Roland FR4X Digital V-Accordion, Red

Roland FR4X Digital V-Accordion, Red


Power and Portability: The V-Accordion Revolution Continues
Responsive pressure-sensing bellows

Key Points
  • 37 keys
  • 120 left-hand buttons
  • Compact and lightweight
  • 100 accordion sound sets

  
Manufacturer: Roland
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Roland FR4X Digital V-Accordion, Red

Power and Portability: The V-Accordion Revolution Continues

Roland FR-4x V-Accordion


Power and Portability: The V-Accordion Revolution Continues


There’s plenty to love about the traditional accordion, from its expression to its portability. But if you’ve ever wondered where Roland’s acclaimed range of digital V-Accordions could take your performances, the new Roland FR-4x is your chance to find out. With its light and compact design, responsive pressure-sensing bellows, and full-range onboard speakers, this latest model feels as familiar as your favorite acoustic accordion. But with the same powerful sound engine as Roland’s flagship FR-8x, this digital accordion goes even further. Choose from a wide selection of accordion sounds from around the world, and play in silence using headphones or connect to a PA for live performance. Control other electronic musical instruments via the MIDI connector, or record your playing to a connected USB stick and share your music with the world. While its sounds and playing feel are reassuringly traditional, the Roland FR-4x is an accordion for the modern age.
 

  •     37 keys and 120 left-hand buttons
  •     Compact and lightweight
  •     Sound module and user interface from the flagship FR-8x
  •     Headphones and line outputs
  •     100 accordion sound sets (including 67 pre-loaded sets), 162 orchestral sounds, 32 organ sounds, 3 drum sounds
  •     Built-in chorus, reverb, and rotary effects
  •     Onboard audio recorder
  •     Fast response and high sensitivity from bellows pressure-sensing circuitry
  •     Bellows Resistance Regulator to adjust bellows’ inertia
  •     Powerful onboard amplification system (two speakers + one tweeter)
  •     Character-type LCD screen
  •     Four expansion slots for access to additional tone libraries (Balkan and Dallape expansions are pre-installed)
  •     Dedicated FR-4x Editor software
  •     USB connection and MIDI I/O
  •     USB memory port for song playback and recording
  •     Powered by AC adaptor or 10 AA-size batteries
  •     Available in black or red; made in Italy



   

Play in Any Style with Customizable Onboard Tones

    A traditional acoustic accordion offers just one dedicated sound. With its powerful sound engine carried over from the flagship FR-8x, the new FR-4x puts an entire orchestra in your hands, with a wide range of onboard sounds to support any musical style. Maybe you’ll dabble in 100 preset accordion sets, switching between French musette and Russian bajan in the same song. Or perhaps you’ll investigate 162 orchestral sounds derived from Roland’s latest keyboards, transforming your accordion into an organ, string quartet, or bass guitar. You could add chorus, reverb, and rotary effects, or accompany your melody lines with the onboard drum sounds. And factoring in the fast, easy sound customization process—plus additional sound libraries available from the official Roland website—the FR-4x is a truly open-ended instrument with immense creative potential.
   

The Digital Accordion That Honors Tradition

    If you play a traditional accordion, you won’t want to compromise on the expressive feel and portable format. You don’t have to with the Roland FR-4x, which plays like a great acoustic accordion and travels light. The intuitive layout of 37 velocity-responsive keys and 120 left-hand buttons feels instantly familiar, while the pressure-sensing bellows circuitry lets you tailor the inertia to your preference. This new digital accordion might feature lots of onboard technology, but its light and compact design—plus the option of powering from an AC adaptor or AA batteries—make it a great choice for players on the move.
   

Flexible Outputs for a Variety of Music-Making Scenarios

    Practice. Rehearsal. Studio. Stage. The Roland FR-4x has the flexibility to support you wherever you’re making music. The headphones jack lets you practice at home without disturbing the neighbors, and when you’re on the go, a powerful onboard audio system with two speakers and a tweeter supplies big, full-range sound. Ambitious music makers can even connect with external MIDI devices like the Roland BK-7m Backing Module for controllable accompaniment. Gigging accordion players will appreciate that the FR-4x is fully stage-ready, providing a direct connection to a venue’s PA system via the Line Out and sparing the headaches of trying to mic up a traditional accordion.
   

Jam with Your Favorite Songs, or Record Your Own

    The USB memory port is your pathway to some of the Roland FR-4x’s most useful features. By inserting a USB stick preloaded with your favorite songs or your band’s latest material, you can jam along with the music as it plays back and perfect your parts at your convenience. If you want to get creative, the FR-4x also features a handy onboard recorder; simply record a new part, save it to a USB stick, and then transfer your creation to a computer and share it with the world. USB export also allows you to safely archive your customized sound settings.



