Roland AX-EDGE Keytar Synthesizer

Roland AX-EDGE Keytar Synthesizer

Give your performance an edge! Roland's AX-EDGE keytar is loaded with killer on-board sounds and effects, and style to burn.

Roland AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer

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Specifications
- Keyboard: 49 Keys (with velocity)
- Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices
- Tones: 256 Tones + 8 Special Tones (including SuperNATURAL)
- Controllers: D-Beam, Ribbon Touch, Modulation Bar, Volume Knob Controller, Aftertouch Knob Controller, Portamento On/Off, Hold button On/Off, Bender Mode: Normal/Catch+Last
- Connectors: Output Jacks: 2 x 1/4" phone type (L/MONO, R), Headphones (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), Foot Pedal, USB connector (USB MIDI), MIDI connector (IN/OUT), AC Adaptor
- Battery: 8 x Ni-MH rechargeable Batteries
- Display: (3 x 7) segment LED
- Accessories Included: Owner's Manual, Shoulder strap, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
- Width: 1,142 mm, 45"
- Depth: 266 mm, 10-1/2"
- Height: 87 mm, 3-7/16"
- Weight (excluding batteries): 3.9 kg, 8 lbs. 10 oz.

In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

Power Supply: Can be powered either by 8 AA-type Ni-MH batteries (Not Included) or PSB-1U AC Adapter (Included)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700

Roland AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer

Escape the keyboard rig and rock the stage with the Roland AX-Synth. Representing Roland's next generation of remote keyboards, the AX-Synth is the first of the legendary AX-Series to offer an onboard sound engine featuring a collection of the best of Roland's cutting-edge synth sounds.

All In One

Plug in and play -- what could be more convenient? The Roland AX-Synth has everything you need to steal the show. Unlike most remote synths of yesteryear, the AX-Synth is self-contained and loaded with hundreds of Roland's greatest sounds. External MIDI devices are not required. Everything is built-in and ready to rock.

Be a Control Freak

The Roland AX-Synth is packed with cool controllers for expressive live performance. Glide your fingers over the Ribbon Controller for ultra-smooth pitch bends. A Modulation Bar and dedicated control knobs are also provided for real-time sound shaping. Wave your hand over the invisible D Beam for attention-getting effects.

USB MIDI

While the Roland AX-Synth is completely self-contained, it's also capable of driving external instruments via MIDI. Plug into a MIDI device, and enjoy an unlimited world of sounds and textures, all controllable from the AX-Synth.

Custom Programming

The AX-Synth has a vault of great solo sounds onboard, but if you want to customize your sounds, you can download the dedicated PC software editor/librarian application. The AX-Synth's USB/MIDI connector makes communication to and from your computer fast and convenient.

Specifications

- Built-in sound engine with voices from Roland's synthesizers
- Ribbon controller, D Beam, modulation bar, knobs, and easy to see display for stage
- USB MIDI for easy connection to PC
- Dedicated V-LINK button for video/visual control
- Long battery operation (approx. 6 hours)

Features

- Equipped with powerful, solo-oriented sounds from Roland's synths
- Ribbon controller, D BEAM, modulation bar, knobs, and easy-to-see display for the stage
- USB MIDI for easy connection to a PC
- Long battery operation (approx. 6 hours)
- Dedicated V-LINK button for video/visual control
(13 ratings)
Submitted June 5, 2012 by Mark Wilson in Southern Ca., CA
"Roland AX-Synth for Live Performances"
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Having the Roland AX-Synth now for almost a year, I have found this to be a godsend for playing open mics and last minute gigs. With my wireless system in the bag, I can literally have it in my trunk and be at a gig setup within minutes.

Sound
The sounds do leave some to be desired. It would be nice to have an upload feature. I use primarly the piano and organ sounds, which I'm told sound well. However; I would like to see better Hammond sounds and control.

Features
Pro: Light and easy to play. Decent Sounds, all the controls you will need. Controls are layed out very well. Cons: The bright blue LED's are annoying and blinding in a low light environment. Roland really needs to backlight the instrument labels so you can see what you are selecting. It eats batteries for lunch. Have many extras, and consider rechargeable Lithiums. With Lithiums, the battery percentage goes from 75% to dead in no time. I recommend locking straps, however Roland for whatever reason did not make it where you can remove the strap buttons. www.lockitstraps.com has a solution Sometimes your strap will fold over the keys and push the key down which can be annoying. The new Roland Iphone Wireless App does not work with this keyboard. @#$%

Ease of Use
It can't get any easier to play a keyboard than this. The keys feel like the ones on my Fantom series keyboard. The action is fairly quick and equal read more to that of my other boards. Nice and lightweight.

Quality
Quality is Roland. Excellent.

Value
Yes, price is decent for the product.

Manufacturer Support
Roland has always had great service. I have not had any issues with this particular synth.

The Wow Factor
Wow factor is 100. There are not too many keyboardists in the band market, but when you show up with a wearable, people come up to me all the time asking about it.

Musical Background:
I have played Keys since the 70's. I play professionally both Live and Studio. I also like to jam with others at open mics.

Musical Style:
Rock, Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Crossover Country
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