Roland A500 Pro
USB Controller Keyboard
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- Keyboard: 49 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)
- Display: 16 characters, 2 lines LCD (with backlighting)
- Connectors: Sustain Pedal Jack: ¼? phone type, Expression Pedal Jack: ¼? TRS phone type, MIDI IN/OUT, USB Connector, DC IN Jack.
- Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC Adaptor) or USB Bus Power, 300 mA (AC Adaptor or USB Bus Power)
- Accessories: A-PRO CD-ROM, Cakewalk Production Plus Pack DVD-ROM, USB Cable, Owner's Manual.
- Optional Accessories: Pedal Switch: DP-2/DP-10, Expression Pedal: EV-5/EV-7, AC Adaptor (PSB series)
- Dimensions: Width: 839 mm/33 inches, Depth: 251 mm/10 inches, Height: 91 mm/4 inches,
- Weight: 3.8 kg/8 lbs. 7 oz.
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 aftertouch 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 transmi - 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.
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 aftertouch, 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.
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.
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-quality and versatile virtual instruments for Mac and PC: Rapture LE, Cakewalk Sound Center, and Studio Instruments Drums.
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- Precision semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
- 8 rotary encoders, full transport control, 9 assignable buttons and 9 55mm faders
- Eight drum pads with multi-colour LED backlights and multi-mode operation
- Large LCD with actively updating readout
- Robust and rugged hardware design
- USB powered, with expression and sustain pedal inputs and MIDI input & output
- Comes with Xcite+ Pack: Novationʼs new Automap 4, Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and 1.5GB of Loopmasters samples
The M-Audio Code 49 makes sure you are covered with more controls than you could ever need and 49 full size velocity sensitive keys.
- 49 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch and four assignable zones for splits and layering
- Fully assignable XY pad for HID control and a unique way for controlling multiple parameters in virtual instruments
- 16 fully assignable velocity-sensitive trigger pads for beat production, clip launching, and more
- 8 assignable 360 encoders for manipulating your DAW, virtual instruments and plugins
- 9 assignable faders lets you control your DAW, virtual instruments and plugins
- 9 assignable buttons lets you assign keyboard hotkey and MIDI messages for controlling your DAW and Virtual Instruments
- Mackie/HUI transport control enables for a simple setup with the most popular DAWs
- LCD provides instant parameter feedback
- Sustain and Volume pedal input for further creative control
- Includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3.0 and VIP 3.0 software
With that incredible screen as its flagship feature, the M-Audio CTRL 49 controller keyboard is the perfect hub of your studio!
- 49 note USB MIDI controller keyboard
- Integrated 4.30-inch high-resolution full-colour screen with dedicated interface buttons
- Screen provides 1:1 real-time feedback of plugin parameters
- 8 performance-ready 360-degree knobs
- 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads with RGB illumination
- Dedicated pad bank, transport control, octave and performance buttons
- 9 faders 8 buttons for instant and seamless control of your DAW
- Includes Virtual Instrument Player software--load, play and control any VST plugin
- Custom 49-key M-Audio semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch
- Roll mode, time division, pattern arpeggiator and tap tempo buttons
With 49 keys, 16 pads, 12 knobs and 36 buttons, you won't be short of DAW control in the studio or on the stage with the Alesis VI49
- 49-note controller keyboard
- 49 full-sized, square-front, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch
- 16 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with illuminated RGB feedback for beat production and clip launching
- 36 assignable buttons and 12 assignable knobs interface with your music software
- Pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive, creative control
- Seamless visual feedback via LED screen and illuminated buttons and knobs
- Production software included: Ableton Live Lite and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech (downloads)
A beautifully-specified controller, the Akai MPK249 gives you all the keys, pads, knobs and faders that you need!
- USB MIDI Controller
- 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
- 16 RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads
- 24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each)
- Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
- iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit
- USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
- Comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
- MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
- Production software package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, and Akai Pro MPC Essentials
A great-feeling keyboard, USB-powered portability and a D-Beam controller? It must be the A49 controller keyboard from Roland!
- 49 full-size keys with velocity sensitivity
- Lightweight and compact
- Easy to use
- Two knobs, two switches, and D-BEAM controller
- USB bus powered; no AC adapter required
- Bundled with Cakewalk SONAR LE software
- Pearl white and black finishes
£239.00 inc VAT
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- 3 year warranty
This product comes with a 3 year warranty as standard.
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