Owner’s Manual
What do you want to do?
You want to
Recommended functions
One touch piano (p. 9)
Play the piano
Tone (p. 14)
Tone (p. 14)
Play various sounds
Program (p. 15)
Place sounds in a desired order Scene (p. 15)
Scene (p. 15)
Assign (p. 17*)
Control an external device
Ext Label Edit (p. 18)
Connecting to your computer (p. 18)
Editing the Sound (p. 20)
Combine sounds as desired
Operation Guide (p. 14)
Menu screen (p. 26)
Make settings for performance
System settings (p. 26)
Using the Convenient Functions in Performances
(p. 24)
Use the RD-2000’s functions
Operation Guide (p. 14)
Store the RD-2000’s settings
Backup (p. 27)
Owner’s Manual (this document)
Read this first. It explains the basic things you need to know in order to use the RD-2000.
PDF Manual (download from the Web)
55 Parameter Guide (English)
This explains all parameters of the RD-2000.
55 MIDI Implementation
This is detailed information about MIDI messages.
To obtain the PDF manual
1. Enter the following URL in your computer.
http://www.roland.com/manuals/
I
2. Choose “RD-2000” as the product name.
Before using this unit, carefully read “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” (inside front cover), “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” (p. 2), and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (p. 4). After
reading, keep the document(s) where it will be available for immediate reference.
Copyright © 2017 ROLAND CORPORATION
USING THE UNIT SAFELY
About
WARNING and
CAUTION Notices
About the Symbols
The symbol alerts the user to important instructions or
warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the triangle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it is used for general
cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
Used for instructions intended to alert the
user to the risk of death or severe injury
should the unit be used improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert the
user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
The symbol alerts the user to items that must never be
carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that must
not be done is indicated by the design contained within
the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it means that
the unit must never be disassembled.
* Material damage refers to damage or
other adverse effects caused with
respect to the home and all its
furnishings, as well to domestic animals
or pets.
The symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In the
case of the symbol at left, it means that the power-cord
plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
ALWAYS OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
WARNING
Make sure that the power cord is grounded
Connect mains plug of this model to a
mains socket outlet with a protective
earthing connection.
To completely turn off power to the unit, pull out
the plug from the outlet
Even with the RD-2000’s [L] switch turned
off, this unit is not completely separated
from its main source of power. When the
power needs to be completely turned off,
turn off the RD-2000’s [L] switch on the
unit, then pull out the plug from the outlet. For this
reason, the outlet into which you choose to connect
the power cord’s plug should be one that is within
easy reach and readily accessible.
Concerning the Auto Off function
The power to this unit will be turned
off automatically after a predetermined
amount of time has passed since it was
last used for playing music, or its buttons
or controls were operated (Auto Off
function). If you do not want the power to be turned
off automatically, disengage the Auto Off function
(p. 11).
Do not disassemble or modify by yourself
Do not carry out anything unless you are
instructed to do so in the owner’s manual.
Otherwise, you risk causing malfunction.
Do not repair or replace parts by yourself
Refer all servicing to your retailer, the
nearest Roland Service Center, or an
authorized Roland distributor, as listed on
the “Information.”
WARNING
Do not use or store in the following types of
locations
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g.,
direct sunlight in an enclosed vehicle,
near a heating duct, on top of heatgenerating equipment); or are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet
floors); or are
• Exposed to steam or smoke; or are
• Subject to salt exposure; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
• Dusty or sandy; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration and shakiness;
or are
• Placed in a poorly ventilated location.
Use only the stand that is recommended
This unit should be used only with a stand
that is recommended by Roland.
Do not place in a location that is unstable
When using the unit with a stand
recommended by Roland, the stand must
be carefully placed so it is level and sure to
remain stable. If not using a stand, you still
need to make sure that any location you
choose for placing the unit provides a level surface
that will properly support the unit, and keep it from
wobbling.
Connect the power cord to an outlet of the correct
voltage
The unit should be connected to a power
supply only of the type described as
marked on the rear side of unit.
Use only the supplied power cord
Use only the attached power cord. Also,
the supplied power cord must not be used
with any other device.
Do not bend the power cord or place heavy objects
on it
Otherwise, fire or electric shock may result.
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WARNING
Avoid extended use at high volume
Use of the unit at high volume for
extended periods of time may cause
hearing loss. If you ever experience any
hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you
should immediately stop using the unit
and consult a specialized physician.
Do not allow foreign objects or liquids to enter
unit; never place containers with liquid on unit
Do not place containers containing liquid
(e.g., flower vases) on this product. Never
allow foreign objects (e.g., flammable
objects, coins, wires) or liquids (e.g., water
or juice) to enter this product. Doing so
may cause short circuits, faulty operation,
or other malfunctions.
Turn off the unit if an abnormality or malfunction
occurs
Immediately turn the unit off, remove the
power cord from the outlet, and request
servicing by your retailer, the nearest
Roland Service Center, or an authorized
Roland distributor, as listed on the
“Information” when:
• The power cord has been damaged; or
• If smoke or unusual odor occurs; or
• Objects have fallen into, or liquid has been spilled
onto the unit; or
• The unit has been exposed to rain (or otherwise has
become wet); or
• The unit does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance.
Be cautious to protect children from injury
Always make sure that an adult is on hand
to provide supervision and guidance when
using the unit in places where children
are present, or when a child will be using
the unit.
Do not drop or subject to strong impact
Otherwise, you risk causing damage or
malfunction.
USING THE UNIT SAFELY
WARNING
CAUTION
Do not share an outlet with an unreasonable
number of other devices
Never connect/disconnect a power plug if your
hands are wet
Otherwise, you risk overheating or fire.
Otherwise, you could receive an electric
shock.
Do not use overseas
Disconnect all cords/cables before moving the unit
Before using the unit in overseas, consult
with your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized Roland
distributor, as listed on the “Information.”
Before moving the unit, disconnect the
power plug from the outlet, and pull out all
cords from external devices.
No naked flame sources as lighted candles should be
placed on the apparatus.
Before cleaning the unit, disconnect the power
plug from the outlet
If the power plug is not removed from the
outlet, you risk receiving an electric shock.
Use the apparatus in moderate climates.
Whenever there is a threat of lightning, disconnect
the power plug from the outlet
If the power plug is not removed from the
outlet, you risk causing malfunction or
receiving an electric shock.
CAUTION
Use only the specified stand(s)
This unit is designed to be used in
combination with specific stands (KSG8B) manufactured by Roland. If used in
combination with other stands, you risk
sustaining injuries as the result of this
product dropping down or toppling over due to a lack
of stability.
Keep small items out of the reach of children
To prevent accidental ingestion of the
parts listed below, always keep them out of
the reach of small children.
• Removable Parts
USB cap (p. 10)
Evaluate safety issues before using stands
Even if you observe the cautions given
in the owner’s manual, certain types of
handling may allow this product to fall
from the stand, or cause the stand to
overturn. Please be mindful of any safety
issues before using this product.
When disconnecting the power cord, grasp it by the
plug
To prevent conductor damage, always
grasp the power cord by its plug when
disconnecting it.
Periodically clean the power plug
An accumulation of dust or foreign objects
between the power plug and the power
outlet can lead to fire or electric shock.
At regular intervals, be sure to pull out
the power plug, and using a dry cloth,
wipe away any dust or foreign objects that may have
accumulated.
Disconnect the power plug whenever the unit will
not be used for an extended period of time
Fire may result in the unlikely event that a
breakdown occurs.
Route all power cords and cables in such a way as
to prevent them from getting entangled
Injury could result if someone were to
trip on a cable and cause the unit to fall
or topple.
Avoid climbing on top of the unit, or placing heavy
objects on it
Otherwise, you risk injury as the result of
the unit toppling over or dropping down.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
Power Supply
• Do not connect this unit to same electrical outlet
that is being used by an electrical appliance that
is controlled by an inverter or a motor (such as a
refrigerator, washing machine, microwave oven, or
air conditioner). Depending on the way in which
the electrical appliance is used, power supply noise
may cause this unit to malfunction or may produce
audible noise. If it is not practical to use a separate
electrical outlet, connect a power supply noise filter
between this unit and the electrical outlet.
Placement
• Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other
equipment containing large power transformers)
may induce hum. To alleviate the problem, change
the orientation of this unit; or move it farther away
from the source of interference.
• This unit may interfere with radio and television
reception. Do not use this unit in the vicinity of such
receivers.
Additional Precautions
• Any data stored within the unit can be lost as the
result of equipment failure, incorrect operation, etc.
To protect yourself against the irretrievable loss of
data, try to make a habit of creating regular backups
of the data you’ve stored in the unit.
• Roland assumes no liability concerning the
restoration of any stored content that has been lost.
• Use a reasonable amount of care when using the
unit’s buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when
using its jacks and connectors. Rough handling can
lead to malfunctions.
• Never strike or apply strong pressure to the display.
• When disconnecting all cables, grasp the connector
itself—never pull on the cable. This way you will
avoid causing shorts, or damage to the cable’s
internal elements.
• A small amount of heat will radiate from the unit
during normal operation.
• Noise may be produced if wireless communications
devices, such as cell phones, are operated in the
vicinity of this unit. Such noise could occur when
receiving or initiating a call, or while conversing.
Should you experience such problems, you should
relocate such wireless devices so they are at a greater
distance from this unit, or switch them off.
• To avoid disturbing others nearby, try to keep the
unit’s volume at reasonable levels.
• When moved from one location to another where the
temperature and/or humidity is very different, water
droplets (condensation) may form inside the unit.
Damage or malfunction may result if you attempt to
use the unit in this condition. Therefore, before using
the unit, you must allow it to stand for several hours,
until the condensation has completely evaporated.
• Use only the specified expression pedal. By
connecting any other expression pedals, you risk
causing malfunction and/or damage to the unit.
• Do not allow objects to remain on top of the
keyboard. This can be the cause of malfunction, such
as keys ceasing to produce sound.
• Depending on the material and temperature of the
surface on which you place the unit, its rubber feet
may discolor or mar the surface.
• Do not place containers or anything else containing
liquid on top of this unit. Also, whenever any liquid
has been spilled on the surface of this unit, be sure to
promptly wipe it away using a soft, dry cloth.
Maintenance
• Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of
any kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration and/
or deformation.
Care of the Keyboard
• Do not write on the keyboard with any pen or other
implement, and do not stamp or place any marking
on the instrument. Ink will seep into the surface lines
and become unremovable.
• Do not affix stickers on the keyboard. You may be
unable to remove stickers that use strong adhesives,
and the adhesive may cause discoloration.
• To remove stubborn dirt, use a commercially
available keyboard cleaner that does not contain
abrasives. Start by wiping lightly. If the dirt does not
come off, wipe using gradually increasing amounts of
pressure while taking care not to scratch the keys.
Repairs and Data
• Before sending the unit away for repairs, be sure to
make a backup of the data stored within it; or you
may prefer to write down the needed information.
Although we will do our utmost to preserve the
data stored in your unit when we carry out repairs,
in some cases, such as when the memory section is
physically damaged, restoration of the stored content
may be impossible. Roland assumes no liability
concerning the restoration of any stored content that
has been lost.
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• The sound of keys being struck and vibrations
produced by playing an instrument can be
transmitted through a floor or wall to an unexpected
extent. Please take care not to cause annoyance to
others nearby.
• Do not use connection cables that contain a built-in
resistor.
