My Roland RD-700 doesn't sound good; help me fine-tune the settings.
May 13, 2014 7:36 AM Subscribe
I recently purchased a Roland RD-700, which sounded ay-may-zing when I was playing it in-store. Playing it at home (without headphones), though, it sounds a bit dull; the highs don't sing, and the lows have no power. It sounded like a concert piano in-store, and it sounds like a sub-$500 keyboard at home. Please help me configure my keyboard settings/speaker location so I can get this keyboard sounding the way it should. The
posted by Kamelot123 to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
I have one studio speaker (a Mackie MR-5), which I have placed in front of me. I have no idea where to place the speaker; I'm thinking behind me might be better but am not sure, and I've not gotten too much luck from Googling. Also, I only am using one speaker - would two be a better idea?
Right now, I have the keyboard set to preset settings (I think - can't find how to reset the settings). Reverb isn't turned on, and I haven't fiddled around with the equalizer or more advanced controls.
So, for the music experts out there: What do you say would improve the sound? Is the speaker position sub-optimal? Would another speaker be a good idea? Could it be the settings? Please let me know, as I've only used cheap keyboards with internal speakers up to this point and am not sure what I'm doing wrong.