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V-Combo VR-09
Instant Access to Inspiring Tones and Live Expression
Travel-ready, affordable, and outfitted
with top-level Roland sounds, the
V-Combo VR-09 is the ideal all-inone solution for performing keyboard
players. Dedicated piano, organ, and
synth sound engines—organized in
three intuitive blocks on the front
panel—provide all the essential tones
you need, right under your fingertips.
The powerful real-time controls give
you maximum expression on stage,
with nine sliders for tone shaping and
a large array of knobs and buttons
for tweaking the seven simultaneous
effects and various parameters. Other
great features include an onboard
looper, a drum section stocked with a library of rhythms for practice and jamming, and more. With
its versatile sound selection, inspiring operation, and smart user interface, the V-Combo VR-09 is a
dream come true for gigging musicians.
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Professional keyboard with instant-access operation for performing
musicians
Light and mobile; battery or AC power
Pro-quality acoustic and electric pianos, including grand piano with
88-note stereo multi-sampling
SuperNATURAL-powered Virtual Tone Wheel organ with nine
harmonic bars, plus newly developed transistor-type ‘60s organ
tone
Wide range of synth tones, from vintage classics to modern
essentials
Seven simultaneous effects with dedicated real-time controls
Looper and built-in rhythm patterns; WAV/MP3/SMF song playback
via optional USB memory
Free VR-09 Editor app available for iPad
V-Combo VR-09
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Intuitive Operation for Expressive Stage
Performance
The V-Combo VR-09 was designed from the ground up with
the needs of live players in mind. An intuitive front-panel layout
and clear LCD screen offers quick access to Roland’s top piano,
organ, and synth sound engines, along with plenty of real-time
controls for expressive tone manipulation. Seven simultaneous
ef fec ts include rotar y, delay, reverb, tone, overdrive,
compressor, and customizable MFX, with dedicated knobs that
tweak multiple parameters with a single twist for powerful
sound shaping with minimal effort. The smart interface makes
it simple to set up splits and layers on the fly, and to save all
your keyboard settings in user memory locations for instant
recall on stage.
Pro Acoustic and Electric Pianos
Piano is a cornerstone sound for live playing, and the V-Combo
VR-09 is filled with a wide selection for covering all musical
styles. The gorgeous acoustic grand piano features 88-note
stereo multi-sampling, delivering pro-level tone that rivals
Roland’s dedicated stage pianos. Many popular vintage E.
Piano sounds are onboard as well, along with complimentary
effects such as vintage phaser and tremolo. The compressor—
accessible via a dedicated, easy-to-reach knob—transparently
boosts the level of the piano sounds, ensuring that your
playing always cuts through when performing in loud bands.
World-Class Organs
Roland’s renowned SuperNATURAL technology powers
the V-Combo VR-09’s classic tonewheel organs, while nine
harmonic bars provide authentic real-time performance
control. A newly developed transistor-type organ is also
included, offering the unique sound of combo instruments
from the 1960s. The 61-note keyboard has an extremely fast
response, perfect for essential organ techniques such as trill,
sputter, glissando, and percussive hits. Rotary speaker and
amp simulators reproduce the characteristics of vintage organ
speaker cabinets and overdriven tube circuits with astounding
realism, while a new “Twin Rotary” option delivers a deep,
aggressive effect never before heard.
V-Combo VR-09
Vintage and Modern Synth Tones
The V-Combo VR-09 is packed with a ton of ready-to-play
synthesizer sounds, from vintage analog classics like JUNO
strings and ‘80s synth brass to textured, modern-era digital
tones and beyond. Front-panel controllers allow you to tweak
the synth tones intuitively in real time, including convenient
ADR and cutoff/resonance adjustment with the harmonic bars
in the ORGAN block. Onboard effects like “Bit Crash” provide
the ability to create modern synth voices for current dance
music, including dubstep.
VR-09 Editor for iPad
The free VR-09 Editor app for iPad gives you powerful, intuitive
control of the organ and synth sound engines via your tablet’s
full-color touchscreen interface. Quickly edit organ sounds and
customize vintage tonewheel characteristics such as leakage,
click noise, and rotary speed, and easily access synth sounds to
build custom tones and layers. After tweaking sounds at home,
you can take your iPad to the gig and use the app for extra realtime control on stage. Convenient, cable-free communication
between the V-Combo VR-09 and iPad is simple to set up with
Roland Wireless Connect. Alternately, you can link up with a
USB cable via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit.
Dynamic Performance Tools
A number of creative features provide inspiring tools to expand
and enhance your onstage experience. The onboard looper
allows you to record tracks on the fly and build amazingly rich
ensemble sounds in seconds using the V-Combo VR-09’s large
selection of tones. WAV, MP3, and SMF songs can be played
directly from convenient USB flash memory, giving you a fullband sound for working solo or with small combos, while a
wide array of onboard rhythms offer backing for practice and
performing. Finally, the famous D-BEAM controller gives you
powerful expression with a wave of your hand, letting you
control sound parameters and effects in a dynamic way that’s
always a big hit with audiences.
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V-Combo VR-09
V-Combo VR-09 Specifications
[Keyboard]
- Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity)
- Keyboard Modes
Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable), Split (split
point, volume balance adjustable), 2-manual mode (when
using sold separately MIDI keyboard)
[Sound Generator Section]
- Organ Section
Virtual Tone Wheel method (SuperNATURAL)
- MIDI Format
Conforms to GM2, GS, XG Lite
- Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
- Parts
Organ (3 parts), Piano (2 parts), Synthesizer (2 parts)
Drum (1 part), GM2 (16 parts)
- Sounds
223 sounds
- Registrations
100 (4 x 25 banks)
- Effects (7 systems always on / global control)
Overdrive, Tone, Compressor
Multi-effects: 20 types
Delay: 6 types
Reverb: 6 types
Rotary: 2 types
[SMF/Audio File Player Section]
- Playable File Format
SMF File: Format 0, 1
Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3
- Recording Format
SMF File: Format 0
Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
[Looper Section]
- Recording Time
20 seconds (stereo)
[Others]
- Rhythm Patterns
52
- Controller
Virtual Tone Wheel organ: Harmonic bar x 10
Synthesizer controller: Slider x 5
D-BEAM controller
Pitch bend/Modulation lever
Effects knob x 6 (global control)
- Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
- External Memory
USB Flash Memory
- Connectors
Output (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
EXT INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
DAMPER jack: TRS 1/4-inch phone type
EXPRESSION PEDAL jack: TRS 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
PK IN connector: 8-pin DIN type
USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B (supports USB MIDI)
USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
DC IN jack
- Power Supply
AC Adaptor, Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery (AA, HR6) x 8
- Current Draw
650 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use:
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 5 hours (approx. 3
hours if USB flash drive is connected)
These figures will vary depending on the specifications of
the batteries and the actual conditions of use.
* Carbon-zinc batteries and alkaline batteries cannot be
used
- Dimensions
1008 (W) x 300 (D) x 106 (H) mm
39-11/16 (W) x 11-13/16 (D) x 4-3/16 (H) inches
- Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
5.5 kg, 12 lbs 3 oz
- Accessories
Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor, Power Cord, USB Memory
Protector
- Options (sold separately)
Keyboard Stand: KS-18Z, KS-12
Keyboard Bag: CB-61RL
Damper Pedal: DP series
Expression Pedal: EV series
Pedalboard: PK-6, PK-9
USB Flash Memory
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
* Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot
guarantee operation if other products are used.
*Apple, the Apple logo, iPad and iPhone are trademarks of
Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App
Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
RD-64
Digital Piano
Grand Piano Sound and Touch in a Compact Instrument
Previously, the only avenue to an authentic piano
sound and touch was a large, heavy, and hardto-carry keyboard. Now, with the RD-64 Digital
Piano, stage and studio players can enjoy Roland’s
acclaimed piano features in a compact, travel-friendly
instrument. SuperNATURAL Piano technology powers
ultra-expressive acoustic piano tones, while the 64note Ivory Feel-G keyboard provides a true weightedaction playing feel. Also onboard is a selection of
SuperNATURAL-based vintage EPs, plus essential
clav and organ tones. Controller mode instantly
turns the RD-64 into a flexible MIDI master keyboard,
with a special one-touch setup that unlocks the
SuperNATURAL sound potential in a connected
INTEGRA-7 sound module or JUPITER-80/-50 synth.
Streamlined and mobile, the RD-64 delivers piano-action performance and impressive versatility for
live playing, on-the-go composing, home studios, teaching labs, and beyond.
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Grand piano sound and weighted keyboard action in a compact,
mobile instrument
SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine delivers authentic, expressive
acoustic piano sounds
E. Piano based on SuperNATURAL technology provides vintage
electric pianos modeled with extraordinary accuracy
12 versatile tones onboard, including clav and organ sounds
64-note Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement for a pro-quality
piano touch
Streamlined design that’s light and easy to carry
Two-band EQ and reverb, plus two multi-effects (EFX 1, EFX 2) for
each tone category
Controller mode* provides MIDI master keyboard functionality,
including a de dicate d, one -touch setup for controlling
SuperNATURAL tones in the INTEGRA-7 sound module and
JUPITER-80/-50 synthesizers
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*When the RD-64 is used in Controller mode, the onboard tones are
not available.
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RD-64
Digital Piano
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Streamlined and Travel-Ready
With the RD-64, gigging players now have access to a compact,
weighted-action stage piano that’s as easy to transport as a
synthesizer. The streamlined, lightweight design fits easily
in small vehicles and takes up less space on crowded stages,
plus it makes fly dates less costly and more convenient for
touring musicians. It also works great as a high-quality, spacesaving keyboard for home studios, teaching labs, and mobile
composing. The optional CB-61RL Carrying Bag is a perfect
match for the RD-64, providing durable protection when you’re
on the move.
SuperNATURAL Piano and Other
Essential Sounds
The RD-64 features Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL
Piano sound engine for top-level acoustic piano tones, plus a
selection of expressive SuperNATURAL-based electric pianos.
The rich, ultra-responsive sounds have a wide dynamic range
with seamless variations in tone, delivering pro results for stage
playing and studio recording. Also onboard are a number of
clav and organ sounds, giving performing keyboardists the
essential sounds they need for playing a wide range of music
styles.
Ivory Feel-G Keyboard
The 64-note Ivory Feel-G keyboard in the RD-64 incorporates
Roland’s most advanced sensor technology, escapement
mechanism, and Ivory Feel features. This gives you the superior
touch, sensitivity, and appearance of the keyboards found
in our flagship 88-note pianos, right down to the unique key
material that replicates the authentic texture and moistureabsorbing properties of real ivory and ebony. Combined with
the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, the Ivory Feel-G offers
expressivity and performance that rivals high-end instruments.
RD-64
Digital Piano
Effects and More
Onboard effects include a high-quality stereo reverb, plus EFX 1 and EFX 2 processors that provide sweetening
specifically tailored to each of the RD-64’s tone categories. Options include enhancer and damper resonance
for grand piano sounds, tremolo and phaser for EPs, and many more, with quick on/off access via easy-to-reach
buttons. There’s even a dedicated rotary effect for the organ, featuring on/off and speed controls for authentic
organ performance. A two-band EQ is provided for overall sound shaping, with easy adjustment on the fly
via two convenient knobs. Stereo RCA inputs allow you to connect a music player for live backing tracks and
practicing.
Advanced Controller Features
In a flash, Controller mode* turns the RD-64 into a powerful master keyboard outfitted with assignable knobs,
buttons, pitch bend/mod lever, and the famous D-BEAM, perfect for controlling synths and other devices on
stage and in the studio. Additionally, the one-touch SuperNATURAL button automatically assigns the RD-64’s
controllers to fully utilize the massive expressive potential of the SuperNATURAL tones in Roland’s INTEGRA-7
sound module and JUPITER-80/-50 synthesizers.
*When the RD-64 is used in Controller mode, the onboard tones are not available.
Ideal for iPad Music Production
With an ever-increasing number of music apps available, the iPad is becoming more and more popular for basic
production and on-the-go composing. By plugging in via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit, the RD-64 gives
you a mobile, weighted-action keyboard to use with the popular tablet computer.
RD-64
Digital Piano
RD-64 Specifications
[Keyboard]
- Keyboard
64 keys (Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement)
- Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 5 types
- Switch
[POWER] switch
- Display
Power indicator LED
Octave indicator LED
- Max. Polyphony
128 voices
- Connectors
DAMPER Pedal jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
FC1, FC2 Pedal jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI OUT connector
USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B
OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
INPUT jacks (L, R): RCA Phono type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN jack
- Tones
12 Tones
- Power Supply
AC adaptor
- Master Tuning
415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
- Power Consumption
4W
- Transpose
Key Transpose: -6 to +5 (in semitones)
- Dimensions
1,114 (W) x 273 (D) x 116 (H) mm
43-7/8 (W) x 10-3/4 (D) x 4-5/8 (H) inches
[Sound Generator]
- Sound Generators
SuperNATURAL Piano
SuperNATURAL (E.Piano)
Virtual Tone Wheel Organ
- Effects
EFX 1, EFX 2, REVERB
- Equalizer
2-band Digital Equalizer
[Other]
- Controllers
MASTER VOLUME knob
EQ Hi knob
EQ Low knob
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
D-BEAM controller
- Buttons
[A.PIANO] button
[E.PIANO] button
[CLAV] button
[ORGAN] button
[Tone Variation 1–3] buttons
[Function] button
[SuperNATURAL] button
[Octave +/-] buttons
[Transpose] button
[EFX 1, 2] buttons
[REVERB] button
- Weight
12.8 kg
28 lbs 4 oz
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC adaptor
Power cord (for AC adaptor)
Damper pedal (capable of continuous detection)
- Options (sold separately)
Headphones
Keyboard Stand: KS-18Z, KS-12
Pedal Unit: RPU-3
Damper Pedal: DP-10
Pedal Switch: DP-2
Expression Pedal: EV-5, EV-7
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
TD-4KP
V-Drums Portable
Innovative Design for Maximum Mobility
Featuring a small footprint and an innovative
folding design for fast breakdown and easy
transport/storage, the TD-4KP V-Drums Portable
is the ultimate e-kit for mobile drumming and
small spaces. The powerful TD-4 sound module
is equipped with a wide range of expressive,
editable sounds and essential practice features,
while the integrated pads provide a satisfying feel
and natural playability. Perfect for small venues,
rehearsals, lesson studios, bedrooms, apartments,
and more, the TD-4KP combines V-Drums
performance and features with impressive
mobility and stow-away convenience.
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Renowned V-Drums sound and quality in an ultra-portable mobile
kit
Innovative folding design for quick, compact breakdown and easy
transport/storage
Includes TD-4 Percussion Sound Module, loaded with expressive
sounds, Coach and Quick Record/Play functions, and more
Eight pads total: kick, snare, toms x3, hi-hat, crash and ride cymbals;
FD-8 Hi-Hat Controller included
Snare and tom pads feature cushioned-rubber surfaces for natural
playing feel
Options: custom carrying case (CB-TDP); mesh-head snare pad
(PDX-6/-8); pad mount (MDH-12); drum accessory package (DAP-3X);
drum mat (TDM series)
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TD-4KP
V-Drums Portable
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Fold, Pack up and Go
The TD-4KP is truly portable, with an innovative fold-up stand
design that transforms the kit into a surprisingly condensed
size for transport and storage. Breakdown is a snap—the
sound module and drum/cymbal pads are attached to the
durable, integrated stand, and all components rotate and/or
fold down quickly and easily in place along with the stand.
When you want to play again, simply unfold everything and
adjust the pad positions, and then you’re ready to roll!
Natural-Feel Pads for Expressive Playing
The TD-4KP comes with a kick pad, snare pad*, three tom pads,
a hi-hat pad, and two 10-inch cymbal pads (crash and ride). An
FD-8 Hi-Hat Controller pedal is included as well. Outfitted with
cushioned-rubber playing surfaces, the compact 7.5-inch drum
pads provide a sensitive, accurate response and natural playing
feel.
