Roland Digital Accordions. The tradition outside. The future inside.

Roland Digital Accordions.
The tradition outside. The future inside.
FR-7/5 • FR-3s/3 • FR-3sW • FR-7b/5b • FR-3sb/3b • FR-3sbW
Covered by U.S. Patent N° 6,946,594
The History
The History
V-Accordion
Line-up
Past and future
Around the middle of the 19th century, a new concept that involved a
bellows and a free-reed mechanism was developed in Central Europe.
It heralded the introduction of a totally new instrument - the acoustic
accordion. Since then, its unique character, portability, and variety of
sounds have made the accordion a tremendously popular instrument
all over the world. Due to its complex mechanism and portability, the
acoustic accordion long appeared an instrument that couldn’t be
improved using digital technology.
Until Roland introduced the V-Accordion series - the first instruments of
their kind to provide powerful digital modelling technology in a traditional,
immediately familiar, accordion design, and with performance functions
and authentic sounds that appealed to a wide range of players.
The Technology
The Technology
PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
At the heart of the V-Accordion is Roland’s new, proprietary PBM sound
engine and modelling technology. Physical Behaviour Modelling uses
complex algorithms to accurately recreate an acoustic accordion’s sound
characteristics. The result is a faithful simulation of the actual physical
behaviour and expressive nuances of an acoustic instrument.
Bellows Movement Modelling
PVA (Pressure Variant Amplifier)
This function controls the dynamics of each
reed sound, based on the high-resolution
bellows pressure sensor. Starting and
stopping, hysteresis threshold, inertia,
expression curve, and volume are all
individually programmed to reproduce a
true free-reed sound.
PVF (Pressure Variant Filter)
The tone colour of each reed sound is also
shaped in real-time by the dedicated DSP
(Digital Signal Processor), responding
Off
On
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Reed Inertia
BELLOWS PRESSURE
Hysteresis Thresholds
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16’
8’
2’ 2/3
BELLOWS PRESSURE
Expression Curve
accurately to each expressive playing nuance applied by the bellows.
PVP (Pressure Variant Pitch)
The pitch of each simulated reed is varied individually. As the bellows
is pushed or pulled more forcefully, the
sound becomes fatter and richer, because
Hz
each simulated reed exhibits a “natural”
In Tune
tendency to go out of tune.
2’ 2/3
8’
Musette Tuning
16’
Based on extensive research of the
BELLOWS PRESSURE
different tuning types used throughout
the world the V-Accordion’s note-by-note
micro-tuning feature allows a V-Accordion to authentically reproduce many
different accordion types for various genres of music.
Piano-type
Treble Keyboard
Models
Roland is pleased to introduce another
milestone in digital musical instrument
history– the V-Accordion with pianotype treble keyboards. This line-up
is the first to successfully integrate
cutting-edge digital technology, such
as our proprietary “Physical Behaviour
Modelling” (PBM), into a traditional
accordion design, offering performance
features and authentic sounds perfect
for a wide range of musical styles.
The Roland V-Accordion series of pianotype instruments comprises 5 models
and 3 colour variations: FR-7 (grey/red),
FR-5 (grey/red), FR-3s (grey), FR-3
(grey), and FR-3s (white).
The flagship, the FR-7, provides 41
velocity-sensitive piano-type keys,
aftertouch and 40 Accordion sets, and
a Master bar. The FR-5 shares these
features, but comes without speakers or
an amplification system. The lightweight
and portable FR-3s and FR-3 are fitted
with 37 velocity-sensitive keys. While
the FR-3s contains an onboard digital
amplifier and two speakers, the FR-3
doesn’t, and is therefore the lightest
member of the V-Accordion family, but
just as flexible as the FR-3s.
How about treating yourself to
something exclusive? With the FR-3s
WHITE, you are sure to stand out from
the crowd: the elegant pearl-white
cabinet and gorgeously decorated
bellows are complemented with highly
attractive accessories (shoulder straps,
bass strap cushion and bellows stop)
made of real leather and Alcantara®.
