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Roland FR-1 Chromatic V-Accordion

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Roland FR-1

 is an ultra-light, smaller sized Chromatic V-Accordion, perfect for young beginners and music schools alike. The FR-1's compact, yet uncompromising sound quality makes it ideal for stage performers and keyboardists as well. The FR-1 has a long battery life (uses 8 x "AA" type 2000mAH Ni-MH batteries) to give you over five hours of performance per pack. This accordion boasts seven accordion sets, fifteen micro tunings, four orchestra sounds and four organ sounds. To sweeten up your tones is a large selection of effects including reverb, chorus and rotary sounds. You can even play drums using the bass and chord buttons.


Small size, big performance
Sound quality, small size, attractive price. The FR-1 sets a new standard in learning and live performance in only 5.5 kg.

Long battery life
8 x AA type 2000mAH Ni-MH Batteries will give you more than 5 hours of playing time, so time is certainly not a problem when you are playing the FR-1! The player can walk easily on stage without worrying about time.

A speakerless light model
Connect your FR-1 to Roland amplifiers (MOBILE CUBE, CM-30, CUBE Street, SA-300) and be impressed by the power of your sound!

Play anytime and anywhere!
With good-quality inner earphones included in the FR-1 package. This silent accordion is extremely convenient for practising at night and without disturbing your family or neighbours.

Make your FR-1 unique!
The FR-1 comes with 6 variations of inlay sheets which enable owners to change the appearance of their FR-1 from time to time by changing these sheets. The player can also create his/her own custom designed inlay sheets using their PC and printer, or by using any kind of commercially designed paper.

Advanced musical expression
With the FR-1, you can simulate up to 7 different Accordions. Also, with the innovative presence of 4 Organ presets (Harmonic Bar) with rotary effect, you can produce


Keyboard & Bellows
Right hand: 26 keys, velocity sensitive (starting at B key)
Left hand: 72 velocity-sensitive buttons
Bellows: Real pneumatic detection of bellows pressure (high-resolution pressure sensor), bellows resistance regulator

Sound Source
Maximum polyphony: 128 voices
Tones: 7 accordion sets (each including: 8 Treble registers, 3 Bass registers, 3 Orchestra Bass registers, 3 Orchestra Chord registers, 4 Orchestra sounds, 4 Organ sounds)
Treble reed footages: 4
Bass reed footages: 5
Chord reed footages: 3

PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
Noises: stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise, left button noise
Individual reed simulation: hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, pressure-variant filter, pressure variant pitch deviation
Reed sound wave switching: by bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed

Musette Tuning:
Micro tuning presets: 15 (Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish)

Reverb: 8 types
Chorus: 8 types
Rotary: Slow/Fast (for organ sounds)

Panel Controls:
Knob controls: Volume/power
Registers: 4x Treble, Orchestra, Organ, Set, 3x Bass, Orchestra Bass, Orchestra Chord
Buttons: Orchestra/Organ, Orch Bass, Orch Chord, Left Register, Drums/Default, Song/Demo, User Prog/Dec, Metronome/Inc.

Operation Mode:
Bass 2Bs Rows, 3Bs Rows A-7th, 3Bs rows A-5dim, 3Bs Rows B-7th, 3Bs Rows B-5dim, 3Bs Rows Bx
Treble modes (Button-type): C-Griff Europe, C-Griff2, B-Griff Bajan, B-Griff Fin, D-Griff 1, D-Griff 2 -Octave: Down (-), 0, Up (+) (for Treble, Orchestra and Organ)
Drums: 4 drum/percussion sets
Song: 4 preset songs with selectable mute function for left-or right- hand part

Power Supply: Supplied external adaptor or optional batteries
Power Consumption: 375 mA (using external adaptor)
Expected battery life under continuous use: Approx. 5.5 hours (Optional 8 x AA type Ni-MH 2000 mAh batteries)
This varies depending on the actual conditions of use
NOTE: Be sure to only use rechargeable Ni-MH AA-type batteries. Carbon and alkaline batteries should not be used.

Headphones jack (Stereo)
Output Jack: L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass)
MIDI connector: OUT, IN (adjustable via Function parameter)
DC IN Jack
Power Supply: External AC adaptor (100 to 240 V, universal)
Metronome: (Time Signature: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 6/8, 9/8), (Tempo: 20-250), (Level: Off, Low, Medium, High)

1/4" to 1/4" phone (guitar) cable
Earphones (with 1/8" to 1/4" plug adaptor)
AC adaptor
Quick Start manual
CD-ROM with Owner's Manual
Reference caps for the treble buttons (Button-type)
Strip for securing the adapter, MIDI and/or audio cables
Hexagonal wrench
Replaceable "traforo" inlay sheets: 5

Size and Weight
Width: 365 mm; 14-3/8 inches
Depth: 195 mm; 7-11/16 inches
Height: 395 mm; 15-9/16 inches
Weight: 5.5 kg; 12 lbs. 3 oz.

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