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Roland AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument  (Open Box)
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Digital wind instrument with traditional fingering and flexible onboard sounds.

The Roland Aerophone AE-10 is a trailblazing digital wind instrument that fuses traditional sax fingering with the flexible onboard tones you need to address a broader set of performance parameters. Seasoned players will feel instantly at home with the familiar saxophone fingering system, responsive SuperNATURAL sounds, and a breath sensor that reacts like an acoustic horn.

The large sound selection recreates saxophone models from soprano to baritone, plus wind instruments like clarinet and trumpet, string instruments, and even synths. With built-in speakers, battery power capability, and DAW connectivity, the Roland Aerophone AE-10 is the versatile, play-anywhere choice that supports you in every musical scenario.

The Roland Aerophone AE-10 has a sensitive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor that also functions as a bite sensor, allowing expressive techniques like vibrato and pitch. Whatever scenario you’re playing in, the Roland Aerophone AE-10 has the onboard digital sax sounds you need. Choose from alto, tenor, soprano, and baritone sax types that all respond just like their acoustic counterparts to your playing dynamics and articulation, thanks to Roland’s advanced SuperNATURAL modeling technology. Alongside individual sounds, you can pull off a seamless performance with the Full Range feature, switching between sax types by key range.

A Variety of Realistic Acoustic Instruments and Synths
AE-10 gives you a variety of additional acoustic instrument sounds like clarinet, flute, oboe, trumpet, violin, and more, all powered by Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology to faithfully match the behavior of the originals. Even ethnic instruments like shakuhachi and erhu are on hand, offering authentic pitch and tonal fluctuations that echo their acoustic counterparts. Once you’ve tried the individual sounds, you can create one-man ensembles by layering multiple wind instrument sounds with the Brass Section setting. The AE-10 is also packed with a selection of the latest synth sounds that are specially tailored for wind instrument performance with fully optimized breath control.

Onboard Speakers, Battery Power, and Headphones
Six AA batteries provide mobile power, and onboard monitor speakers deliver comfortable sound for intimate performing situations. You also have the ability to directly connect to a PA or amp for broader coverage, eliminating the need to use a mic. Playing sessions are even more fun when you connect to your smartphone via the Aerophone AE-10’s stereo mini jack and jam along with favorite songs.

Breath Control Brings Unique Expressive Possibilities to Your Music Productions
While the Roland Aerophone AE-10 is a powerful standalone instrument, it also lets you get creative with external gear. You can connect to your computer via USB to play soft synths and external MIDI sound modules through your DAW, with breath control providing a world of unique expression not possible with keyboard synthesizers.

FEATURES
Digital wind instrument with flexible onboard sounds
Fingering compatible with an acoustic saxophone
Sensitive breath sensor with reed structure 
Roland’s proprietary SuperNATURAL sound technology 
Realistic and expressive saxophone sounds 
Wide variety of additional acoustic sounds 
Roland’s latest synth sounds on board, optimized for breath control
Easy operation with display for selecting sounds and settings
Onboard monitor speakers and headphones output 
Battery operation (6 x AA) for up to seven hours of continuous play
Easy connection to computer DAW via USB
Input for connecting a smartphone or music player 

Extraordinary development in electronic wind instruments.

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RolandAE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument
 
4.8

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5.0

I Love the Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument!

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from Covina, CA

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Comments about Roland AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument:

Saw it at NAMM 2017 and immediately went home and ordered one that evening! This instrument is truly made for all of the needs of a sax, trumpet and other Wind Instrument Players!! I've played the AKAI EWI for many years and simply never found it to be as practical, simple and useful as the Roland Aerophone! I love it and use it at all of my gigs to augment my saxophones with practical sounds such as the trumpets, strings, harmonica, organs and others!

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5.0

Great integrated wind controller synthesizer

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from Little Rock Arkansas

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      • Practice with headphones - save your marriage
      • Small theater pit orchesta

      Comments about Roland AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument:

      I can see this integrated wind controller synthesizer being used in small theater pit orchestra, where the wind player has to play multiple instruments. Or as a substitute electric bass player, because the bass man went to the wrong venue. :-) I would recommend this to any flute/reed player that wants to play a synthesizer.

      The pros: If you are already a saxophone player, all you have to do is power it up, choose a voice, and let your sax chops do the rest. Built in voices. No external synthesizer necessary. Roland "Super Natural" sounds are REALLY GOOD imitations of real instrument sounds. Especially the sax and trumpet sounds. Each instrument has its characteristic non musical attack sound like the bow scrape on strings or the breathy chiff of a flute. You can control this with your breath and tonguing. I found this to be very intuitive. After-attack breath control is amazing. Most of the time air pressure controls sound volume. Pianissimo to fortissimo is easier than any reed instrument. Weighs about as much as a soprano sax. So, you lug around a tenor and bari sax that weighs how much? :-) You can save the 5 or 6 instrument patches you always play into User instrument slots. That way you can more quickly change from tenor sax to flute.

      The cons: It is made of plastic, and looks like plastic. I am sure it is really good plastic... It is hard to tell when you press or release the octave keys. The keys on the front of the instrument have a natural-feeling resistance and pop that makes your fingers know what to do. The octave keys do not have that tactile feedback. Roland added a controller button for the right thumb. It is a little confusing because it does different things depending on the instrument. I found that my thumb would accidentally touch this thing and set off the special effect, surprising me and everybody else. (you can turn this off, which I did) Built in speakers are barely adequate. You probably need a small amp or powered speaker for a gig.

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      5.0

      Great Wind Synthesizer

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      from Albany, GA

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      Comments about Roland AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument:

      I love the many sounds and the breath control and vibrato.

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      4.0

      Rowland AE-10 Wind Synth

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      from Buffalo, NY

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      Comments about Roland AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument:

      I've had this instrument for only 2 weeks and it's already in the shop for service due to a sticky key. I have to admit, the sounds are great and certainly a generation ahead of my TG-55 that I use with my WX7, that, by the way, still functions just fine. I use the wind synths mainly for pit orchestras to help beef up the string sections. Unfortunately, I won't be able to use the Rowland for the next show I play and I was really looking forward to it.

      At this point, I'm not sure I'd recommend the product. So I will give them the benefit of the doubt and say that, yes I would recommend this to a friend.

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