All V-Accordion models offer selectable
Bass & Chord modes (6 modes: 2 Bass
Rows, 3 Bass Rows A7th, 3 Bass Rows
A5dim, 3 Bass Rows B7th, 3 Bass Rows
B5dim, 3 Bass Rows Bx) and Free Bass
modes (5 modes: Minor 3rd, Bajan,
Fifth, N.Europe, Finnish).
Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara Spa., Italy
Sergio Scappini
FR-3s/-3 pianotype
FR-7/-5 pianotype
FR-7/5 Version 2
Super Realistic Accordion Simulations
The FR-7 and FR-5 have 41 treble keys and
can simulate up to 40 different accordion
instruments, each including 14 treble registers,
7 bass & chord registers, 7 free bass registers, 7
orchestral free bass, 7 orchestral bass registers,
and 7 orchestral chord registers.To create these
high quality sounds, Roland engineers have
sampled scores of popular acoustic accordions.
For the first time in history, a single instrument
can faithfully reproduce various traditional
accordion models, complete with their different
tuning characteristics. As a result, the FR-7
and FR-5 allow you to switch instantly from an Italian Jazz to a German
Folk accordion, from French Musette to a historic Bandoneon – and
everything in between.
Orchestral Sounds Combined with Traditional Accordion
Sounds
Traditional accordion and orchestral sounds can be easily combined and
played with full bellows articulation. Several unique keyboard modes
(Solo, Dual and High/Low) provide amazing flexibility and instant sound
switching. The 22 onboard orchestral treble and 7 orchestral bass sounds
can be easily mixed with traditional accordion sounds.
Version 2 is Here!
The FR-7 and FR-5 are now provided with software version 2, which adds
extra value to these V-Accordions: the bass section has been expanded
to include new orchestral chord and orchestral free bass sections.
Moreover, the FR-7/FR-5 provides more MIDI functions and can now act
as “remote control” for external arranger/sounds modules. Note: FR-7/
FR-5 version 1 users can upgrade to version 2. Please, contact your
nearest Roland Service Centre.
FR-3s/FR-3
Digital Advantages
The FR-7/FR-5 combine the familiar sounds and nuances of a traditional
accordion with the versatility of a modern digital musical instrument. You
can instantly select and switch between a wide range of sounds and/
or types of accordions, or create your own unique timbres and tuning
systems. You can plug directly into an external sound system or recording
device, while the headphone socket is ideal for silent practice.
Moreover, the FR-7/FR-5 combine velocity-sensitive keyboards and a
high-resolution bellows pressure sensor, to create a whole new level of
expressiveness. Using the High or Low mode, you can control up to 2
parts simultaneously in real time from the FR-7/FR-5’s treble keyboard.
Plus, the more you explore the FR-7/FR-5’s capabilities, the more creative
options you’ll discover!
Unique All-In-One
The FR-7 contains a digital amplification system and a rechargeable NiMH battery pack, and is thus a self-contained instrument. The battery
pack powers the amplifier with a pair of neodymium woofers and tweeters
for a consistent, full-range, low-end to high-end output.
While the FR-5 comes without speakers or amplification system, you can
nevertheless install an optional
rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack
and connect a third-party wireless
system for complete mobility on
stage. Both the FR-7 and the
FR-5 are supplied with a multifootswitch/battery recharger unit
for even more convenient control
options.
The brand-new junior members of the V-Accordion family, the FR-3s and
FR-3 provide all the features of a traditional accordion and a whole lot
more! With a 37-note piano-type treble keyboard, the FR-3s and FR3 are surprisingly compact models. Lightweight and portable, they are
appreciated by budding accordion players and experienced entertainers
alike for their portability and flexibility!
