AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer

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Roland Corporation announced the general availability of the AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer – the first of the legendary AX-Series to offer an onboard sound engine, featuring a collection of the best of Roland's cutting-edge synth sounds.

Created with the art of performance in mind, the AX-Synth allows keyboardists to connect with their audience as guitarists and singers do. Real-time controls such as the Ribbon, Modulation Bar, D BEAM, and aftertouch knob controllers give the ability to perform memorable and expressive solos. When wearing the battery-powered and wireless AX-Synth, keyboardists can create kinetic musical performances, moving freely around the stage without any encumbering wires or cables.

The AX-Synth features 49 velocity-sensitive keys and is the first shoulder keyboard to include a 128-voice polyphonic sound engine with 256 distinct tones accessible from eight bank buttons, plus a collection of ultra-expressive sounds generated by Roland's SuperNATURAL sound engine. The AX-Synth also includes an easy-to-use software editor/librarian for designing and storing user-created sounds.

Here are some of the cool features in this new product:

– Built-in sound engine with voices from Roland's latest synthesizers

– Ribbon controller, D Beam, modulation bar, knobs, and easy-to-see display for stage

– USB MIDI for easy connection to PC

– Dedicated V-LINK button for video/visual control

– Innovative bender mode for expressive solos

– Long battery operation (approx. 6 hours)

Size and weight (excluding batteries):

Width:

1,142 mm

45 inches

Depth:

266 mm

10-1/2 inches

Height:

87 mm

3-7/16 inches

Weight:

3.9 kg

8 lbs. 10 oz.

The AX-Synth is now shipping with an MSRP of $1,349.00.

More info for the product at Roland.