Using External Memories
• Please observe the following precautions when
handling external memory devices. Also, make sure
to carefully observe all the precautions that were
supplied with the external memory device.
• Do not remove the device while reading/writing
is in progress.
• To prevent damage from static electricity,
discharge all static electricity from your person
before handling the device.
Intellectual Property Right
• It is forbidden by law to make an audio recording,
video recording, copy or revision of a third party’s
copyrighted work (musical work, video work,
broadcast, live performance, or other work), whether
in whole or in part, and distribute, sell, lease, perform
or broadcast it without the permission of the
copyright owner.
• Do not use this product for purposes that could
infringe on a copyright held by a third party. We
assume no responsibility whatsoever with regard to
any infringements of third-party copyrights arising
through your use of this product.
• The copyright of content in this product (the sound
waveform data, style data, accompaniment patterns,
phrase data, audio loops and image data) is reserved
by Roland Corporation.
• Purchasers of this product are permitted to utilize
said content (except song data such as Demo
Songs) for the creating, performing, recording and
distributing original musical works.
• Purchasers of this product are NOT permitted to
extract said content in original or modified form, for
the purpose of distributing recorded medium of said
content or making them available on a computer
network.
• MMP (Moore Microprocessor Portfolio) refers to a
patent portfolio concerned with microprocessor
architecture, which was developed by Technology
Properties Limited (TPL). Roland has licensed this
technology from the TPL Group.
• ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media
Technologies GmbH.
• This product contains eParts integrated software
platform of eSOL Co.,Ltd. eParts is a trademark of
eSOL Co., Ltd. in Japan.
• This Product uses the Source Code of μT-Kernel under
T-License 2.0 granted by the T-Engine Forum (www.
tron.org).
• Roland, SuperNATURAL are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Roland Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
• Company names and product names appearing
in this document are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners.
Contents
USING THE UNIT SAFELY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
IMPORTANT NOTES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Placing the RD-2000 on a Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Various Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Accessing the Menu Screens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Setting Parameters (System). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Formatting Memory (Format). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Returning to the Factory Settings (Factory Reset). . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Main Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Making the Power Automatically Turn Off After a Time
(Auto Off ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Basic Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Listening to the Demo Songs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Panel Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Restoring Backup Data from a USB Flash Drive to the RD-2000. 27
Top Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Rear Panel (Connecting the External Equipment). . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Backing Up RD-2000 Data to a USB Flash Drive (Backup Save). .27
List of Shortcut Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Turning the RD-2000 On. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Turning Off the Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
If you don’t want the power to turn off automatically, change
the “Auto Off” setting to “Off” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Overview of the RD-2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Basic Organization of the RD-2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
About Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Units of Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Operation Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Adjusting the Overall Volume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Adjusting the Volume of Each Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Using an Assigned Function to Modify the Sound
(MOD WHEEL 1/2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Changing the Sound’s Pitch in Real Time (Pitch bend lever). . . .14
Adding Vibrato or Dynamics (Modulation lever). . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Disabling the Button (Panel Lock). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Transposing Your Performance (Transpose). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Selecting Sounds (TONE/SCENE/PROGRAM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Layering Tones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Dividing the Keyboard into Two Regions (Split). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Adding Reverberation to the Sound (REVERB). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Adding Delay to the Sound (DELAY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Applying an Effect (MODULATION FX). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Applying Tremolo (TREMOLO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Adjusting the Distortion (AMP SIM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Switching the Tremolo Type and the AMP SIM Type. . . . . . . . . . .17
Adjusting the Levels of Each Frequency Range (EQUALIZER). . .17
Controlling the Functions Assigned to the Knobs (ASSIGN) . . . .17
Performing Live with a Plug-in Synthesizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Using USB Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Using SUB OUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Editing the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Adjusting the Character of the Sound (TONE COLOR) . . . . . . . . .20
Using the Knobs to Adjust the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Editing a Program (Program Edit). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Editing a Tone (Designer). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Creating the Organ Tones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Viewing the State of Each Zone (Zone Info Screen). . . . . . . . . . . .22
Saving the Sound Settings in a Program (Program Write) . . . . . .23
Changing the Order of Programs (Program Swap) . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Using the Convenient Functions in Performances . . . . . . . . .24
Playing Rhythm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Recording Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Playing Audio Files from USB Flash Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
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Placing the RD-2000 on a Stand
If you want to place the RD-2000 on a stand, use the Roland KS-G8B.
Place the instrument on the stand as follows.
* Be careful not to pinch your fingers when setting up the stand.
KS-G8B
Seen from the side
Align the seam in the RD-2000’s
panel (on the bottom, near the
front) with the corners of the
stand’s rubber feet
Seen from the rear
Align the mark on the
RD-2000’s rear panel with
the center of the stand
Main Specifications
Roland RD-2000: Digital Piano
Keyboard
Power
Consumption
Dimensions
Weight
Accessories
Options
88 keys (PHA-50)
23W
1,412 (W) x 367 (D) x 140 (H) mm
55-5/8 (W) x 14-1/2 (D) x 5-9/16 (H) inches
21.7 kg/47 lbs 14 oz
* Actual weight can vary slightly from that indicated due
to the fact that wooden parts are involved.
Owner’s Manual
Power Cord
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)
Keyboard stand: KS-G8B
Piano pedal: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP-10
Pedal switch: DP-2
Expression pedal: EV-5
USB flash drive (*)
* Use a commercially available USB flash drive or a
USB flash drive sold by Roland. However, we cannot
guarantee that all commercially available USB flash
drives will work with this unit.
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* This document explains the specifications of the product at the
time that the document was issued. For the latest information,
refer to the Roland website.
Basic Operation
MENU screen
Editing a value
Here you can make system settings for the RD-2000 or manage files.
When changing settings values, you can use the [DEC] and [INC]
buttons, value dial, or the TONE buttons (numeric keys).
Value dial
TONE screen
[INC] button
This is the screen that appears when you start up the RD-2000 or when
you press a TONE button.
[DEC] button
[DEC] button, [INC] button
Pressing the [INC] button increases the value, and the [DEC] button
decreases it.
This is the screen when zones are layered.
PROGRAM screen
Purpose
To continuously
change the
value
To rapidly
change the
value
To set the item
to its default
value
Operation
Hold down the [DEC] button or [INC] button.
Hold down the [INC] button and press the [DEC] button.
Hold down the [DEC] button and press the [INC] button.
Press the [DEC] button and [INC] button simultaneously.
This is the screen that appears when you press a PROGRAM button.
Value dial
Turn the dial clockwise to increase the value, or counterclockwise to
decrease the value.
TONE buttons ( numeric keys)
SCENE screen
Navigating among items to be set (cursor)
When more than one parameter is present in a screen, the name and
value of the parameter to be changed is shown with a box around
it. This box is referred to as the “cursor.” The cursor is moved with the
Cursor [H] [I] [K] [J] buttons.
For some of the items, you can use the TONE buttons ([0]–[9]) as
numeric keys to directly specify a numeric value.
To use these as numeric keys in the TONE / PROGRAM / SCENE / ZONE
EDIT screen, operate the buttons while holding down the [SHIFT]
button. When you use the numeric keys to enter a value, the value
in the screen blinks. The blinking means that the value is not yet
confirmed, so press the [ENTER] button to confirm the value.
Confirming or canceling the value
To confirm the specified value, press the [ENTER] button.
If you decide to cancel, press the [EXIT] button.
Knob and slider operations
When you use a knob or slider to modify a setting, the modified
parameter and its value appears in a popup screen.
This screen will automatically close after a time.
[ENTER] button
[EXIT] button
For some parameters, a popup screen does not appear.
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Panel Descriptions
Top Panel
1
2
3
4
5 6
7
8
9
10
12
11
13
1
MOD WHEEL 1/2
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You can assign various functions to these wheels.
You can use the assigned functions by moving these wheels while you
perform.
2
Turns the ZONE EFFECT on/off.
If ZONE EFFECT is on, the MODULATION FX, TREMOLO, and AMP SIM
knobs and buttons operate as controllers for each function.
If this button is off, the knobs and buttons operate as controllers for
the function that is selected by the [SELECT] knob.
[MASTER VOLUME] knob
Adjusts the overall volume of the RD-2000.
3
[SELECT] button
MODULATION FX
Selects the function that the knobs and buttons will have when ZONE
EFFECT is off. The function changes each time you press the button.
[ON] button
CTRL, ASSIGN, EQ, REVERB/DELAY indicator
Turns the effect on/off.
Indicate the function that is selected by the [SELECT] button.
[TYPE] knob
Selects the type of the modulation FX.
[DEPTH] knob
Adjusts the depth of the modulation FX.
[RATE] knob
Adjusts the rate of the modulation FX.
[FEEDBACK] knob
Adjusts the amount of feedback for the modulation FX.
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TREMOLO
[ON] button
Turns the effect on/off.
[TYPE] knob
Selects the type of tremolo.
[DEPTH] knob
Adjusts the depth of the tremolo effect.
[RATE] knob
Adjusts the rate of the tremolo effect.
5
AMP SIM
[DRIVE] knob
Adjusts the amount of distortion.
[ON] button
Turns the effect on/off.
8
[ZONE EFFECTS] button
7
ZONE
SELECT buttons (1–8, USB-AUDIO)
Select the zone to control.
By holding down the [SHIFT] button and pressing one of these
buttons, you can access the ZONE EDIT screen of each zone.
INT/EXT select buttons (1–8, USB-AUDIO)
Turns each ZONE’s sound on and off.
Select whether the knobs and slider operate the RD-2000 itself or an
external MIDI sound module.
Sliders (S1–S8, USB-AUDIO)
Use these sliders to adjust the volume of each zone, or to edit values.
[LEVEL] button
If you press this button to make it light, you can use the sliders to
adjust the volume of each zone.
[ASSIGN] button
If you press this button to make it light, you can adjust the value that is
assigned to the sliders.
[SCENE] button
If you press this button to make it light, you can use the TONE buttons
to recall scenes.
If a TW organ sound is selected for the zone that is selected by the
SELECT button, you can hold down the [SHIFT] button and press this
button, and then use the sliders to modify the sound as when using
the harmonic bars of a tonewheel organ.
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[KEY RANGE] button
8
Specifies the key range.
Display
This shows the Tone name, the Program names and the values of
various settings, etc.
[MENU] button
Accesses the MENU screen. In the MENU screen, you can make overall
settings for the entire RD-2000.
[SHIFT] button
You can easily call up Edit screens for related parameters by holding
down this button while pressing buttons, turning knobs, or operating
other controllers. For details, refer to “List of Shortcut Keys” (p. 28).
If you edit a parameter value while holding down this button, the
value will change more greatly.
[EXIT] button
This is used to return to a previous screen or to cancel a procedure.
[ENTER] button
This is used to finalize a value or execute an operation.
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Cursor buttons/Value dial
Value dial
These are used to modify values.
[DEC] button, [INC] button
These are used to modify values.
If you keep on holding down one button while pressing the other, the
value change accelerates.
These buttons modify the value that’s controlled by the value dial.
Cursor [K] [J] [H] [I] buttons
Press these to switch pages and to move the cursor.
10
11 TONE buttons
Select tones in each category.
12
[WRITE] button
Stores the current settings in a program.
If you press this button in certain screens (such as the System screen),
system parameters (p. 26) are stored.
[STOP/RESET] button
Stops playback of the song or rhythm.
[RHYTHM/SONG] button
Accesses a screen where you can select songs or rhythms.
