Roland AX-Edge Keytar Black

Roland AX-Edge Keytar Black


Those re-runs of 80's Top of the Pops may be responsible for the interest in the keytar?!
Shoulder-worn keyboard

Key Points
  • 49 keys
  • Multi-Effects
  • Ribbon Controller
  • USB/MIDI/Bluetooth

  
Manufacturer: Roland
Availability: Check Stock On 01524 410202
Discount Price: £879.00
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Roland AX-Edge Keytar Black

Those re-runs of 80's Top of the Pops may be responsible for the interest in the keytar?!

AX-Edge Keytar

Step into the Spotlight


Today’s audiences crave dynamic performances that stand out. As an artist, you want to connect with your fans and take your moment in the spotlight. The AX-Edge builds on decades of refinement and learning from artists the world over about what makes the ultimate performance synthesizer. The AX-Edge has a sleek, modern design with a customizable look via interchangeable Edge Blades, 49 full-sized keys, and a sound set crafted specifically for keytarists. And throughout the AX-Edge, you’ll find thoughtful design features that give you the freedom and confidence to truly express yourself on stage.


Give Your Stage Presence the Edge


Stage presence is everything, and you work hard to develop your image as a solo performer or band. The AX-Edge is designed to not only look stunning on stage, but also to match your own unique style. It’s available in black or white, and each color has individual design elements that make it stand out, like the “none-more-black” keys and removable Edge Blades. The AX-Edge comes with an extra Edge Blade in the box (a silver Edge Blade for the black model and a gold Edge Blade for the white) and you can even create your own original designs. Create a look that complements your band’s style or swap out Edge Blades to keep things fresh.


From Stage-Ready Classics to Custom-Made Tones


We didn’t cram generic preset sounds into the AX-Edge—it has a curated sound set driven by our latest technology. The onboard sounds are optimized for stage performance to produce sounds that cut through, even in a loud band. Dedicated buttons for favorite sounds give you instant access to edgy leads, big fat basses, and all manner of keyboard sounds perfect for the performing keytarist, whether it’s taking a solo or sharing the limelight with your bandmates. If you like to customize your sounds, you can connect to the AX-Edge editor app with Bluetooth MIDI and tweak your sounds wirelessly. Splits and layers let you take full advantage of the expansive, full-sized keyboard. And a wealth of stunning new effects, including a master compressor and EQ, give you polished, studio-quality tone in any venue. And thanks to the Tone Remain function, you can switch sounds seamlessly on stage without notes or effect tails being cut off prematurely.



Take Control of Your Performance—with Both Hands

Unlike keyboardists who perform behind a traditional keyboard rig, keytar players know the thrill of tearing it up right in front of their adoring fans. And when your moment comes, the AX-Edge gives you the hands-on control to nail your performance, giving it subtle nuance or over-the-top intensity. The AX-Edge’s neck controls, refined over years of development and artist feedback, are highly intuitive and truly take your performance to another level. While your right hand will appreciate the supremely playable keyboard, your left hand will love the modulation bar, pressure sensitive pitch ribbon, and easy-to-reach controls for portamento, hold, octave switch, and program change. If desired, many controls can be reassigned to functions that perfectly suit your performance style.



The Stage-Ready, Performance-Focused Powerhouse

As a gigging keyboard player, a lot can fall on your shoulders. You cover lots of different sounds and parts, often acting as the backbone of a performance and filling in any gaps. With this reality in mind, the AX-Edge has thoughtful performance features that aid you in the heat of battle. An innovative dual display system keeps you in command at all times, while the onboard arpeggiator and song player can handle backing duties while you concentrate on slaying your audience. And the built-in vocoder, which can be layered with internal sounds, is just the thing for unique backing vocals or funky, retro lead parts.



Modern Convenience

While they may not stand out as much as its striking good looks and killer sound set, the AX-Edge has several convenient features that greatly expand its usability for today’s keytarist. The USB memory function provides full backup capability, so you’re ready if disaster strikes. It’s also a capable master controller for rack modules or plug-in synths. And Bluetooth MIDI and nearly four hours of battery life* free you from wires, so you can throw caution to the wind and leave it all on the stage.

*Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries only.



Specifications
Keyboard
    49 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)
Sound Generator
    Synth-EX
Maximum Polyphony
    256 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Parts
    4 parts + Vocoder part
Tones
    User Program: 320
    Preset Tone: Over 500
    User Tone: 256
Effects
    Part Multi-effects: 79 types
    Part EQ
    Vocoder
    Program Multi-effects (IFX): 79 types
    Chorus: 8 types
    Reverb: 6 types
    Master Compressor
    Master EQ
Other Functions
    Favorite
    Song Player
    Arpeggio
    Vocoder
    MIDI Master Keyboard
    Sound Edit

    * You can use the smartphone AX-Edge Editor app (Android version/iOS version) to edit the AX-Edge's sounds.
Controllers
    Ribbon Controller
    Modulation Bar
    Assignable Control knob
    Master Volume knob
    Assignable buttons x 7
    Pedal
    Aftertouch
Bluetooth
    MIDI: Bluetooth Ver. 4.1 (Bluetooth LE)
Display
    16 characters 2 line LCD
External Storage Device
    USB flash drive
Connectors
    PHONES jack: stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
    MIC INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    PEDAL jack
    MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
    USB MEMORY port
    USB COMPUTER port (supports USB MIDI)
    DC IN jack
Power Supply
    DC 9 V: AC adaptor or rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 8
Current Draw
    1,000 mA
    * Battery life for continuous use (differs depending on the conditions of use)
    Rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries: approximately 4 hours
    * Carbon-zinc or alkaline batteries cannot be used
Accessories
    Owner's manual
    Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
    AC adaptor
    Power cord
    Strap
    Blade panel (including Hex key, screws)
    Ferrite core (including Band for fastening the core)
Options (sold separately)
    AX-Edge stand (ST-AX2)
    Pedal switch: DP series
    Expression pedal: EV-5
Size and Weight
Width
    1,252 mm
    49-5/16 inches
Depth
    291 mm
    11-1/2 inches
Height
    85 mm
    3-3/8 inches
Weight (excluding AC adaptor, Batteries)
    4.2 kg
    9 lbs. 5 oz.




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