* An optional PDX-6 / PDX-8 V-Pad is required to play rimshots
and cross stick.
TD-4 Percussion Sound Module
A wide range of expressive drum and percussion tones are
provided with the included TD-4 sound module. Sounds can
be easily edited, allowing players to quickly customize their
kits. The TD-4 also features ambience effects for lively, dynamic
performances. Built-in Coach and Quick Record/Quick Play
functions are ideal for effective practice, providing drummers
with valuable feedback for rapid improvement.
Custom Carrying Case and More
An optional CB-TDP Carrying Case provides a convenient way
to transport and protect the TD-4KP. The custom-designed
case is a perfect complement to the V-Drums Portable, and
includes a shoulder strap and detachable pouches for hi-hat
and kick pedals, plus handy pockets for beaters, sticks, and
other accessories. Users can also swap out the snare pad with
an optional PDX-6 or PDX-8 V-Pad and MDH-12 Pad Mount for
a true mesh-head feel and dual-triggering capability.
TD-4KP
V-Drums Portable
TD-4KP Specifications
- Kit Configuration
Kick Pad, Snare, Hi-Hat, Hi-Hat Pedal, Tom x 3, Crash, Ride
* Kick pedal and drum throne are not included.
- Dimensions
1,000 (W) x 1,200 (D) x 1,250 (H) mm
39-3/8 (W) x 47-1/4 (D) x 49-1/4 (H) inches
* Includes kick pedal, cymbals, and drum throne.
* Setting size is adjustable.
- Folded Dimensions
300 (W) x 500 (D) x 700 (H) mm
11-13/16 (W) x 19-11/16 (D) x 27-9/16 (H) inches
- Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
12.5 kg
27 lbs 9 oz
- Accessories
Setup Guide x 2
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor
Special Connection Cable
Wing Bolt (M5 x 10) x 2
- Options (sold separately)
Carrying Case: CB-TDP
Pads: PDX series
Pad Mount: MDH series
Personal Drum Monitor: PM-03, PM-10
V-Drums Accessory Package: DAP-3X
V-Drums mat: TDM series
V-Drums Tutor: DT-1
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TD-4: Percussion Sound Module
- Instruments
Drum Instruments: 125
- Drum Kits
25
- Instrument Parameters
KICK, SNARE, TOM, PERC: Tuning, Muffling
- Mixer Parameters
Pad Volume, Pan, Kit Volume, Cross Stick Volume
- Ambience Types
9
- Rhythm Coach Functions
Warm Ups
Time Check
Tempo Check
Quiet Count
Auto Up/Down
- Quick Rec
Resolution: 96 ticks per quarter note
Recording Method: Real-time
Maximum Note Storage: approx. 9,000 Notes
- Display
Custom (backlit LCD)
- Connectors
Trigger Input Connector: DB-25 type (Kick, Snare, Tom1, Tom2,
Tom3, Hi-Hat, Crash1, Ride, Hi-Hat Control)
OUTPUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4 inch phone type
PHONES Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
MIX IN Jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIDI OUT Connector
- Output Impedance
1 k ohm
- Power Supply
AC Adaptor
- Current Draw
500 mA
- Dimensions
224.0 (W) x 151.1 (D) x 65.1 (H) mm
8-7/8 (W) x 6 (D) x 2-9/16 (H) inches
- Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
477 g
1 lb 1 oz
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
BT-1
Bar Trigger Pad
Versatile Add-On Trigger Pad for V-Pads and Acoustic
Drums
The compact and affordable BT-1
Bar Trigger Pad makes it easy to add
electronic triggering to any drum kit.
With a curved shape that mounts on
the side of a V-Drums V-Pad or acoustic
drum, it provides convenient playing
access without disturbing your existing
kit layout. The BT-1 is great not only for
playing sounds in a V-Drums module
or SPD-series percussion pad, but also
for convenient control of a variety of
functions like start/stop of backing songs
and phrase loops, and much more.
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Quick and easy mounting through a drum tension rod; attachment
parts for standard rod-type mounts included
Internal design eliminates false triggering while playing surrounding
drums and/or pads
Use with a V-Drums module or SPD-series percussion pad to trigger
sounds and control functions such as start/stop of backing songs
and phrase loops, effects on/off, kit selection, tap tempo, and more
Great way to add electronic triggering to any acoustic kit or
additional triggering to a V-Drums set
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BT-1
Bar Trigger Pad
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Additional Triggering for V-Drums Kits
If you’re a V-Drums player, the compact BT-1 makes it simple
to incorporate additional triggers without having to add more
pads. This gives you access to additional sounds, as well as
convenient control of an enormous range of performance
features in your V-Drums module or an SPD-series percussion
pad. And with its small size, it’s easy to add additional BT-1s as
needed to continuously expand the expressive power of your
Roland percussion rig.
Easily Incorporate Electronics with
Acoustic Drums
The BT-1 is an easy and affordable way to integrate electronics
with your acoustic kit. Unlike large round pads and inconvenient
foot switches, the BT-1 blends seamlessly with your kit without
adjusting your setup or playing style. Simply plug the BT-1 into
a trigger input on a V-Drums module or SPD-series percussion
pad and enjoy a universe of new possibilities that Roland
electronic percussion brings.
BT-1
Bar Trigger Pad
BT-1 Specifications
- Trigger
1
- Connector
OUTPUT jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type)
- Dimensions
170 (W) x 53 (D) x 60 (H) mm
6-3/4 (W) x 2-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
- Weight
300 g
11 oz
- Accessories
Owner's manual
Attachment
Attachment bolt
Spacer
Connection cable (stereo)
- Supported V-Drums pads
PD-128S
PD-128
PD-108
PD-125
PD-105
PDX-100
PD-85
- Acceptable rod diameters
8.0–12.5 mm
(3/8–1/2 inch)
- Options (sold separately)
Pad Mount (MDH series)
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
BK-3
Backing Keyboard
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Your Personal Backup Band
Perfect for solo entertainers and
home hobbyists alike, the BK-3
Backing Keyboard brings a new level
of performance to entry-level autoaccompaniment instruments. Featuring
a wide range of quality onboard sounds
and rhythms, song playback via USB
memory, built-in speakers, and more,
this portable, self-contained keyboard
puts the power of a full ensemble under
your fingertips. From one-person shows
to social gatherings to personal practice,
the BK-3 brings endless hours enjoyment
for playing all musical styles.
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High-quality sounds, rhythms, and Music Assistants
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Compatible with music rhythms from Roland’s BK, E, G, and VA
series
Play a variety of backing formats (SMF, MP3, WAV, and rhythms) and
record performances with optional USB memory
Roland Wireless Connect capability for cable-free communication
with iPhone and iPad; free iOS apps available for music sharing,
lyrics display, and more
Available in black or white finish
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BK-3
Backing Keyboard
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Wide Range of Sounds and Rhythms
Onboard
The BK-3 is filled with sounds and rhythms covering an
extensive range of music genres from around the world,
including Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. There
are over 850 tones and 50 drum kits built in, providing a
universe of voices for melody playing and accompaniment.
Compatibility with GM2, GS, and XG Lite formats ensures highquality playback with Standard MIDI Files.
Play Backing Tracks and Rhythms via USB
Memory
The BK-3 can play a variety of external backing formats from
optional USB memory, including WAV and MP3 audio, SMF,
and Roland rhythms (BK, E, G, and VA series). Playback tempo
and song key can easily be adjusted to suit your vocal range or
performing needs, even with audio files. In addition, a Center
Cancel function reduces the volume of vocals in commercial
WAV/MP3 songs, ideal for karaoke singing and minus-one
playing.
Easy Audio Recording
A dedicated front-panel button makes it simple to record audio
directly to USB memory, allowing you to capture full-ensemble
BK-3 performances any time you wish for self-evaluation and
sharing with friends and family. Your recordings are saved as
CD-quality WAV data, making it easy to transfer them to your
computer for burning audio CDs.
Roland Wireless Connect for iPhone and
iPad
Compatibility with Roland Wireless Connect allows BK-3 players
to communicate with an Apple iPhone or iPad over a wireless
network via the optional WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter.
There are a number of fun, free iOS apps available, including
Air Recorder for capturing BK-3 audio to your iPhone, and
Lyrics Viewer for displaying SMF song lyrics on your iPad. And
with Show Your Music, you can create video clips of your music
performances and share them on your favorite social networks!
BK-3
Backing Keyboard
BK-3 Specifications
- Display
132 x 64 pixels, graphic monochrome LCD (backlit)
- Keyboard
61 velocity sensitive keys
[Sound Generator]
- Max. Polyphony
128 voices (GM2/GS/XG Lite compatible)
- Sounds
851 Tones; 53 Drum Sets
- Multitimbral Parts
2 keyboard parts (UPP, LWR) + 16 song parts
- Key Control (Transpose)
–6 to +5 in semitones (for audio/MIDI data)
- Tempo Change
20–250 BPM for SMF and rhythms
75–125% for mp3 and WAV files
[Recording]
- Media
USB Flash Memory
- Save Format
Audio Files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
[Lyrics]
- Lyrics
SMF, mp3/WAV
[Connectors]
- Phone/Output Jack
1/4”phone type (TRS connector)
- USB Ports
USB COMPUTER connector (Type B, reception and transmission
of MIDI data)
USB MEMORY (Type A, data-storage devices)
- MIDI Connectors
MIDI IN, MIDI OUT (Visual Control function)
- Part Mute Functions
TRACK MUTE: Rhythms, SMF; CENTER CANCEL: mp3, WAV
- Pedal Jack
PEDAL HOLD/SWITCH (assignable)
[Effects]
- Real Time Parts (UPP, LWR)
Reverb and Chorus: depending on Rhythm/SMF Reverb Chorus
Macro. 1 MFX (84 editable MFX macros; selectable via Tone
Part MFX). EQ
[General Specifications]
- Speakers
2 x 10 cm
- Rhythms/SMF section
Reverb: 8 types. Chorus: 8 types. 2 MFX (84 editable MFX
macros; selectable via Makeup Tools). EQ
[Backing Section]
- Rhythms
250 in 5“Rhythm”families (localized rhythms for specific areas
are included in the WORLD 1 and WORLD 2 families)
- One Touch Memories
4 suitable Tones for each Rhythm (programmable)
- Rhythm and SMF Makeup Tools
Instrument-oriented editing
- Real Time Player
Rhythms (STL), SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV
[Performance Memories]
- Performance Lists
Unlimited number (storage on USB memory)
Over 500“Music Assistant”memories (internal memory)
5“Factory Song”memories (internal memory)
- Performance Memories Per List
Max. 999
- Search Function
Quick location of Rhythms and Songs on the connected USB
memory
- Rated Power Output
2 x 7.5 W RMS
- Power Supply
AC Adaptor (PSB-1U Adaptor)
- Auto Off Function
Off , 10 min, 30 min, 240 min
- Dimensions
Without music rest:
1044 (W) x 317 (D) x 129 (H) mm
41-1/8 (W) x 12-1/2 (D) x 5-1/8 (H) inches.
Including music rest
1044 (W) x 408 (D) x 318 (H) mm
41-1/8 (W) x 16-1/16 (D) x 12-9/16 (H) inches.
- Weight
7.5 kg (excluding AC adaptor and music rest)
16 lbs 9 oz (excluding AC adaptor and music rest)
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
PSB-1U AC Adaptor
Power Cord (for connecting the AC adaptor)
Music Rest
- Options
USB flash memory (M-UF-series)
Wireless USB Adaptor (WNA1100-RL)
DP-series/BOSS FS-5U footswitch
Keyboard Bag (CB-61W)
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
HPi-50
Digital Piano
Top-Level Features Bring the Joy of Playing Piano to Your
Entire Family
Bringing together the best of Roland’s
piano technologies in one attractive,
space-saving instrument, the HPi50 offers premium performance at
an incredible value. The acclaimed
SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine
delivers rich, gorgeous tone, while
the PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with
Escapement provides a true grand piano
touch that endlessly inspires. Powerful
onboard DigiScore features are displayed
in high resolution on the large color LCD
built into the music rest, with digital
sheet music and a wide range of skillbuilding exercises and games that make
learning and playing fun for all ages, from
children to adults. Rounding out the impressive HPi-50 is the advanced Acoustic Projection audio
system, which fills your living space with beautiful, natural piano sound.
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Roland’s top-level piano features brought together in one
instrument
SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine for organic, expressive sound
and response
Top-of-the-line PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement
Interactive DigiScore training programs built in, featuring digital
sheet music plus entertaining skill-building games and exercises
Large, high-resolution (1280 x 800) color LCD built into the music
rest
50 onboard rhythm accompaniments and nearly 400 internal
songs, including popular études such as Czerny 100 and Hanon,
plus classical masterpieces and popular songs
16-part SMF song recorder built in; records and plays WAV audio
songs via optional USB flash memory
Innovative Acoustic Projection system for natural, multidimensional
sound
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HPi-50
Digital Piano
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SuperNATURAL Piano Onboard
The HPi-50 features Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano sound
engine for seamless velocity response, natural note decay, and
authentic key-range behavior, delivering perfect piano sound
and expression. As you play, the tone color changes naturally in
response to your touch, from the softest notes to the loudest.
Tone decay is also natural and organic, with the sound not only
decreasing in volume, but also gradually softening in tone as
the notes fade away. With SuperNATURAL Piano technology,
every note has its own character, faithful to the performance of
a real acoustic grand.
Magnificent Touch with PHA III
Further enhancing the SuperNATURAL Piano experience is
the flagship PHA III (Progressive Hammer Action III) Ivory Feel
keyboard with Escapement. With its fast key repetition and
sensitivity, this keyboard faithfully translates the subtle tonal
differences of different playing styles and the force at which
the keys are played. Additionally, the keys are finished with
a unique material that has moisture-absorbing properties,
offering the natural texture and tactile sensation of real ivory
and ebony.
High-Resolution DigiScore
Roland’s DigiScore displays digital sheet music on the large,
built-in color LCD. The resolution has been greatly enhanced
over previous models, with the ability to show 32nd notes and
up to 48 measures* of music at one time. In addition, the new
Auto Sync feature ensures that the onscreen notation perfectly
follows your performance regardless of your tempo, with the
digital pages turned in sync as well. Onboard exercises make
sharpening your skills challenging and fun, as do numerous
features such as the graphical metronome, onscreen keyboard,
fingering number display, and many others.
*48 measures can be shown when you choose to display notes
only and set the notation screen display size to “small.”
HPi-50
Digital Piano
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Notation-Based Programs
A wide variety of interactive practice features offer solid
support for developing piano skills. The Finger Training course
displays the “finger power” in both hands on screen while
playing the built-in Hanon exercises, and the Visual Lesson
application identifies areas in the digital sheet music that you
need to work on. These and other features provide powerful
tools to improve your playing, no matter whether you’re a
beginner just starting out or an advanced pianist who has
been playing for years.
Skill-Building Games
Students and children will enjoy the HPi-50’s friendly,
interactive DigiScore games, which provide a fresh, innovative
way to learn at their own pace. For example, the DoReMi
Course is a no-pressure review on music reading and fingering
techniques, while the Scroll Game lets you play along with a
graphical piano roll on the display. Also included is the new
Medal Collection application, which awards gold, silver, or
bronze medals based on accuracy while playing along with the
built-in songs. Challenging and entertaining, the games are
great fun for children and adults alike.
Acoustic Projection Sound System
The unique sound space that is created when you play an
acoustic piano is realized through a complex yet harmonious
combination of elements. The HPi-50 provides an identical
multidimensional sound experience through innovative
Acoustic Projection technology, which delivers its magic
though an advanced multi-channel speaker system. Each
speaker is specifically located inside the HPi-50’s cabinet to
properly project each sound element in its natural position,
with all elements intelligently blended to reproduce the true
sound field of an acoustic piano.