Realistic Accordion simulations
The FR-3s/FR-3 can simulate up to 10 different accordions, each including 12 treble registers, 7 bass & chord registers, 7 free bass registers, 7
orchestral free bass registers, 7 orchestral bass registers, 7 orchestral
chord registers, and 10 orchestral sounds. The FR-3s/FR-3 faithfully respond to bellows movements and pressure. Stronger inward and outward
movements create a richer, fuller sound, while lighter movements make
the sound softer and quieter. There’s even a unique Bellows Resistance
Regulator that can be set to match the player’s strength or preference.
Increasing or decreasing the bellows’ inertia is simply a matter of selecting one of four positions on a conveniently located wheel.
Educational Features
The FR-3s and FR-3 are ideal for students. Not just because they are the
smallest accordion in the world to provide a free bass mode, but also
thanks to their adjustable metronome. They are also MIDI compatible,
so students can record their performances on their computer. Practising
has never been easier or more efficient!
Orchestral Sounds
The FR-3s/FR-3 includes 10 orchestral sounds (e.g. trombone, trumpet,
sax, clarinet, flute, violin) that can be used together with the traditional
accordion sounds in one of four selectable combinations.
Connections
The FR-3s/FR-3 can be connected to various external devices
(sequencers, arranger keyboards, etc.) using the onboard MIDI socket.
Combined with an optional wireless system connected to the external
outputs, the FR-3s/FR-3 can be used on the biggest stages, granting the
player absolute freedom of movement. Both models are provided with
a compartment for optional AA-type rechargeable batteries. Of course,
the FR-3s and FR-3 also provide a headphone socket. In addition to this,
the FR-3s comes with a set of professional-grade neodymium speakers
(hence the “s” in “FR-3s”).
Multicolour Roland Logo
LED Display
Compartment for optional
AA-type batteries (rechargeable)
FR-3s W pianotype
V-Accordion
Line-up
Button-type
Treble Keyboard
Models
Equipped with a velocity-sensitive 92button right-hand keyboard and 120
bass buttons, the “b” models of Roland’s V-Accordion line-up provide the
same feature set as their piano-type
counterparts – with a few extras. The
most important addition are the selectable treble-button modes (C-Griff Europe, C-Griff 2, B-Griff Bajan, B-Griff Fin,
D-Griff 1, D-Griff 2) that allow players to
use the system they have grown accustomed to. After all, the button keyboard
layouts of acoustic accordions are as
diverse as the sounds themselves.
The FR-7b (grey/red), FR-5b (grey/red),
FR-3sb (grey), FR-3b (grey), and FR-3sb
WHITE provide the perfect combination
of traditional accordion sounds and
nuances with the versatility and flexibility of a digital instrument.
FR-3s WHITE
The exclusive, limited edition, pearl-white FR-3s is the star of the piano-keyboard V-Accordion series. Lightweight, compact, and equipped
with the same features as the standard FR-3s, the “WHITE” model looks
gorgeous, with a beautifully decorated bellows and genuine leather and
Alcantara® straps. With 37 velocity-sensitive keys, super realistic traditional accordion and orchestra sounds, this bellows instrument feels
truly “real”, while providing a host of digital advantages: perfect flexibility,
MIDI, a headphone socket, and a metronome, to name but a few.
• Pearl White coloured cabinet
• Two-toned bellows: white/purple red
• Shoulder strap: leather/Alcantara®
• Bass strap: leather/Alcantara®
• Bellows stops: leather
• Cushion: Alcantara®
All other features of the FR-3s WHITE are the same as those of the
FR-3s.
Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara Spa., Italy.
Ludovic Beier
FR-3sb/-3b
FR-7b/-5b
FR-7b/5b
The FR-7b and FR-5b feature a velocity-sensitive 92-button keyboard,
a Master Bar with aftertouch functions, and 120 velocity-sensitive bass
buttons.
You can easily change the note assignments to the buttons (6 treble
modes, 6 bass & chord modes, and 5 free bass modes) to suit your
playing style. You can even unscrew the black and white treble buttons
and install them in the right places so that the button layout corresponds
to the notes being played. You can also change the position of the bass
reference caps.
