88