Introducing the Roland A500 PRO – designed for use on stage, at home, or anywhere you may feel inspired. A combination of Roland’s world-class engineering with Cakewalk’s ease-of-use, this MIDI keyboard is a culmination of over 30 years of keyboard development.
First things first: the top-quality key mechanism. This provides after touch and increased sensitivity for a wide range of expressive dynamics. Rounded key assemblies offer responsive touch reaction and a more comfortable glissando, despite the compressed size.
In addition, enhancements have been made to eliminate vertical shake and reduce the already low mechanical noise on key strokes. And with selectable Velocity curves you can fine tune the A300 PRO keyboard controller to match your playing style.
What’s more, the display is incredibly easy to navigate, with everything clearly laid out, the ideal way to assist your composing and producing. 9 knobs, 9 sliders, 4 buttons, and a dedicated Transport section offers fully assignable control to all of the features you might need. A rubber-coated Pitch Bend/Modulation Stick further offers expressive control of both functions at the same time.
This MIDI keyboard can be used in conjunction with the A300 PRO Editor for Mac and PC. This makes it easy and straightforward to customise for use with your favourite synth. Just fire up the editor, adjust your Control Map, and hit transmit…it’s that easy. And when you’re working with an ACT (Active Controller Technology) enabled DAW like SONAR, parameters will remap automatically, keeping you in the flow and focused on your music. As you would expect, the keyboard works with any DAW on Mac or PC, Windows 7 & Mac OS X Snow Leopard are supported.
Pads - [A1]–[A8]
Buttons - [B1]–[B4], [L1]–[L9]
Knobs - [R1]–[R9]
Sliders - [S1]–[S9]
Foot Pedals - HOLD (P1), EXPRESSION (P2)
Bender Lever - BENDER, MODULATION
Keyboard - AFTERTOUCH [VALUE] knob
Buttons - [ACT] button, [ < ] button, [ > ] button, [DUAL] button, [SPLIT] button, [UPPER] button, [LOWER] button, [SHIFT] button, [TRANSPOSE] button, OCTAVE [–] [+] button
[POWER] Switch (USB/OFF/DC IN)
[MIDI MERGE] Switch (ON/OFF)
HOLD (P1) Pedal Jack - 1/4 inch phone type
EXPRESSION (P2) Pedal Jack - 1/4 inch TRS phone type
MIDI Connectors - (IN, OUT)
DC IN Jack
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor) or USB Bus Power
300 mA (AC Adaptor or USB Bus Power)
A-PRO CD-ROM, Cakewalk Production Plus Pack DVD-ROM, USB Cable, Owner’s Manual, Cakewalk Production Plus Pack installation guide, License agreement
W - 839 mm x
D - 251 mm x
H - 91 mm
Weight - 3.8 kg