HPi-50
Digital Piano
HPi-50 Specifications
[Keyboard]
- Keyboard
88 keys (PHA III Ivory Feel Keyboard with Escapement)
- Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 100 types, Fixed Touch
Hammer Response: 0–10
- Keyboard Mode
Whole, Dual (volume balance adjustable), Split (split
point adjustable), Twin Piano
[Pedals]
- Pedals
Damper (Progressive Damper Action Pedal, capable of
continuous detection)
Soft (capable of continuous detection, function
assignable), Sostenuto (function assignable)
[Sound Generator]
- Piano Sound
SuperNATURAL Piano Sound
- Volume
Off, 10 levels
- Pattern
11 patterns
- Sound
8 types
[SMF Recorder]
- Tracks
3 tracks
- Song Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
- Storage Quantity
Recorder section: 1 song, Internal memory: Max. 200
songs
- Note Storage
Approx. 30,000 notes
- MIDI Format
Conforms to GM2, GS, XG Lite
- Recording Method
Replace, Mix
- Max. Polyphony
128 voices
- Control
Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Rewinding, Fast-forwarding,
Reset, Track Mute, Mute Volume, Tempo, Tempo Mute,
All Songs Play, Count-in, Song Balance, AB Repeat
- Tones (Total 348 tones)
Piano: 16 tones, E. Piano: 10 tones, Vibraphone: 6 tones
Strings: 11 tones, Organ: 13 tones, Voice: 9 tones, Pad:
5 tones, Guitar/Bass: 6 tones, Winds: 6 tones, Drums: 10
tones (9 drum sets, 1 SFX set), GM2: 256 tones
- Temperament
8 types, selectable temperament key
-Stretched Tuning
Preset
User tuning (adjustable in individual notes: -50.0 to
+50.0 cent)
Off
- Master Tuning
415.3 Hz–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
- Transpose
Key Transpose: -6 to +6 (in semitones), Playback
Transpose (including audio files): -6 to +6 (in semitones)
- Effects
Ambience (0–10), Brilliance (0–10)
Only for piano tones (Piano Designer):
Open/close lid (0–6), Hammer Noise (1–5), Damper
Resonance (0–10), Duplex Scale (0–10), String Resonance
(0–10), Key Off Resonance (0–10), Cabinet Resonance (0–
10), Soundboard Behavior (0–10), Damper Noise (0–10)
Only for organ tones: Rotary Speaker Effect (Slow/Fast)
[Metronome]
- Tempo
Quarter note = 10–500
- Beat
2/2, 0/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8,
12/8
- Tempo
Quarter note = 10–500
- Resolution
120 ticks per quarter note
- Edit
Copy, Insert, Delete, Erase, Part Exchange, Quantize,
Transpose, Note Edit, PC Edit, Notation Mark, Key
Signature, Beat Map
[Audio]
- Playable format
Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
- Recording (when using sold separately USB Flash
Memory)
Keyboard, SMF data, Audio from Input jacks
- Recording format (when using sold separately USB Flash
Memory)
Audio files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
- Transpose
Playback Transpose (with Audio from Input jacks): -6 to
+6 (in semitones)
- Tempo
Audio Playback Speed: 75–125 %
- Control
Song Select, Play/Stop, Rec, Rewinding, Fast-forwarding,
Reset, Tempo, All Songs Play, Song Balance, AB Repeat,
Center Cancel (with Audio from Input jacks)
[DigiScore]
- Score Display
Great Staff, G Clef, F Clef
HPi-50
Digital Piano
- Mark
Notation Mark, Pitch Name, Lyrics, Chord, Finger Number
- Size
Small (32 measures *), Medium (15 measures *), Large
(8 measures *), With note names (2 measures *), * Use
default setting.
- Function
Auto Sync, Keyboard indication
[Lesson Application]
- Music Games
Wonderland, Flash Card, Twin Piano Game, Scroll Game
- Music Learning
DoReMi Course, Visual Lesson, Medal Collection, Finger
Training
- Music Creation
Rhythm, 16 Part Recorder, Song Edit, Audio Convert
[Rhythm]
- Rhythm
50 rhythms
- Control
Start/Stop, Intro/Ending, Sync Start, Fill-in, Leading Bass,
Arranger On/Off, Tempo
[User Program]
- Preset
40 types
- Storage Quantity
Internal memory: Max. 99 sets
External memory: Max. 99 sets
[Internal Memory]
- Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)
- Storage Quantity
Max. 100 songs
[External Memory]
- External Storage
USB Flash Memory
- Playable Song Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1), Roland original format
(i-Format)
Audio Files (WAV format, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
- Save Format
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0), Audio Files (WAV format,
44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
[Other]
- Internal Songs (Total US 436 songs, EU 436 songs, Other
area 421 songs)
Piano Masterpieces: 80 songs, Selection: US 40 songs, EU
40 songs, Other area 25 songs
Kids: 20 songs, Bayer: 106 songs, Burgmuller: 25 songs,
Czerny 100: 100 songs, Czerny 30: 30 songs, Hanon: 20
songs, Invention: 15 songs
- Other Functions
Panel Lock, V-LINK, MIDI Visual Control, Classic Position,
Tone Demo, Score BMP Export, Auto Off, Roland Wireless
Connect
- Language
English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian,
Dutch
(French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch only apply to
some messages in the screen)
- Display
Graphic color LCD 1,280 x 800 dots (with a music rest)
- Connectors
DC In jack, Pedal connector: 8-pin DIN type, Input (L/
Mono, R) jacks: RCA phono type, Output (L/Mono, R)
jacks: 1/4-inch phone type, USB Computer port: USB
Type B, USB Memory port: USB Type A, MIDI (In, Out)
connectors, Phones jacks (Stereo, with Twin Piano
Individual Mode) x 2: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
- Rated Power Output
30 W x 2, 5 W x 2
- Volume Level (SPL)
108 dB
* This value was measured according to the method that
is based on Roland's technical standard.
- Speakers
Cabinet speakers: 12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2
Spatial/Nearfield speakers: 5 cm (2 inches) x 2
- Control
Volume knob
- Power Supply
AC adaptor
- Power Consumption
18 W (17–39 W)
18 W: Average power consumption while piano is played
with volume at center position
17 W: Power consumption immediately after power-up;
nothing being played
39 W: Rated power consumption
- Dimensions (including piano stand)
1,387 (W) x 430 (D) x 1,097(H) mm
54-5/8 (W) x 16-15/16 (D) x 43-3/16(H) inches
- Weight (including piano stand)
58 kg, 128 lbs
- Accessories
Owner's Manual, AC adaptor, Power cord (for connecting
AC adaptor), Headphone hook (*)
Music rest, Music rest attachment screws, Stand assembly
leaflet (*), Screw set (for assembling piano stand) (*),
* Supplied with the stand.
- Options (sold separately)
Headphones, USB Flash Memory (*), Wireless USB
Adapter (*)
* Use USB Flash Memory and Wireless USB Adapter
sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other
products are used.
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
CD-2u
SD/CD Recorder
Easy Recording and CD Burning On the Go
Leave the computer at home—with the
CD-2u SD/CD Recorder, it’s easier than
ever to capture quality recordings and
play and burn CDs anywhere! Record
audio instantly with the built-in stereo
mic, or connect your own external
mics, electronic musical instruments,
and other devices with professional
results. Onboard are many training tools
for lessons and practice, including CD
and WAV audio playback, high-fidelity
key and speed adjustment, improved
Center Cancel, and the all-new Center
Focus. Essentials such as a chromatic
tuner and metronome are included as
well. Ultra-compact and easy to use,
the CD-2u is your perfect solution for
playing, recording, and CD burning in a
convenient mobile package.
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combo jacks with phantom power; Plug In Power mic jack; stereo
RCA LINE IN jacks
Independent adjustment of playback speed and key, with improved
audio quality over previous designs
Enhanced Center Cancel function; new Center Focus isolates vocals
and instruments for learning
Built-in tuner and metronome
Runs on included AC adaptor or six AA batteries (AC adaptor
required for CD playback/recording)
Wireless remote control included
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SD/CD Recorder
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All-In-One Convenience
With its compact size and ability to run on battery power,
the CD-2u is your go-everywhere companion, giving you
everything you need to record, edit, play, and burn in one
standalone unit. The built-in stereo mic makes audio capture
easy, while high-performance stereo speakers provide
convenient sound playback of your recordings as well as
commercial CDs, lesson material, and more.
Simple, Intuitive Operation
The CD-2u records to readily available SD/SDHC cards, and
can also record directly to CD-R and CD-RW discs when using
AC power. Thanks to the Easy Guide feature, the CD-2u is
incredibly simple for anyone to operate, with clear onscreen
instructions that guide you every step of the way. Easy Guide
covers not only recording functions, but also CD backup,
creating minus-one tracks for practice and karaoke, setting
proper input levels, and other operations. You can even choose
among six different languages for the display: English, German,
French, Italian, Spanish, or Japanese.
Connect External Mics and Other Devices
While it’s designed for pro results as a standalone unit, the CD-2u also provides connections to integrate external
devices for various applications. Two XLR/TRS combo jacks allow you to connect your own mics (with phantom
power available if needed), including a stereo field-recording mic such as the CS-15RS. There’s also a stereo minimic jack with Plug In Power, plus stereo RCA LINE IN jacks for connecting an instrument, music player, or other
audio sources.
Your Education and Practice Partner
The CD-2u is packed with useful tools not only for developing music skills, but also other applications such as
learning languages, transcribing spoken-word audio, and more. You can independently adjust the speed and
key with exceptional audio quality, perfect for slowing down passages to learn difficult parts or changing the key
of music to match your voice. Use A-B Repeat to play audio sections over and over, and turn on Center Cancel
to create minus-one tracks for practice and karaoke fun. There’s also the newly developed Center Focus feature,
which isolates center-located sounds in music tracks to make them easier to hear and learn.
Carrying Case and More
Once you experience the CD-2u, you’ll want to take it with you everywhere. The optional CB-CD2E Carrying Case
gives you durable protection, plus handy storage of accessories like CD and SD media, batteries, remote, etc. And
if you love all the great features of the CD-2u but don’t need CD playback/burning capability, be sure to check
out its cousin, the SD-2u SD Recorder.
CD-2u
SD/CD Recorder
CD-2u Specifications
[Recorder Part]
- Tracks
2 tracks (stereo)
- Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
- Signal Processing
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
- Recording Mode
SD/SDHC Memory Card: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits)
CD-R, CD-RW: Audio CD
- Recording Media
SD Memory Card (supports 512 MB – 2 GB)
SDHC Memory Card (supports 4 GB – 16 GB)
CD-R
CD-RW
- Recording Time (unit: min)
CD-R or CD-RW disc
650 MB: 74
700 MB: 80
SD Memory Card
512 MB: 47
1 GB: 94
2 GB: 189
SDHC Memory Card
4 GB: 377
8 GB: 755
16 GB: 1511
* Each recording time is approximate. The times may change
depending on the card specifications.
* In case that there are plural files, the sum of recording time
would be shorter than above.
* Maximum recording time of one song is 74 minutes.
- Recording Songs
Up to 99 songs on a single SD/SDHC Memory Card, CD-R, or
CD-RW
[Input/Output]
- Audio Input
Internal Stereo Microphones
EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: XLR type (balanced/phantom power
DC 48 V, 8 mA Max.), 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced/
unbalanced)
PLUG IN POWER MIC jack: Stereo miniature phone type
LINE IN (L, R) jacks: RCA phono type
- Audio Output
Internal Speakers: Stereo
LINE OUT (L, R) jacks: RCA phono type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
- Frequency Response
20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0 dB/-2 dB)
- Nominal Input Level (variable)
EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: -51 to -8 dBu (common to XLR type and
1/4-inch phone type)
PLUG IN POWER MIC jack: -51 to -13 dBu
LINE IN (L, R) jacks: -24 to -4 dBu
- Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT (L, R) jacks: -4 dBu
- Input Impedance
EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: 8 k ohms (common to XLR type and 1/4inch phone type)
PLUG IN POWER MIC jack : 10 k ohms
LINE IN (L, R) jacks: 28 k ohms
- Output Impedance
LINE OUT (L, R) jacks: 1 k ohm
PHONES jack: 32 ohms
[Other]
- Display
16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
- Dimensions
278 (W) x 196 (D) x 55 (H) mm
11 (W) x 7-3/4 (D) x 2-3/16 (H) inches
- Weight (excluding batteries and AC adaptor)
1.4 kg
3 lbs 2 oz
- Power Supply
AC adaptor
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (HR6) x 6
- Current Draw
1000 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6): Approx. 5.5 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6): Approx. 6 hours
* The time may vary according to usage conditions, batteries
used, and type of SD memory card used.
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Quick Start
Remote controller (with battery CR2025)
AC adaptor
Power cord
SD memory card
SD card protector
CD-R Disc (Blank media)
- Options (sold separately)
Carrying Case: CB-CD2E
Stereo Microphone: CS-15RS
Stand: SS-PC1
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All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
SD-2u
SD Recorder
Your Go-Everywhere Companion for Recording, Music
Practice, and Education
With high-quality SD recording and a
host of great features for music practice
and study, the SD-2u Recorder is a
powerful tool for educators, students,
and hobbyists. A built-in stereo mic
lets you capture audio anywhere, while
versatile audio input options allow you
to connect your own external mics,
electronic musical instruments, and
other devices with pro-level results. Also
onboard are many training essentials,
including high-fidelity key and speed
adjustment, improved Center Cancel for
creating minus-one tracks, and the allnew Center Focus for isolating vocals and
instruments. Compact and ready to travel,
the SD-2u is the ideal all-in-one solution
for audio recording, learning music and
languages, and much more.
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Easy SD recording and playback in a convenient, all-in-one mobile
device
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High-quality stereo microphones and speaker system built in
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Multiple inputs for connecting external devices—two XLR/TRS
combo jacks with phantom power; Plug In Power mic jack; stereo
RCA LINE IN jacks
Independent adjustment of playback speed and key, with improved
audio quality over previous designs
Enhanced Center Cancel function; new Center Focus isolates vocals
and instruments for learning
Built-in tuner and metronome
Runs on six AA batteries or AC adaptor; wireless remote control
included
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SD Recorder
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All-In-One Convenience
With its portable size and ability to run on battery power, the
SD-2u is ready to travel anywhere, giving you high-quality
recording and editing in one standalone unit. The built-in
stereo mic makes audio capture easy, while high-performance
stereo speakers provide convenient sound playback of your
recordings, WAV music files, lesson material, and more.
Quality Recording, Intuitive Operation
The SD-2u records CD-quality audio direct to widely available
SD/SDHC memory cards. It’s also super-simple for anyone
to operate thanks to the Easy Guide feature, which provides
clear onscreen instructions that guide you through various
operations. Easy Guide covers recording and overdubbing
functions, creating minus-one tracks for practice and karaoke,
setting proper input levels, and more. You can even choose
among six different languages for the display: English, German,
French, Italian, Spanish, or Japanese.
Connect External Mics and Other Devices
While it’s designed for pro results as a standalone unit, the SD-2u also provides connections for integrating
external devices to suit various applications. Two XLR/TRS combo jacks allow you to connect your own mics (with
phantom power available if needed), including a stereo field-recording mic such as the CS-15RS. There’s also a
stereo mini-mic jack with Plug In Power, plus stereo RCA LINE IN jacks for connecting an instrument, music player,
or another audio source.
Essential Training Tools
The SD-2u is equipped with powerful features for manipulating audio playback, providing useful tools for
building music skills, learning languages, transcribing spoken-word audio, and more. You can independently
adjust the speed and key with exceptional audio quality, perfect for slowing down passages to learn difficult
parts or changing the key of music to suit your voice. Use A-B Repeat to play audio sections over and over, and
turn on Center Cancel to create minus-one tracks for practice and karaoke fun. There’s also a newly developed
Center Focus feature, which isolates center-located sounds in music tracks to make them easier to hear and learn.