[PLAY] button
Starts playback of the song or rhythm.
[SPLIT] button
Turns the split function on/off.
This lets you divide the keyboard into left and right regions and play a
different sound in each.
By pressing this button and the [TRANSPOSE] button simultaneously,
you can listen to demo songs.
[TRANSPOSE] button
Lets you transpose your performance.
13 Pitch bend/Modulation lever
This allows you to control pitch bend or apply vibrato.
NOTE
The effect of moving the lever will differ depending on the tone. The
effect of this lever is fixed for each tone, and cannot be changed.
[ONE TOUCH PIANO] button
Recalls a piano sound to zone 1. Zones other than zone 1 and zone 5
(EXT) are turned off.
You can also specify a favorite sound (STARTUP).
NOTE
Be aware that when you press this button to recall a piano sound, the
previous settings are lost.
[PROGRAM] button
Selects a program.
BANK [UP] [DOWN] buttons
Change the program or scene bank.
[EXP] button
Selects banks of expansion sounds (p. 15).
[SCENE UTILITY] button
Accesses the SCENE UTILITY MENU screen.
[EDIT] button
Allows you to edit program settings.
[TONE DESIGNER] button
Accesses the TONE DESIGNER screen.
[KEY TOUCH] button
Adjusts the key touch.
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Rear Panel (Connecting the External Equipment)
This port is only used for updates.
Normally you should leave the USB
cap inserted
to protect the
port.
A
Computer
Audio player
For connecting MIDI device.
B
D
C
Stereo
headphones
G
E
F
I
J
K
H
L
USB flash drive
to Power outlet
Pedal unit
(RPU-3)
Monitor speakers
(powered)
Mixer etc.
Expression pedal (EV-5)
or
Pedal switch (DP Series)
A
[L] switch
G
This turns the power on/off.
B
AC IN jack
Connect the included power cord to this connector.
* To prevent malfunction and equipment failure, always turn
down the volume, and turn off all the units before making any
connections.
H
I
J
USB MEMORY port
K
MAIN OUT jack (L/MONO, R)
MAIN OUT jack (L, R) (XLR type)
Connectors for balanced output of the audio signals. Connect to
mixers and other such gear.
USB COMPUTER port
You can connect this to your computer so that it can
TIP:
HOT
exchange performance data and audio signal
with the
RING: COLD 2: HOT
RD-2000.
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These are connected to an amp or other device. For mono output, use
the L/MONO jack.
Use a commercially available USB flash drive or a USB flash drive
sold by Roland. However, we cannot guarantee that all commercially
available USB flash drives will work with this unit.
E
SUB OUT jack (L/MONO, R)
Provide output of the audio signals. For mono output,
use the L/MONO jack.
USB FOR UPDATE jack
Use this to update the RD-2000.
Normally you should leave the USB cap inserted to protect the port.
D
INPUT jack
This is an audio input jack. You can connect your audio player or other
audio source here.
* Use only the specified expression pedal. By connecting any other
expression pedals, you risk causing malfunction and/or damage
to the unit.
C
PEDAL jack (DAMPER, FC1, FC2, EXT)
Connecting the pedal switch provided with the RD-2000 to the
DAMPER jack allows you to use the switch as a damper pedal.
With a pedal connected to the FC1, FC2 or EXT jack, you can then
assign a variety of functions to the pedal (p. 21).
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* Pin assignment of MAIN OUT jack
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1: GND
1: GND
2: HOT
SLEEVE: GND
F
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MIDI connectors (IN, OUT 1, THRU/OUT 2)
3: COLD
Used for connecting external MIDI devices and for transmission
of MIDI
messages.
The THRU/OUT 2 connector’s function can be switched to operate
either as MIDI THRU or as MIDI OUT (p. 26).
3: COLD
L
PHONES jack
A set of headphones can be connected to this jack.
Even when headphones are connected, audio signals will still be
output from the OUTPUT jacks and BALANCED OUT jacks.
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Turning the RD-2000 On
Once everything is properly connected, be sure to follow the
procedure below to turn on their power. If you turn on equipment in
the wrong order, you risk causing malfunction or equipment failure.
1. Turn down the volume of the RD-2000.
Also completely turn down the volume of any connected external
devices.
2. Press the [L] switch.
The unit is turned on, and the display’s backlighting comes on.
3. Turn on the power to connected external devices.
4. Adjust the volume of the connected external devices.
5. Adjust the RD-2000’s volume.
Turning Off the Power
1. Turn down the volume of the RD-2000.
Also completely turn down the volume of any connected external
devices.
2. Turn off the power to connected external devices.
3. Press the [L] switch.
If you don’t want the power to turn off
automatically, change the “Auto Off” setting to “Off”
The power to this unit will be turned off automatically after a
predetermined amount of time has passed since it was last used for
playing music, or its buttons or controls were operated (Auto Off
function).
If you do not want the power to be turned off automatically, disengage
the Auto Off function.
NOTE
55 When the power is turned off, any settings you were editing will
be lost. You must save settings that you want to keep.
55 To restore power, turn the power on again.
Changing the auto off setting
1. In the MENU screen, select “SYSTEM” and press the [ENTER]
button.
The System screen appears.
2. Choose “Auto Off,” and change the setting.
Parameter
[K] [J]
The unit is turned off.
* Before turning the unit on/off, always be sure to turn the volume
down. Even with the volume turned down, you might hear some
sound when switching the unit on/off. However, this is normal
and does not indicate a malfunction.
* If you need to turn off the power completely, first turn off the
unit, then unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Refer to
“To completely turn off power to the unit, pull out the plug
from the outlet” (p. 2).
Value
[DEC] [INC]
Explanation
The power will not turn off
automatically.
The power will automatically turn off
30 min
if no operation is performed for 30
minutes.
The power will automatically turn off
240 min (default) if no operation is performed for 240
minutes (four hours).
Off
Auto Off
3. To store the auto off setting, press the [WRITE] button in the
System screen.
NOTE
When the auto off function turns the power off, the settings that you
were editing will be lost. If there are settings that you want to keep,
you should save them beforehand. For details, refer to “Saving the
Sound Settings in a Program (Program Write)” (p. 23) and “Saving the
system settings” (p. 26).
To Turn the Power On Again After It Was Turned Off by”Auto-Off”
If the auto off function turned the power off, turn off the [L] switch
and then turn the power on again.
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Overview of the RD-2000
Basic Organization of the RD-2000
Controller Section
Sound
generator/
Effect section
Keyboard
Controller Section
This section includes the keyboard, the Pitch Bend/Modulation
lever, the panel knobs, the sliders, and any pedal connected to the
rear panel. Actions such as pressing and releasing of keys on the
keyboard, depressing a damper pedal, and so forth, are converted
to MIDI messages and sent to the sound generator section, or to
an external MIDI device.
Sound generator/Effect section
This is the section that produces and modifies the sound.
Performance data from the controller section is converted into
audio signal, which is output from the OUTPUT jacks or PHONES
jack.
V-Piano Technology sound generator (only zone 1 can be selected) (MD)
For sounds beginning with S01, this sound generator reproduces
the sound of a piano based on its structure.
NOTE
This sound generator does not support Modulation FX, Tremolo/
Amp Sim, or Tone/Program Remain.
Pitch Bend
Pedal
Performance
data
Audio signal
Slider
Knob
Wheel
SuperNATURAL (SN)/PCM sound generator
This sound generator lets you play a variety of high-quality
sounds, including SuperNATURAL sounds that faithfully reproduce
the character and behavior of musical instruments.
The RD-2000 contains more than a thousand sounds.
Effects
Each zone 1–4 provides a Modulation FX and Tremolo/Amp Sim
that can be set independently for each zone.
There are also reverb, delay, and EQ that can be used in common
by all zones.
About Memory
“Memories” are locations where settings such as programs are stored.
There are three types of memory: “temporary memory,” “rewritable memory,” and “nonrewritable memory.”
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Temporary Memory
Temporary area
Temporary Memory
Tone/Program/scene
Temporary area
The tones, programs, scenes, or controller settings that you select using the panel TONE
buttons or PROGRAM button are recalled into the temporary area.
When you play the keyboard, sounds are produced according to the settings that are in
the temporary area.
The settings in the temporary area will be lost when you turn off the power or call up
other settings. If you want to keep the data that’s in the temporary area, you must store
it into rewritable memory.
Rewritable Memory
Rewritable Memory
System memory
User memory
Program
Scene
Non-rewritable Memory
Preset memory
System memory
Tone
DEMO songs
System memory contains system parameter settings that specify how the RD-2000 is to
operate.
To store system parameters, save the system settings (p. 26).
User memory
Programs and scenes can be stored in user memory (Program Write: p. 23).
USB flash drive
You can save all of the programs in a single file (Backup Save: p. 27).
The USB flash drive is also used as the storage location for audio recording.
Non-rewritable Memory
Preset memory
The demo songs and the tones are stored in preset memory; they cannot be rewritten.
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USB flash drive
Rewritable Memory
USB flash drive
Backup fales
Audio-recorded data
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Units of Sound
Tone
Tones are an ideal way to select and play a sound.
The sounds that you select using the TONE buttons are called “tones.” Tones can be assigned to each of the eight zones (zone 1–8) and played.
You can play multiple zones simultaneously from the keyboard, or play them in separate regions of the keyboard.
You can use the Designer function (p. 21) to edit a tone to your taste. You can store an edited tone in a program.
Some of the tones are “rhythm sets” which contain multiple percussion instrument sounds.
A rhythm set will produce a different percussion instrument sound for each key (note number) that you press.
Program
Programs let you store a combination of settings and multiple sounds.
The sounds that you select using the PROGRAM button are called “programs.”
Programs contain settings for the tones that are assigned to the zones, along with settings that are common to all zones (such as reverb, delay,
and EQ). You can store 300 programs containing settings that you’ve edited to your taste.
Scene
Scenes are an ideal way to store and order favorite tones or programs, or when using an external MIDI device.
The sounds that you select using the SCENE button are called “scenes.”
Scenes let you store performance settings that you’ve edited to your taste. Up to 100 scenes that you save can be recalled from the TONE
buttons, with ten scenes for each button.
You can use scenes to easily recall settings in the order of the songs in your live performance, or to control or set up an external device.
It’s also easy to store tones or programs without change, modify their sound or settings, or change the order in which they are recalled.
Delay Reverb
Tone (S type: ZONE 1 only)
Controller section
reception settings
Output
V-Piano
Technology
Tone
Color
Volume
Pan
Sub Out
Sympathetic
Resonance
Tone (A type: ZONE 1–4)
Controller section
reception settings
SuperNATURAL
PCM
Tone
Color
Modulation
FX
Tremolo
Amp Sim
Delay Reverb
Output
Volume
Pan
Sub Out
Delay Reverb
Tone (B type: ZONE 5–8)
Program/scene
Program name
Controller section
reception settings
Modulation
wheel
Key Touch
Tone
Color
Rhythm
Sound generator/Effect section
USB-AUDIO
OUTPUT/AUDIO
REC
Slider
Pitch Bend
Modulation
Sympathetic
Resonance
(Piano Only)
Delay
Reverb
Pedal
ZONE 1
External 1
Internal 1
Tone
ZONE 2
External 2
Internal 2
Tone
ZONE 3
External 3
Internal 3
Tone
ZONE 4
External 4
Internal 4
Tone
ZONE 5
External 5
Internal 5
Tone
ZONE 6
External 6
Internal 6
Tone
ZONE 7
External 7
Internal 7
Tone
ZONE 8
External 8
Internal 8
Tone
USB
Audio Input
MIDI OUT
USB MIDI
Volume
Pan
Sub Out
Controller Section
Knob
Output
SuperNATURAL
PCM
Output
EQ
Comp
Volume
Sub Out
* Effect settings inside the dotted line will reflect the settings of the ZONE 1 that you
selected in the TONE screen or the PROGRAM screen.