Specifications


Keyboard, Bass & Bellows
Right hand
    37 keys (with velocity sensitivity)
Left hand
    120 bass buttons (with velocity sensitivity)
Bass & Chord Mode (Left-Hand Keyboard Note Layout)
    2 Bass Rows, 3 Bass Rows A-7th, 3 Bass Rows A-5dim, 3 Bass Rows B-7th, 3 Bass Rows B-5dim, 3 Bass Rows Bx-7th, 3 Bass Rows Belgium
Free Bass Mode (Left-Hand Keyboard Note Layout)
    Minor 3rd, Bajan, Fifth, North Europe, Finnish
Bellows
    High-resolution pressure sensor for the detection of bellows pressure
    Bellows resistance regulator: wheel with fine adjustment
Bellows curve
    Fixed Low, Fixed Med, Fixed High, X-Light, Light, Standard, Heavy, X-Heavy, Close, Open, Tango, Traditional, Jazz, Classic, Dynamic1, Dynamic2
Sound source
Max polyphony
    128 voices
Tones (Accordion Set)
    100 Accordion Sets
    Each Accordion Set includes (number of sounds that can be assigned to the register buttons):
    Right Hand Registers: 14 Accordion registers, 14 Orchestra registers, 14 Organ registers
    Left Hand Registers: 7 Bass & Chord registers, 7 Free Bass registers,
    7 Orchestra Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Chord registers, 7 Orchestra Free Bass registers
Reed Footages
    7 Treble, 5 Bass, 3 Chord, 2 Free Bass
Orchestral sounds
    162
    * Orchestral sounds can also be used with orchestral bass sounds, orchestral chord sounds, and orchestral free bass sounds.
Organ sounds (Virtual Tone Wheel)
    32 presets for Treble, Orchestra Chord and Orchestra Free Bass sections,
    16 presets for Orchestra Bass section
Drum Sets
    3
User Programs
    98: 7 User Program Bank x 14 registers
PBM (Physical Behavior Modeling)
Noises
    Stopping-reed growl, Closing valve noise, Left button noise
Individual Reed Simulation
    Hysteresis Threshold, Expression Curve, Pressure-Variant Filter, Pressure-Variant Pitch Deviation
Switching Reed Sound Wave
    By bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
Bellows opening/closing sound change
    By bellows opening/closing detection
Musette Tuning
Micro-Tuning Presets
    16 Types: Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish
Fine Tuning reed footages 8- / 8+
    -100 to 0 to +100
Effects
Reverb
    8 types
    * Includes delay type.
Chorus
    8 types
    * Includes delay type.
Rotary for Organ sound
    Slow/Fast
“Cassotto” simulation
    Yes
4 Band EQ for Internal Speakers
    Yes
Panel Controls
Knob controls & Registers
    Volume, Balance, Reverb, Chorus,
    Right hand register buttons 7 x 2
    * Use the A/B button to switch between sounds assigned to the register buttons.
    Left hand register buttons 7
Navigation switches
    Menu/Write, Exit/No, Enter/Yes, Cursor , Value -/+ (Set Down/Up)
Other switches
    Right Hand Parts switches (Accordion, Orchestra, Organ)
    Left Hand Parts switches (Drums, Orch Bass, Orch Chrd/F.Bass, F.Bass, Bass&Chrd)
    User Program, Song List, Play/Pause, Rec, Power
Additional switches
    6 user assignable function switches on last row of bass buttons
Operation Mode
Right Hand Keyboard Mode
    Layer (Zone), High, Low
Octave Shift
    -3, 0, +3 for Orchestra
    This setting can be saved individually for each set.
    -1, 0, +1 for Treble, Orchestra, Organ (Right hand)
    This setting can be saved individually for each user program.
Orchestra Chord Guitar Mode
    Gtr Table1, Gtr Table2, Gtr Table3
Sound Edit
    Yes
    * The dedicated editor allows full editing.
Bass to Treble
    Yes
Part Mute
    Accordion, Orchestra, Organ, Bass&Chord, Free Bass, Orch Bass, Orch Chord, Orch Free Bass
Bass & Chord with drum/percussion sounds
    Programmable drum/percussion sounds for Bass/Orch Bass rows, Chord/Orchestra Chord rows.
Audio Player and Audio REC
    MP3/WAV file playback from a USB flash drive, WAV file recording to a USB flash drive
Speakers On/Off
    Yes
Left-hand Button Keyboard Layer
    Yes
Other
Display
    Custom LCD (8 characters + 16 segments x 4)
Rated Power Output
    2 x 11 W
Speakers
    2 x 10 cm
    1 x Tweeter
Wave Expansion
    4 internal areas (8 MB each) to load new sounds
    * When shipped from the factory, sounds are pre-installed in two areas.
Power supply
    AC adaptor
    Batteries (AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH x 10)
    * Expected battery life under continuous use: 5 hours speaker ON mode, 9 hours speaker OFF mode
Current Draw
    2,000 mA
Onboard connectors
    OUTPUT jacks L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass): 1/4” phone type
    PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4” phone type
    INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    MIDI (IN or OUT) connectors
    USB MEMORY port
    USB COMPUTER port (USB Hi-Speed MIDI support)
    (Use a USB cable and a USB port on your computer that supports Hi-Speed USB.)
    DC IN jack
Accessories
    AC Adaptor
    Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor)
    Owner’s Manual
    Reference caps for the bass buttons
    Straps
    Accordion cover
    Attachment strip
Option (sold separately)
    USB Flash memory
    Soft case for accordion (BAG-FR-3)
    Headphones
    MIDI foot controller (FC-300)
Size and Weight
Width
    481 mm
    18-15/16 inches
Depth
    270 mm
    10-11/16 inches
Height
    430 mm
    16-15/16 inches
Weight
    8.9 kg
    19 lbs. 10 oz.
    (Without straps and batteries)

 




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