Carrying Case and More
The optional CB-CD2E Carrying Case gives you durable protection while transporting the SD-2u, plus handy
storage pockets for accessories like batteries, extra SD cards, the AC adaptor, and the remote control. If you’re
looking for similar features in a device that can also play and burn CDs, check out the SD-2u’s cousin, the CD-2u
SD/CD Recorder.
SD-2u
SD Recorder
SD-2u Specifications
[Recorder Part]
- Tracks
2 tracks (stereo)
- Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
- Signal Processing
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
- Recording Mode
SD/SDHC Memory Card: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits)
- Recording Media
SD Memory Card (supports 512 MB – 2 GB)
SDHC Memory Card (supports 4 GB – 16 GB)
- Recording Time (unit: min)
SD Memory Card
512 MB: 47
1 GB: 94
2 GB: 189
SDHC Memory Card
4 GB: 377
8 GB: 755
16 GB: 1511
* Each recording time is approximate. The times may change
depending on the card specifications.
* In case that there are plural files, the sum of recording time
would be shorter than above.
* Maximum recording time of one song is 74 minutes.
- Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT (L, R) jacks: -4 dBu
- Input Impedance
EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: 8 k ohms (common to XLR type and 1/4inch phone type)
PLUG IN POWER MIC jack : 10 k ohms
LINE IN (L, R) jacks: 28 k ohms
- Output Impedance
LINE OUT (L, R) jacks: 1 k ohm
PHONES jack: 32 ohms
[Other]
- Display
16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
- Dimensions
278 (W) x 196 (D) x 55 (H) mm
11 (W) x 7-3/4 (D) x 2-3/16 (H) inches
- Weight (excluding batteries and AC adaptor)
1.1 kg
2 lbs 7 oz
- Power Supply
AC adaptor
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (HR6) x 6
- Current Draw
700 mA
- Recording Songs
Up to 99 songs on a single SD/SDHC Memory Card
- Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6): Approx. 5.5 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6): Approx. 6 hours
[Input/Output]
- Audio Input
Internal Stereo Microphones
EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: XLR type (balanced/phantom power
DC 48 V, 8 mA Max.), 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced/
unbalanced)
PLUG IN POWER MIC jack: Stereo miniature phone type
LINE IN (L, R) jacks: RCA phono type
* The time may vary according to usage conditions, batteries
used, and type of SD memory card used.
- Audio Output
Internal Speakers: Stereo
LINE OUT (L, R) jacks: RCA phono type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
- Frequency Response
20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0 dB/-2 dB)
- Nominal Input Level (variable)
EXT MIC (L, R) jacks: -51 to -8 dBu (common to XLR type and
1/4-inch phone type)
PLUG IN POWER MIC jack: -51 to -13 dBu
LINE IN (L, R) jacks: -24 to -4 dBu
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Quick Start
Remote controller (with battery CR2025)
AC adaptor
Power cord
SD memory card
SD card protector
- Options (sold separately)
Carrying Case: CB-CD2E
Stereo Microphone: CS-15RS
Stand: SS-PC1
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
Fugue © 1999-2013 Kyoto Software Research, Inc. All right reserved.
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
CUBE Lite
Guitar Amplifier
Stylish Guitar Amp with Built-In iOS Interface
Combining great COSM guitar tones, iOS
interfacing, and a quality 2.1 Channel
audio system, the CUBE Lite Guitar
Amplifier lets you play and record at
home along with your iPhone, iPad, or
iPod touch. Connect your iOS device
to the i-CUBE LINK jack and launch the
free CUBE JAM app, then riff along with
backing tracks and record your playing to
share your music and archive song ideas.
With stereo speakers and an integrated
subwoofer, you’ll enjoy rich, satisfying
sound reproduction for both guitar
playing and casual music listening. And
with an attractive look that blends with
any home décor, the CUBE Lite Guitar
Amplifier can occupy a permanent spot
in your living space, always at the ready
when you want to plug in and jam.
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Compact guitar amp with a stylish look for home living spaces
JC CLEAN, CRUNCH, and EXTREME COSM tones, plus stereo chorus
and reverb effects
Great-sounding 2.1 Channel audio system, with stereo speakers and
integrated subwoofer
i-CUBE LINK jack provides simple audio interfacing with Apple’s
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Free CUBE JAM app for iOS plays songs and minus-one jam tracks,
and lets you record the CUBE Lite’s COSM amp tones along with
music playback
Includes cable for two-way communication (playback and
recording) with iOS devices
Available in three colors: black, white, or red
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Guitar Amplifier
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Killer Guitar Tones
The CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier provides three great COSM
tones—JC CLEAN, CRUNCH, and EXTREME—giving you a
wide range of sounds for playing any style of music. Reverb
and chorus effects are onboard as well, with true stereo
performance for a wide, expansive sound.
2.1 Channel Audio System for
Impressive Sound
Equipped with stereo speakers and an integrated subwoofer,
the CUBE Lite’s powerful 2.1 Channel audio system delivers a
rich, full sound that belies the amp’s compact footprint. When
you want to practice silently, just plug in a set of headphones
to mute the onboard speakers.
Easy iOS Device Integration with i-CUBE
LINK
With the newly developed i-CUBE LINK interface, the CUBE Lite
Guitar Amplifier lets you integrate your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
touch with your axe in a familiar and satisfying way—through
a real amp with great tone. Other interfaces require bulky,
specialized add-ons to plug your guitar direct into the iOS
device, resulting in a clumsy, inconvenient playing experience.
With i-CUBE LINK, you just connect to your device’s audio jack
with the included cable, then blend the COSM tones and iOS
audio together at the amp with simple, intuitive controls. The
versatile i-CUBE LINK jack can also be used as a simple stereo
input, enabling you to hook up nearly any music player or
audio device and play it through the CUBE Lite.
CUBE JAM App
The free Roland CUBE JAM app turns your iOS device into a
fun command center for jamming, recording, and learning.
Play back commercial songs and minus-one tracks through
the CUBE Lite via i-CUBE LINK, and riff along for hours with
awesome COSM tones. CUBE JAM also records audio through
the i-CUBE LINK connection, allowing you to easily capture
your jams. After you’re done recording, you can adjust the
volume of your guitar and backing music independently, then
export your mix to a 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV file. The app also
includes great tools for music practice, including independent
speed and pitch adjustment of audio playback, Center Cancel
to remove solos and create your own jam tracks, and more.
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Guitar Amplifier
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Direct Mode
Normally, recording from the CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier into
CUBE JAM or another app captures the sound as you hear
it, with the COSM tone applied. Activating the CUBE Lite’s
Direct Mode feature lets you capture dry guitar sounds while
monitoring with the COSM sound. Recording dry tracks in this
way gives you the option to experiment later by “re-amping”
with any guitar app of your choice. Direct Mode also allows
you to use real-time guitar processing in any app, monitoring
the live output with the CUBE Lite.
Stylish Design for Modern Living Spaces
Offering an appearance more like a consumer audio system
than a typical rugged-look guitar amp, the CUBE Lite blends
in seamlessly with any home living space. In addition to being
a great guitar amp, it also doubles as a high-quality playback
system for your digital music library. With three different
finishes to choose from (black, white, or red), you’re sure to find
the perfect match for your home furnishings.
CUBE Lite
Guitar Amplifier
CUBE Lite Specifications
- Rated Power Output
10 W (Stereo speakers 3 W x 2 + Subwoofer 4 W)
- Nominal Input Level (1 kHz)
INPUT: -10 dBu
i-CUBE LINK/STEREO AUX IN: -10 dBu
- Speakers
7.5 cm (3 inches) x 3
- Amp Types
JC CLEAN
CRUNCH
EXTREME
- Controls
POWER switch
Amp Type switch
DRIVE knob
VOLUME knob
BASS knob
TREBLE knob
CHORUS/REVERB knob
- Control (i-CUBE LINK/STEREO AUX IN)
VOLUME knob
- Indicator
Amp Type
- Connectors
INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
i-CUBE LINK/STEREO AUX IN jack: 4-pole miniature phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
DC IN jack
- Power Supply
AC adaptor (DC 5.7 V)
- Current Draw
1000 mA
- Dimensions
250 (W) x 147 (D) x 135 (H) mm
9-7/8 (W) x 5-13/16 (D) x 5-3/8 (H) inches
- Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
1.7 kg
3 lbs 12 oz
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC adaptor
Mini cable (4 poles)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
*Apple, the Apple logo, iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a
service mark of Apple Inc.
CUBE Lite MONITOR
Monitor Amplifier
Sing, Play, and Practice with Your Favorite iOS Devices
Featuring mic and instrument inputs,
iOS interfacing, and a quality 2.1 Channel
audio system, the CUBE Lite MONITOR is
perfect for enjoying music at home with
your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Connect
your iOS device to the i-CUBE LINK jack,
and then launch the free CUBE JAM app
to play, record, and take advantage of
great practice tools like speed/pitch
adjustment, Center Cancel for minus-one
tracks, and more. Stereo speakers and an
integrated subwoofer provide rich sound
that fills the room, while onboard effects
offer pleasing ambience for singing
and playing instruments. Attractive and
versatile, the CUBE Lite MONITOR is ideal
for music practice, entertainment, and
karaoke fun.
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Tabletop monitor amplifier with a stylish look for home living
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Great-sounding 2.1 Channel audio system, with stereo speakers and
integrated subwoofer
Stereo 1/4-inch phone jacks for connecting microphone and
musical instruments; stereo reverb and echo effects
i-CUBE LINK jack provides simple audio interfacing with Apple’s
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Free CUBE JAM app for iOS plays songs and minus-one tracks, and
offers many features for music practice and learning
Includes cable for two-way communication (playback and
recording) with iOS devices
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Monitor Amplifier
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Sing and Play with High-Quality Sound
The CUBE Lite MONITOR is equipped with two ¼-inch inputs
for plugging in a mic and mono instrument or one stereo
instrument. Easy-to-use reverb and echo effects provide a
satisfying ambience for singing and playing. The powerful
2.1 Channel sound system features stereo speakers and an
integrated subwoofer, delivering amazingly rich and full sound
for a compact monitor. For silent practice, you can plug in
headphones to mute the onboard speakers.
Easy iOS Device Integration with i-CUBE
LINK
i-CUBE LINK lets you easily integrate your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
touch with the CUBE Lite MONITOR for music practice, song
playback, and recording. With a single-cable connection, the
CUBE Lite becomes an audio interface for your iOS device,
allowing you to play and/or record music with any audio app.
Simply use the included cable to connect the iOS device to
the i-CUBE LINK jack, and then use the CUBE Lite MONITOR to
blend your mic/instrument with the iOS audio. The versatile
i-CUBE LINK jack can also be used as a simple stereo input,
enabling you to hook up nearly any music player or audio
device and play it through the CUBE Lite.
CUBE JAM App
The free Roland CUBE JAM app turns your iOS device into
a powerful tool for audio recording and music practice. Via
i-CUBE Link, you can play and sing along with music from
CUBE JAM through the CUBE Lite MONITOR, then capture
your performance into the app. After you’re done, you can
adjust the volume of your performance and backing music
independently in CUBE JAM, then export your mix as a 16-bit,
44.1 kHz WAV file to share with friends and family. Also on tap
are a number of cool features for music practice and learning
songs, including tempo change, pitch adjustment to change
the song key to suit your voice, and Center Cancel to create
minus-one tracks for karaoke-style singing.
CUBE Lite MONITOR
Monitor Amplifier
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Direct Mode
Normally, recording from the CUBE Lite MONITOR into CUBE
JAM or another app captures the sound as you hear it, with
the onboard reverb/echo effect applied. Activating the CUBE
Lite’s Direct Mode feature lets you capture dry sounds while
monitoring with the effect sound. Recording dry tracks in this
way gives you the option to experiment with other processing
later, using the audio app of your choice. Direct Mode also
allows you to use real-time processing in any app, monitoring
the live output with the CUBE Lite MONITOR.
Stylish Design for Modern Living Spaces
With its compact, tabletop design and attractive white finish,
the CUBE Lite MONITOR blends in nicely with any living space
in your home. In addition to being a great amp for mics and
instruments, it also doubles as a high-quality home playback
system for your digital music library. Use it in your living room
for home entertainment and karaoke parties, your bedroom for
music practice, or in your office as a high-quality sound system
for your PC.
CUBE Lite MONITOR
Monitor Amplifier
CUBE Lite MONITOR Specifications
- Rated Power Output
10 W (Stereo speakers 3 W x 2 + Subwoofer 4 W)
- Nominal Input Level (1 kHz)
<STEREO MODE>
L (MONO), R: -20 dBu
<MIC MODE>
MIC: -40 dBu
LINE: -20 dBu
i-CUBE LINK/STEREO AUX IN: -10 dBu
- Speakers
7.5 cm (3 inches) x 3
- Controls
POWER switch
Mode switch (STEREO/MIC)
VOLUME knob
LOW knob
MIDDLE knob
HIGH knob
REVERB/ECHO knob
- Control (i-CUBE LINK/STEREO AUX IN)
VOLUME knob
- Indicator
Mode
- Connectors
L (MONO)/MIC jack: 1/4-inch phone type
R/LINE jack: 1/4-inch phone type
i-CUBE LINK/STEREO AUX IN jack: 4-pole miniature phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
DC IN jack
- Power Supply
AC adaptor (DC 5.7 V)
- Current Draw
1000 mA
- Dimensions
250 (W) x 147 (D) x 135 (H) mm
9-7/8 (W) x 5-13/16 (D) x 5-3/8 (H) inches
- Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
1.7 kg
3 lbs 12 oz
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC adaptor
Mini cable (4 poles)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
*Apple, the Apple logo, iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a
service mark of Apple Inc.
G-5A
VG Stratocaster®
V-Guitar Versatility in an American-Made Strat
The G-5A VG Stratocaster® brings you the
power and versatility of Roland’s V-Guitar
technology in a top-level, limited-edition
instrument made in the U.S.A. Built in
the Fender® factory in Corona, California,
the G-5A is a 100-percent authentic
American Standard Stratocaster® guitar,
complete with a gorgeous Candy Apple
Red finish and 22-fret maple neck with
rosewood fingerboard. Enhancing the
classic Strat sound and functionality are
onboard Roland COSM electronics that
provide a universe of modeled electric
and acoustic guitar sounds. The amazing
G-5A gives you the ability to completely
change your tone at a moment’s notice,
with fingertip access to a library of coveted vintage instruments, plus a selection of COSM-powered
“ideal performance” pickups that deliver a unique, modern edge. To top it off, alternate tunings and
12-string sounds are instantly available for any COSM guitar tone, all with a simple twist of a knob!
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Modeled instruments onboard, plus unique pickup tones such
as the extended-range “Bright Humbucker” and full, bold “Wide
Range” single coil
Instantly accessible alternate tunings and 12-string sounds for all
COSM guitar tones
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The G-5A VG Stratocaster is a limited-edition model available at
authorized V-Guitar Station dealers
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VG Stratocaster
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The World's Most Versatile Guitar
Powered by Roland’s amazing COSM technology, the VG
Stratocaster guitar gives you an entire collection of world-class
tones to pick and choose from, all in the same instrument.
At your fingertips are 25 pickup and instrument tones, plus
alternate tunings and 12-string sounds. Take a single guitar
to the gig and change tones effortlessly, instead of having to
switch out instruments every time you need a different sound
or tuning.
Change Your Sound in an Instant
Using the VG Stratocaster’s five-way pickup selector and
Mode knob, you can access a wide range of modeled tones,
including vintage Strat, Telecaster®, fat humbuckers, and even
an archtop jazz box. Also onboard are unique, modern pickup
sounds realized with COSM, including “Wide Range” singlecoil variations and two “Bright Humbucker” options. Steel- and
nylon-string acoustic tones are available as well, plus a neat,
retro electric sitar sound. Of course, you can always dial up the
built-in single-coil pickups and use the VG Stratocaster as a
conventional guitar, bypassing the COSM section entirely.