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Operation Guide
Adjusting the Overall Volume
1. Turn the [MASTER VOLUME] knob.
Adjusting the Volume of Each Zone
Selecting the zone to adjust
Select the zone whose settings you want to adjust.
1. Press one of the SELECT [S1]–[S8] buttons.
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right of the TONE screen and the PROGRAM screen or the upper left of
the SCENE screen.
2. To disengage the Panel Lock function, press the [EXIT] button
twice in succession.
Transposing Your Performance (Transpose)
You can adjust the transpose setting in semitone steps over a range of
-48–0–+48 relative to C4.
1. Hold down the [TRANSPOSE] button for several seconds.
The current setting is shown.
You can’t select multiple zones.
Turning each zone on/off
1. Press the INT/EXT [S1]–[S8]
buttons to turn each zone on
(lit) or off (unlit).
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By holding down the [SHIFT]
button and pressing an INT/EXT
[S1]–[S8] button, you can switch
what the knob and slider of each zone will control (the RD-2000: lit
red, or an external device: lit green).
NOTE
Effects cannot be applied to zones 5–8.
If zones 5–8 are also assigned as internal zones, and if an extremely
large amount of data is being produced by the controllers, a
substantial burden is placed on the RD-2000, possibly making it
unable to process the performance data from the keyboard.
Adjusting the volume of each zone
1. Use the sliders [S1]–[S8] to adjust the volume of each zone.
Using an Assigned Function to Modify the Sound
(MOD WHEEL 1/2)
A variety of functions are assigned to the modulation wheels (p. 21).
By moving the modulation wheels while you perform, you can control
the assigned function.
Changing the Sound’s Pitch in Real Time (Pitch bend lever)
2. Hold down the [TRANSPOSE] button and use the [DEC][INC]
buttons or the keyboard to specify the amount of transposition.
When you release the [TRANSPOSE] button, the previous screen
reappears.
When the amount of transposition is set, the Transpose function
switches on, and the [TRANSPOSE] button lights up.
MEMO
55 If you press the C4 (middle C) key, the transpose amount will be
set to “0.” For example, to have “E” sound when you play “C” on the
keyboard, hold down the [TRANSPOSE] button and press the E4
key. The degree of transposition then becomes “+4.”
55 You can set the degree of transposition for each of the Layer
individually. For details, refer to “Parameter Guide (English)” (PDF).
NOTE
If the transpose amount is 0, the [TRANSPOSE] button will not turn
on even if you press it.
Selecting Sounds (TONE/SCENE/PROGRAM)
Selecting a tone
1. Make the [SCENE] button go dark.
Or, press the [One Touch Piano] button.
2. Press a SELECT [S1]–[S8] button to select the zone for which you
want to select a sound.
3. Press any of the TONE buttons to select the category.
While playing the keyboard, move the lever to the left
to lower the pitch, or to the right to raise the pitch. This
is known as Pitch Bend.
If you move the lever away from yourself while also
moving it to left or right, the pitch bend and modulation effects will be
applied simultaneously.
Adding Vibrato or Dynamics (Modulation lever)
You can also apply vibrato by manipulating the lever
away from you. This is known as Modulation.
If you move the lever away from yourself while
also moving it to left or right, the pitch bend and
modulation effects will be applied simultaneously.
Disabling the Button (Panel Lock)
By engaging the Panel Lock function, you can disable panel functions.
This prevents settings from being changed inadvertently on stage or
in other such situations.
1. Hold down the [MENU] button and press the [ENTER] button.
The panel lock popup screen appears for a time and then disappear;
then an icon indicating the panel lock status appears in the upper
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4. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or value dial to select the tone.
MEMO
55 By holding down the [SHIFT] button and using the [INC] [DEC]
buttons or the value dial, you can select the first sound of each
tone category.
55 Sounds beginning with S01 are only for zone 1. These piano
sounds cannot be selected for zones 2–8.
Using the Numeric Keys to Select Tones
1. While holding down the [SHIFT] button, use the [0]–[9] to enter
a tone number.
The value blinks while you’re entering the tone number.
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2. Release the [SHIFT] button.
The tone number is finalized.
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To enter an S sound, hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
[ONE TOUCH PIANO] button. To enter EXP A/B, hold down the [SHIFT]
button and press the [EXP] button.
Selecting the EXP category
[EXP] button
This is a bank for expansion sounds.
To switch between A/B, press the [EXP] button.
The wide variety of tones available from the Axial sound library site
can be added to the RD-2000.
For details, refer to the Axial site.
& http://axial.roland.com/
Selecting a program
The RD-2000 has 15 banks, A–O, and each bank lets you store 20
programs (for a total of 300).
1. Press the [PROGRAM] button to make it light.
2. Use the BANK [UP] [DOWN] buttons to select the program bank
Layering Tones
According to the order in which you press the TONE buttons, you can
layer up to four zones ZONE (only zones 1–4).
1. Press two, three, or four TONE buttons together in the desired
order.
NOTE
If the previous sound has been edited, the result of your editing is
lost when you execute this operation. If you want to keep the sound,
save it before you proceed.
Changing a zone’s tone
1. Press a SELECT [S1]–[S8] button to select a zone.
The cursor moves to the tone number of the selected zone.
2. Select a tone as described in “Selecting a tone” (p. 14).
Dividing the Keyboard into Two Regions (Split)
1. Press the [SPLIT] button to make it light.
The zone 1 tone sounds in the right-hand region of the keyboard, and
the zone 4 tone sounds in the left-hand region.
(A–O).
Split Point (F#3)
3. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or value dial to select the program
number.
ZONE 4
Using the Numeric Keys to Select Programs
1. Use the BANK [UP] [DOWN] buttons to select the program bank
(A–O).
2. While holding down the [SHIFT] button, use the [0]–[9] to enter
a program number.
The value blinks while you’re entering the program number.
3. Release the [SHIFT] button.
The program number is finalized.
Registering a scene
1. Select the settings and the program or tone that you want to
register in the scene.
2. Hold down the [SCENE] button and use the BANK [UP] [DOWN]
buttons to select the desired registration-destination program
bank, and then press one of the TONE buttons.
The currently selected tone or program together with the performance
status are registered.
Lit button
Blinking button
ZONE 1
2. To exit Split mode, press the [SPLIT] button once more to make
it unlit.
Changing the Keyboard’s Split Point
1. While holding down the [SPLIT] button, press the key that is to
become the new split point.
The split point is shown.
When you release the [SPLIT] button, the previous display will
reappear.
The split-point key is included in the ZONE 4 section.
Changing the tone of zone 4
1. Press the SELECT [S4] button to select zone 4.
2. Select a tone as described in “Selecting a tone” (p. 14).
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By using the key range function, you can freely specify the key range
of each zone.
A scene is already registered.
A scene is not registered.
ZONE 1
ZONE 2
The currently selected scene can also be registered in another button,
or you can modify the settings and overwrite them.
ZONE 3
ZONE 4
Recalling a scene
You can store up to 100 settings, such as for frequently used programs.
One setting can be stored in each TONE button. Ten settings can be
registered in each bank for instant recall.
1. Press the [SCENE] button to make it light.
2. To select a scene (0–9), press any TONE button that is lit.
MEMO
Pressing an unlit TONE button won’t select anything.
Changing the settings of each zone
Here’s how to turn each zone on or off.
1. Press the button several times until the INT/EXT button goes
dark.
The zone turns off.
2. If you press the INT/EXT button once again.
The INT/EXT button lights and the zone turns on.
Now you can use the indicated function.
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Adding Reverberation to the Sound (REVERB)
Applying reverb adds pleasing reverberation to what you play, so it
sounds almost as if you were playing in a concert hall.
1. Press the ZONE EFFECTS [SELECT] button several times, to select
the “REVERB/DELAY.”
Applying an Effect (MODULATION FX)
In the MODULATION FX section you can apply a variety of effects such
as modulation-type effects to zones 1–4.
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Effects cannot be applied to zones 5–8.
2. Turn the REVERB [TYPE] knob, to select the reverb type.
1. Press the [ZONE EFFECTS] button to make the indicator light.
3. Turn the REVERB [LEVEL], [TIME] and [PRE DELAY] knobs to
2. In the MODULATION FX section, press the [ON] button to make
adjust the amount of reverb effect to be applied.
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55 If you use the ZONE EFFECTS [SELECT] button to select “CTRL,” the
[REV SEND] knob can adjust the reverb send level. If this value is
“0,” turning the REVERB [LEVEL]–[PRE DELAY] knobs has no effect.
& REV (Reverb Send Level) in the zone settings (ZONE EDIT)
55 If you hold down the [SHIFT] button and turn the REVERB
[LEVEL]–[PRE DELAY] knobs, the Reverb screen appears. In the
Reverb screen, you can edit the reverb type and other reverbrelated parameters.
Adding Delay to the Sound (DELAY)
By adding the delay effect, you can give the sound greater dimension,
with more fatness and breadth.
the indicator light.
The effect will turn on/off each time you press the button.
3. In the MODULATION FX section, turn the [TYPE] knob to select
the effect type.
For a list of the effects that can be used in modulation FX, refer to
“Parameter Guide (English)” (PDF).
4. In the MODULATION FX section, turn the [DEPTH], [RATE] and
[FEEDBACK] knobs to adjust the effect.
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For details on the effect parameters, refer to “Parameter Guide
(English)” (PDF). For details on how to obtain the PDF, refer to
“Obtaining PDF Manuals” on the front cover.
* You can assign this to a pedal by setting the Program Edit
“Pedal” parameter. In this case, if the SYSTEM setting “Control
Destination” is set to PROGRAM, you can control the tones
whose zone setting (ZONE EDIT) has a check mark for “MOD FX
(Modulation FX Control Destination).”
Applying Tremolo (TREMOLO)
1. Press the ZONE EFFECTS [SELECT] button several times, to select
the “REVERB/DELAY.”
2. Press the [DELAY ON] button to make the indicator light.
In the TREMOLO section, you can adjust the rate and depth of the
tremolo effect.
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Tremolo is applied only to zones 1–4. It does not apply to zones 5–8.
The delay effect will turn on/off each time you press the button.
3. Turn the DELAY [TYPE] knob, to select the delay type.
4. Turn the DELAY [LEVEL], [TIME] and [FEEDBACK] knobs to adjust
the character of the delay effect.
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If you use the ZONE EFFECTS [SELECT] button to select “CTRL,” the
[DLY SEND] knob can adjust the delay send level. If this value is “0,”
turning the DELAY [LEVEL]–[FEEDBACK] knobs has no effect.
& “DLY (Delay Send Level)” in the zone settings (ZONE EDIT)
1. Press the [ZONE EFFECTS] button to make the indicator light.
2. In the TREMOLO section, press the [ON] button to make the
indicator light.
The tremolo will turn on/off each time you press the button.
3. In the TREMOLO section, turn the [TYPE] to select the tremolo
waveform.
