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Roland FR-1xb Button-style V-Accordion

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Roland FR-1xb

 V-Accordion is compact and lightweight, providing flexibility and portability with added USB functionality and advanced bellows-pressure circuitry for enhanced sensitivity and precision. The FR-1x sets a powerful standard for a small lightweight accordion, thanks to new-generation speakers onboard and an expanded 7-segment/3-character display.

The battery power and onboard speakers of the FR-1x make it ideal for the musician on the go. With its compact size, the FR-1x fits in the overhead storage compartment on most commercial airplanes. Enjoy instant, high-quality sound from the onboard speakers or play privately with your own headphones. You can access over a dozen different accordion sounds in an instant. There are even orchestral instruments onboard, as well as virtual tone wheel organs with realistic rotary effects. The FR-1xb also includes onboard manual drum/percussion sounds that can be played with the bass and chord buttons!


Full range high quality speakers on board in bass reflex box: 7 W x 2

USB memory port for Wave/MP3 player, new-sounds upload, data loading/saving

Professional look with friendly user interface and 7-segment LED

Standard and Free Bass modes

16 Accordion Sets, 16 Orchestral sounds, four Virtual Tone Wheel presets, eight User Programs

Available in black

USB memory port and USB Computer port on board
The USB memory port allows you to easily store data such as User Program, and to upload new sounds, thanks to the USB Flash Memory. Moreover you can manage MP3 and Wave files using the optional USB Flash Memory. Their playback is a good educational application and can enhance live performances too. The USB computer port is dedicated to MIDI computer applications, such as sequencer software programs.

Faster response and higher sensitivity
Thanks to Roland's sound generator that is optimized for Accordion performance, the FR-1xb will satisfy even the most demanding accordion player. Thanks to this new technology accordionists can feel perfectly at ease when playing their music especially once they have experienced the enhanced response of this instrument.

Set Editor software
A dedicated software program allows you to create a dedicated User Set for the FR-1xb with access to all Orchestra, Orchestra Bass and Orchestra Chord sounds. It will be available on the Roland Web site as a free download. Thanks to the USB port, it will be easy to load user sets into the FR-1xb.


Keyboard, Bass & Bellows
Right hand:62 buttons velocity sensitive
Left hand: 72 bass buttons velocity sensitive
Treble modes: C Griff Europe, C Griff 2, B Griff Bajan, B Griff Fin, D Griff 1, D Griff 2
Bass & Chord modes: 2 Bs Rows, 3 Bs Rows A-7th, 3 Bs Rows A-5dim, 3 Bs Rows B-7th, 3 Bs Rows B-5dim, 3 Bs Rows Bx-7th , 3 Bs Rows Belgium
Free Bass modes: Minor 3rd (37 notes Eb-Eb), Bajan (37 notes D-D), Fifth (36 notes C-C), North Europe (37 notes D-C#), Finnish (37 notes D-D)
Bellows: New pressure sensor for better sensitivity and Advanced Physical Behaviour Modelling such as detection of bellows opening/closing, Bellows Resistant Regulator wheel with fine adjustment
Bellows curve: Fixed Low, Fixed Med, Fixed High, X-Light, Light, Standard, Heavy, X-Heavy

Sound Generator
Max. polyphony: 128 voices
Tones (Accordion Set): 16 Accordion Sets (including 4 User Sets), each one including: 14 Treble registers, 7 Bass/Chord registers, 7 Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra FreeBass registers, 7 Orchestra Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Chord registers
Reed Footages: 7 Treble, 5 Bass, 3 Chord, 2 Free Bass
Additional sounds: Uploadable from USB memory and saved on 4 User sets

Orchestral sounds: Strings, JazzScat1, JazzDoos, Str&Choir, Twin Trump, Trombone, FrenchHorn, Brass, Flute1, Tenor Sax2, Clarinet, Oboe, Ac Piano, Ac Guitar, Mandolin, HarpsStr
Organ sounds: Jazz Slow/Fast, Latin Slow/Fast, HousPerc Slow/Fast, Theatre Slow/Fast
Orchestral Bass sounds: Acoustic, Fingered, Bowed, Jazz Pedal VTW, Tuba Mix, Tuba, Fretless
Orchestral Chord sounds: Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, R&B VTW, Steel Gtr, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano
Orchestral Free Bass sounds: Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, Clarinet, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano, Oboe

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
Switching Reed Sound Wav: By bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
Bellows opening/closing sound change: 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

Effects Reverb/Chorus: 8 types, 8 types
Rotary for Organ sound: Slow/Fast

Panel controls
Knob controls & Registers: Volume, 4 x Treble/Orchestra/Organ + Set
Other switches: Drum On/Off, Orchestra On/Off, Organ On/Off, Free Bass On/Off, Orchestra Bass On/Off, Orchestra Chord/Free Bass On/Off, User Programs On/Off, Wave/MP3 player: Reset/Stop, Play/Pause, Power

Operation Mode
Operation Mode User Programs: 8 memories
Orchestra/Organ mode: Solo, Dual
Octave: Down, 0, Up for Treble, Orchestra/Organ
Metronome: On/Off
Bass&Chord with drum/percussion sounds: On/Off for Bass/Orch Bass 2 rows, Chord/Orchestra Chord 4 rows
Audio Player: mp3/Wave player from USB memory
Bass to Treble mode: On/Off

Display: 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Rated Power Output: 7 W x 2
Speakers: 9 cm x 2
Wave Expansion: 2 internal areas (8 MB each) to load new sounds
Power supply: AC adaptor; Batteries (not included) AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH x 8
Expected battery life under continuous use: 5-hours (speaker ON mode); 8-hours (speaker OFF mode); *With using Ni-MH 2000mAh batteries
Onboard Connectors:
OUTPUT jacks L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass): 1/4" phone type
PHONES jack: 1/4" phone type
MIDI OUT connector
USB MEMORY connector type A
USB COMPUTER connector type B
DC IN connector
Color variation: Black
Accessories: AC Adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor), Owner's Manual, Reference caps for the bass buttons, Reference caps for the treble buttons, Straps, Strip for securing the adapter, MIDI and/or audio cables
Options (sold separately): Accordion soft bag, USB Flash memory (M-UF-series), Audio-Midi cable (AMC-3), Music Rest and Throne (AAP-1), Headphones (RH-200, RH-300)

Size and Weight
Width (W): 380 mm; 15 inches
Depth (D): 365 mm; 14-3/8 inches
Height (H): 195 mm; 7-11/16 inches
Weight: 6.4 kg; 14 lbs. 2 oz.

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