Alternate Tunings and 12-String Sounds
Along with the great COSM instruments, the VG Stratocaster
gives you the ability to change your tuning without touching
the tuning keys! With any COSM tone, a quick twist of the
Tuning knob lets you dial up Drop D, DADGAD, Baritone,
or Open G tunings. Also available via the Tuning knob are
12-string tones, which can be applied to any COSM guitar
sound.
FENDER®, Stratocaster®, VG
Stratocaster® and Telecaster®
are the trademarks of FMIC.
All rights reserved.
G-5A
VG Stratocaster
G-5A Specifications
- Guitar specifications
Color variation type : G-5A-CAR
Body Color: Candy Apple Red
Neck: Rosewood (Fingerboard) on Maple
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage Style Bent
Steel Saddles
Common specifications
Body: Alder
Neck
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Backshape: Modern "C" shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Pickups: Single Coil type x 3, Divided type x 1
- Weight
3.8 kg
8 lbs 7 oz
- Nominal Output Level
20 dBu
- Output Impedance
2 k ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance
20 k ohms or greater
- Connector
Guitar jack (1/4" phone type)
- Power Supply
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Controls:
MODE knob (5types)
N: Normal (non-modeling mode)
S: Modeled Stratocaster
T: Modeled Telecaster
H: Modeled Humbucking Pickups
A: Modeled Acoustic guitar
- Current Draw
230 mA
TUNING knob (6types)
N: Normal tuning
D: Drop D
G: Open G
d: D Modal
B: Baritone
12: 12 String guitar
- Accessories
G-5A VG Stratocaster® Owner's Manual
OWNER'S MANUAL FOR FENDER® GUITARS
Tremolo arm
Hexagonal wrench
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Hard shell case
Strap
Cable
Polishing cloth
TONE Control knob
VOLUME knob
5-Way switch
Indicator: Power indicator
- Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will
vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Alkaline battery: 6 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: 9 hours
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
GR-D
V-Guitar Distortion
GK Power in a Twin Pedal Stompbox
With the all-new V-Guitar pedals,
guitarists can now enjoy the immense
benefits of Roland’s GK processing—the
powerful technology behind the GR-55
Guitar Synthesizer and VG-99 V-Guitar
System—right on their pedalboards. The
GR-D V-Guitar Distortion offers unique
distortion and synth tones produced by
independently processing each guitar
string, giving the modern player an
array of fresh, bold sounds for their sonic
arsenal. Housed in the popular Twin Pedal
format and equipped with connections
for easy integration with amps, stomps,
multi-effects, and other V-Guitar devices,
the GR-D delivers wide, heavy, highclarity tones that can only be achieved
with GK processing.
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Bold, high-clarity distortion and synth tones only possible with GK
processing
VG-DIST 1, VG-DIST 2, POLY DIST, and SYNTH sounds, with real-time
DSP for latency-free performance
Sculpt your tones with ultra-responsive GAIN, COLOR, and TONE
knobs
Solo function provides an instant volume and presence boost for
lead playing
13-pin GK input; designed for use with the GC-1 GK-Ready
Stratocaster, GK-3 Divided Pickup, and all GK-equipped guitars
Flexible connections for easy integration with amps, pedals, and
multi-effects
Four user memories, with remote selection from GK-equipped
guitar
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V-Guitar Distortion
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Welcome to the Family
The GR-D V-Guitar Distortion joins Roland’s acclaimed V-Guitar
family, which also includes the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer and
VG-99 V-Guitar System. The convenient stompbox format of
the GR-D allows players with traditional setups to experience
the incredible sound potential available with GK processing.
When used with an optional US-20 Unit Selector, the GR-D also
gives current GR and VG users new sounds for their existing rig.
Unlock All-New Sounds with GK
Processing
The GR-D features a 13-pin input for use with a guitar
outfitted with a Roland GK-3 Divided Pickup or a GK-equipped
instrument such as the GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster®. Unlike
standard monophonic guitar pickups, the Roland GK pickup
senses and isolates each individual string, sending them as six
discrete signals to a 13-pin jack. When connected to a V-Guitar
device like the GR-D pedal, each string can be processed
individually, opening up a universe of sound possibilities that
are impossible with a normal 1/4-inch guitar output.
Bold Distortion Tones for Modern
Players
Inside the GR-D is a huge array of unique distortion colors
made possible with GK processing. By applying separate
distortion processing to each string, the atonal harmonic
artifacts of mono distortion are completely eliminated. This
results in incredible string definition and clarity, even with full,
complex chords and extremely high levels of gain. In addition,
picking dynamics are greatly enhanced, and wide stereo
effects can be achieved. VG-DIST 1 and VG-DIST 2 offer two
very different distortion flavors newly developed for the GRD, while POLY DIST is a new variant on the classic “polyphonic
distortion” in early Roland guitar synths, enhanced with the
power of modern digital technology. SYNTH is an analog
synth-type sound based on string vibration instead of an
oscillator, providing an ultra-responsive playing feel with true
guitar expressiveness.
GR-D
V-Guitar Distortion
Tweak and Store Your Custom Sounds
Like a normal stompbox, the GR-D features simple controls that are quick and intuitive to use, but behind their
simplicity is an enormous range of sound-shaping potential. When you turn the GAIN, COLOR, and TONE knobs,
you’re actually tweaking multiple under-the-hood parameters specifically tailored to each sound type, letting
you achieve substantial tonal shifts even with small changes. Four memory locations let you store your favorite
sounds, with quick recall via the control switches on your GK-equipped guitar. A Solo function, accessible with
one of the pedal’s two footswitches, gives you an instant boost of volume and presence for lead playing.
Easy Integration with Any Rig
The GR-D offers a multitude of connections for integrating with different rigs, including pedalboards, multieffects setups, racks, mixers, and other V-Guitar devices. A dual MIX/GUITAR INPUT allows you to connect devices
and blend them with the GR-D sound, with the combined mix sent to the pedal’s mono/stereo output. The 13pin GK output carries the guitar’s normal pickup signal as well, and controls on the GK-equipped guitar allow you
to blend the GK and normal sounds right from your instrument. A dedicated GUITAR OUTPUT jack on the GR-D
lets you connect the normal guitar sound directly to an amp or effects with no GK processing applied. It can also
be used in conjunction with the MIX/GUITAR INPUT to create a send/return loop for your normal effects chain.
GK-Ready Guitars and Options
With its built-in GK pickup and 13-pin output, Roland’s popular GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster is a perfect fit for the
GR-D, and there are GK-equipped guitars available from many other manufacturers as well. Roland also offers the
GK-3 Divided Pickup, allowing you to easily add GK compatibility to your favorite guitar with no modification.
GR-D
V-Guitar Distortion
GR-D Specifications
- Nominal Input Level
MIX INPUT: -10 dBu
GUITAR INPUT: -20 dBu
- Input Impedance
MIX INPUT: 1 M ohm
GUITAR INPUT: 1 M ohm
- Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: -20 dBu
GUITAR OUTPUT: -20 dBu
- Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
GUITAR OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
- Controls
ON/OFF pedal
SOLO pedal
TYPE knob
GAIN knob
COLOR knob
TONE knob
LEVEL knob
SELECT button
WRITE button
OUTPUT SELECT switch
- Indicators
POWER indicator (serves also as battery check indicator)
ON/OFF indicator
SOLO indicator
- Connectors
MIX/GUITAR INPUT (R, L/MONO) jacks
GK IN connector
GUITAR OUTPUT jack
OUTPUT (R, L/MONO) jacks
DC IN jack
- Memory
4
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VG-DIST 1, VG-DIST 2, POLY DIST, SYNTH
- Power Supply
Alkaline Battery (AA, LR6) or Carbon-zinc Battery (AA, R6) x 6,
AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional)
- Current Draw
200 mA (9 V, when used with GK-3)
- Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline battery: Approx. 7 hours
Carbon-zinc battery: Approx. 2 hours
These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of
use.
- Dimensions
173 (W) x 158 (D) x 57 (H) mm
6-13/16 (W) x 6-1/4 (D) x 2-1/4 (H) inches
- Weight
1.1 kg
2 lbs 7 oz (including batteries)
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet (USING THE UNIT SAFELY, IMPORTANT NOTES, and
Information)
Alkaline Battery (AA, LR6) x 6
- Options (sold separately)
AC Adaptor: BOSS PSA-series
Divided Pickup: GK-3 (for guitar)
V-Guitar: GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster®
GK Cable: GKC-10 (10 m), GKC-5 (5 m)
Unit Selector: US-20
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
GR-S
V-Guitar Space
GK Power in a Twin Pedal Stompbox
With the all-new V-Guitar pedals,
guitarists can now enjoy the immense
benefits of Roland’s GK processing—the
powerful technology behind the GR-55
Guitar Synthesizer and VG-99 V-Guitar
System—right on their pedalboards.
The GR-S V-Guitar Space features
independent processing for each guitar
string, giving you four amazing tones that
transport your axe to a new dimension of
sound, including Crystal, Rich Modulation,
Slow Pad, and the multi-string emulation
of Brilliant Clean. Housed in the popular
Twin Pedal format and equipped with
connections for easy integration with
amps, stomps, multi-effects, and other
V-Guitar devices, the GR-S delivers outof-this-world sounds that can only be
achieved with GK processing.
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Super-spacious tones and multi-string emulation only possible with
GK processing
Crystal, Rich Modulation, Slow Pad, and Brilliant Clean sounds, with
real-time DSP for latency-free performance
Ultra-responsive COLOR and TONE knobs for sound shaping
Expressive Freeze function holds the current sound for lead backing
and sound FX
13-pin GK input; designed for use with the GC-1 GK-Ready
Stratocaster, GK-3 Divided Pickup, and all GK-equipped guitars
Flexible connections for easy integration with amps, pedals, and
multi-effects
Four user memories, with remote selection from GK-equipped
guitar
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V-Guitar Space
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Welcome to the Family
The GR-S V-Guitar Space joins Roland’s acclaimed V-Guitar
family, which also includes the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer and
VG-99 V-Guitar System. The convenient stompbox format of
the GR-S allows players with traditional setups to experience
the incredible sound potential available with GK processing.
When used with an optional US-20 Unit Selector, the GR-S also
gives current GR and VG users new sounds for their existing rig.
Unlock All-New Sounds with GK
Processing
The GR-S features a 13-pin input for use with a guitar outfitted
with a Roland GK-3 Divided Pickup or a GK-equipped
instrument such as the GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster®. Unlike
standard monophonic guitar pickups, the Roland GK pickup
senses and isolates each individual string, sending them as
six discrete signals to a 13-pin jack. When connected to a
GK device like the GR-S pedal, each string can be processed
individually, opening up a universe of sound possibilities that
are impossible with a normal 1/4-inch guitar output.
Amazing Tones to Expand Your Sound
Palette
With the GR-S, you have four incredible tones that launch
your guitar into an entirely new sound space. Crystal delivers
shimmering, transparent sounds and icy bell textures, while
Rich Modulation provides an incredibly spacious multi-channel
chorus sound powered by independent GK string processing.
Slow Pad offers a warm synth-pad sound with variable attack
for dreamy full-chord swells that are impossible with a mono
input. And with Brilliant Clean, you can add virtual strings to
your axe, adjustable from 12 to 18 strings with the COLOR
knob!
GR-S
V-Guitar Space
Tweak, Store, and Freeze Your Sounds
Like a normal stompbox, the GR-S features simple controls that are quick and intuitive to use, but behind their
simplicity is an enormous range of sound-shaping potential. When you turn the COLOR and TONE knobs, you’re
actually tweaking multiple under-the-hood parameters specifically tailored to each sound type, so you can
achieve substantial tonal shifts even with small changes. Four memory locations let you store your favorite
sounds, with quick recall via the control switches on your GK-equipped guitar. A Freeze function, accessible with
one of the pedal’s two footswitches, lets you hold sounds indefinitely for lead backing and expressive effects.
Easy Integration with Any Rig
The GR-S offers a multitude of connections for integrating with different rigs, including pedalboards, multi-effects
setups, racks, mixers, and other V-Guitar devices. A dual MIX/GUITAR INPUT allows you to connect devices and
blend them with the GR-S sound, with the combined mix sent to the pedal’s mono/stereo output. The 13-pin
GK output carries the guitar’s normal pickup signal as well, and controls on the GK-equipped guitar allow you to
blend the GK and normal sounds right from your instrument. A dedicated GUITAR OUTPUT jack on the GR-S lets
you connect the normal guitar sound directly to an amp or effects with no GK processing applied. It can also be
used in conjunction with the MIX/GUITAR INPUT to create a send/return loop for your normal effects chain.
GK-Ready Guitars and Options
With its built-in GK pickup and 13-pin output, Roland’s popular GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster is a perfect fit for the
GR-S, and there are GK-equipped guitars available from many other manufacturers as well. Roland also offers the
GK-3 Divided Pickup, allowing you to easily add GK compatibility to your favorite guitar with no modification.
GR-S
V-Guitar Space
GR-S Specifications
- Nominal Input Level
MIX INPUT: -10 dBu
GUITAR INPUT: -20 dBu
- Input Impedance
MIX INPUT: 1 M ohm
GUITAR INPUT: 1 M ohm
- Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: -20 dBu
GUITAR OUTPUT: -20 dBu
- Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
GUITAR OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
- Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
- Controls
ON/OFF pedal
FREEZE pedal
TYPE buttons
COLOR knob
TONE knob
LEVEL knob
SELECT button
WRITE button
OUTPUT SELECT switch
- Indicators
POWER indicator (serves also as battery check indicator)
ON/OFF indicator
FREEZE indicator
- Connectors
MIX/GUITAR INPUT (R, L/MONO) jacks
GK IN connector
GUITAR OUTPUT jack
OUTPUT (R, L/MONO) jacks
DC IN jack
- Memory
4
- Type
CRYSTAL, RICH MODULATION, SLOW PAD, BRILLIANT CLEAN
- Power Supply
Alkaline Battery (AA, LR6) or Carbon-zinc Battery (AA, R6) x 6,
AC Adaptor (PSA-series: optional)
- Current Draw
200 mA (9 V, when used with GK-3)
- Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline Battery: Approx. 7 hours
Carbon-zinc Battery: Approx. 2 hours
These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of
use.
- Dimensions
173 (W) x 158 (D) x 57 (H) mm
6-13/16 (W) x 6-1/4 (D) x 2-1/4 (H) inches
- Weight
1.2 kg
2 lbs 11 oz (including batteries)
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet (USING THE UNIT SAFELY, IMPORTANT NOTES, and
Information)
Alkaline Battery (AA, LR6) x 6
- Options (sold separately)
AC Adaptor: BOSS PSA-series
Divided Pickup: GK-3 (for guitar)
V-Guitar: GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster®
GK Cable: GKC-10 (10 m), GKC-5 (5 m)
Unit Selector: US-20
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
TE-2
Tera Echo
Make Your Playing Soar with Majestic Ambience
Powered by Multi-Dimensional
Processing technology (MDP), the TE-2
Tera Echo produces a dynamic new
stereo ambience effect that goes far
beyond traditional delay and reverb.
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innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing,
realized with proprietary technology and
custom DSP
Rich, spacious echo and ambience effects
Dramatically enhances the direct tone, but
never overwhelms it
Freeze function holds the ambient sound for
lead backing and sound effects
Ultra-responsive to volume changes and
playing dynamics
Wide range of sound adjustment with simple
controls
Mono/stereo input and output
Multi-Dimensional Processing for Superior
Tone
Roland’s innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) analyzes
audio signals in many dimensions and applies ideal effects to each.
By giving different dynamic changes relative to the input signal in
real time, MDP can create bold, all-new sounds with a previously
unattainable range of expression.
