Roland AX-Synth shoulder unit now available in black sparkle finish

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-09-05)

Roland AX-Synth shoulder unit now available in black sparkle finish

Roland U.S. is pleased to announce that its popular AX-Synthģ Shoulder Synthesizer is now available in a premium black sparkle finish. The new glass-particle UV finish reacts to various lighting conditions, creating a glistening appearance that is striking under stage lighting. The AX-Synth remains available in the standard white finish as well.

Created with the art of performance in mind, the AX-Synth allows keyboardists to connect with their audience as guitarists and singers do. It represents Rolandís new generation of remote keyboards, offering an onboard sound engine that features a collection of the companyís best cutting-edge synth sounds.

When wearing the battery-powered AX-Synth, keyboardists can escape their standard stationary rig and create kinetic musical performances, moving freely around the stage. The ribbon controller, mod bar, D BEAM, and assignable knobs give players the ability to perform memorable and expressive solos with the ultimate real time control.

The AX-Synth features 49 velocity-sensitive keys, and is the first shoulder keyboard to include a 128-voice polyphonic sound engine with 256 distinct tones accessible from eight bank buttons. It can also send and receive standard MIDI messages for use with other keyboards or sound modules. The AX-Synth includes a dedicated V-LINK button to control visual elements, and a dedicated PC software editor/librarian application is available for download for players who would like to customize their own sounds.

Escape the keyboard rig once again with the new black sparkle AX-Synth. Representing Rolandís new generation of remote keyboards, the AX-Synth is the first of the legendary AX-Series to offer an onboard sound engine featuring a collection of the best of Rolandís cutting-edge synth sounds.

* Equipped with powerful, solo-oriented sounds from Rolandís latest synths
* Ribbon controller, D BEAM, modulation bar, knobs, and easy-to-see display for the stage
* USB MIDI for easy connection to a PC
* Long battery operation (approx. 6 hours)
* Dedicated V-LINK button for video/visual control
* Gorgeous glass-particle UV finish which reacts to various lighting conditions

The AX-Synth with black sparkle finish is expected to be available in November with an MSRP of $1,449. For more information, please visit

About Roland Corporation,br> 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.
,br>From a press release.

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