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-01s intuitive operation and 192×40 LCD screen – plus the optional K-25m keyboard (sold separately) – youll 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 todays modern musicians creating music on the go.
Flexible Connectivity to MIDI and Analog Gear Whether youre 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-01s CV/GATE OUT. Built-In Sound Engine and Optional K-25m Keyboard What you might not realise is that the A-01 is not only a MIDI controller its 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 optional Roland K-25m keyboard unit youll 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 youre working on a complex studio arrangement or triggering synths at a gig its vital to have a MIDI controller that gives you the information you need at a glance. Thanks to the A-01s intuitive operation and visual representation of data now youll 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 192×40 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 Compatible with the optional Roland K-25m mini-keyboard Roland Keyboards-and-Pianos 1GFQ
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Roland Boutique A-01 MIDI Controller and Sound Generator