4. In the TREMOLO section, turn the [DEPTH] and [RATE] knobs to
adjust the tremolo.
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Adjusting the Distortion (AMP SIM)
In the AMP SIM section, you can adjust the amount of distortion.
Controlling the Functions Assigned to the Knobs (ASSIGN)
Assigning functions to the knobs or the buttons
1. Use the ZONE EFFECTS [SELECT] button to select “ASSIGN.”
2. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and turn one of the ASSIGN
[1]–[8] knobs. Or, hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
ASSIGN [9] button.
1. Press the [ZONE EFFECTS] button to make the indicator light.
2. In the AMP SIM section, press the [ON] button to make the
The Assign1-9 screen appears. Here you can specify the functions that
are assigned to the ASSIGN [1]–[8] knobs and the ASSIGN [9] button.
Using a function that’s assigned to a knob or button
indicator light.
The amp simulator will turn on/off each time you press the button.
3. In the AMP SIM section, turn the [DRIVE] knob to adjust the
amount of distortion.
MEMO
You can assign tremolo and amp simulator to a pedal by editing the
Program Edit “Pedal” parameter.
In this case, if the SYSTEM setting “Control Destination” is set
to PROGRAM, you can control the tones whose zone setting
(ZONE EDIT) has a check mark for “TR/AMP (Tremolo/Amp Control
Destination).”
Switching the Tremolo Type and the AMP SIM Type
1. While holding down the TREMOLO [ON/OFF] button or the AMP
SIM [ON/OFF] button, press the [INC] [DEC] buttons or turn the
value dial.
MEMO
For more about tremolo and amp simulator, refer to “Parameter
Guide (English)” (PDF). For details on how to obtain the PDF, refer to
“Obtaining PDF Manuals” on the front cover.
Adjusting the Levels of Each Frequency Range (EQUALIZER)
1. Use the ZONE EFFECTS [SELECT] button to select “ASSIGN.”
2. Turn the ASSIGN [1]–[8] knobs to adjust the depth of the effect.
By pressing the ASSIGN [9] button, you can switch the effect of the
assigned function.
NOTE
Each effect is applied only to the zone that’s selected by SELECT.
If the SYSTEM setting “Control Destination” is set to PROGRAM,
operating the various ASSIGN knobs or the ASSIGN [9] button does
not apply an effect to zones whose zone setting (ZONE EDIT) “A1–A9
(Assign 1–9 Control Switch)” check box is not selected.
MEMO
Depending on the state of the selected program or tone, the
assigned function might not be supported, so that you might not
obtain the effect you expect.
The values that are recalled when you switch sounds will be either
the default values or the most recently-operated value.
The RD-2000 is equipped with a five-band equalizer.
1. Use the ZONE EFFECTS [SELECT] button to select “EQ.”
2. Press the [EQ ON] button to make the indicator light.
3. Turn the knobs to adjust the levels in each range.
NOTE
Sounds may be distorted with certain knob settings. If this occurs,
adjust the Input Gain.
MEMO
55 You can specify that the equalizer settings do not change even
when you switch programs. In “system settings,” set EQ Mode
(p. 26) to “REMAIN.”
55 For details on the equalizer, refer to the “Parameter Guide
(English)” (PDF).
For details on how to obtain the PDF, refer to “Obtaining PDF
Manuals” on the front cover.
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MEMO
Performing Live with a Plug-in Synthesizer
Here’s how you can use the RD-2000 to play a plug-in synthesizer that’s
installed on your computer.
Performance using
internal zones
(audio)
Performance data
for external zones
(USB MIDI)
Output
You can make detailed settings in the “EXTERNAL” tab of ZONE EDIT
(p. 21).
5. Save the specified settings as a scene or program.
& “Registering a scene” (p. 15)
& “Saving the Sound Settings in a Program (Program Write)” (p. 23)
Naming an external zone (Ext Label Edit)
Audio from the
computer (USB audio)
You can assign a label to each external zone.
These labels are shown as the external device name in various screens.
1. Press the [MENU] button.
2. Use the Cursor buttons to select “Ext Label Edit,” and then press
Plug-in synthesizer
installed on the computer
the [ENTER] button.
3. Select the zone that you want to name, and press the [ENTER]
button.
Connecting to your computer
In order to use the RD-2000, you need to download the driver from the
following URL and install it on your computer.
For details on installation, refer to the Roland website.
& http://www.roland.com/support/
USB driver settings
If you decide to cancel, press the [EXIT] button.
4. Assign a name and press the [ENTER] button.
Here’s how to specify the USB driver that’s used when connecting the
RD-2000 to your computer via the USB COMPUTER port.
1. In the MENU screen, select “SYSTEM” and press the [ENTER]
button.
2. Set the “USB Driver” parameter to “VENDER.”
Parameter
[K] [J]
Value
[DEC] [INC]
VENDER
USB Driver
GENERIC
Explanation
Choose this if you want to use a USB driver
downloaded from the Roland website.
Choose this if you want to use the standard USB
driver that was included with your computer.
* Only MIDI is available.
3. Save the setting.
& “Saving the system settings” (p. 26)
4. Turn the power of the RD-2000 off, then on again.
Using MIDI controller functions
Data produced by operating the RD-2000’s knobs and keyboard can be
transmitted as MIDI messages from the RD-2000’s MIDI OUT connector
and from USB MIDI OUT.
1. Press the SELECT button of the zone that you want to transmit
MIDI.
2. Hold down the [SHIFT] button, and press the INT/EXT button of
the selected zone several times to make it light green.
MIDI messages are transmitted according to the settings of the zone.
MIDI messages are not transmitted if the button is unlit or lit red.
3. Press the ZONE EFFECTS [SELECT] button several times to select
“CTRL” or “ASSIGN.”
Knob [1]–[8] information is transmitted if “CTRL” or “ASSIGN” are
selected.
If “EQ” or “REVERB/DELAY” are selected, MIDI messages are not
transmitted.
4. Make the slider [LEVEL] button or [ASSIGN] button light.
Sliders [S1]–[S8] transmit MIDI messages according to the state of the
[LEVEL] button or [ASSIGN] button.
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For details on how to enter a name, refer to “Saving the Sound Settings
in a Program (Program Write)” (p. 23).
A confirmation message appears.
If you decide to cancel, press the [EXIT] button.
Optimizing settings for recording on an external sequencer (Rec Mode)
If you’re using an external sequencer to record internal parts, it’s
convenient to use the Rec Mode function.
The Rec Mode function lets you use settings that are optimal for
recording to an external sequencer, without having to edit the zone or
channel settings.
1. In the MENU screen, select “Local Control” and press the [ENTER]
button.
2. Set the Rec Mode parameter.
Parameter
[K] [J]
Rec Mode
Value
[DEC] [INC]
Explanation
OFF, ON
When this is set to ON, settings appropriate for
recording are used with respect to the output
from MIDI OUT, regardless of the INTERNAL
layer settings. Ordinarily, this should be set to
OFF.
(OFF when the system is started up)
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Using USB Audio
Using SUB OUT
You can connect the RD-2000 via USB to a computer, and use it to
handle audio signals.
To use USB audio functionality, install the “VENDER” driver.
& For details, refer to “Connecting to your computer” (p. 18).
NOTE
Adjusting the USB audio input
Here’s how to make settings for audio that’s input from a USBconnected computer.
1. In the ZONE area, press the SELECT [USB-AUDIO] button.
The USB-AUDIO menu appears.
2. Use the cursor buttons to select “USB Audio Input Switch.”
3. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to turn the setting
“ON.”
Audio input from the connected device turns on.
4. Use the cursor buttons to select “USB Audio Input Volume,” and
use the [DEC][INC] buttons or the value dial to adjust the input
level.
MEMO
If “USB Audio In/Out Select” is set to IN, you can also use the slider to
adjust the value.
55 MASTER VOLUME does not affect audio signals that are output to
SUB OUT.
The audio output level is determined by the level setting of each
zone.
55 Reverb and delay do not apply to audio signals that are output to
SUB OUT.
Settings for each zone
1. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press a SELECT [1]–[8]
button.
The ZONE EDIT screen appears.
2. Use the cursor buttons to select the “VOL” tab for “INTERNAL.”
3. Use the cursor buttons to select the item that you want to edit,
and use the [DEC][INC] buttons or the value dial to select the
value.
MAIN
SUB
Adjusting the USB audio output
Here’s how to output the RD-2000’s audio to a USB-connected
computer.
1. In the ZONE area, press the SELECT [USB-AUDIO] button.
The USB-AUDIO menu appears.
2. Use the cursor buttons to select “USB Audio Output Switch.”
3. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to turn the setting
“ON.”
Audio output to the connected device turns on.
4. Use the cursor buttons to select “USB Audio Output Level,” and
use the [USB-AUDIO] slider to adjust the output level.
You can also use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to change
the value.
Using the panel controls to adjust USB audio
Here’s how to choose whether the panel button, knob, and slider will
control the input or the output.
1. In the ZONE area, press the SELECT [USB-AUDIO] button.
The USB-AUDIO menu appears.
2. Use the cursor buttons to select “USB Audio In/Out Select.”
3. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to change the
setting.
The color of the INT/EXT button changes depending on the setting.
USB Audio In/Out Select
INPUT
OUTPUT
As output destinations for audio signals, the RD-2000 provides SUB
OUT jacks in addition to the MAIN OUT jacks.
As appropriate for your situation, you can use these jacks to output
audio signals from zones or from USB audio.
[INT/EXT] button color
Green
Red
The audio signal is output from the MAIN OUT jacks.
The audio signal is output from the SUB OUT jacks.
4. Use the sliders to adjust the level of the specified zones.
USB audio settings
1. In the ZONE area, press the SELECT [USB-AUDIO] button.
The USB-AUDIO menu appears.
2. Use the cursor buttons to select “USB Audio Output Assign,” and
use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to select the value.
MAIN
SUB
The USB audio signal is output from the MAIN OUT jacks.
The USB audio signal is output from the SUB OUT jacks.
3. Use the cursor buttons to select “USB Audio In/Out Select,” and
use the [DEC][INC] buttons or the value dial to select “IN.”
4. Use the slider to adjust the USB audio output LEVEL.
Temporarily outputting from the MAIN OUT jacks
The audio signals that are output from the SUB OUT jacks can also be
output from the MAIN OUT jacks.
NOTE
55 Reverb and delay do not apply to zones that are assigned to the
SUB OUT jacks.
55 If this is set to “MIX,” sound is no longer output from the SUB OUT
jacks.
55 If this is set to “MIX,” the MASTER VOLUME affects the sound.
1. In the MENU screen, select “SYSTEM” and press the [ENTER]
button.
MEMO
You can also change the setting by holding down the [SHIFT] button
and pressing the INT/EXT button in the ZONE area.
The SYSTEM EDIT screen appears.
2. Use the cursor [K] [J] buttons to select “SYSTEM” tab.
3. Use the cursor buttons to select “Output Mix/Parallel,” and use
the [INC][DEC] buttons or the value dial to select the value.
MIX
PARALLEL
Audio signals are output from the MAIN OUT jacks regardless of
the setting.
Audio signals are output from the MAIN OUT jacks or from the
SUB OUT jacks depending on the setting.
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Editing the Sound
Adjusting the Character of the Sound (TONE COLOR)
Turning the [TONE COLOR] knob will modify an aspect of the sound,
such as its character or acoustic image.