FR-3sb/FR-3b
Ni-MH battery pack, and is thus a self-contained instrument. The battery
pack powers the amplifier with a pair of neodymium woofers and tweeters
for a consistent, full-range, low-end to high-end output.
While the FR-5b comes without speakers or amplification system, you
can nevertheless install an optional rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack
and connect a third-party wireless system for complete mobility on stage.
Both the FR-7b and the FR-5b are supplied with a multi- footswitch/
battery recharger unit (FBC-7)for even more convenient control option.
Sounds
The FR-7b/FR-5b features a 128-voice polyphonic sound engine, 428
tones in 40 Accordion sets (each including 14 treble registers, 7 bass
& chord registers, 7 free bass registers, 7 orchestral bass registers,
7 orchestral chord registers, 7 orchestral free bass registers and 22
orchestral sounds).
Accordion Simulations
The FR-7b and FR-5b are capable of simulating up to 40 different
accordions (or to create as many virtual instruments), based on samples
of popular traditional acoustic accordions, each with its own idiosyncratic
tuning. This allows you to switch from an Italian Jazz accordion to German
Folk, French Musette, or a historic Bandoneon sound - without physical
modifications to the instrument itself. On top of that, each sound can be
played using your familiar accordion technique.
FR-7b dark grey
• 92-button keyboard with the ability to change the layout of the treble/
bass button keyboard
• 7 orchestral chord/orchestral free bass registers with new sounds
• Onboard MIDI socket
• Compartment for optional AA-type rechargeable batteries
• Bellows Resistance Regulator with four positions, to fine-tune the
bellows’ inertia
• Onboard digital amplifier and two speakers (FR-3sb only)
A 92-button Accordion
The FR-3sb/FR-3b features a 92-button keyboard with 6 treble button
modes, and 120 bass buttons with 6 bass & chord and 5 free bass
modes. You can easily change the note assignments to the button keys
and select the preset that best suits your playing style. You can even
unscrew the black and white treble buttons and install them in the right
places so that the button layout corresponds to the notes being played.
You can also change the position of bass reference caps.
FR-5b red
Educational Features
The FR-3sb and FR-3b are the smallest accordions in the world to
provide a free bass mode - perfect for students. They also contain a
metronome that helps you to develop your sense of rhythm and timing.
Thanks to the instrument’s MIDI functionality, students can even record
their performances on their computer. Practising has never been easier
or more efficient!
Orchestral Sounds
The FR-7b/FR-5b incorporates 22 of Roland’s acclaimed orchestral
sounds for the treble keyboard, while each bass section (bass, chord,
free bass) can trigger its own orchestral sounds.
Unique All-in-One
The FR-7b contains a digital amplification system and a rechargeable
With the FR-3sb and FR-3b, Roland launches the first compact accordions
equipped with a 92-button treble keyboard. The FR-3sb and FR-3b offer
the same flexibility and portability as the FR-3s/FR-3 models, and the
amazing expressiveness of all the Roland button-type V-Accordions.
FBC-7
Accordion Simulations And Orchestral Sounds
The FR-3sb/FR-3b boasts a 64-voice polyphonic sound engine that can
simulate up to 10 different accordions, each with 12 treble registers,
7 bass & chord registers, and 7 free bass registers. Moreover, this V
Accordion includes 10 different orchestral sounds (e.g. trombone,
trumpet, sax, clarinet, flute, violin) that can be used together with the
traditional accordion sounds.