TE-2: Inspirational Echo
Thanks to MDP, the TE-2 delivers an amazing new ambience effect
that satisfies and inspires. Complex internal processing produces an
incredibly deep and spacious sound, dramatically enhancing the
straight guitar tone without overwhelming it. Through the TE-2’s
simple, familiar stompbox controls and incredible sensitivity to
your playing dynamics, an extremely wide range of sounds can be
achieved. And with the expressive Freeze function, you can hold the
current effect sound to create rich soundscapes for lead playing and
sonic exploration.
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TE-2
Tera Echo
The 100th BOSS Compact Series Model!
The TE-2 Tera Echo represents a milestone as the 100th model in the long history of the BOSS compact series.
Starting with the release of the OD-1 Overdrive in 1977, BOSS’ legendary stompboxes have been integral tools
of artistic expression for millions of players around the world. Fueled by a spirit of dedication and innovation
that began nearly four decades ago, the TE-2 carries on the BOSS legacy of bringing inspiring, leading-edge
technologies to musicians everywhere.
TE-2 Specifications
- Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
- Input Impedance
1 M ohm
- Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
- Output Impedance
1 k ohm
- Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
- Controls
Pedal switch
E. LEVEL knob
TONE knob
FEEDBACK knob
S-TIME (Spread Time) knob
- Indicator
CHECK indicator (Used for indication of HOLD, and to check
battery)
- Connectors
INPUT-A (MONO) jack
INPUT-B jack
OUTPUT-A (MONO) jack
OUTPUT-B jack
AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
- Power Supply
Alkaline Battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc Battery (9V, 6F22)
AC Adaptor (sold separately)
- Current Draw
53 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will
vary depending on the actual conditions of use.):
Alkaline: Approx. 6 hours
Carbon: Approx. 1.5 hours
- Dimensions
73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
- Weight (including battery)
435 g
1 lb
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and
"Information")
Alkaline Battery (9V, 6LR61)
- Option (sold separately)
AC Adaptor (PSA Series)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
DA-2
Adaptive Distortion
Perfect Distortion Tones
in Every Register
Powered by Multi-Dimensional Processing
technology (MDP), the DA-2 Adaptive
Distortion delivers ideal distortion tones
wherever you play on the guitar neck.
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innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing, realized
with proprietary technology and custom DSP
Distortion that adapts to create the ideal sound in
every register
Ultra-responsive to volume changes and playing
dynamics
High-clarity sound, even when playing two or
more notes at the same time
Very low noise, even with high-gain settings
Intuitive operation similar to standard distortion
pedals
Multi-Dimensional Processing for Superior
Tone
Roland’s innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) analyzes
audio signals in many dimensions and applies ideal effects to each.
By giving different dynamic changes relative to the input signal in
real time, MDP can create bold, all-new sounds with a previously
unattainable range of expression.
DA-2: Ideal Distortion Across Your Guitar's
Entire Range
Unlike standard distortion pedals that process the entire guitar signal
with one effect, the DA-2’s Multi-Dimensional Processing employs
multiple distortion processors to seamlessly adapt the sound in
real time and create the ideal tone for every register. As a result, the
DA-2 delivers a rich, musical distortion that plays well all over the
neck, from tight, edgy low-string tones to fat, smooth highs for lead
playing. With the power of MDP, the DA-2’s distortion is dramatically
responsive to your playing dynamics, and every note is heard with
clarity and definition.
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DA-2
Adaptive Distortion
DA-2 Specifications
- Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
- Input Impedance
1 M ohm
- Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
- Output Impedance
1 k ohm
- Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
- Controls
Pedal switch
LEVEL knob
LOW knob
HIGH knob
A-DIST (Adaptive Distortion) knob
- Indicator
CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
- Connectors
INPUT jack
OUTPUT jack
AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
- Power Supply
Alkaline Battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc Battery (9V, 6F22)
AC Adaptor (sold separately)
- Current Draw
45 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will
vary depending on the actual conditions of use.):
Alkaline: Approx. 9 hours
Carbon: Approx. 2.5 hours
- Dimensions
73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
- Weight (including battery)
420 g
15 oz
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and
"Information")
Alkaline Battery (9V, 6LR61)
- Option (sold separately)
AC Adaptor (PSA Series)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
MO-2
Multi Overtone
Expressive Compact with Distinctive, All-New Tones
Powered by Multi-Dimensional
Processing technology (MDP), the
MO-2 Multi Overtone uses your guitar’s
harmonic characteristics to create a wide
range of extraordinary new sounds.
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innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing,
realized with proprietary technology and
custom DSP
Impressive, harmonically rich sounds that
compliment and enhance your straight
guitar sound
Works well with both clean and distorted
guitar tones, and also bass guitar
Ultra-responsive to volume changes and
playing dynamics
Three different sound modes; wide range of
tonal adjustment with simple controls
Mono or stereo output
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Multi-Dimensional Processing for Superior
Tone
Roland’s innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) analyzes
audio signals in many dimensions and applies ideal effects to each.
By giving different dynamic changes relative to the input signal in
real time, MDP can create bold, all-new sounds with a previously
unattainable range of expression.
MO-2: An Expressive New Voice
The MO-2 produces incredibly distinctive and expressive tones only possible with the magic of MDP. Using your
guitar’s rich harmonic characteristics as a starting point, the MO-2 builds completely new voices that enhance
and thicken your normal sound. Three different modes offer diverse tone-shaping options, while the DETUNE
knob unlocks a wide range of impressive modulation effects. From shimmery multi-string resonance to flutelike transparency to powerful textures reminiscent of organs and synths, the MO-2 brings you an array of unique
sonic tools that add all-new dynamic resonance characteristics to your guitar.
MO-2
Multi Overtone
MO-2 Specifications
- Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
- Input Impedance
1 M ohm
- Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
- Output Impedance
1 k ohm
- Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
- Controls
Pedal switch
BALANCE knob
TONE knob
DETUNE knob
MODE knob
- Indicator
CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
- Connectors
INPUT jack
OUTPUT-A (MONO) jack
OUTPUT-B jack
AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
- Power Supply
Alkaline Battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc Battery (9V, 6F22)
AC Adaptor (sold separately)
- Current Draw
40 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will
vary depending on the actual conditions of use.):
Alkaline: Approx. 10 hours
Carbon: Approx. 3 hours
- Dimensions
73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches
- Weight (including battery)
430 g
1 lb
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and
"Information")
Alkaline Battery (9V, 6LR61)
- Option (sold separately)
AC Adaptor (PSA Series)
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
STUDIO-CAPTURE
USB2.0 Audio Interface
Flagship 16x10 Interface with 12 Premium Mic Preamps
With the new STUDIO-CAPTURE, Roland
once again raises the performance
standard for computer-based audio
production. The latest addition to the
acclaimed CAPTURE family boasts 12
premium-grade mic preamps, an industry
first for a compact USB audio interface.
A total of 16 audio inputs, 10 audio
outputs, and MIDI I/O offers massive
connectivity for pro-level setups, all in a
single, tabletop unit that fits easily into
a travel bag. Other top-flight features
include 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality,
comprehensive front-panel metering,
XLR monitor outputs with dedicated level
control, dual headphone outputs, rocksolid drivers with VS STREAMING technology, and much more. Durable, portable, and ready to take
on large-scale recording projects both in the studio and on the road, STUDIO-CAPTURE stands head
and shoulders above all other USB audio interfaces on the market.
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16 audio inputs and 10 audio outputs, including 12 premium mic
preamps (VS PREAMP)
VS STREAMING delivers ultra-stable, low-latency driver performance
for Windows and Mac
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independent front-panel level knobs
Coaxial digital I/O; MIDI I/O with FPT
Expand your I/O by using two STUDIO-CAPTUREs together, both
controlled with a single driver
2U rackmount ears included
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STUDIO-CAPTURE
USB2.0 Audio Interface
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Top Quality for Modern Audio
Production
Combining pro-level audio performance, abundant I/O, and
a versatile mobile design, STUDIO-CAPTURE is a powerful
solution for today’s musicians, composers, and recording
engineers. It delivers qualit y equivalent to dedicated
rackmount audio interfaces costing much more, all in a
compact, go-everywhere package that’s equally suited
for traveling production, tabletop use in home studios, or
permanent installation in commercial studios with the included
rack ears. The 16 audio inputs, 12 mic preamps, and flexible
monitor mixing allow you to track most bands without adding
any additional hardware, or simultaneously connect multiple
synthesizers and other devices in large-scale composing
setups. To take on really big projects, you can seamlessly
expand your I/O to 32 inputs and 24 mic preamps simply by
adding a second STUDIO-CAPTURE.
12 Premium Mic Preamps
Among its many standout features, STUDIO-CAPTURE offers
12 digitally controlled mic preamps (VS PREAMPS), built
with premium-grade components for exceptional low-noise
performance, high headroom, and transparent sound quality.
12 XLR/TRS combo inputs are provided for the preamps, with
four inputs conveniently located on the front panel for quick
and easy access. Available on each channel is independent
phantom power, a low-cut filter, phase invert, and digital
compression, accessible via the included software control
panel.
Generous and Flexible I/O
STUDIO-CAPTURE is equipped with a total of 16 input channels
and 10 output channels. With the versatile, space-saving
combo jacks, each of the 12 XLR mic inputs can alternately be
used as a balanced/unbalanced ¼-inch line input, while inputs
13-16 have their own dedicated rear-panel TRS jacks. Inputs
1 and 2 can be switched to Hi-Z operation for connecting
guitars and basses directly, while inputs 15/16 can be assigned
to the coaxial digital input. Eight analog outputs are provided
on TRS jacks, with the main stereo outputs mirrored on XLR
jacks. Two additional outputs (9/10) are available via a coaxial
digital jack. STUDIO-CAPTURE also features MIDI I/O, with
Roland’s proprietary FPT processing for superior high-speed
performance.
STUDIO-CAPTURE
USB2.0 Audio Interface
High-Performance VS STREAMING Technology
STUDIO-CAPTURE offers high-resolution, 24-bit recording at rates up to 192 kHz, with incredible stability and
industry-leading low-latency USB performance provided by Roland’s proprietary VS STREAMING technology.
All current Mac and PC DAW platforms are supported through ASIO 2.0/WDM (Windows) and Core Audio (Mac)
drivers. Thanks to VS STREAMING, you can expand your I/O by using two STUDIO-CAPTUREs on the same USB
bus without compromising stability or audio quality.
AUTO-SENS: Perfect Levels at the Touch of a Button
Among its many standout features, STUDIO-CAPTURE offers 12 digitally controlled mic preamps (VS PREAMPS),
built with premium-grade components for exceptional low-noise performance, high headroom, and transparent
sound quality. 12 XLR/TRS combo inputs are provided for the preamps, with four inputs conveniently located on
the front panel for quick and easy access. Available on each channel is independent phantom power, a low-cut
filter, phase invert, and digital compression, accessible via the included software control panel.
Comprehensive Monitoring and Metering
Bright, responsive LED meters let you keep an eye on levels for individual input and output channels and the
MONITOR OUT, while dedicated input channel buttons and other intuitive controls make it easy to navigate the
built-in display. The MONITOR OUT section features a dedicated LEVEL knob for control room volume, plus a
DIRECT MONITOR knob for listening to selected input signals. Two headphone jacks—each with their own level
knob—allow a musician and engineer to monitor at the same time without additional hardware.
Flexible Monitor Mixing with Effects
Beyond traditional audio interfacing, STUDIO-CAPTURE offers four independent Direct Mixers for zero-latency
monitoring, operated via the software control panel. Powered by STUDIO-CAPTURE’s internal DSP, each mix
can be routed to any of the outputs, perfect for sending custom monitor mixes to headphones, speakers, or
recording devices. Mix configurations can be saved for later use, providing quick setups for many different
applications. A high-quality reverb processor is available for monitoring, allowing singers and instrumentalists to
record dry tracks while listening to great-sounding ambience effects.
STUDIO-CAPTURE
USB2.0 Audio Interface
STUDIO-CAPTURE Specifications
- Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Sampling Rate: 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Record: 16 channels
Playback: 10 channels
Sampling Rate: 192 kHz
Record: 8 channels
Playback: 4 channels
- Signal Processing
PC Interface: 24 bits
AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits
- Sampling Rate
AD/DA Conversion: 192 kHz, 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
DIGITAL (IN/OUT): 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
- Nominal Input Level (variable)
Input 1--12 Jacks (XLR type): -60-- -2 dBu
Input 1--12 Jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -54--+4 dBu
Input 13--16 Jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -20, -10,
+4 dBu
- Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT 1--8 Jacks: +4 dBu (balanced)
- Headroom
18 dB
- Input Impedance
Input 1--12 Jacks (XLR type): 8.2 k ohms (balanced)
Input 1--12 Jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 18 k ohms
(balanced)
Input 13--16 Jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 38 k ohms
(balanced)
- Output Impedance
OUTPUT 1--2 Jacks (XLR type): 600 ohms (balanced)
OUTPUT 1--8 Jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 2k ohms
(balanced)
PHONES: 47 ohms
- Frequency Response
192.0 kHz: 20 Hz--60 kHz (+0/-2 dB), 20 Hz--90 kHz (+0/-8
dB)
96.0 kHz: 20 Hz--40 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
48.0 kHz: 20 Hz--22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
44.1 kHz: 20 Hz--20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
- Residual Noise Level
INPUT 1--2 -> OUTPUT 1--2: -90 dBu typ. (SENS = min.,
Input terminated with 600 ohms, IHF-A)
* Input Channel Fader = Unity
- Dynamic Range
AD Block INPUT 1--2: 105 dB typ. (SENS = min.)
DA Block OUTPUT 1--2: 114 dB typ.
- Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
- Connectors
INPUT 1--12 Jacks *1: XLR type (balanced, phantom
power *2: DC +48 V (unloaded maximum), 10 mA
(maximum load))
INPUT 1--16 Jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
PHONES Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT 1--8 Jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
COAXIAL IN Jack: RCA phono type (conforms to
IEC60958)
COAXIAL OUT Jack: RCA phono type (conforms to
IEC60958)
MIDI (IN, OUT) Connectors
USB Port: USB Type B
DC IN Jack
*1 INPUT 1--2 jacks support high impedance
*2 Provided on all XLR-type input jacks. Current value is
per channel. Total must not exceed 50 mA.
- Interface
Hi-Speed USB
- Power Supply
AC Adaptor
- Current Draw
1.6 A
- Dimensions
284 (W) x 162 (D) x 89 (H) mm
11-3/16 (W) x 6-7/16 (D) x 3-9/16 (H) inches
- Weight (excluding AC adaptor and rack mount angles)
1.9 kg
4 lb 4 oz
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Block Diagram Leaflet
AC Adaptor
STUDIO-CAPTURE Driver CD-ROM
Rack Mount Angle x 2
USB Cable
License Agreement
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
DUO-CAPTURE mk2
USB Audio Interface
Versatile Audio I/O for Mac, PC, and iPad
Delivering flexible features in a compact,
affordable package, the DUO-CAPTURE
mk2 USB Audio Interface is ideal for
mobile audio production with your
laptop or iPad. It’s equipped with two
audio inputs and two audio outputs, plus
dual headphone outs that are perfect for
side-by-side musician/engineer sessions.
Ultra-stable, low-latency drivers offer
premium performance, while a versatile
selection of I/O formats accommodate a
variety of gear. With its unique, slimline
design and stable operation, DUOCAPTURE mk2 is the perfect audio
interface for recording musicians on the
go.