The character of the sound changes; the attack will initially be soft,
but this will gradually become harder, finally transforming into a very
brilliant sound.
Adjust the character to your taste.
Adjusting the tremolo
3. Press the [ZONE EFFECT] button to make it light.
4. Press the TREMOLO [ON] button to make it light, turning it on.
Then adjust the tremolo effect, which makes the sound sway
between left and right.
1. Use the ZONE EFFECTS [SELECT] button to select “CTRL.”
2. Use the [TONE COLOR] knob to adjust the amount of effect.
MEMO
55 The popup indication will differ depending on the effect.
55 When you select a tone or program, the settings will return to the
Tone Color default values of each tone.
NOTE
The effect that changes when you turn a knob can be specified
for each program. To specify this, change the System setting
“Control Destination” to “PROGRAM,” and then use the zone setting
(ZONE EDIT) “TON CLR (Tone Color Control Destination)” to select the
zone whose effect you want to change.
MEMO
The adjusted sound can be saved in the program by pressing the
[WRITE] button (p. 23).
Turning the TREMOLO [RATE] knob changes the speed at which the
sound moves between left and right.
Turning the TREMOLO [DEPTH] knob changes the amount by which
the sound moves between left and right. Adjust the tremolo as
appropriate for the song you’re playing.
If you don’t want tremolo, turn the TREMOLO [ON/OFF] button off to
make it go dark.
Adjusting the amp simulator
5. Press the AMP SIM [ON/OFF] button to turn it on and make it
light; then turn the AMP SIM [DRIVE] knob.
Main Effects for Tone Color
55 Stereo Width & Pan Key Follow
55 Morphing
55 Boost
55 Harmonic Bar
Using the Knobs to Adjust the Sound
The RD-2000 lets you easily adjust the sound to your taste.
Here’s an actual example that shows the steps of adjusting the sound
of the RD-2000 and the features that are available.
Selecting a sound
1. In the TONE screen (p. 7), use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or value
Turning the knob toward the right adds distortion to the sound.
Although you’re free to make the sound distort intensely, you might
want to add just a bit of distortion as a subtle edge.
Adjusting the modulation FX
6. Press the MODULATION FX [ON/OFF] button to turn it on and
make it light.
dial to select the tone 0069 “Tine E.Piano.”
A pleasant-sounding electric piano tone with a mellow feel often used
in pop or jazz is selected.
Adjusting the tonal color of the sound
2. Press the ZONE EFFECTS [SELECT] button several times to make
the CTRL LED light. Turn the [TONE COLOR] knob all the way to
the left, and then gradually turn it toward the right.
This lets you apply an effect.
Use the MODULATION FX [RATE] knob and MODULATION FX [DEPTH]
knob to adjust the settings to your taste.
You can also switch the MODULATION FX type by holding down the
MODULATION FX [ON/OFF] button and using the [DEC] [INC] buttons
or the VALUE dial.
Saving the sound you created
7. When you’ve adjusted the sound to your liking, save it as a
program.
& “Saving the Sound Settings in a Program (Program Write)” (p. 23)
Next time, you can simply select the saved program and immediately
start playing the sound that you adjusted to your taste.
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Editing a Program (Program Edit)
1. In the PROGRAM screen, press the [EDIT] button.
Editing a Tone (Designer)
By using the Designer function, you can make more detailed settings
for a tone.
1. Use the SELECT [S1]–[S8] buttons to select a zone, and press the
[TONE DESIGNER] button.
The PROGRAM EDIT MENU screen appears.
2. Use the cursor buttons to select the item that you want to edit,
and press the [ENTER] button.
The corresponding edit screen appears.
Program Edit Menu
Zone Edit
Key Touch
Pedal
Assign
Reverb
Delay
EQ
Makes settings for each zone (1–8).
Edits the keyboard touch sensitivity.
Edits the pedal settings.
Specifies the function of the modulation wheels,
sliders, ASSIGN [1]–[8] knobs, and ASSIGN [9]
button.
Edits the reverb settings.
Edits the delay settings.
Edits the equalizer settings.
& For details on the program edit, refer to “Parameter Guide
(English)” (PDF). For details on how to obtain the PDF, refer to
“Obtaining PDF Manuals” on the front cover.
3. Select the parameter that you want to edit, and use the [DEC]
[INC] buttons or the value dial to edit the value.
Press the [EXIT] button to return to the PROGRAM EDIT Menu screen.
4. Repeat steps 2–3 to continue editing.
5. When you’ve finished making settings, press the [EXIT] button
several times to return to the Tone screen or the Program screen.
NOTE
If you’ve edited the settings, an “EDITED” indication is shown in the
Program screen or the Tone screen.
The TONE DESIGNER MENU screen (in the case of TW-Organ sounds,
the Tone Wheel & Designer Menu screen) of the selected ZONE
appears.
In the Designer menu you’ll choose the broad category of tone
settings that you want to edit.
2. Use the cursor buttons to select the item that you want to edit,
and press the [ENTER] button.
The corresponding edit screen appears.
Designer Menu
Lets you create your own personalized piano
sound by adjusting various aspects of a piano’s
tonality.
Edits detailed settings of the piano sound. The
Tone Designer (other than
editable parameters will depend on the piano
certain piano sounds)
sound that is selected.
Indiv. Voicing (only for
Edits the pitch, volume, and character of each key.
certain piano sounds)
Sym. Resonance (only for Edits the sympathetic resonances that are heard
certain piano sounds)
when you hold down the damper pedal.
Edits parameters that are related to Modulation
Modulation FX
FX.
Edits parameters that are related to tremolo and
Tremolo /AMP Sim
amp simulator.
TONE WHEEL&Designer
Menu
Edits TW-Organ sounds.
(TW-Organ sounds only)
Piano Designer (only for
certain piano sounds)
& For details on the designer, refer to “Parameter Guide (English)”
(PDF). For details on how to obtain the PDF, refer to “Obtaining PDF
Manuals” on the front cover.
MEMO
If you turn off the power, select another Program, or select another
tone in the Tone screen while the “EDITED” indication is shown, the
edits you made are discarded. If you want to keep your edits, press
the [WRITE] button to save the Program (p. 23).
The items that you can set will differ depending on the type of
sound.
NOTE
If you’ve edited the settings, an “EDITED” indication is shown in the
Program screen or the Tone screen.
If you turn off the power, select another Program, or select another
tone in the Tone screen while the “EDITED” indication is shown, the
edits you made are discarded. If you want to keep your edits, press
the [WRITE] button to save the Program (p. 23).
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Creating the Organ Tones
55 You can also use the cursor [K] [J] buttons to move the cursor to
the Modulation FX or Tremolo/Amp Simulator menu items.
NOTE
These settings are available only when a TW-Organ sound is selected.
Some organ feature nine “harmonic bars” that can be drawn in and out,
and by using the bars in different combinations of positions, a variety
of different tones can be created. Different “Feet” are assigned to each
bar, with the pitches of the sounds being determined by these “Feet.”
You can create of tones using the Layer LEVEL sliders just as you
operate the harmonic bars.
What are “ feet?”
Feet basically refers to the lengths of pipe used in pipe organs.
The length of pipe used to produce the reference pitch (the
fundamental) for the keyboard is eight feet. Reducing the pipe to half
its length produces a pitch one octave higher; conversely, doubling
the pipe length creates a pitch one octave lower.
Therefore, a pipe producing a pitch one octave below that of the
reference of 8’ (eight feet) would be 16’; for one octave above the
reference, the pipe would be 4’, and to take the pitch up yet another
octave it would be shortened to 2’.
1. Use the SELECT [S1]–[S8] buttons to select the zone to which
a TW Organ sound (a sound for which the icon is shown) is
assigned; then hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the
“SCENE” button.
55 When the cursor is located at Modulation FX or Tremolo/Amp
Simulator, you can go to the corresponding item by pressing
the [ENTER] button. For details on the effect parameters, refer to
“Parameter Guide (English)” (PDF). For details on how to obtain
the PDF, refer to “Obtaining PDF Manuals” on the front cover.
55 When a TW-Organ sound is selected, turning the [TONE COLOR]
knob will move all of the harmonic bars simultaneously.
Changing the undulation of the organ tone (Rotary Effect)
While the Tone Wheel & Designer Menu screen is displayed, you can
change the undulation rate of the Rotary effect with the Pitch Bend
lever. The Rotary effect is an effect that recreates the sound of the
rotating speakers used to augment the sound of an organ.
Moving the pitch bend lever to left or right will toggle the Rotary
effect between fast and slow regardless of the direction in which you
move the lever.
MEMO
This Pitch Bend Lever setting is effective only in the Tone Wheel &
Designer Menu screen.
Viewing the State of Each Zone (Zone Info Screen)
The zone info screen shows a list of each zone’s settings.
1. While in the tone screen, program screen, or scene screen, press
the [ENTER] button.
The settings of zones 1–8 appear.
The Tone Wheel & Designer Menu screen of the selected layer appears.
2. Move the LAYER LEVEL sliders.
The sound changes in tandem with the indication in the screen.
You can use the cursor [K] [J] buttons to switch between harmonic bar
and percussion switch groups.
2. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the previous screen.
MEMO
Percussion adds a sound with a sense of attack at the beginning
of the note, giving the sound a crisper feel. The attack sound will
change depending on this value.
Parameter
[K] [J]
Percussion
Switch
Percussion
Volume
Percussion
Decay
Value
[DEC] [INC]
OFF
2nd
3rd
Soft
Normal
Slow
Fast
Explanation
No percussion is added.
Percussion sounds at a pitch one octave
above that of the key pressed.
Percussion sounds at a pitch an octave and
a fifth above that of the key pressed.
The percussion sound is diminished, and
the harmonic bars produce their normal
volume.
The percussion sound will be at its normal
volume, and the sound of the harmonic
bars is diminished.
The percussion’s attenuation time is
lengthened. This softens the sense of
attack.
The percussion sound decays more
quickly. This gives more of a sense of
attack for a sharp sound.
NOTE
When percussion is on, the 1’ pitch will not be produced.
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Bright text: the zone is on.
Dim text: the zone is off.
MEMO
You can’t edit the settings in the zone info screen.
If you edit a sound or switch modes while this screen is displayed,
this screen closes and the necessary screen appears.
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Saving the Sound Settings in a Program (Program Write)
1. Press the [WRITE] button to make it light.
The PROGRAM NAME screen appears.
Changing the Order of Programs (Program Swap)
You can arrange the Programs into the order you like.
It is convenient to arrange Programs in the order in which you’ll be
using them for your live performance.
1. From the MENU screen, choose “Program Utility” 0 “Swap.”
The Program Swap screen appears.
2. Use the cursor [K] [J] buttons to move the cursor to the position
at which you want to enter a character.
3. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to enter the
characters.
NOTE
You can’t use the Program Swap function in the following situations.
Operation
Explanation
[SHIFT] + [K] button
[SHIFT] + [J] button
[H] [I] buttons
Delete one character (DELETE)
Insert one space (INSERT)
Switch uppercase/lowercase
55 In the Menu screen, Write screen, or Demo screen.
55 When RHYTHM, AUDIO PLAY, or AUDIO REC are operating.
2. You can use the [INC] [DEC] buttons and value dial to change the
swap-destination Program.
4. Repeat steps 2–3 to input the name.
5. When you have finished entering the name, press the [ENTER]
3. Press the [ENTER] button.
A confirmation message appears.
button.
