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Roland FR-1 V-Accordion Piano or Button Type

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Roland's revolutionary V-Accordion has profoundly changed the musical world since its debut in 2004. As the digital-modeling concept has grown in pop...Click To Read More About This Product

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All the functionality and fun of a traditional accordion in a smaller, digitally enhanced package

Roland's revolutionary V-Accordion has profoundly changed the musical world since its debut in 2004. As the digital-modeling concept has grown in popularity around the world, so too has the need for more V-Accordion models. Embodying the digital advantages of the flagship, the ultra-light, smaller sized FR-1 (piano style) or FR-1B (Button type) puts V-Accordion is perfect for young beginners and music schools. Its compact, yet uncompromising sound quality, makes it ideal for stage performers and keyboardists too. It has a long battery life (uses 8 x "AA" type 2000mAH Ni-MH batteries) to provide you with over five hours of performance per pack.

Make Your FR-1/1B Unique
These accordions come with six variations of inlay sheets that enable you to change the appearance of yours from time to time. You can also create your own custom-designed inlay sheets using an A4 PC printer, or by using any kind of commercially designed paper.

Play Anytime and Anywhere
With high-quality earphones included in the FR-1/FR-1B package, this silent accordion is extremely convenient for practicing at night and without disturbing your family or neighbors.

Advanced Musical Expression
With the FR-1/1B, you can simulate up to seven different accordions. With the innovative four Organ presets (Harmonic Bar) and rotary effect, you can produce amazing organ sounds as well. You can even play your own beats, adding drums with the bass and chord buttons.

FEATURES
Extremely lightweight and portable
Instantly switch between classic accordions, tunings, and orchestral instruments
Built-in reverb, chorus, rotary, and effects
Ideal for young students and stage performers

Keyboard & Bellows
Right hand: 26 keys, velocity sensitive (starting at B key)
Left hand: 72 velocity-sensitive buttons
Bellows: Real pneumatic detection of bellows pressure (high-resolution pressure sensor), bellows resistance regulator

Sound Source
Maximum polyphony: 128 voices
Tones: 7 accordion sets (each including: 8 Treble registers, 3 Bass registers, 3 Orchestra Bass registers, 3 Orchestra Chord registers, 4 Orchestra sounds, 4 Organ sounds)
Treble reed footages: 4
Bass reed footages: 5
Chord reed footages: 3

PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
Noises: stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise, left button noise
Individual reed simulation: hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, pressure-variant filter, pressure variant pitch deviation
Reed sound wave switching: by bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed

Musette Tuning:
Micro tuning presets: 15 (Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish)

Effects
Reverb: 8 types
Chorus: 8 types
Rotary: Slow/Fast (for organ sounds)

Panel Controls:
Knob controls: Volume/power
Registers: 4x Treble, Orchestra, Organ, Set, 3x Bass, Orchestra Bass, Orchestra Chord
Buttons: Orchestra/Organ, Orch Bass, Orch Chord, Left Register, Drums/Default, Song/Demo, User Prog/Dec, Metronome/Inc.

Operation Mode:
Bass 2Bs Rows, 3Bs Rows A-7th, 3Bs rows A-5dim, 3Bs Rows B-7th, 3Bs Rows B-5dim, 3Bs Rows Bx
Treble modes (Button-type): C-Griff Europe, C-Griff2, B-Griff Bajan, B-Griff Fin, D-Griff 1, D-Griff 2 -Octave: Down (-), 0, Up (+) (for Treble, Orchestra and Organ)
Drums: 4 drum/percussion sets
Song: 4 preset songs with selectable mute function for left-or right- hand part

General
Power Supply: Supplied external adaptor or optional batteries
Power Consumption: 375 mA (using external adaptor)
Expected battery life under continuous use: Approx. 5.5 hours (Optional 8 x AA type Ni-MH 2000 mAh batteries)
This varies depending on the actual conditions of use
NOTE: Be sure to only use rechargeable Ni-MH AA-type batteries. Carbon and alkaline batteries should not be used.

Connectors
Headphones jack (Stereo)
Output Jack: L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass)
MIDI connector: OUT, IN (adjustable via Function parameter)
DC IN Jack
Power Supply: External AC adaptor (100 to 240 V, universal)
Metronome: (Time Signature: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 6/8, 9/8), (Tempo: 20-250), (Level: Off, Low, Medium, High)

Accessories
1/4" to 1/4" phone (guitar) cable
Earphones (with 1/8" to 1/4" plug adaptor)
AC adaptor
Quick Start manual
CD-ROM with Owner's Manual
Reference caps for the treble buttons (Button-type)
Strip for securing the adapter, MIDI and/or audio cables
Hexagonal wrench
Straps
Replaceable "traforo" inlay sheets: 5

SPECIFICATIONS
Size and Weight
Dimensions (WxHxD): 365mm x 195mm x 395mm, 14-3/8" x 7-11/16" x 15-9/16"
Weight: 5.5kg, 12lb. 3 oz.
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