Roland FR-8x V-Accordion, Button-Type, Black
Roland FR-8x V-Accordion, Button-Type, BlackDetails
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A Digital Accordion that Plays like an Acoustic
Accordions are tactile instruments, full of subtlety and nuances. The Roland V-Accordion allows you to feel connected to your instrument at all times using Dynamic Bellows Behaviour technology to recreate the authentic feel of an acoustic accordion. In the FR-8X, Dynamic Bellows Behaviour automatically adjusts the ait transfer in the bellows in real time, based on the selected register and the number of notes played. This provides a comfortable and authentic response that will be pleasingly familiar to traditional players.
Easy and Intuitive, Go Wherever the Music Takes You
The FR-8X is incredibly easy to use, with a large colour screen and intuitive operation via the many dedicated buttons. Control a variety of functions using the programmable chin switches, so you can change registers or user programs without lifting your hands from the buttons. 1400 user memories allow you to save custom settings so you're prepared for any type of performance.
Rechargeable Onboard Battery
Complete with a rechargeable onboard battery and built-in stereo amplification system, the FR-8X is a totally self-contained instrument. The battery can be charged by connecting the included AC adapter directly, you can even play without interruption as it charges. All device connections are now located on the instrument, including MIDI, USB and audio jacks for connecting to an external amp or recording system.
Wide Range of Sounds
The sound of an accordion is beautiful and the FR-8X gives you a choice of several accordion sounds to suit your mood, allowing you to express yourself in a way never before possible. Over 180 orchestra and percussion sounds are on board, as well as traditional instruments such as strings, brass, electric and acoustic guitars, church organ, harp, ethnic sounds, synthesizers and a wide range of drum kits! The possibilities are endless. The Virtual Tone Wheel sound engine lets you play amazing organ sounds, whilst harmonic bar controls let you personalise your sounds for any musical style. Play up to 4 different tones at once in the right-hand keyboard modes, with the left-hand keyboard now including layering options, too.
Build up Your Musical Performance
All these extra sounds can be used with the on-board looper. Build up your musical performance one instrument at a time, before improvising over the top with your favourite accordion sounds. There are 4 internal memory areas provided for loading new sounds from the Roland sound library. The FR-8X also has a versatile USB memory port, allowing you to play along with pre-recorded MP3, WAV audio for practice or live backing, just connect your USB stick and start playing. A traditional instrument at heart, playing the FR-8X V-Accordion means there's always room for some inspiring additions to enhance your performance.
- Flagship piano-type V-Accordion, filled with many enhancements requested by pro accordionists
- Newly developed Dynamic Bellows Behaviour technology emulates the true bellows response of an acoustic accordion in every register
- Simple and convenient onboard battery charging with an AC adapter
- A large selection of accordion sounds from around the world, plus 180 orchestra and percussion sounds and world-class Virtual Tone Wheel organs
- Four powerful multi-effects engines (MFX), with dedicated MFX for Accordion, Orchestra 1, Orchestra 2, and Orchestra Chord sections
- All-new user interface, featuring a large, easy-to-read colour display, intuitive panel layout, and three programmable chin switches for hands-free control of a variety of functions
- 1,400 user program memories allow players to save custom setups for every performing situation
- Onboard looper for creating instant backing accompaniment
- Recording and audio playback via convenient USB memory; USB host port for connecting to computers
- Available in red and black
- Accordion Type: Button
- Dynamic Bellows Behaviour: DBB technology emulates true bellows response of an acoustic accordion in every register.
- Power: Onboard battery charged with AC adaptor
- Sounds: Large selection from around the world, 180 orchestra and percussion sounds, world-class Virtual Tone Wheel organs.
- Multi-Effects Engines: 4 x powerful MFX with dedicated MFX for Accordion, Orchestra 1, Orchestra 2 and Orchestra Chord sections
- User Interface: Large colour display, intuitive panel layout, 3 x programmable chin switches
- Memory: 1400 user program memories, save custom setups
- Looper: Onboard looper for instant backing accompaniment
- Playback: Recording and audio playback via convenient USB memory
- Connectivity: USB host port
- Colour: Black
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