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FR-1XB-BK

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Compact and Lightweight with Advanced Features

The FR-1XB-BK series is the newest addition to Roland's V-Accordion family. This compact, lightweight model offers the same flexibility and portability as their popular FR-1 predecessors, but adds significant features, including USB functionality and advanced bellows-pressure circuitry for enhanced sensitivity and precision.

With new-generation speakers onboard and an expanded 7-segment/3-character display, the FR-1XB-BK button-type sets a powerful standard for a small lightweight accordion.

• Full range high quality speakers on board in bass reflex box: 7 W x 2

• USB memory port for Wave/MP3 player, new-sounds upload, data loading/saving

• Professional look with friendly user interface and 7-segment LED

• Standard and Free Bass modes

• 16 Accordion Sets, 16 Orchestral sounds, four Virtual Tone Wheel presets, eight User Programs

Perfect for Students and Pros

Light and small, the FR-1XB-BK is perfect for young players, music studios, and schools. They are the most compact of all V-Accordions, but cut no corners in sound quality. Its also a perfect instrument for the professional accordionist and live performer. The FR-1XB-BK battery power and onboard speakers make it ideal for the strolling accordionist. The FR-1XB-BK is great instrument for musicians who perform musical styles such as folk, rock, roots-rock, blues, zydeco, and more.

Play Anytime, Anywhere

Enjoy instant, high-quality sound from the onboard speakers or play privately with ear buds or headphones (sold separately). The FR-1XB-BK is also the perfect instrument to travel with. Because of its compact size, it fits in the overhead storage compartment on most commercial airplanes.

Advanced Musical Expression

With the FR-1XB-BK, you can access over a dozen different accordion sounds instantly. There are even orchestral instruments onboard, as well as virtual tone wheel organs with realistic rotary effects. The FR-1XB-BK also includes onboard manual drum/percussion sounds that can be played with the bass and chord buttons!

USB memory port and USB Computer port on board

The USB memory port allows you to easily store data such as User Program, and to upload new sounds, thanks to the USB Flash Memory. Moreover you can manage MP3 and Wave files using the optional USB Flash Memory. Their playback is a good educational application and can enhance live performances too. The USB computer port is dedicated to MIDI computer applications, such as sequencer software programs.

Faster response and higher sensitivity

Thanks to Roland's sound generator that is optimized for Accordion performance, the FR-1XB-BK will satisfy even the most demanding accordion player. Thanks to this new technology accordionists can feel perfectly at ease when playing their music especially once they have experienced the enhanced response of this instrument.

Set Editor software

A dedicated software program allows you to create a dedicated User Set for the FR-1XB-BK with access to all Orchestra, Orchestra Bass and Orchestra Chord sounds. It will be available on the Roland Web site as a free download. Thanks to the USB port, it will be easy to load user sets into the FR-1XB-BK.

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Accordions are in a niche market and MIDI accordions in an even smaller niche. However, this instrument, like all other V-accordions from Roland, offers outstanding performance and value for its price. It has 16 accordion models, configurable treble and bass keyboard layouts, 14 registers, 16 orchestral sounds, drum sounds, on-board amplifier and speakers. Its small size makes it ideal for young players and students, yet it has all the sonic and performance capabilities for professional musicians to carry around and use without breaking your back. You can accompany singers and bands as an accordion with with full orchestral capabilities and high-quality Roland sound libraries. It's MIDI so you can also plug it to controllers and other MIDI devices, and it also has a USB port to import and save sound banks and settings, install updates, and also read MP3 and WAV files to play along. Also has a USB jack to connect to a computer. Plug it to a sound system and forget about feedback problems when performing. It also has a headphone jack so you can practice in silence any time and anywhere. Last thing: it's made in Italy, where are the famous accordion makers are. This is an exceptional accordion for amateurs and professionals.
Posted by François on Apr 26, 2020
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