6. Select the save-destination Program number, either by using
the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial.
4. Move the cursor to “OK” and press [ENTER] button to execute
the swap.
7. When you have specified the save-destination, press the
[ENTER] button.
A confirmation message appears.
8. Move the cursor to “OK” and press the [ENTER] button.
The program is saved.
NOTE
Repeat steps 2–4 as necessary.
If you decide to cancel Program Swap, press the [EXIT] button.
MEMO
When the Program Swap operation is completed, the swap-source
program number is selected.
NOTE
Never switch off the power while “Executing...” appears in the display.
Never switch off the power while “Executing...” appears in the display.
Specifying the sound selected at startup (STARTUP)
The RD-2000 lets you specify the state (sound) in which it will poweron.
1. Select the desired sound.
Selecting a TONE & “Selecting a tone” (p. 14)
Selecting a PROGRAM & “Selecting a program” (p. 15)
MEMO
When you register to STARTUP, it will also be called when you press
the [ONE TOUCH PIANO] button.
Even if you register the program, it’s called as the TONE.
When you register the program, the PROGRAM NAME is discarded.
2. Hold down the [WRITE] button and press the [ONE TOUCH
PIANO] button.
3. Move the cursor to “OK” and press the [ENTER] button.
The current setting will be saved to STARTUP.
The next time you start the RD-2000, it will start up with the STARTUP
condition (sound) that you saved.
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Using the Convenient Functions in Performances
Playing Rhythm
1. Press the [RHYTHM/SONG] button to make it light.
The Song or Rhythm screen appears.
Recording Audio
Connecting the USB flash drive
1. Connect your USB flash drive (sold separately) to the USB
MEMORY port located on the back of the RD-2000.
Preparing to record
Each time you press the [RHYTHM/SONG] button, you’ll alternate
between the Song screen and the Rhythm screen.
2. Press the [RHYTHM/SONG] button several times to access the
Rhythm screen.
3. Press the [PLAY] button to make it light.
The rhythm will begin playing.
To stop the rhythm, press the [STOP/RESET] button.
NOTE
While the rhythm is playing, pressing the [SONG/RHYTHM] button
will not switch to the SONG screen.
Changing the rhythm pattern
1. In the Rhythm screen, move the cursor to the rhythm number in
the screen.
2. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or value dial to change the patterns,
and press the [ENTER] button.
NOTE
Do not disconnect the USB flash drive during audio recording. Doing
so may cause all the data in the USB flash drive to be lost.
1. Select the tone or Program that you want to play (p. 14, p. 15).
2. Press the [RHYTHM/SONG] button several times to access the
SONG screen.
3. Hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the [RHYTHM/SONG]
button to initiate record-standby.
If the rhythm was sounding, it will stop. The [RHYTHM/SONG] button
will light, and the [PLAY] button will blink.
If you want to cancel recording, press the [STOP/RESET] button.
Start recording
1. Press the [PLAY] button.
The [PLAY] button will light, and recording will start.
Stop recording
1. Press the [STOP/RESET] button.
Recording will stop, and the recorded data will be saved on the USB
flash drive.
For more about the rhythm patterns, refer to “Sound List” (PDF). For
details on how to obtain the PDF, refer to “Obtaining PDF Manuals” on
the front cover.
MEMO
Recorded audio file format
File Extension
Sampling Frequency
Bit Depth
WAV
44.1 kHz
16 -bit
A recommended drum kit will be selected for each rhythm pattern.
Changing the rhythm tempo or volume
Deleting the recorded data
1. In the Rhythm screen, move the cursor to Tempo or Rhythm
1. Press the [PLAY] button to audition the song you recorded.
2. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to adjust the tempo
2. In the Song screen, move the cursor to Song Delete and press
Volume.
or rhythm volume.
Press the [STOP/RESET] button once again to stop playback.
the [ENTER] button.
3. Move the cursor to “OK” and press the [ENTER] button.
About USB flash drives
Outputting to SUB OUT
1. In the Rhythm screen, move the cursor to Rhythm Output
Assign.
2. Use the [DEC][INC] buttons or the value dial to change the
output destination.
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If you’re using a new USB flash drive, you must first initialize (format)
it on the RD-2000. For details, refer to “Formatting Memory (Format)”
(p. 26).
NOTE
55 Never insert or remove the USB flash drives while this unit is
turned on. Doing so may corrupt the unit’s data or the data on
the flash drives.
55 Use a commercially available USB flash drive or a USB flash
drive sold by Roland. However, we cannot guarantee that all
commercially available USB flash drives will work with this unit.
Owner’s Manual
Playing Audio Files from USB Flash Drive
1. In the Song screen, move the cursor to the various items.
MEMO
55 If the USB flash drive contains numerous song files, it may take
some time for the data to be loaded.
55 Use single-byte alphanumeric characters for the file name.
55 A maximum of 200 files can be recognized within each folder.
WAV format files that can be played
Sampling Frequency
Bit Depth
Changing how audio files play
44.1 kHz
16 -bit
* Changing the Play Speed or Playback Transpose of an audio file
places a significant processing load on the RD-2000; in some
cases this could make the RD-2000 unable to completely process
the performance data from the keyboard.
Playing back
1. Press the [RHYTHM/SONG] button to make it light.
The Rhythm or Song screen appears.
Each time you press the [RHYTHM/SONG] button, you’ll alternate
between the RHYTHM screen and the SONG screen.
2. Press the [RHYTHM/SONG] button several times to access the
Song screen.
3. Press the [PLAY] button to make it light; the audio file will play.
To stop the audio file playback, press the [STOP/RESET] button.
NOTE
If an audio file is playing, pressing the [RHYTHM/SONG] button will
not switch to the Rhythm screen.
Selecting an audio file
1. In the Song screen, move the cursor to the song number in the
screen.
2. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to select a song
2. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to change the
value.
Parameter
Value
[K] [J]
[DEC] [INC]
Speed
75%–125%
Playback
Transpose
-6–0–5
Time Position
00’00”–
Audio Volume
Audio Output
Assign
0–127
Lets you change the playback speed of
the song.
Lets you shift the playback key of a song in
semitone steps.
Specifies the time location at which
playback starts (when stopped).
Indicates the elapsed playback time
(while playing).
Sets the volume for audio file playback.
MAIN, SUB
Specifies the audio output destination.
Center Cancel
OFF, ON
Play Mode
Explanation
ONE SONG
ALL SONG
Causes sounds located in the center (e.g.,
vocals or melodic instruments) to be
reduced in volume.
When you play back a song, only one song
will play; playback will stop at the end of
that song.
The songs in USB flash drive will play
consecutively.
Renaming an audio file
1. In the Song screen, choose “Song Rename” and press the
[ENTER] button.
2. Use the cursor [K] [J] buttons to move the cursor to the position
at which you want to enter a character.
3. As necessary, use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to
enter a name.
Operation
Explanation
[SHIFT] + [K] button
[SHIFT] + [J] button
[H] [I] buttons
Delete one character (DELETE)
Insert one space (INSERT)
Switch uppercase/lowercase
number.
If there is no playable song, the song number will be shown as “---” and
the [INC] [DEC] buttons will not work.
Selecting an audio file in a folder
1. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to select a folder.
The folder icon will be displayed.
2. Press the [ENTER] button.
The audio files inside the folder will be displayed.
3. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to select an audio
file.
To exit the folder, choose “up” and press the [ENTER] button.
MEMO
55 Use single-byte alphanumeric characters for the file name.
55 A maximum of 200 files can be recognized within each folder.
Fast-forwarding or rewinding an audio file
1. In the Song screen, move the cursor to the Time Position.
2. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to change the
value.
The playback position will change according to the indication.
NOTE
You can’t save an audio file with a name that starts with a “. (period).”
Do not use a “. (period)” at the beginning of the name.
4. Repeat steps 2–3 to enter the name.
If you press the [EXIT] button, the rename operation will be cancelled
and you’ll return to the previous screen.
5. Press the [ENTER] button.
A confirmation message appears.
6. Move the cursor to “OK” and press the [ENTER] button.
The song name is confirmed.
Deleting an audio file
1. In the Song screen, choose “Song Delete” and press the [ENTER]
button.
A confirmation message appears.
2. Move the cursor to “OK” and press the [ENTER] button.
The song will be deleted.
NOTE
55 Never turn off the power while deletion is in progress.
55 Do not disconnect the USB flash drive while deletion is in
progress.
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Various Settings
Accessing the Menu Screens
Parameter
[H] [I]
Assign 1-9 Mode
Setting parameters
Delay Mode
1. Press the [MENU] button.
Reverb Mode
Rhythm Mode
Value
[DEC] [INC]
PROGRAM,
REMAIN
PROGRAM,
REMAIN
PROGRAM,
REMAIN
PROGRAM,
REMAIN
Explanation
Specifying whether, when you switch
programs, the settings of the newly selected
program are applied (PROGRAM) or the
settings prior to the change are retained
(REMAIN)
Specifying whether, when you switch tones
Key Touch Mode
2. Use the cursor buttons to select the item that you want to edit,
and press the [ENTER] button.
The corresponding edit screen appears.
3. Select the parameter that you want to edit, and use the [DEC]
[INC] buttons or the value dial to edit the value.
4. When you’ve finished making settings, press the [EXIT] button
several times to return to the Tone screen or the Program screen.
MEMO
The following settings will be stored as common settings for the
entire RD-2000 when you press the [WRITE] button in an edit screen.
55 System
Ext Label Edit
Local Control
System
Utility
Demo Play
Damper Polarity
FC1 Polarity
Editable items
Program Edit
Program Utility
Scene Utility
Tone/Program
Remain
Tone Ext Zone
Remain
Program Control
Channel
USB Driver
USB MIDI Thru
Switch
MIDI OUT2 Port
Mode
FC2 Polarity
Edit a program.
Manage program files and songs.
Initialize a scene or enter a memo.
Assign labels to external zones. The label is shown
as the external device name in various screens.
Specify the connection between the controller
section and the sound engine.
Make settings that affect the operating
environment of the entire RD-2000.
Make settings that specify how your RD-2000
performance will be recorded on an external
sequencer, or initialize the RD-2000 itself or a USB
flash drive.
Play demo songs.
Setting Parameters (System)
EXT Pedal Polarity
Temperament
Temperament Key
Clock Out
Hi-Res Velocity Out
Rhythm MIDI
Output Port
Rhythm MIDI Out
Channel
Audio Volume
TONE/PROGRAM, or programs, the settings of the newly
selected program or tone are applied
REMAIN
(TONE/PROGRAM) or the settings prior to
OFF, ON
the change are retained (REMAIN)
Retaining the current tone even when tones
are switched
OFF, ON
Retaining the external zone settings even
when zones are switched
OFF, 1–16
Using program change messages to switch
program
VENDER, GENERIC Selecting the USB driver
OFF, ON
Selecting the USB MIDI thru switch
OUT, THRU
Selecting the function of the MIDI THRU/
OUT 2 connector
STANDARD,
REVERSE
STANDARD,
REVERSE
STANDARD,
REVERSE
STANDARD,
REVERSE
EQUAL, JUST
MAJ, JUST MIN,
PYTHAGOREAN,
KIRNBERGER,
MEANTONE,
WERCKMEISTER,
ARABIC
C–B
OFF, ON
OFF, ON
ALL, OUT1, OUT2,
USB
OFF, 1–16
0–127
Output Mix/Parallel MIX, PARALLEL
Functions that affect the overall operating environment of the RD-2000
are called “system functions.”