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DUO-CAPTURE mk2
USB Audio Interface
DUO-CAPTURE mk2 Specifications
- Signal Processing
24 bits
- Connectors
LINE IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIC/GUITAR jack: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES (LINE OUT) jack: Stereo miniature phone type
USB port: USB Type B
- Sampling Frequency
48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
- Power Supply
Supplied from the computer via USB
- Nominal Input Level
LINE IN: -10 dBu
MIC/GUITAR (Hi-Z button = ON): -25 dBu
MIC/GUITAR (Hi-Z button = OFF): -45 dBu
- Current Draw
96 mA
- Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Record: 1 pair of stereo
Playback: 1 pair of stereo
- Interface
USB
- Controllers
INPUT VOLUME slider
OUTPUT VOLUME slider
INPUT GAIN button
Hi-Z button
INPUT MONITOR button
SAMPLE RATE switch
COMP/TAB switch
- Indicators
USB indicator
PEAK indicator
- Dimensions
81 (W) x 119 (D) x 31 (H) mm
3-3/16 (W) x 4-11/16 (D) x 1-1/4 (H) inches
- Weight (main unit only)
130 g
5 oz
- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Driver CD-ROM
Cakewalk SONAR LE DVD-ROM (for Windows)
USB cable
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
*Apple, the Apple logo, iPad and iPhone are trademarks of
Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App
Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact:
Rebecca Eaddy
Marketing Communications Manager
Roland Corporation U.S.
(323) 890-3718
Rebecca.Eaddy@RolandUS.com
ROLAND INTRODUCES V-COMBO VR-09 MOBILE KEYBOARD
Instant Access to Inspiring Tones and Live Expression
Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — Roland is pleased to announce the VCombo VR-09, an easy-to-transport, all-in-one solution for performing keyboard
players. Dedicated piano, organ, and synth sound engines provide essential tones for
live playing, while extensive real-time controls and other features offer maximum
expression on stage. With its versatile sounds, inspiring operation, and smart user
interface, the streamlined V-Combo VR-09 is a dream come true for gigging
musicians.
The V-Combo VR-09 was designed from the ground up with live players in mind. An
intuitive front-panel layout and clear LCD screen provides quick access to Roland’s
top piano, organ, and synth sound engines, as well as plenty of real-time controls for
expressive sound manipulation. Seven different effects are available simultaneously,
with dedicated knobs that allow users to tweak multiple parameters with a single
twist. In addition, convenient buttons make it simple to set up splits and layers and
quickly save/recall custom keyboard setups while performing.
Piano is a cornerstone sound for live playing, and the V-Combo VR-09 is filled with a
wide variety for covering all musical styles. The gorgeous acoustic grand piano
sound features 88-note stereo multi-sampling, delivering pro-level tone that rivals
Roland’s dedicated stage pianos. Many popular vintage E. Piano sounds are
onboard as well, along with complementary effects such as vintage phaser and
tremolo.
Roland’s renowned SuperNATURAL® technology powers the V-Combo VR-09’s
classic tone wheel organs, while nine harmonic bars provide authentic, instantaneous
performance control. In addition, a newly added transistor-type organ offers the
unique sound of combo instruments from the 1960s. Rotary speaker and amp
simulators are also included, including the all-new “Twin Rotary” effect.
A large variation of ready-to-play synthesizer sounds range from vintage analog
classics to modern digital synths. Front-panel controls allow players to tweak synth
tones while performing, including convenient ADR and cutoff/resonance adjustment
with the harmonic bars in the ORGAN block. Effects like “Bit Crash” provide the
ability to create modern synth sounds for current dance music, including Dubstep.
The free VR-09 Editor app for iPad provides powerful control of the organ and synth
sound engines via the tablet’s full-color touchscreen interface. iPad users can
intuitively edit the V-Combo VR-09’s organ and synth sounds at home with the VR-09
Editor, then take the tablet to the gig and use the app for extra real-time control on
stage. Convenient, cable-free communication between the V-Combo VR-09 and iPad
is simple to set up with Roland Wireless Connect. Alternately, users can link up with
a USB cable via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit.
Many additional features are provided in the V-Combo VR-09 to expand and
enhance the onstage experience. A built-in looper lets users build rich ensemble
tracks on the fly with the instrument’s large selection of sounds, and WAV, MP3, and
SMF songs can be played directly from optional USB flash memory for a full-band
sound while performing solo or in small combos. A wide selection of onboard rhythms
offer backing for practice and performing, while the famous D-BEAM® controller
gives players powerful, dynamic expression with a wave of a hand.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With 40
years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for
the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
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BOSS DEBUTS NEW COMPACT PEDALS WITH MULTIDIMENSIONAL PROCESSING
Next-Generation Effects with Innovative New MDP Technology
Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — BOSS is pleased to announce three nextgeneration compact pedals featuring innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP).
Powered by this important new technology, the TE-2 Tera Echo, DA-2 Adaptive
Distortion, and MO-2 Multi Overtone pedals deliver an amazing range of dynamic and
expressive sonic textures, providing guitarists an exciting new set of tools to dramatically
expand their tonal range.
Superior Tone with Multi-Dimensional Processing
Roland's innovative Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) analyzes audio signals in
many dimensions and applies ideal effects to each. By giving different dynamic changes
relative to the input signal in real time, MDP can create bold, all-new sounds with a
previously unattainable range of expression.
TE-2 Tera Echo
The TE-2 delivers amazing new ambience effects that go far beyond traditional reverb
and delay processing. MDP produces an incredibly deep and spacious sound,
dramatically enhancing the straight guitar tone without overwhelming it. With simple,
familiar stompbox controls and incredible dynamic sensitivity, an extremely wide range of
inspiring sounds can be achieved. In addition, the TE-2’s expressive Freeze function
allows players to hold the current effect sound for lead backing and unique sound
effects.
The 100th BOSS Compact Series Model
The TE-2 has the further distinction of representing the 100th model in the long history
of the BOSS compact series. Starting with the release of the OD-1 Overdrive in 1977,
BOSS’ legendary stompboxes have been integral tools of artistic expression for
millions of players around the world. Fueled by a spirit of dedication and innovation
that began nearly four decades ago, the TE-2 and the new MDP-powered pedals
carry on the BOSS legacy of bringing inspiring, leading-edge technologies to all
musicians.
DA-2 Adaptive Distortion
Unlike standard distortion pedals that process the entire guitar signal with a single effect,
the MDP-powered DA-2 adapts the sound in real time to create the ideal tone for every
register. The result is a rich, musical distortion that plays well all over the guitar neck,
from tight, edgy low-string tones to fat, smooth highs. With the power of MDP, the DA-2’s
distortion is amazingly responsive to playing dynamics, and every note can be heard
with high definition, even when playing two or more notes at the same time.
MO-2 Multi Overtone
The MO-2 provides incredibly distinctive and expressive tones only possible with the
magic of MDP. Using the guitar’s rich harmonic overtones as a starting point, the MO-2
builds completely unique sounds that enhance and thicken the normal tone. Three
different modes offer diverse sound-shaping options, while the DETUNE knob unlocks a
wide range of impressive modulation effects. From shimmery multi-string resonance to
flute-like transparency to powerful textures reminiscent of organs and synths, the MO-2
brings a variety of all-new dynamic resonance characteristics to guitarists everywhere.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
--------About BOSS
BOSS, a division of Roland Corporation, has achieved legendary status among guitarists by
offering a diverse, world-leading product lineup that includes compact effects processors, multieffects processors, digital recorders, rhythm machines, metronomes, tuners, and more. For more
information, visit http://www.BossUS.com.
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ROLAND UNVEILS RD-64 DIGITAL PIANO
Grand Piano Sound and Touch in a Compact Instrument
Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — Roland is proud to introduce the RD-64
Digital Piano, a weighted-action instrument that’s compact and easy to transport. The
64-note Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement provides a true piano-action feel,
while the acclaimed SuperNATURAL® Piano sound engine delivers superb acoustic
piano tones. Along with powerful MIDI controller functionality and iPad compatibility,
the RD-64 is ideal for stage playing, home studios, mobile composing, teaching labs,
and more.
In contrast to large, heavy, and hard-to-carry 88-note stage pianos, the RD-64 allows
players to enjoy Roland’s acclaimed piano features in a compact, travel-friendly
instrument. The streamlined, lightweight design fits easily in small vehicles and takes
up less space on crowded stages, and is perfect for use in home studios and school
applications where space is at a premium.
The RD-64 features Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine for
authentic acoustic piano tones and a selection of expressive SuperNATURAL-based
electric pianos for playing and studio recording. Also onboard are a number of clav
and organ sounds, giving performing keyboardists the essential sounds they need to
cover a wide range of music styles.
The 64-note Ivory Feel-G keyboard incorporates Roland’s most advanced sensor
technology, escapement mechanism, and Ivory Feel features, providing the superior
touch and sensitivity of Roland’s flagship 88-note pianos.
Onboard effects include a high-quality stereo reverb, plus EFX 1 and EFX 2
processors loaded with effects specifically tailored for the built-in sounds. There’s
also a two-band EQ for overall sound shaping, with easy adjustment via two
dedicated knobs. Stereo RCA inputs allow the user to connect an external music
player for live backing tracks and practicing.
With assignable knobs and buttons, a pitch bend/mod lever, and D-BEAM, the RD-64
is a powerful master keyboard for controlling synths and other devices on stage and
in the studio. Additionally, its controllers can be automatically assigned to fully utilize
the expressive potential of Roland’s SuperNATURAL-powered synths, including the
INTEGRA-7 sound module and JUPITER-80/-50.
With iPad compatibility via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit, the RD-64 provides
a portable, weighted-action keyboard to use with the popular tablet computer.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With 40
years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for
the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
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ROLAND INTRODUCES BT-1 BAR TRIGGER PAD
Versatile Add-On Trigger Pad for V-Drums and Acoustic Drums
Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — Roland is pleased to announce the BT-1 Bar
Trigger Pad, a compact device that attaches easily to nearly any V-Drums® V-Pad™
or acoustic drum. The BT-1 is great not only for playing sounds in a Roland V-Drums
module or SPD-series percussion pad, but also for convenient control of a variety of
useful functions.
The BT-1 is a simple, single-trigger pad with a compact, curved shape. It directly
attaches to the hoop of most drums using a tension rod or a standard rod-type mount
with the included attachment parts. The internal design eliminates false triggering
due to crosstalk while playing surrounding drums and/or pads.
Plugging the BT-1 into a trigger input on a V-Drums module or SPD-series
percussion pad allows users to play any sound or trigger a wide variety of functions.
These include start/stop of songs and phrase loops, kit selection, tap tempo, effects
on/off, and many others.
For V-Drums players, the BT-1 makes it simple to incorporate additional triggers
without having to add more pads.
For acoustic drummers, the BT-1 offers an easy and affordable way to integrate
electronics with their kits. Unlike large round pads and footswitches, the BT-1 blends
seamlessly without the player having to adjust their setup or playing style.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With 40
years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for
the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
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ROLAND DEBUTS HPI-50 DIGITAL PIANO
Top-Level Piano Features and High-Resolution DigiScore
Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — Roland is pleased to announce the HPi-50
Digital Piano, the latest addition to the acclaimed HPi series of interactive home
pianos. Combining Roland’s top piano technologies and latest DigiScore® education
features in an attractive, space-saving instrument, the HPi-50 brings the joy of
playing the piano to the entire family.
SuperNATURAL® Piano technology brings perfect sound and expression to HPi-50,
with seamless velocity response, natural note decay, and authentic key-range
behavior. With the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, every note has its own
character, faithful to the performance of a real acoustic grand.
Further enhancing the SuperNATURAL Piano experience is the flagship PHA III
(Progressive Hammer Action III) Ivory Feel keyboard with Escapement. With fast key
repetition and sensitivity, the PHA III faithfully translates the subtle tonal differences
of different playing styles and the force at which the keys are played. In addition, the
keys are finished with a unique material that provides the look and feel of real ivory
and ebony.
Roland’s renowned DigiScore makes learning the piano fun. Digital sheet music is
displayed on the large color LCD (1280 x 800 dots) built into the music rest, which
offers greatly enhanced resolution over previous models. The new Auto Sync feature
ensures that the onscreen notation follows your performance perfectly regardless of
your tempo, while 32nd notes and up to 48 measures of music can be displayed at
once.
DigiScore provides many notation-based exercises and music games that make
sharpening piano skills challenging and fun for children and adults alike. Other
education features include a graphical metronome, onscreen keyboard, and a Finger
Training program that allows users to visually check playing dynamics.
The HPi-50 also comes with a large onboard music library, with 50 onboard rhythm
accompaniments and nearly 400 internal songs. Included are popular études such as
Czerny 100 and Hanon, plus many classical masterpieces and popular songs.
Rich, resonant sound is provided by the HPi-50’s innovative Acoustic Projection
sound system. Using four discrete speakers and complex, multi-channel internal
processing, the various elements of piano tone and resonance are blended
independently, then output to the sound system for an incredibly organic and spatial
sound.
The HPi-50 offers a space-saving upright design and a Simulated Rosewood finish,
providing a compact footprint and attractive look that fits in nicely with any living
space.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With 40
years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for
the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
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ROLAND ANNOUNCES CD-2U AND SD-2U RECORDERS
Compact Recorders with Integrated Tools for Practice and Education
Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — Roland is pleased to introduce the CD-2u
SD/CD Recorder and SD-2u SD Recorder, two all-in-one portable recording devices.
Both units record CD-quality audio to SD/SDHC cards, and include many useful
features for music practice and education. The CD-2u offers identical features to the
SD-2u, with the addition of CD burning/playback capability. Compact and ready to
travel, the CD-2u and SD-2u are ideal for mobile audio recording, learning music and
languages, and much more.
Both the CD-2u and SD-2u feature an integrated high-quality stereo microphone,
making it easy to capture audio anywhere. Built-in, high-performance stereo
speakers provide convenient sound playback of recordings, music, lesson material,
and more.
The CD-2u and SD-2u also provide connections to integrate external devices for
various applications. Two XLR/TRS combo jacks allow users to connect their own
microphones, with phantom power available if needed. There’s also a stereo mini-mic
jack with Plug In Power, plus stereo RCA LINE IN jacks for connecting an instrument,
music player, or other audio sources.
In addition to SD/SDHC recording, the CD-2u also offers recording direct to CD and
CD-RW discs. Standard audio CDs can be played as well. This allows users to easily
burn and play audio CDs anywhere without the need to use a computer.
Both recorders are equipped with powerful features for manipulating audio playback,
providing useful tools for building music skills, learning languages, transcribing
spoken-word audio, and more. Users can independently adjust the speed and pitch
with exceptional audio quality, perfect for slowing down passages to learn difficult
parts or changing the key of music to match a singer’s vocal range.
An improved Center Cancel function removes vocals and solos from commercial
songs, allowing users to create minus-one tracks for practice and karaoke fun. The
newly developed Center Focus feature isolates center-located sounds in music
tracks to make them easier to hear and learn.
Both recorders also feature practice essentials such as a chromatic tuner and
metronome. A wireless remote control is included as well.
The CD-2u and SD-2u can be powered via the included AC adaptor, or with six AA
batteries. AC power is required when using the CD-2u’s CD recording and playback
functions.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With 40
years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for
the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
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ROLAND DEBUTS CUBE LITE AMPS WITH i-CUBE-LINK
Compact, Stylish Amplifiers with iOS Audio Interfacing Built In
Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — Roland is pleased to introduce the CUBE™
Lite Guitar Amplifier and CUBE™ Lite MONITOR, two new compact amplifiers with
built-in audio interfaces for Apple’s iOS devices. With stylish looks and impressive
2.1-channel sound, the CUBE Lite amps allow musicians to enjoy playing and
recording music comfortably at home with their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via
i-CUBE-LINK.
Roland’s newly developed i-CUBE-LINK audio interface provides simple, convenient
communication with iOS devices through a single cable included with the CUBE Lite.
Plugging into the i-CUBE-LINK jack allows users to play iOS music through the
amplifier, and also record the amp sound directly into any iOS audio app, including
Roland’s free CUBE JAM.