MIDI socket
Headphones jack
Bellows Resistance Regulator
OPTIONS
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack BTY-FR
V-Accordion Gigbag + FBC-7 Gigbag
Gigbag BAG-FR-3
Headphones RH-300
Headphones RH-200
FR-7, FR-5 SPECIFICATIONS
Keyboard & Bellows
Right hand 41 piano-type keys, velocity-sensitive, with
aftertouch
Left hand 120 bass buttons, velocity-sensitive
Keyboard Modes Right Hand: Solo, Dual, High/Low (for orchestral
sounds)
Left Hand: Standard, Free Bass, Orchestral Bass,
Orchestral Chord, Orchestral Free Bass
FR-3sb W
Bellows Real pneumatic detection by a high-resolution
pressure sensor
Sound source
Tones 40 user-programmable accordion sets
(Accordion Set) * Each accordion set includes: 14 Treble
registers, 7 Bass registers, 7 Free Bass registers,
7 Orchestral Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestral
Bass registers, 7 Orchestral Chord registers, 22
Orchestral sounds
Treble Reed 7
Footages
Bass Reed 5
Footages
• Pearl White coloured cabinet
• Two-toned bellows: white/purple red
• Shoulder strap: leather/Alcantara®
• Bass strap: leather/Alcantara®
• Bellows stops: leather
• Cushion: Alcantara®
Orchestral Chord sounds
Trombone, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Trem. Organ, Voice,
AC Guitar, AC Piano
PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
Noises Stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise, left
button noise
Individual Reed Hysteresis threshold, expression curve, pressure
Simulation variant filter, pressure variant pitch deviation
Reed waveform By bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
switching
Musette Tuning
Micro-Tuning 16: (Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North
Presets Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian
L/H, French, Scottish)
Effects
Reverb 8 types
Chorus 8 types
Chord Reed 3
Footages
Free Bass 2
Footages
Max polyphony 128 voices
Orchestral sounds
22: Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax,
Clarinet, Oboe, Harmonica, Muted Harmonica,
Violin, Pizzicato, Flute, Pan Flute, Highland,
Zampogna, Jazz organ, Perc. Organ, Rotary
Organ, Trem. Organ, Voice, Mandolin, Acoustic
Guitar, Acoustic Piano
Orchestral Bass sounds
7: Acoustic Bass, Bowed Bass, Fingered Bass,
Picked Bass, Fretless Bass, Tuba, Tuba Mix
FR-3sb WHITE
The exclusive, limited edition, pearl-white FR-3sb is the star of the button-keyboard V-Accordion series. Lightweight, compact, and equipped
with the same features as the standard FR-3sb, the “WHITE” model looks
gorgeous, with a beautifully decorated bellows and genuine leather and Alcantara® straps. With 92 velocity-sensitive buttons (6 selectable modes),
super realistic traditional accordion and orchestra sounds, this bellows
instrument feels truly “real”, while providing a host of digital advantages:
perfect flexibility, MIDI, a headphone socket, and a metronome, to name
but a few.
Orchestral Free Bass sounds
Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc Organ,
Ac Guitar, Ac Piano
Delay 8 types
Rotary for Slow/Fast
orchestral
organ sound
"Cassotto" and Yes
"Sordina"
Simulation
Panel Controls
Knob Controls Volume, Treble/Bass balance, Reverb, Chorus,
Delay
Encoder Data Edit with Enter switch
Panel Switches
Treble Registers 14 + Master + Orchestra
Bass Registers 7
Navigation Up, Down, Menu/Write, Exit/Jump
Switches
Other Switches Accordion Set Up/Down, Sordina On/Off, Power
Others
Display 48 x 84 dots, graphic backlit LCD
Rated Power 2 x 25W RMS (only for FR-7)
Output
Speakers 10cm x 2 speakers (using Neodymium Transducer
Magnets), Tweeters x 2 (only for FR-7)
Onboard Headphone jack (Stereo), Output jack: L/Mono
Connectors (Treble), R/Mono (Bass), Multi Connector
(to FBC-7)
Battery Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack, 24V-4500mAh
(only for FR-7/optional for the FR-5)
Colour Variation Dark Grey, Red
Supplied FBC-7 (Power supply/Battery Charger), Owner’s
Accessories Manual, Straps, Accordion cloth, Bass Reference
caps, Power cable, 19-pin Multicore cable,
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack 24V-4500mAh
(FR-7)
External FBC-7 5 Programmable Foot switches (Set Up/Down,
Specifications Register Up/Down, Sustain), Multi connector
(towards Accordion), Expression Pedal jack, MIDI
connectors (In, Out, Thru), Output jacks (L/Mono,
R), AC Inlet
Optional Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack (FR-5)
Accessories 24V-4500mAh, V-Accordion Gigbag, FBC-7 Gigbag,
Headphones RH-200, Headphones RH-300
Size and Weight
Size 423 (H) x 528 (W) x 275 (D) mm
Weight 11.5 kg (FR-7) / 9.5 kg (FR-5)
All other features of the FR-3sb WHITE are the same as those of the
FR-3sb.
Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara Spa., Italy.
FR-3s, FR-3s WHITE, FR-3 SPECIFICATIONS
Keyboard & Bellows
Right hand Piano-type, 37 keys, velocity-sensitive
Left hand 120 bass buttons, velocity-sensitive
Keyboard Modes Right Hand: Solo, Dual, High/Low
(for orchestral sounds)
Left Hand: Standard, Free Bass mode, Orch. Bass,
Orch. Chord, Orch. Free Bass
Bellows Real pneumatic detection of bellows pressure,
high-resolution pressure sensor, Bellows
Resistance Regulator (wheel with 4 positions)
Sound source
Tones 10 Accordion sets, each one including:
12 Treble registers, 7 Bass registers, 7 Free Bass
registers, 7 Orchestral Free Bass registers, 7
Orchestral Bass registers, 7 Orchestral Chord
registers, 10 Orchestral sounds
Treble reed 4
footages
Bass reed 5
footages
Orchestra Free Bass sounds
Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc Organ, Ac
Guitar, Ac Piano
Orchestra Chord sounds
St. Strings, Chorus Organ, Steel Guitar, St. Orch
Brass, Choir, Harps+Strings, Guitar+Organ
PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
Noises Stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise, left
button noise
Individual reed Hysteresis threshold, expression curve, pressure
simulation variant filter, pressure variant pitch deviation
Reed waveform by bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
switching
Musette tuning
Micro tuning 16: (Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North
presets Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian
L/H, French, Scottish)
Effects
Reverb 8 types
Chorus 8 types
Chord reed 3
footages
Free Bass 2
footages
Max polyphony 64 voices
Orchestral sounds
Trombone, Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Clarinet,
Harmonica, Violin, Flute, Jazz Org, Blues Org
Orchestra Bass sounds
Acoustic, Bowed, Fingered, Fretless, Picked, Tuba,
Tuba Mix
Rotary for Slow/Fast
orchestral organ
sound
“Cassotto” and Yes
“Sordina”
simulation
Bass Registers 7
Metronome On, Off
Other switches Sordina Mellow/Bright, Power
Operation Modes
Orchestra Mode Solo, Dual, High, Low
Octave Down, 0, Up for Treble and Orchestra
Others
Rated power 2 x 11W RMS (only for FR-3s & FR-3s WHITE)
output
Speakers 2 x 10cm speakers (Neodymium transducer
magnets) (only for FR-3s & FR-3s WHITE)
Onboard Headphones Jack (Stereo), Output Jack: L/Mono
connectors (Treble), R/Mono (Bass), MIDI connector: OUT/IN
(adjustable via MIDI parameter)
Power supply External AC adapter (100V~240V universal)
Battery (optional) Standard Ni-MH AA type rechargeable batteries
Supplied External AC adapter, Owner’s Manual, Accordion
accessories cloth, Straps, Bass reference caps, Battery holder
(pre-installed in compartment)
Optional Gigbag (BAG-FR-3), Headphones RH-200,
accessories Headphones RH-300
Size and Weight
Size 425 (H) x 481(W) x 270 (D) mm
Panel controls
Knob controls Volume, Treble/Bass balance, Reverb, Chorus
Panel Switches
Treble Registers 10 + Orchestra + Set
Weight 8.3 kg (FR-3s & FR-3s WHITE)/7.5 kg (FR-3)
Weight without straps and without optional
batteries
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FR-7b, FR-5b SPECIFICATIONS
Keyboard & Bellows
Right Hand 92 buttons, velocity-sensitive, Master Bar with
aftertouch
Left Hand 120 Bass buttons, velocity-sensitive
Keyboard Modes Right Hand: Solo, Dual, High/Low (for orchestral