LCD Brightness
Auto Off
1–10
OFF, 30 [min],
240 [min]
Switching the pedal’s polarity
Setting the Tuning Method
Sets the keynote.
Transmitting synchronization messages
Transmitting high-resolution velocity data
Selecting the MIDI output port for rhythm
Selecting the MIDI output channel for
rhythm
Adjusting the playback volume of audio files
& “ Temporarily outputting from the MAIN
OUT jacks” (p. 19)
Adjusting the brightness of the display
Making the power automatically turn off
after a time
1. In the MENU screen, select “SYSTEM” and press the [ENTER]
button.
Saving the system settings
The SYSTEM EDIT screen appears.
2. Use the cursor [K] [J] buttons to switch tabs.
Parameter
[H] [I]
SYSTEM tab
Master Tune
Control Destination
A confirmation message appears.
Value
[DEC] [INC]
Explanation
415.3–440.0–
466.2 [Hz]
Tuning to other instruments’ pitches
SELECT,
PROGRAM
Specifying the target of knobs and other
controllers
SELECT: Only the selected zone
PROGRAM: Program settings
PROGRAM,
REMAIN
PROGRAM,
Select Button Mode
REMAIN
PROGRAM,
Pedal Mode
REMAIN
PROGRAM,
Wheel Mode
REMAIN
2. Move the cursor to “OK” and press the [ENTER] button.
If you decide to cancel, press the [EXIT] button.
EQ Mode
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1. In the SYSTEM EDIT screen, press the [WRITE] button.
Specifying whether, when you switch
programs, the settings of the newly selected
program are applied (PROGRAM) or the
settings prior to the change are retained
(REMAIN)
Formatting Memory (Format)
“Formatting” is the operation of deleting all Program files from user
memory or initializing a USB flash drive so that it can be used with the
RD-2000.
USB flash drive cannot be used with the RD-2000 unless it is formatted
suitably for the RD-2000.
Before using a new USB flash drive, you’ll need to format it.
NOTE
When you format the USB flash drive, all data previously saved on
that memory will be erased. Before you carry out a format, make sure
Owner’s Manual
that the USB flash drive does not contain important data you need
to keep.
1. In the MENU screen, select “Utility” and press the [ENTER]
button.
2. Select “Format USB Memory” and then press the [ENTER] button.
A confirmation message appears.
1. Hold down the [SPLIT] button and press the [TRANSPOSE]
button.
The Demo screen appears.
2. Use cursor buttons to select a demo song.
3. Press the [ENTER] button to start demo song playback.
4. To stop the demo song mid-way, press the [ENTER] button.
While the song is stopped, press the [EXIT] button to return to the
TONE screen.
If you decide to cancel the Format operation, press the [EXIT] button.
3. To execute the Format operation, press the [ENTER] button.
4. Move the cursor to “OK” and press the [ENTER] button once
again to execute the Format operation.
NOTE
55 Never turn off the unit while the screen indicates “Executing...”
55 Never turn off the power or disconnect the USB flash drive while
reading or writing is in progress.
Returning to the Factory Settings (Factory Reset)
The settings stored in the RD-2000 can be returned to their factory
settings.
1. In the MENU screen, select “Utility” and press the [ENTER]
button.
2. Select “Factory Reset.”
3. Press the [ENTER] button.
A confirmation message appears.
4. Move the cursor to “OK” and press the [ENTER] button.
Factory reset is executed.
If you chose “Factory Reset All,” turn the power of the RD-2000 off, and
then on again.
NOTE
Never turn off the power during Factory Reset (while “Executing...
Don’t Power OFF” appears in the display).
Making the Power Automatically Turn Off After a Time
(Auto Off )
& Refer to “If you don’t want the power to turn off automatically,
change the “Auto Off” setting to “Off”” (p. 11).
Listening to the Demo Songs
The RD-2000 features internal demo songs that exhibit the special
capabilities of the instrument.
NOTE
55 All rights reserved. Unauthorized use of this material for purposes
other than private, personal enjoyment is a violation of applicable
laws.
55 No data for the music that is played will be output from MIDI OUT
jack.
55 When you enter demo mode, various settings are set to their
power-on state. If there are settings that you want to keep, save
them as a program (p. 23).
55 The RD-2000’s keyboard will not produce sound while the demo
songs are playing.
Backing Up RD-2000 Data to a USB Flash Drive
(Backup Save)
1. In the UTILITY screen, select “Backup Save” and press the
[ENTER] button.
The BACKUP SAVE screen appears.
2. Enter a file name.
MEMO
For details on how to enter a name, refer to “Saving the Sound
Settings in a Program (Program Write)” (p. 23).
3. When you have entered the file name, press the [ENTER] button.
A confirmation message appears.
If you decide to cancel, press the [EXIT] button.
4. Move the cursor to “OK” and press the [ENTER] button.
When the backup is completed, a message appears.
Restoring Backup Data from a USB Flash Drive to the RD-2000
(Backup Load)
Here’s how backup data can be written back into the RD-2000.
The RD-2000 can also read Live Set Files that were created on the
RD-800.
NOTE
55 All user data is rewritten when you execute the Load operation.
If the RD-2000 contains important data that you want to keep,
back it up using a different name on a USB flash drive before you
execute the Load operation.
55 Never turn off the power or disconnect the USB flash drive while
the screen indicates “Processing...”
1. In the UTILITY screen, move the cursor to “Backup Load” and
press the [ENTER] button.
The BACKUP LOAD screen appears.
2. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to move the cursor
to the file that you want to load.
3. Use the [DEC] [INC] buttons or the value dial to set the Load
System Parameters setting.
If NO: Programs and scenes are loaded, but system settings are not
loaded.
If YES: In addition to programs and scenes, system settings are also
loaded.
NOTE
Regardless of this setting, system settings are not read if you selected
an RD-800 Live Set File.
4. Press the [ENTER] button.
A confirmation message appears.
If you decide to cancel, press the [EXIT] button.
5. Move the cursor to “OK” and press the [ENTER] button.
When the load is completed, a message appears.
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List of Shortcut Keys
* “[A]+[B]” indicates the operation of “holding down the [A] button and pressing the [B] button.”
Shortcut
Explanation
Page
Basic operation
[SHIFT] + [DEC] [INC], Value dial
Makes the value change more greatly.
When switching tones, the first sound in the category is selected. When switching Programs, the first
sound in the bank is selected.
p. 14
[SHIFT] + [K] [J]
If the ZONE EDIT screen is shown, move between tabs.
p. 21
[TRANSPOSE] + keyboard, [DEC] [INC], Value dial
Specifies the transposition setting of the entire keyboard.
p. 14
[SPLIT] + keyboard
Specifies the split point.
p. 15
Editing a tone or program
[RHYTHM/SONG] + [DEC] [INC]
When rhythm is selected, specifies the rhythm volume.
When an audio song is selected, specifies the audio volume.
[SHIFT] + ZONE LEVEL slider
Jumps to the VOL (Volume) item of the ZONE EDIT screen.
[SHIFT] + [TRANSPOSE]
Jumps to the C.Tune (Coarse Tune) item of the ZONE EDIT screen.
[SHIFT] + [SPLIT]
Jumps to the KR.LWR (Keyboard Range Lo) item of the ZONE EDIT screen.
[SHIFT] + SELECT [1]–[8], [USB AUDIO]
Jumps to the ZONE EDIT screen.
[SHIFT] + INT [1]–[8]
Exchanges the INTERNAL/EXTERNAL assignment of the selected zone.
[SHIFT] + [USB AUDIO]
Jumps to the USB AUDIO tab of the SYSTEM EDIT screen.
[SHIFT] + [SCENE]
For Tone Wheel Organ sounds, turns HARMONIC BAR mode ON.
[EXIT] + ZONE LEVEL slider [1]–[8], USB-AUDIO slider,
knob
Shows the current value of each slider or knob, allowing you to match the setting (Status & Catch).
[SHIFT] + [STOP/RESET]
Transmits an All Note Off message to all parts (Panic function).
p. 25
Reverb
[SHIFT] + REVERB knob
Jumps to the Reverb screen.
p. 16
Jumps to the TON CLR (Tone Color Control Destination) item of the ZONE EDIT screen.
p. 20
[SHIFT] + each EQ knobs (LOW, MID2, MID3, HIGH)
Jumps to the EQ screen.
p. 17
[SHIFT] + each DELAY knobs (TYPE, LEVEL, FEEDBACK,
TIME)
Jumps to the Delay screen.
p. 16
[SHIFT] + each ASSIGN knobs (1–8)
Jumps to the KNOB 1--8 item of the ASSIGN screen in PROGRAM EDIT.
[SHIFT] + ASSIGN [9]
Jumps to the SWITCH 9 item of the ASSIGN screen in PROGRAM EDIT.
Tone color
[SHIFT] + TONE COLOR knob
EQ/delay/assign
p. 17
Modulation FX
[SHIFT] + MOD FX [TYPE], [DEPTH], [RATE] knob
Jumps to the Modulation FX screen of the ZONE that’s selected in Modulation FX Control Destination.
[SHIFT] + MOD FX [ON/OFF]
Jumps to the MOD FX (Modulation FX Control Destination) item of the ZONE EDIT screen.
Tremolo/amp simulator
TREMOLO [ON/OFF] + [DEC] [INC], Value dial
AMP SIM [ON/OFF] + [DEC] [INC], Value dial
[SHIFT] + TREMOLO [TYPE], [DEPTH], [RATE] knob
[SHIFT] + AMP SIM [DRIVE] knob
[SHIFT] + TREMOLO [ON/OFF]
[SHIFT] + AMP SIM [ON/OFF]
Changes the tremolo/amp simulator type of the zone that’s selected by the SELECT button (or
Tremolo/Amp Control Destination).
p. 17
Jumps to the Tremolo/Amp Simulator screen of the ZONE EDIT screen.
Jumps to the TR/AMP (Tremolo/Amp Control Destination) item of the ZONE EDIT screen.
Pitch bend lever/modulation lever
[SHIFT] + pitch bend lever
Jumps to the PCH BND (Pitch Bend Control Switch) item of the ZONE EDIT screen.
[SHIFT] + modulation lever
Jumps to the MOD CTL (Modulation Control Switch) item of the ZONE EDIT screen.
Mod wheel 1/2
[SHIFT] + [MOD WHEEL 1/2]
Jumps to the ASSIGN screen MOD WHEEL item of PROGRAM EDIT.
Pedal
[SHIFT] + pedal (DAMPER)
Jumps to the Damper (Damper Control Switch) item of the ZONE EDIT screen.
[SHIFT] + pedal (FC1, FC2, EXT)
Jumps to the Pedal screen.
Panel lock
[MENU] + [ENTER]
Enables panel lock.
p. 14
When entering a name
[H] [I]
Switch uppercase/lowercase.
[SHIFT] + [K]
Delete one character (DELETE).
[SHIFT] + [J]
Insert one space (INSERT).
p. 23, p. 25
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B limit.
Any unauthorized changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
For Canada
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
For Korea
For C.A. US (Proposition 65)
WARNING
This product contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm, including lead.
Manufacturer: 2036-1 Nakagawa, Hosoe-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-1304, JAPAN
Importer:
ENA 23 Zone 1 nr. 1620 Klaus-Michael Kuehnelaan 13, 2440 Geel, BELGIUM
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