Product no.: RFR7

FR-7: V-Accordion



The FR-7 is the first instruments of its type to successfully integrate powerful Physical Behaviour Modelling (PBM) technology into a traditional accordion design, combining the familiar sounds and nuances of a traditional accordion with the versatility of a modern digital musical instrument. You can instantly select and switch between a wide range of sounds and/or types of accordions, or customise your own unique timbres. Because it doesn’t depend on moving parts for sound generation, the V-Accordion is always in tune, and both keyboards can be transposed to play across a wide range of octaves. For sound output, the V-Accordions can plug directly into a sound system, recording device, or plug in a pair of headphones for silent practice. This amazing instrument must be squeezed to be believed. Physical Behaviour Modelling provides amazing simulation of traditional accordions 30 virtual accordion models inside, plus 29 orchestral sounds Portable, lightweight, and expandable via MIDI A complete, all-in-one instrument with powered speakers Physical Behaviour Modelling (PBM) At the heart of the FR-7 is Roland’s proprietary PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling) sound engine and sound modelling technology. Physical Behaviour

Modelling uses complex algorithms (as opposed to sampled sounds) to accurately model an acoustic accordion’s sound characteristics. The result is an engine that faithfully recreates the actual physical behaviour and expressive nuances of an acoustic instrument. Unique, All-in-One Portable Instrument Lightweight and portable, the FR-7 uses an onboard digital amplifier with rechargeable Ni-Mh battery pack (optional on the FR-5) to power a pair of neodymium woofers and tweeters for a consistent, full range low-end to high-end output. The right-and left-hand velocity sensitive keyboards integrate with the high-resolution bellows pressure sensor to deliver an amazing level of expressiveness, realism, and playability. Super Realistic Accordion Simulations The FR-7 can simulate up to 30 different accordion sound sets, each including 14 treble registers, seven bass and chord registers, and seven free bass registers. To create these high-quality sounds, Roland engineers analysed dozens of popular traditional acoustic accordions, resulting in a single instrument that can faithfully reproduce a variety of traditional accordions, including their different tuning characteristics. As a result, the V-Accordion can switch instantly between an Italian Jazz, German Folk, French Musette, or historic Bandoneon, and more. Variety of Orchestral Sounds Combined with Traditional Accordion Sounds Along with stellar onboard accordion sounds, the FR-7 incorporates Roland’s acclaimed orchestral sounds. Traditional and orchestral sound combinations can be easily created and played back, complete with full bellows articulation and unique keyboard modes such as Solo, Dual, and High/Low. Seven high-quality bass sounds can be played separately by the left hand, including: Acoustic Bass, Bowed Bass, Fingered Bass, Picked Bass, Fretless Bass, Baritone Tuba, and Baritone Tuba + E.Bass. Exploring the Possibilities The V-Accordion combines velocity sensitive keyboards, and a high-resolution bellows pressure sensor to create a whole new world of expressive possibilities. Using the High/Low Mode feature, you can control up to four parts simultaneously in real time from just one V-Accordion. Onboard MIDI functionality allows you to expand the range of performance options to sound modules, arranger keyboards, or an external sequencer. The more you experiment with the V-Accordion’s capabilities, the more possibilities you’ll find! Specs Keyboard & Bellows Right Hand 41 Keys Piano Type with velocity and aftertouch Left Hand 120 Bass buttons with velocity Keyboard Mode Right Hand: Solo, Dual, High/Low (for Orchestral Sounds) Left Hand: Standard, Free Bass, Orchestral Bass, Orchestral Chord, Orchestral Free Bass Bellows Real pneumatic detection of bellows pressure, by a high resolution pressure sensor Sound Tones: Accordion Set 40 full programmable * Each Accordion Sets including: 14 Treble registers 7 Bass registers 7 Free Bass registers 7 Orchestral Free Bass registers 7 Orchestral Bass registers 7 Orchestral Chord registers 22 Orchestral sounds Treble Reed Footages 7 Bass Reed Footages 5 Chord Reed Footages 3 Free Bass Footages 2 Orchestral Sounds 22: Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Oboe, Harmonica, Muted Harmonica, Violin, Pizzicato, Flute, Pan Flute, Highland, Zampogna, Jazz organ, Perc. Organ, Rotary Organ, Trem. Organ, Voice, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Piano Orchestral Bass Sounds 7: Acoustic Bass, Bowed Bass, Fingered Bass, Picked Bass, Fretless Bass, Tuba, Tuba Mix Orchestra Free Bass sounds Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc.Organ, AC Guitar, AC Piano Orchestral Chord Trombone, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Trem. Organ, Voice, AC Guitar, AC Piano 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 Wave By bellows acceleration By note repetition speed Musette Tuning Musette-Micro-Tuning Presets 16: Off (Standard), Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish Effects Reverb 8 Types Chorus 8 Types Delay 8 Types Rotary for Orchestral Organ Sound Slow/Fast "Cassotto" and "Sordina" Simulation Yes Panel Controls Knob Controls Volume, Treble/Bass balance, Reverb, Chorus, Delay Encoder Data Edit with Enter switch Panel Switches Treble Registers 14 + Master + Orchestra Bass Registers 7 Navigation Switches Up, Down, Menu/Write, Exit/Jump Other Switches Accordion Set Up/Down, Sordina On/Off, Power Others Display 48 x 84 dots graphic backlit LCD Rated Power Output 2 x 25 W RMS Speakers 10cm x 2 speakers (using Neodymium Transducer Magnets), Tweeters x 2 Onboard Connectors Headphone jack (Stereo), Output jack (Stereo), Multi Connector (to FBC-7) Battery Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack 24V-4500mAh Color Variation Dark Grey, Red Supplied Accessories FBC-7 (Power supply/Battery Charger), Owner's Manual, Straps, Accordion cloth, Treble Reference caps, Bass Reference Caps, Power Cord 19-Pin Multicore cable External FBC-7 Specifications 5 Programmable Foot switches (Set Up/Down, Register Up/Down, Sustain), Multi connector (towards Accordion), Expression Pedal jack, MIDI connectors (In, Out, Thru), Output jacks (L/Mono, R), AC Inlet Optional Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack 24V-4500mAh, V-Accordion Gigbag, FBC-7 Gigbag Size and Weight Width 528 mm 20-13/16 inches Depth 275 mm 10-7/8 inches Height 423 mm 16-11/16 inches Weight 11.5 kg 25 lbs. 6 oz. RRP. £4,086 BUY NOW £2300.00




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