sounds)
Left Hand: Standard, Free Bass, Orchestral Bass,
Orchestral Chord, Orchestral Free Bass
Bellows Real pneumatic detection by a high resolution
pressure sensor
Sound source
Tones 40 user-programmable accordion sets
(Accordion Set) * Each Accordion Sets includes: 14 Treble
registers, 7 Bass registers, 7 Free Bass registers,
7 Orchestral Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestral
Bass registers, 7 Orchestral Chord registers,
22 Orchestral sounds
Treble Reed 7
Footages
Bass Reed 5
Footages
Orchestral Free Bass sounds
Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc Organ,
Ac Guitar, Ac Piano
Orchestral Chord sounds
Trombone, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Trem. Organ, Voice,
AC Guitar, AC Piano
PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
Noises Stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise, left
button noise
Individual Reed Hysteresis threshold, expression curve, pressure
Simulation variant filter, pressure variant pitch deviation
Reed waveform by bellows acceleration, By note repetition speed
switching
Musette Tuning
Micro-Tuning 16: (Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North
Presets Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian
L/H, French, Scottish)
Effects
Reverb 8 types
Free Bass 2
Footages
Max polyphony 128 voices
Orchestral sounds
22: Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax,
Clarinet, Oboe, Harmonica, Muted Harmonica,
Violin, Pizzicato, Flute, Pan Flute, Highland,
Zampogna, Jazz organ, Perc. Organ, Rotary
Organ, Trem. Organ, Voice, Mandolin, Acoustic
Guitar, Acoustic Piano
Orchestral Bass sounds
7: Acoustic Bass, Bowed Bass, Fingered Bass,
Picked Bass, Fretless Bass, Tuba, Tuba Mix
Other Switches Accordion set Up/Down, Sordina On/Off, Power
Others
Display 48 x 84 dots, graphic backlit LCD
Rated Power 2 x 25W RMS (only for FR-7b)
Output
Speakers 10 cm x 2 speakers (using Neodymium
transducer Magnets), Tweeters x 2
(only for FR-7b)
Onboard Headphone jack (Stereo), Output jack: L/Mono
Connectors (Treble), R/Mono (Bass), Multi Connector
(to FBC-7)
Battery Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack, 24V-4500mAh
(only for FR-7b/optional for the FR-5b)
Colour Variation Dark Grey, Red
Supplied FBC-7 (Power supply/Battery Charger), Owner's
Accessories Manual, Straps, Accordion cloth, Treble reference
caps, Bass Reference caps, Power cable, 19-pin
multicore cable, Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack
24V-4500mAh (FR-7b)
Chorus 8 types
Chord Reed 3
Footages
Navigation Up, Down, Menu/Write, Exit/Jump
Switches
Delay 8 types
Rotary for Slow/Fast
orchestral
organ sound
"Cassotto" and Yes
"Sordina"
Simulation
Panel Controls
Knob Controls Volume, Treble/Bass balance, Reverb, Chorus,
Delay
External FBC-7 5 Programmable Foot switches (Set Up/Down,
Specifications Register Up/Down, Sustain), Multi connector
(towards Accordion), Expression Pedal jack, MIDI
connectors (In, Out, Thru), Output jacks (L/Mono,
R), AC Inlet
Optional V-Accordion Gigbag, FBC-7 Gigbag, Rechargeable
Accessories Ni-MH battery pack (FR-5b) Headphones RH-200,
Headphones RH-300
Size and Weight
Size 405 (H) x 506 (W) x 270 (D) mm
Encoder Data Edit with Enter switch
Panel Switches
Treble Registers 14 + Master + Orchestra
Weigh 11. 7 kg (FR-7b) with battery, without straps.
