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Roland RD-88 Stage Piano

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88-key Stage Piano with PHA-4 Hammer-action Keys, ZEN-Core Sound Engine, 3,000+ Tones, and Built-in Speaker
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If you ask Roland devotees, the RD-88 makes the ideal stage and studio companion. Why? Because it sounds and feels like a real-deal acoustic grand piano — all the way down to the expertly crafted hammer-action keys with perfectly refined escapement. Under the hood, this 88-key stage piano boasts Roland’s Zen-Core sound engine and groundbreaking SuperNatural technology. Strike a key and listen as the note bursts out of the onboard speakers with vibrant harmonic content. You get thousands of sumptuous sounds, hands-on controls, and 3-zone integration with Apple MainStage. Plus, the lightweight, rugged design makes for hassle-free transportation that won’t break your back. Take it from the pros at Music Experience: once you play the RD-88, you won’t want to make music with any other stage piano!

Roland RD-88 Stage Piano at a Glance:

  • Lightweight and compact design for easy transport and setup
  • Ivory feel piano-touch keyboard (PHA-4) for world-class playability
  • New SuperNATURAL pianos and electric pianos based on acclaimed RD series
  • Easy to use interface optimized for performance
  • Three zones with external control and Apple MainStage integration
  • Room-filling, onboard speaker system

Sumptuous sounds and slick navigation

If you’re like us, you love having tons of sounds at your disposal. Roland packed the RD-88 with more than 3,000 sounds, courtesy of the ZEN-Core sound engine and SuperNATURAL technology. Fortunately, you don’t have to wade through a forest of confusing knobs and menus to access them. You get a range of legendary sounds from acoustic and electronic pianos to organs and flutes. The RD-88 has a thoughtfully designed interface that keeps all the necessary controls within easy reach. It’s just as easy to dial up a new sound as it is to shape your tone and add extra effects on the fly. Need more sonic flexibility? You’re in luck, as the RD-88 also integrates with Apple MainStage to control soft synths over three zones.

A poised playing feel

When you feel connected to your instrument, you’re going to perform better. It's as simple as that. Roland knows this as well, which is why they outfitted the RD-88 with their acclaimed PHA-4 keybed. Professionals all over the world rave about the PHA-4’s natural playability and smooth, reliable action. The Ivory Feel finish behaves like traditional ebony and ivory keys, gradually breaking in over time. Play your RD-88 for long enough, and it’ll feel just like the well-used piano you first learned on. With the RD-88, you get the playing experience usually reserved for bespoke, handcrafted pianos costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Gig with confidence

Just because the RD-88 has a refined playing experience doesn’t mean it won’t take a beating. In fact, it quite easily handles the rigors of the road. The slim, streamlined design easily fits in the back of the van and is an absolute breeze to set up. This stage piano also comes equipped with an integrated speaker system, which is super convenient for everything from intimate venues to solo rehearsals. It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular around the local clubs and houses of worship or if you’re road-tripping across the continent — the RD-88’s ready for it all.

What Roland Says...

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.

World-class playability

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.

Authentic sounds

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.

Refreshingly simple

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.

Integrate soft synths

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.

Fits your life

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.

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Roland RD-88 Stage Piano Features:

  • Streamlined interface makes it easy to find sounds and dial-up effects
  • ZEN-Core sound engine provides 3,000+ sounds to experiment with
  • SuperNATURAL technology flawlessly reproduces famous Roland tones
  • Apple MainStage integration lets you control soft synths
  • Onboard speakers let you play anywhere
  • PHA-4 keybed delivers professional-level playability
  • Full-size Ivory Touch keys feel fantastic
  • Durable design is well-suited for a life on the road
  • Sleek, lightweight chassis simplifies transportation
  • Supports USB MIDI/Audio

          Sound Engine Type(s)
          ZEN-Core, SuperNATURAL Piano, SuperNATURAL Electric Piano
          Number of Keys 88
          Type of Keys PHA-4 Weighted Hammer Action
          Touch Sensitivity Super Light, Light, Medium, Heavy, Super Heavy
          Escapement Yes
          Other Controllers 2 x Assignable Wheels, 8 x Assignable control knobs
          Presets Over 3000 tones
          Effects Chorus, Delay, Reverb, Compressor
          Audio Inputs 1 x 1/4" (mic), 1 x 1/8" (aux)
          Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4" (L/MONO, R)
          Headphones 1 x 1/4"
          1 x Type A (memory), 1 x Type B (device)
          MIDI I/O Out/USB
          Pedal Inputs 3 x 1/4" (damper, FC1, FC2)
          Pedal Included Yes, damper, 2 x assignable
          Built-in Speakers 2 x 4.7" woofer, 2 x .78" tweeter
          Amplifier 2 x 6W
          Display LCD
          Power Supply 12V DC power supply (included)
          29.8 lbs.
          Manufacturer Part Number RD88