Roland Boutique A-01 MIDI Controller and Sound Generator w/ Keyboard

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  • CV/GATE Output for Legacy Analog/Modular Synths
  • Built-in 0.5 Watt Mini-Speaker and Headphone Output
  • Battery-Operated or USB Bus Powered
  • Features an 8-Bit CPU Sound Engine
  • Dual Assignable Ribbon Controls

Roland Boutique A-01 MIDI Controller and Sound Generator w/ Keyboard

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The Roland A-01 MIDI Controller and Sound Generator is a truly open-ended controller that offers multiple connectivity options for every MIDI format. Thanks to the A-01's intuitive operation and 192x40 LCD screen - plus the K-25m keyboard - you'll always be in control. Designed for real-time performances, the module features dedicated dials and dual ribbon controllers that can be assigned to pitch bend, modulation, sound preview and much more. This ultra-compact Roland A-01 is pocket-sized, lightweight, can be powered by either batteries or USB bus power, and includes a built-in mini-speaker - perfect for today's modern musicians creating music on the go.

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Flexible Connectivity to MIDI and Analog Gear

Whether you're playing modern MIDI or vintage analog synths, working on a home computer, or touring with an iOS device, the A-01 module offers multiple connectivity options that can accommodate every MIDI format. For legacy MIDI synths, simply use the standard MIDI IN/OUT socket. To work with your favourite DAW software on either Mac or PC, the A-01 features a USB MIDI jack, while MIDI over Bluetooth allows you to produce on a tablet or smartphone as well as a computer. Better still, your faithful analog equipment and vintage modular synths can be incorporated into your new setup via the A-01's CV/GATE OUT.

Built-In Sound Engine and K-25m Keyboard

What you might not realise is that the A-01 is not only a MIDI controller, it's also a pocket synthesizer that is perfect for creating original music at home or away. With an 8-bit CPU sound engine developed by the engineer responsible for Roland classics including the JX-3P, this module echoes the concept of the Roland Boutique Family. Docking into the Roland K-25m keyboard unit, you'll have 25 velocity-sensitive keys at your fingertips for creating music in real time and driving external gear. Combined with a 16-step sequencer for sparking ambitious musical ideas, the A-01 goes far beyond control and kick starts your creativity.

Real-Time Control On Stage and In The Studio

Whether you're working on a complex studio arrangement or triggering synths at a gig, it's vital to have a MIDI controller that gives you the information you need at a glance. Thanks to the A-01's intuitive operation and visual representation of data, now you'll always be in control. Cleanly designed for real-time performance, the module has dedicated dials and dual ribbon controllers assignable to pitch bend, modulation, sound preview, and channel and polyphonic aftertouch, as well as CC and system exclusive data. Even in a pitch-black venue, you’ll be kept in the loop via the 192x40 graphic LCD screen, which gives you all the facts, right down to the shape of the output waveform.

Features

  • Ultra-compact controller and sound generator
  • Highly portable for travelling musicians
  • High-quality construction with metal front panel
  • Dual assignable ribbon controls for pitch bend, modulation, sound preview, CC and more
  • MIDI over Bluetooth
  • CV/GATE output for legacy analog/modular synthesizers
  • Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB bus-powered
  • 192 x 40 LCD screen
  • Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker for real-time sounds
  • Weighs only 950 grams
  • Includes mini-keyboard

Specifications

  • Controller Mode: 16 patches (4 patches x 4 banks)
  • Synth Mode: 16 tones (8 tones x 2 banks)
  • Seq Mode: 16 patterns (8 patterns x 2banks)
  • PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • CV OUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • GATE OUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
  • USB port: MicroB type (MIDI)
  • Bluetooth LE
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  • USB bus power
  • 500 mA (USB bus power)
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 12 hours * This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
  • Width: 300 mm - 11-13/16 inches
  • Depth: 128 mm - 5-1/16 inches
  • Height: 46 mm - 1-13/16 inches
  • Weight: 950 g - 2 lbs 2 oz

Accessories

  • Owner's Manual
  • Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
  • Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4