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The New Roland Aerophone Pro

Instrument Talk Roland Aerophone Pro | Digital Wind Instrument

  • 2020 12 09 Roland Aerophone Pro IT

9th December 2020 Print this page Email a friend
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Roland Aerophone Pro | Digital Wind Instrument

A new voice for wind players.

Roland’s Aerophone series has opened a new world of creative possibilities for wind instrument players, and Aerophone Pro delivers the most expressive and playable experience yet. With a refined design, premium components, and a vast sonic palette from our most advanced sound engines, Aerophone Pro takes your music where it’s never gone before.

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Enhanced by experts.

While developing the Aerophone Pro, we reached out to expert wind players around the globe to see how we could take the Aerophone experience to the next level. Their feedback led to many thoughtful improvements that substantially enhance the instrument’s look, feel, sound, and playability. The result is a revolutionary wind instrument that gives musicians a new and highly expressive voice.

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Refined design.

With just one look at the Aerophone Pro, you’ll notice the sleek new design and premium materials. The shape not only looks great, but is thinner and easier to hold for a more confident playing experience. Controls are easy to reach, and the streamlined body with aluminium accents exude an understated-yet-classy appearance. The discrete OLED screen feels like an integral part of the instrument and can be viewed at any angle in any kind of lighting.

 
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Play with passion.

Aerophone Pro makes it easy to channel your creativity and lose yourself in the moment. Fingering is the same as an acoustic sax and includes a high-F# key, so you already know how to play it. And configurable controls for both hands and a MIDI input for footswitches greatly expand your performance options. Through extensive research and development, the breath and bite sensors are more responsive and expressive than ever, with low latency and configurable settings to suit your unique playing style.

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Authentic brass, woodwinds, strings, and more.

Aerophone Pro packs an entire brass and woodwind section into a single instrument. Developed closely with professional wind instrument players, there are newly enhanced soprano, alto, and tenor saxes, vibrant new trumpet sounds, and authentic world instruments like the stunning new duduk. Our SuperNATURAL technology translates every nuance of your playing with lifelike dynamics, articulations, and overtones. Multiple custom fingerings are supported, while new controller options enable idiomatic performance techniques on a range of instruments, from mainstream to exotic.

 

Roland's best synthesiser sounds.

With Roland’s ZEN-Core Synthesis System, Aerophone Pro is an immensely capable wind synthesiser. ZEN-Core is our latest sound engine that powers flagship synthesisers like FANTOM and JUPITER-X, and Aerophone Pro features presets crafted by the world’s foremost wind synth sound designers. You get everything from vintage analog synth tones to modern hybrid sounds—with the expression and articulation only a wind instrument can provide.

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Take the stage. And the studio.

Aerophone Pro enables powerful and expressive performances in any situation. Its robust design and flexible audio and MIDI connections make it perfect for any gig, or as the centre of a wind controller-based production studio. And with a headphone jack, Bluetooth MIDI, built-in speaker, and battery-powered operation, you can pick up and play whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.

 

Sound management.

Aerophone Pro’s powerful onboard editing tools let you personalise sounds on the spot. Even deeper customisation is available through the editor app, where you can also manage sound libraries for different playing situations. And with easily selectable scene memories and favourites, you can quickly navigate the vast array of tones and mark them for instant recall.

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Features

  • Sleek and refined design with premium materials and pro connectivity
  • More playable and responsive than ever with low-latency sensors and controls
  • Over 300 acoustic and electronic sounds from traditional to modern and world instruments
  • Newly modelled SuperNATURAL tones with authentic acoustic sound and response
  • Advanced ZEN-Core Synthesis System for vintage and modern synthesiser sounds
  • Easy-to-read OLED screen and ergonomic controls
  • Layer up to five-part harmonies or play along with the new drone function
  • Bluetooth audio and MIDI, USB MIDI, and traditional MIDI ports
  • Built-in speaker, headphones jack, and battery power so you can play anywhere
  • Editor app for full visual control and deep editing on mobile devices
  • High-quality, cushioned carrying bag with large pocket for accessories
  • Professional-grade Aerophone with refined design, premium components and Roland's most advanced sound engines

 

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