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  • Midi Keyboard for your music requirements
  • Brand: Roland
  • Product Type: Midi Keyboard
  • Velocity-sensitive 49 keys with channel after touch
  • Inspiring feel & response for serious players
  • 45 assignable controls: knobs, sliders, buttons, transport & more
  • 8 Dynamic Pads for finger drumming & MIDI triggering
  • Sure-grip Pitch Bend/Modulation Stick
  • Expand playability with Sustain & Expression Pedals (available separately)
  • USB Bus Powered no AC adaptor required (AC adaptor is an optional)
  • Durable Roland-quality manufacturing & craftsmanship
  • Bundled with the Cakewalk Production Plus Pack including three incredible instruments and production software
  • Works with any DAW on Mac or PC
  • Supports Windows 7 & Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Warranty: 1 yr. warranty on manufacturing defects
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Description

Roland is a Japanese manufacturer who produces electronic musical instruments, equipment & softwares. With over ten millions fans worldwide, they have become one of the best known firms in the music equipment industry. With over four decades of experience, they have made a mark for themselves. Their superior quality products are preferred by thousands of customers worldwide. Due to their consistent efforts, they have become one of the top names in the arena of professional music equipment.

Product Description

The feel of a Roland-quality instrument

When you perform with the A-500PRO, you're tapping into the benefits of over 30 years of Roland keyboard development. A superior key mechanism provides after touch and increased sensitivity for a wide range of expressive dynamics in your performance. Rounded key assemblies offer responsive reaction to your touch and more comfortable glissando. Plus, enhancements have been made to eliminate vertical shake and reduce the already low mechanical noise on key strokes. And with selectable Velocity curves you can fine tune the A-500PRO to match your playing style. No matter what your skill level, you'll appreciate the feel of a quality instrument when you play the A-500PRO.

Everything at your fingertips

The A-500PRO has been ergonomically designed to put everything at your fingertips. All controls are easily accessible and intelligently laid out to make performing and producing music an inspiring affair. Whether you're playing your favorite virtual instrument or working in your digital audio workstation, 9 knobs, 9 sliders, 4 buttons, and a dedicated Transport section offers fully assignable control of all the features you need. And the sure-grip, rubber-coated Pitch Bend/Modulation Stick offers expressive control of both functions at the same time.

The A-500PRO Editor for Mac and PC makes it a breeze to customize the A-500PRO for use with your favorite synth or DAW. Just fire up the editor, adjust your Control Map, and hit transmit, it's that easy. And when you're working with an ACT (Active Controller Technology) enabled DAW like SONAR, parameters will remap automatically, keeping you in the flow and focused on your music.

Easy Connections with Side Panel Ports

The A-500PRO provides easy access connections on the side panel so that you can have a computer monitor or laptop in the ideal position behind the keyboard, a must for educational use. Connect USB, MIDI IN/OUT, Hold and Expression pedals without having to reach behind the keyboard.

Dynamic Pads

The A-500PRO puts 8 velocity sensitive Dynamic Pads right within your reach. Use these pads to trigger grooves, samples, or one shots on the fly with your favorite DAW, sampler, or virtual Instrument like the included Cakewalk Sound Center or Studio Instruments Drums. Use the Hold control to latch the pads. Or assign after touch, velocity, and controller data to pads for greater expression in your performance.

Ready to Rock In Studio or On Stage

Whether you're live on stage in front an audience of screaming fans, or dimming the lights in the studio to capture a mood, you can always clearly see what you're doing with the A-500PRO's ultra-bright backlit LED display and buttons. And the A-PRO works with USB bus power, so if you have your laptop you're ready to make music anywhere.

FPT Low-latency MIDI Transmission

Don't trust your MIDI to anything else! The A-500PRO offers MIDI Transmission using Roland's proprietary FPT (Fast Processing Technology). You can rely on FPT for stable, high speed, low latency, and low jitter MIDI transmission. In layman's terms, that means that subtleties of your performance are going to be captured regardless of the music application you are using. And when working with virtual instruments, FPT provides lower latencies to give you the inspiring feel of playing a real instrument.

Production plus Pack

The Production plus Pack is a powerful suite of music creation software that ships with the A-500PRO. It includes SONAR 8.5 LE recording software (PC only) and three high-qualities and versatile virtual instruments for Mac and PC: Rapture LE, Cakewalk Sound Center, and Studio Instruments Drums.

Keyboard

49 keys (with velocity and channel after touch)

Controllers

Pads: [A1][A8]

Buttons: [B1][B4], [L1][L9]

Knobs: [R1][R9]

Sliders: [S1][S9]

Foot Pedals: HOLD (P1), EXPRESSION (P2)

Bender Lever: BENDER, MODULATION

Keyboard: AFTER TOUCH

[VALUE] knob

Buttons

[ACT] button, [ < ] button, [ > ] button, [DUAL] button, [SPLIT] button, [UPPER] button, [LOWER] button, [SHIFT] button, [TRANSPOSE] button, OCTAVE [+] button

Display

16 characters, 2 lines LCD (with backlit)

Side Panel

[POWER] Switch (USB/OFF/DC IN), [MIDI MERGE] Switch (ON/OFF)

Connectors

HOLD (P1) Pedal Jack: 1/4 inch phone type

EXPRESSION (P2) Pedal Jack: 1/4 inch TRS phone type

MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT), USB Connector DC IN Jack

Power Supply

DC 9 V (AC Adaptor) or USB Bus Power

Current Draw

300 ma (AC Adaptor or USB Bus Power)

Accessories

A-PRO CD-ROM, Cakewalk Production plus Pack DVD-ROM, USB Cable, Owner Manual, Cakewalk Production plus Pack installation guide, License agreement

Options

Pedal Switch: DP-2/DP-10, Expression Pedal: EV-5/EV-7, AC Adaptor (PSB series)

Size and Weight

Width (W): 839 mm

Depth (D): 251 mm

Height (H): 91 mm

Weight: 3.8 kg

If you're looking for keyboard controllers that you can use in the studio, on-stage, or anywhere you feel inspired, look no further than the A-500PRO. Combining the best of Roland engineering with Cakewalk's legendary ease-of-use, the A-500PRO has the features and feel you need to get the most out of your music performances and productions.

Velocity-sensitive 49 keys with channel after touch

Inspiring feel & response for serious players

45 assignable controls: knobs, sliders, buttons, transport & more

8 Dynamic Pads for finger drumming & MIDI triggering

Sure-grip Pitch Bend/Modulation Stick

Expand playability with Sustain & Expression Pedals (available separately)

USB Bus Powered no AC adaptor required (AC adaptor is an optional)

Durable Roland-quality manufacturing & craftsmanship

Bundled with the Cakewalk Production plus Pack including three incredible instruments and production software

Works with any DAW on Mac or PC

Supports Windows 7 & Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Please note, for warranty claims, brand visibility (sticker) should not be damaged.

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