Over three decades, Roland has been the leader in research and developtment of digital pianos. This constant urge to keep innovating, has led to a couple of legendary landmarks: the Roland EP30, the Roland RD1000, the generally praised Roland HP-series and of course the unrivaled Roland V-piano. Below you can discover some of the landmarks in the Roland history, that have had an influence on the present technical level of the digital pianos.
- 1973 – Roland SH-1000: : the first actual Roland synthesizer with keyboard
- 1978 – Roland Jupiter-4: Rolands first polyphonic synthesizer
- 1980 – Roland VK-1: Rolands first attempt to rebuild the Hammond B3 orgue
- 1981 – Roland Jupiter-8: This synthesizer in 8 voices put Roland permanently on the map of specialists in analoguous synthesizer building
- 1983 – Roland JX-3P: First Roland synthesizer with MIDI interface
- 1986 – Roland RD-1000: Rolands first digital piano with Roland SA synthesis technology. Elton John used this instrument until 1994! With this instrument, Roland set the tone of the digital piano world.
- 1990 – Roland HP-3700: Roland digital piano for the use in the home environment. The HP-series would become one of the most popular families of digital pianos.
- 2001 – Roland RD-700: Rolands first stage pianos with “expansion boards”; can be expanded with other sound modules.
- 2009 – Roland V-Piano: Digital piano that uses virtual modeling technologie.
- 2010 - Roland RD700-NX: Digital Stage Piano with SuperNATURAL sounds.
- 2011 – Roland V-piano Grand : Digital grand piano with virtual modeling technology.