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Unveiled: Roland FR8X & FR8XB Accordions, Roland BK9 Keyboard, Roland FP80 & FP50 Pianos and Boss RC505 Looper

Roland have just announced several excellent new products to their line, along with a new Boss loop station.

Roland FR8X V-Accordion and Roland FR8XB Button V-Accordion

Roland have done some amazing work with digital accordions over the last few years. They now announce the arrival of the FR8X in both Piano and Button versions. This will be the new top-of-the-line V-Accordion, taking over from the FR7X. Roland say:

The Ultimate Fusion of Technology and Tradition
"With the incredible new FR-8x Piano Type, Roland has perfected the synergy between traditional accordion playability and modern digital power. The latest flagship piano-type V-Accordion is jam-packed with features and enhancements developed with input from the world’s top players, bringing a previously unattained level of expression and versatility to every accordionist. Innovative Dynamic Bellows Behavior technology delivers the true bellows response of an acoustic accordion, while the expanded sound set, four powerful multi-effects, an onboard looper, and much more offer a treasure chest of tools for dynamic musical exploration. Seamlessly fusing top-level technology with familiar acoustic tradition, the FR-8x Piano Type V-Accordion ushers in a new era of creative freedom for players everywhere."









See here for more details:

Roland FR8X Piano Accordion Red

Roland FR8X Piano Accordion Black

Roland FR8X Button Accordion Red

Roland FR8X Button Accordion Black

For further information, or to pre-order any of these items, please call us on 01524 410202

Roland FP80 & Roland FP50 Digital Pianos 

Roland have also announced the arrival of 2 new Digital Stage Pianos, the FP80 and the FP50.
The Roland FP80 is a high class 88 note digital piano, packed with features:









Top Piano Expression and Inspiring Features in a Sleek, Contemporary Design
"Stylish and portable, the FP-80 Digital Piano brings a rich and rewarding musical experience to every piano lover. The acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine and Ivory Feel-S Keyboard deliver authentic tone and touch, while an onboard multi-channel speaker system equipped with Roland’s Acoustic Projection technology envelops you with beautiful, immersive sound. The advanced rhythm feature further expands the joy of playing the piano, providing dynamic, sophisticated accompaniments that automatically follow your performances in real time. Available in attractive black or white finishes, the versatile FP-80 is perfect for a wide range of applications, including stage performing, the classroom, daily practice, and entertainment at home."

It will be available in Black and White, see below for more details:

Roland FP80 Digital Stage Piano in Black

Roland FP80 Digital Stage Piano in White

The Roland FP50 is a cheaper and more lightweight alternative to the FP80, still packed with amazing features:
"Travel-friendly and affordable, the FP-50 brings you top-class piano performance along with many other great features to enhance your playing enjoyment. At your fingers is the authentic tone and touch of an acoustic grand, plus a large selection of versatile sounds for performing in a variety of situations. The intelligent rhythm feature makes it simple to create incredible music, providing dynamic, sophisticated accompaniments that automatically follow your performances in real time. And with its compact, stylish design and built-in speaker system, the FP-50 is always ready to go wherever you want to play."
It is also available in both Black & White:







Roland FP50 Digital Stage Piano in Black
Roland FP50 Digital Stage Piano in White

For further information, or to pre-order any of these items, please call us on 01524 410202

Roland BK9 Keyboard
Another great new Roland product is the new Roland BK9, a 76 Note Keyboard packed with rhythms, backings and much more:


"The BK-9 Backing Keyboard is the new flagship instrument in the acclaimed BK series, bringing together sensational sounds, top-class rhythms, and an incredible selection of premium features. You have a world of music under fingertip control, with a massive sound selection—including Roland’s renowned SuperNATURAL sounds—and a huge range of completely remastered rhythm accompaniments in nearly every musical genre, from classic to modern. An innovative dual LCD system and intuitive panel layout make it easy to direct your virtual band, while powerful effects and assignable real-time controls let you select and shape sounds with ease. With numerous additional highlights such as USB song playback/recording, an onboard 16-track sequencer, Rhythm Composer, and much more, the BK-9 is a powerhouse music machine for professional performing, song composition, and casual enjoyment at home."
For more details, including a video of the new Roland BK-9. see below:

Roland BK9 76 Note Keyboard

For further information, or to pre-order any of these items, please call us on 01524 410202

Boss RC505 Loops Station
And finally, there is a brand new Boss RC Loop pedal. Building on the success of previous Boss Loop Stations, the new RC505 is a tabletop design that is designed to be used by hand rather than just a foot controller. It can also play 5 different loops simultaneously:








Boss RC-505 Loop Station Hands-On Looper for Modern Performers
"Beatboxers, singers, and club performers, your Loop Station has arrived—introducing the RC-505, a unique and powerful live performance tool that’s perfect for next-generation loop artists. In a compact tabletop device, you have easy fingertip control of five stereo phrase tracks and various loop playback behaviors, plus INPUT FX and TRACK FX that deliver a wide range of real-time processing options for dynamic, expressive sound creation. Just plug in a mic, instrument, or other audio source, and then ride the intuitive panel controls to build and mix some amazing loops! The RC-505 also supports computer integration via USB and operation with external pedals and MIDI, opening a world of advanced looping possibilities for all types of musicians."

Boss RC505 Loop Station

For further information, or to pre-order any of these items, please call us on 01524 410202.