9.5 kg (FR-5b) without optional battery, without
straps
Bass Registers 7
FR-3sb, FR-3sb WHITE, FR-3b SPECIFICATIONS
Keyboard & Bellows
Right hand 92-buttons, velocity-sensitive
PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
Noises Stopping-reed growl, Closing valve noise, Left
button noise
Left hand 120 bass buttons, velocity-sensitive
Keyboard Modes Right Hand: Solo, Dual, High/Low
(for orchestral sounds)
Left Hand: Standard, Free Bass mode, Orch. Bass,
Orch. Chord, Orch. Free Bass
Bellows Real pneumatic detection of bellows pressure,
high-resolution pressure sensor, Bellows
Resistance Regulator (wheel with 4 positions)
Sound source
Tones 10 Accordion Sets, each one including:
12 Treble registers, 7 Bass registers, 7 Free Bass
registers, 7 Orchestral Free Bass registers, 7
Orchestral Bass registers, 7 Orchestral Chord
registers, 10 Orchestral sounds
Treble reed 4
footages
Bass reed footages 5
Chord reed
footages 3
Free Bass
footages 2
Max polyphony 64 voices
Orchestral sounds
Trombone, Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Clarinet,
Harmonica, Violin, Flute, Jazz Org, Blues Org
Orchestral Bass sounds
Acoustic, Bowed, Fingered, Fretless, Picked, Tuba,
Tuba Mix
Orchestral Free Bass sounds
Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc Organ, Ac
Guitar, Ac Piano
Orchestral Chord sounds
St. Strings, Chorus Organ, Steel Guitar, St. Orch
Brass, Choir, Harps+Strings, Guitar+Organ
* The specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
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Individual reed Hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, Pressure
simulation variant filter, Pressure variant pitch deviation
Reed waveform By bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
switching
Musette tuning
Micro tuning 16: (Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North
presets Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian
L/H, French, Scottish)
Effects
Reverb 8 types
Chorus 8 types
Rotary for Slow/Fast
orchestral organ
sound
“Cassotto” and Yes
“Sordina”
simulation
Panel controls
Knob controls Volume, Treble/Bass balance, Reverb, Chorus
Panel Switches
Treble Registers 10 + Orchestra + Set
Bass Registers 7
Metronome On, Off
Other switches Sordina Mellow/Bright, Power
Operation Modes
Orchestra Mode Solo, Dual, High, Low
Octave Down, 0, Up for Treble and Orchestra
Others
Rated power 2 x11W RMS (only for FR-3sb & FR-3sb WHITE)
output
Speakers 2 x 10cm speakers (Neodymium transducer
magnets) (only for FR-3sb & FR-3sb WHITE)
Onboard Headphones Jack (Stereo), Output jack: L/Mono
connectors (Treble), R/Mono (Bass), MIDI connector: OUT/IN
(adjustable via MIDI parameter)
Power supply External AC adapter (100V~240V universal)
Battery (optional) Standard Ni-MH AA type rechargeable batteries
Supplied External AC adapter, Owner’s manual, Accordion
accessories cloth, Straps, Bass reference caps, Treble
Reference Caps, Battery holder (pre-installed in
compartment)
Optional Gigbag (BAG-FR-3), Headphones RH-200,
accessories Headphones RH-300
Size and Weight
Size 387 (H) x 472 (W) x 240 (D) mm
Weight 8,25 kg (FR-3sb & FR-3sb WHITE) without
optional batteries, without straps
7.5 kg (FR-3b) without optional batteries,
without straps