Featuring a powerful 2.1-channel audio system, the CUBE Lite amplifiers are great
for both playing instruments and listening to music. The stereo speakers and
integrated subwoofer deliver amazingly rich and full sound in a compact footprint. For
silent practice, users can plug in headphones to mute the onboard speakers.
The CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier is equipped with three killer COSM® tones—JC
CLEAN, CRUNCH, and EXTREME—giving guitarists a wide range of sounds for
playing any style of music. Reverb and chorus effects are onboard as well, with true
stereo performance for a wide, expansive sound.
With mic and instrument inputs, the CUBE Lite MONITOR is ideal for singers and
musicians who play electronic instruments such as piano, synthesizer, etc. Easy-touse reverb and echo effects provide a satisfying ambience for singing and playing.
The companion CUBE JAM app turns an iOS device into a fun command center for
jamming, recording, and learning. Users can play along with commercial songs and
create minus-one tracks through the CUBE Lite, and play the recorded audio back
into CUBE JAM through the i-CUBE LINK connection. After recording, users can
adjust the volume of their performance and backing music independently in the app,
then export a mix to a 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV file for sharing. CUBE JAM also includes
powerful tools for music practice, including independent speed and pitch adjustment
of audio playback, Center Cancel, and more.
The CUBE Lite series offers a stylish appearance that blends in nicely with home
furnishings. The CUBE Lite MONITOR comes in a handsome white finish, while the
CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier is available in three different attractive finishes: white, red,
or black.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With 40
years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for
the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
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ROLAND ANNOUNCES USA-MADE V-GUITAR
G-5A-CAR VG Stratocaster®, Built in the U.S. Fender Factory
Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — Roland is pleased to announce the G-5ACAR VG Stratocaster, a new addition to the acclaimed lineup of V-Guitar
instruments. Manufactured in the Fender® factory in Corona, CA, the G-5A-CAR is
an authentic American Standard Stratocaster guitar with Roland’s amazing COSM®
technology built in, providing players revolutionary tonal versatility in a top-level
instrument.
The G-5A-CAR represents the latest development in the ongoing partnership
between Roland and Fender, which aims to enhance and expand the potential of the
guitar through the seamless integration of familiar, world-class instrument design and
leading-edge digital processing.
Fender’s legendary American Standard Stratocaster is renowned among guitarists
for its classic tone, impeccable playability, and quality U.S. craftsmanship. As an
instrument, the G-5A-CAR is a genuine American Standard Strat in every way, from
pickups to tone woods to hardware. It features a gorgeous Candy Apple Red finish,
plus a 22-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.
With its integrated COSM electronics, the G-5A-CAR gives guitarists an entire
collection of world-class tones to pick and choose from, all in the same instrument.
Using familiar Stratocaster controls, 20 COSM pickup and instrument tones are
instantly available, plus alternate tunings and 12-string sounds. With the G-5A-CAR,
guitarists can play a single instrument and change tones effortlessly, instead of
having to switch out guitars every time they need a different sound or tuning.
The 20 COSM sounds onboard the G-5A-CAR include Fender Stratocaster,
Telecaster®, humbucking, 12-string, acoustic models, and other unique, cutting-edge
tones. A Mode knob selects one of five distinct modeling modes, while the Tuning
knob allows players to apply alternate tunings such as open G, drop D, baritone, and
others to any currently selected model. In addition, a digital reverb effect is available
when an acoustic model is selected.
If desired, players can easily bypass the instrument’s COSM section entirely, using
the G-5A-CAR as a conventional Strat with its built-in single-coil pickups.
Distributed exclusively by Roland, the G-5A-CAR VG Stratocaster is a limited-edition
model available at authorized V-Guitar Station dealers. For more information, visit
www.RolandConnect.com.
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About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With 40
years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for
the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
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ROLAND UNVEILS STUDIO-CAPTURE USB 2.0 AUDIO
INTERFACE
Flagship 16x10 Interface with 12 Premium Mic Preamps
Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — Roland is proud to announce the STUDIOCAPTURE USB 2.0 Audio Interface, the new flagship of the acclaimed CAPTURE
family of computer-based recording interfaces. Featuring pro-level performance,
generous I/O that includes 12 premium-grade mic preamps, and a flexible, mobile
design that’s equally at home in the studio or on the road, STUDIO-CAPTURE sets
an all-new standard in USB audio interfaces.
STUDIO-CAPTURE offers a powerful, versatile solution for today’s musicians,
composers, and recording engineers. It delivers quality equivalent to dedicated
rackmount audio interfaces costing much more, all in a compact, go-everywhere
package that’s ideal for traveling production, tabletop use in home studios, or
permanent installation in commercial recording facilities.
STUDIO-CAPTURE delivers an industry first, providing 12 mic preamps (VS
PREAMPS) in one compact USB audio interface. Built with premium-grade
components, VS PREAMPs deliver exceptional low-noise performance, high
headroom, and transparent sound quality. Available for each mic channel is
independent phantom power, a low-cut filter, phase invert, and digital compressor
which has same algorithm in the Roland V-Mixer, all accessible via the included
software control panel and front panel.
With a total of 16 input channels and 10 output channels, STUDIO-CAPTURE is
equipped with plentiful I/O for large-scale recording projects and composing setups
with multiple synthesizers and other devices. Digital I/O is provided on coaxial
connectors, while MIDI I/O features Roland’s proprietary FPT processing for superior
high-speed performance.
Roland’s VS STREAMING driver delivers high-resolution, 24-bit recording at rates up
to 192 kHz, with incredible stability and industry-leading low-latency USB
performance. All current Mac and PC DAW platforms are supported through ASIO
2.0/WDM (Windows) and Core Audio (Mac) drivers. The superior VS STREAMING
technology allows users to seamlessly expand their I/O by using two STUDIOCAPTUREs on the same USB bus without compromising stability or audio quality.
The CAPTURE family’s unique and innovative AUTO-SENS feature makes it fast and
easy for users to set perfect input levels every time. By inputting audio signals and
pressing the dedicated front-panel AUTO-SENS button, STUDIO-CAPTURE
automatically sets the ideal recording level for each input in seconds.
Bright, responsive front-panel LED meters display levels for individual input and
output channels and the MONITOR OUT, while dedicated input channel buttons and
other intuitive controls make it easy to navigate the built-in display. The MONITOR
OUT section features a dedicated LEVEL knob for control room volume, plus a
DIRECT MONITOR knob for listening to selected input signals. Two headphone
jacks with individual volume controls are provided as well.
STUDIO-CAPTURE features four software-controlled Direct Mixers, letting users set
up independent monitor mixes and route them to headphones, speakers, or other
recording and mixing devices. A high-quality reverb/delay processor is available for
monitoring, allowing performers to record dry tracks while listening to great-sounding
ambience effects.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With 40
years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for
the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
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ROLAND ANNOUNCES THE DUO-CAPTURE MK2
Compact USB Audio Interface, Updated with iPad Compatibility
Los Angeles, CA, January 21, 2013 — Roland is proud to introduce the DUOCAPTURE mk2 USB Audio Interface, an updated version of the popular DUOCAPTURE. Offering the same great features as its predecessor, the DUO-CAPTURE
mk2 can now be used as an audio interface for the Apple iPad in addition to
Windows and Mac computers.
Compact and portable, the DUO-CAPTURE mk2 is a bus-powered USB audio
interface designed for musicians and engineers that record on the go with a laptop
computer or iPad. It features a 1/4-inch Mic/Guitar input with an impedance selector,
plus an 1/8-inch input for connecting stereo devices.
Stereo output is provided on 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch headphone outputs, both of which
are available simultaneously. Input and output volume sliders provide convenient,
fingertip level adjustment.
Audio drivers for the DUO-CAPTURE mk2 are available for both Windows and Mac
OS X operating systems. When connected to the iPad via the Apple iPad Camera
Connection Kit or Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, the DUO-CAPTURE mk2
can be used with iOS music apps on the popular tablet.
Cakewalk SONAR X1 LE is included, providing Windows users a powerful DAW
platform out of the box.
For more information, visit www.RolandConnect.com.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With 40
years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for
the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
For high-resolution images of this product, please visit http://www.RolandUS.com/Media.
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Apple, iPad and Mac are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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ROLAND INTRODUCES TD-4KP V-DRUMS PORTABLE
Easy-to-transport V-Drums Kit with Innovative Folding Design
Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 2012 — Roland is proud to announce the TD-4KP
V-Drums Portable, a compact, easy-to-transport electronic drum set with a unique
and innovative folding design. This new set offers players the industry leading VDrums sound and performance with maximum mobility and ultra-quick setup time.
The TD-4KP features a kick pad, a snare pad, three tom pads, and three cymbal
pads (crash, ride, and hi-hat). An FD-8 Hi-Hat Controller pedal is included as well.
The 7.5-inch snare and tom pads feature a cushioned rubber surface that provides a
sensitive, accurate response and natural playing feel.
All the drum and cymbal pads are mounted on a durable, integrated stand that folds
into a surprisingly small size for transport and storage. To put the kit back into playing
position, the user simply unfolds the stand and pads.
The included TD-4 Percussion Sound Module delivers a wide range of expressive
drum and percussion sounds that can be easily edited, allowing players to quickly
customize their kits. Ambience effects optimized for drums are included for lively,
dynamic performances. The Coach and Quick Rec/Quick Play functions are ideal for
effective practice, providing drummers with valuable feedback for rapid improvement.
An optional CB-TDP Carrying Case provides a convenient way to transport and
protect the TD-4KP. The custom-designed bag features a shoulder strap and
detachable pouches for the FD-8 and a kick pedal, plus handy pockets for a kick
beater, drumsticks, and other accessories. Users can also swap out the snare pad
with an optional PDX-6/8 for a true mesh head feel and dual-triggering capability.
With its extremely portable fold-away design, great V-Drums sound, and expressive
playing feel, the TD-4KP is a perfect fit for a wide range of users, from young
students to drum teachers to gigging players. Its versatility and small footprint makes
it ideal for many different environments, including bedrooms, apartments, lesson
studios, rehearsal spaces, and more.
For more information on the TD-4KP, please visit
http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1257/483.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With
more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music
technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
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ROLAND ANNOUNCES BK-3 BACKING KEYBOARD
Compact, Affordable Keyboard with Auto-Accompaniment
Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 2012 — Roland is pleased to announce the BK-3
Backing Keyboard, the latest member of its popular lineup of BK-series instruments
with intelligent backing track technology. The BK-3 delivers exceptional sound quality
and a large selection of music styles from around the world, providing full-ensemble
backing at the touch of a button. With its affordable price, ease of use, and premium
features, the BK-3 is perfect for a wide range of users, from hobbyists and home
players to one-man bands and pro entertainers.
Completely self contained, the BK-3 features a 61-note keyboard, a global array of
intelligent music and rhythm accompaniments, and a built-in stereo sound system.
Master programmers from around the world have created special rhythms for the BK3, putting a wide range of colorful, authentic music under the user’s fingertips.
The BK-3 is outfitted with a top-level Roland sound engine (compatible with GM2,
GS, and XG Lite formats), which provides over 800 great sounds and dozens of drum
and percussion kits to choose from. A friendly and intuitive front panel makes
navigation easy, with clearly labeled buttons, dedicated controls, and a LCD display.
Users can play a variety of external backing formats via convenient USB memory,
including WAV and MP3 audio, SMF, and Roland rhythms (BK, E, G, and VA series).
The playback tempo can easily be adjusted with all formats, including audio. A
Center Cancel function reduces the volume of vocals in commercial WAV/MP3 audio
files, ideal for karaoke singing and minus-one playing. It’s also easy for players to
record their performances directly to USB memory.
The BK-3 is compatible with Roland Wireless Connect, which allows users to
communicate with an Apple iPhone or iPad over a wireless network via the optional
WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter. The free app for iPhone/iPad offers fun and
useful integration with the BK-3, including Air Recorder, music sharing on social
networks, and a lyrics display for SMF songs (with embedded lyrics) played on the
BK-3.
The BK-3 comes in two different finishes: black (BK-3-BK) and white (BK-3-WH). For
more information, please visit http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1254/459.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With
more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music
technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
For high-resolution images of this product, please visit http://www.rolandus.com/media.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact:
Rebecca Eaddy
Marketing Communications Manager
Roland Corporation U.S.
(323) 890-3718
Rebecca.Eaddy@RolandUS.com
ROLAND UNVEILS V-GUITAR TWIN PEDALS
Revolutionary Stompboxes with GK Processing and 13-pin Inputs
Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 2012 — Roland is pleased to announce the GR-D
V-Guitar Distortion and GR-S V-Guitar Space pedals, two revolutionary new
stompboxes designed for use with the GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster and other GKcompatible guitars with a 13-pin output. Housed in the popular Twin Pedal format and
equipped with connections for integrating with standard pedals, amps, multi-effects,
and other GK devices, the V-Guitar pedals deliver a wide range of unique sounds
that can only be achieved with Roland’s GK processing.
The GR-D V-Guitar Distortion and GR-S V-Guitar Space bring the immense power of
GK technology to the familiar guitar stompbox. In combination with a guitar outfitted
with a Roland GK pickup, the V-Guitar pedals allow players with traditional setups to
enjoy some of the incredible sound potential found in cutting-edge Roland GK
products like the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer and VG-99 V-Guitar System. The pedals
also give current GK users all-new additional sounds for their existing rig.
Unlike standard monophonic guitar pickups, the Roland GK pickup senses and
isolates each individual string on the instrument, sending them as six discrete signals
to a 13-pin jack. When connected to a GK device like a V-Guitar pedal, each string
can be processed individually, opening up a universe of sound possibilities that are
impossible with a normal ¼-inch guitar output.
The GR-D V-Guitar Distortion features four bold distortion sounds that are only
achieved with GK processing. Included are two new VG Distortion tones, plus Poly
Distortion and Synth sounds derived from the VG and GR series. GAIN, COLOR,
TONE, LEVEL knobs allow the user to shape the sound, with four memory locations
provided for storing custom settings for quick recall from the GK-compatible guitar
while performing. A Solo function, accessible with one of the pedal’s two
footswitches, boosts the presence of the sound for lead playing.
The GR-S V-Guitar Space features four dynamic, spacious sounds made possible
with GK processing: Crystal, Rich Modulation, Slow Pad, and Brilliant Clean.
COLOR, TONE, LEVEL knobs are available for sound shaping, with four memory
locations for storing custom settings. A Freeze function, accessible with one of the
pedal’s two footswitches, continuously holds the current sound for lead backing and
impressive sound effects.
The rear panels of the V-Guitar pedals are loaded with connectivity options for
integrating with a wide variety of setups. There’s a 13-pin input for connecting a GKcompatible guitar, and mono/stereo output jacks for connecting to pedals, multieffects, amps, mixing consoles, and more. A G. AMP/LINE switch sets the signal
level and output tone to match the connected device.
Dual MIX/GUITAR inputs allow players to connect a standard ¼-inch guitar output,
pedals, or multi-effects and blend them with the GK sound. All sounds are mixed
internally and passed to the mono/stereo output.
The 13-pin GK output carries the guitar’s normal pickup signal as well, and it’s sent
unprocessed to the V-Guitar pedal’s mono/stereo output. Controls on the GKcompatible guitar allow the player to blend the GK and normal sounds right from their
instrument. A dedicated GUITAR OUTPUT jack lets users connect the V-Guitar pedal
directly to an effect or amp with no GK processing applied.
Roland’s popular GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster is a perfect fit for the V-Guitar pedals,
and there are GK-compatible guitars available from many other manufacturers as
well. Roland also offers the GK-3 Divided Pickup, allowing players to easily add GK
compatibility to their favorite guitar with no modification.
For more information regarding the GR-D V-Guitar Distortion pedal, please visit
http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1255/475.
For more information regarding the GR-S V-Guitar Space pedal, please visit
http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1256/475.
--------About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical
instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion,
digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With
more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music
technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.
For high-resolution images of this product, please visit http://www.rolandus.com/media.
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