Roland A-500 PRO review: specs & price

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MIDI Keyboard Controller

The Roland A-500 PRO is a MIDI Keyboard Controller with a 49 Velocity sensitive keys with channel aftertouch, 8 Illuminated, velocity sensitive pads with...

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Name M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 AIEP3 BundleSwissonic ControlKey 49 BundleNektar Panorama T4Acorn Masterkey 49Swissonic ControlKey 49 AAS BundleKorg microKEY Air 49Roland A-500 Pro BundleRoland A-500 PROMiditech i2-Control 37 BlackIcon iKeyboard 5X
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Description Bundle offer comprising:Swissonic ControlKey 4949 Keys Masterkeyboard with AftertouchUSB MIDI Keyboard with 49 KeysSwissonic ControlKey 4949-Key MIDI KeyboardRoland A-500 PROMIDI Keyboard ControllerUSB Master keyboardUSB MIDI Controller Keyboard
Aftertouch
Split Zones0000002200
Layer function
Pitch Bend / Modulation
Rotary Encoder0884809981
Fader1991909990
Pads0880808800
Display
MIDI Interface1x Out1x Out1x Out1x In, 1x Out1x In, 1x Out2x Out1x Out
Sustain Pedal Connection
USB-port
Mains Operation
Battery Operation
Bus-Powered
Transport controls-Rewind, fast forward, stop, play, record--Rewind, fast forward, stop, play, record-----
Menu Buttons-Menu, scene, bank, track, patch, channel, page, value, enter, exit--Menu, scene, bank, track, patch, channel, page, value, enter, exit-----
Assignable functions for the trigger pads-Bank, velocity curve, 8 levels, full level, hold, roll, aftertouch and mode--Bank, velocity curve, 8 levels, full level, hold, roll, aftertouch and mode-----
USB powered or optional power supply-9V 500 mA--9V 500 mA-----
Dimensions (W x D x H)-825 x 320 x 87 mm820 x 227 x 80 mm80 x 19 x 7.6 cm825 x 320 x 87 mm709 x 139 x 54 mm---860 x 189 x 74 mm
Connections--Sustain and Expression Pedal, USB, MIDI Out------MIDI Out, USB, Expression and Sustain Pedal
System requirements--Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher) and PC (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher)------Class-Compliant with Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X (IntelMac) and iOS
Weight--6.4 kg2 kg-1.4 kg3.8 kg3.8 kg-4 kg
Dimensions------839 x 251 x 91 mm839 x 251 x 91 mm--

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Description

The Roland A-500 PRO is a MIDI Keyboard Controller with a 49 Velocity sensitive keys with channel aftertouch, 8 Illuminated, velocity sensitive pads with hold function, 9 Rotary encoders, 9 faders and 13 buttons, all of which are programmable, Transport control section, Active Controller Technology (ACT), Connectors on the side panel for space-saving installation, Powered by USB is possible - no power supply is necessary, Windows 7- and Mac OS X Snow Leopard compatible, Rubber coated pitch bend/modulation stick, Connectors for optional sustain- and expression pedals, MIDI in/out with low latency FPT transmission & Incl. Software. The retail price is 215.62 £.

Specifications

Dimensions839 x 251 x 91 mm
Weight3.8 kg
AftertouchYes
Split Zones2
Layer functionYes
Pitch Bend / ModulationYes
Rotary Encoder9
Fader9
Pads8
DisplayYes
MIDI Interface1x In, 1x Out
Sustain Pedal ConnectionYes
USB-portYes
Mains OperationYes
Battery OperationNo
Bus-PoweredYes

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