Digital Piano

RD-170: Digital Piano


With its attractive looks, improved weighted hammer-action keyboard and 64 world-class piano and instrument sounds, the new RD-170 Digital Piano is a worthy addition to Roland’s acclaimed stage piano lineup. New half-pedal recognition and Master Keyboard functions make this lightweight instrument perfect for professional players, while the RD-170’s affordable price keeps it within reach of all musicians.

  • Affordable 64-voice digital piano ideal for students and stage performers alike
  • 88-note weighted hammer-action keyboard with improved touch response
  • 64 high-quality Tones including an amazing stereo grand piano and more
  • New Master Keyboard functions for controlling external MIDI modules
  • 16 Programmable Setups allow instant recall of custom settings
  • New half-pedal recognition for sustained playing just like an acoustic piano*
  • Split and Layer functions for dividing the keyboard or playing two Tones at once
  • Onboard 2-track recorder makes recording performances easy

    *Requires optional DP-8 Damper Pedal.

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88 Weighted Keys with Touch-Sensitivity hammered action (New)
Sound source: Max polyphony
64 voices polyphony
Sound source: Tones
64 New Tones
(16 Capital Sounds + 48 Variation Sounds)
Display type
3 x 7 segments display view control
Panel controls: Sliders
2 Independent Sliders Volume (Upper/Lower), Master Volume, Brilliance
(Total: 4 Sliders)
Panel controls: Switch Control
System, Edit, Write, Reverb, Chorus, Key Touch, Tx Mode, Transpose, Metronome, Split, Lower, Upper, Exit, Enter, Dec/No, Inc/Yes, Tone Select (16), Variation, Setup, Sequencer (4)
(Total: 38 Switches)
Demo Song
16 Demo Songs
Master Tuning
(0.1Hz Steps) 415.3Hz-466.2Hz
+5/-6 (Semitone step)
-2, -1, 0, 1, 2
Reverb (On/Off) with 8 level of Depth
Chorus (On/Off) with 8 level of Depth
Key Touch
4 Keyboard Velocity:
Low,Medium,Heavy ,Fixed
7 Temperament Scale
+ selectable Root note
Stretch Tunings
2 types
Beat: 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8 (Time signature)
Volume: 127 levels
1 Song
2 Tracks
Note Storage Approx. 5000 events
Tempo: 40 - 240
Resolution: 120 ticks per quarter note
Switch: Play/Stop, Rec, Track1, Track2
Master Keyboard Function: Zone
2 Independent Control Zones
Master Keyboard Function: MIDI Data Tx (Upper/Lower)
Program Change (CC-00, CC-32, PC)
Volume, Expression, Damper; Soft, Sostenuto, Reverb, Chorus

Setup (User Program)
16 Programmable Setups
(Backup via MIDI Data Dump)
Output Jacks (Stereo L/mono – R)
Pedal Jacks
(Half Damper recognition , Soft/Sostenuto Expression)
Headphone Jack x 2 (Stereo)
MIDI Connectors In/Out
Power Consumption
10 W
Supplied accessories
Music Rest, Owner's Manual, Damper Pedal, Power Cable, Sticker
MSC series MIDI cables, KS-12 keyboard stand KC series, RH series, DP series
Size and Weight
1,370 mm
53-15/16 inches
351 mm
13-7/8 inches
126 mm
5 inches
19.5 kg
43 lbs.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.


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