Roland Aerophone Pro AE-30 Digital Wind Instrument

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AE-30

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Next generation digital wind instrument for professional players


Roland's Aerophone series has opened a new world of creative possibilities for wind instrument players, and Aerophone Pro delivers the most expressive and playable experience yet.

Aerophone Pro makes it easy to channel your creativity and lose yourself in the moment. Fingering is the same as an acoustic sax and includes a high-F# key, so you already know how to play it. And configurable controls for both hands and a MIDI input for footswitches greatly expand your performance options. The breath and bite sensors are more responsive and expressive than ever, with low latency and configurable settings to suit your unique playing style.

Authentic brass, woodwinds, strings, and more.
Aerophone Pro packs an entire brass and woodwind section into a single instrument. There are newly enhanced soprano, alto, and tenor saxes, vibrant new trumpet sounds, and authentic world instruments like the stunning new duduk. Its SuperNATURAL technology translates every nuance of your playing with lifelike dynamics, articulations, and overtones. Multiple custom fingerings are supported, while new controller options enable idiomatic performance techniques on a range of instruments, from mainstream to exotic.

Features
• Sleek and refined design with premium materials and pro connectivity
• More playable and responsive than ever with low-latency sensors and controls
• Over 300 acoustic and electronic sounds from traditional to modern and world instruments
• Newly modeled SuperNATURAL tones with authentic acoustic sound and response
• Advanced ZEN-Core Synthesis System for vintage and modern synthesizer sounds
• Easy-to-read OLED screen and ergonomic controls
• Layer up to five-part harmonies or play along with the new drone function
• Bluetooth audio and MIDI, USB MIDI, and traditional MIDI ports
• Built-in speaker, headphones jack, and battery power so you can play anywhere
• Editor app for full visual control and deep editing on mobile devices
• High-quality, cushioned carrying bag with large pocket for accessories

In the Box
- Owner's manual
- Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
- AC adaptor
- Mouthpiece cap
- Band
- USB cable (Type C - Type A)
- Thumb hook cover (2 types)
- Water Basin
- Dedicated hand carry bag

AE-30 Specs

Key Layout: Saxophone compatible

Sound Generator: ZEN-Core SuperNATURAL acoustic

Parts: 4 Parts (SuperNATURAL/Drum: 1 Part)

Preset Memory:
- Preset Scene: 305
- Preset Tone: 318
- Preset Drum Kit: 10
User Memory:
- User Scenes: 600
- User Tones: 512
- Favorite Scenes: 12

Effects: Multi-effects. Chorus, Delay, Reverb
Controllers: Breath sensor, Bite sensor, Performance keys, Octave keys, Thumb lever, Thumb pad, S1/S2 button, Scene buttons, Menu buttons, Scene category knob, Transpose knob, MIDI control switch

Bluetooth: Ver 4.2
Profile Support: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)

Display: Graphic OLED 128 x 32 dots

Connectors:
- PHONES jack: stereo miniature phone type
- OUTPUT jack: stereo 1/4-inch phone type
- MIDI (IN/OUT) jack:
- USB COMPUTER/MEMORY port (Type-C, AUDIO/MIDI)
- DC IN jack

External Memory: USB Flash drive (Type-C, sold separately)

Speaker Amplifier Power Output: 1.5 W x 2
Speakers: 2.8 cm x 2

Power Supply:
- AC adaptor (DC 5.7 V)
- Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 6
Current Draw: 915 mA
Battery life for continuous use (differs depending on the conditions of use)
Rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries: approximately 6 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 1,900 mAh.)
*Carbon-zinc or alkaline batteries cannot be used

Dimensions (W x D x H): 133 x 84 x 687 mm / 5-1/4 x 3-5/16 x 27-1/16 inches
Weight (including batteries): 1,140 g / 2 lb 9 oz

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After waiting months for the Aerophone Pro to arrive I purchased it anticipating that as a “Pro” model it would be a significant improvement over the AE-10 which I own and play. However after just a few days I’ve already returned it to Long & McQuade. The key noise is unacceptably loud. They don’t just clatter when you play, they clack like an old computer keyboard from the 80s - but louder. I own nine different wind controllers going back to the mid-80s and this is the first controller I’ve ever had to return to the store. I’m surprised Roland would sell a product with such loud clattery keys. One of the first comments I got was that the keys made a cheap plastic sound. If you don't care about loud key clacking the AE-30 is a darn good controller with excellent breath control and a range of playable sounds, though I was a bit disappointed with the Supernatural sounds. I think the Aerophone AE-10 does better with several of them, especially strings. But as I couldn't get past the loud key noise I didn't delve into the features other than to note there is a wide range of user settings. There's a lot of customization possible with the sounds -- but it requires a bit of a learning curve. If you plan to play the Aerophone Pro in a noisy environment such as a pub where there's lots of loud talking then I doubt anyone past the first few tables will hear the keys clattering. You certainly can't play it at low volume without the distraction of the clacking. I wish I could give this a better review. I will wait until I hear that Roland has corrected this obvious problem before I consider buying the Aerophone Pro — again.
Posted by James on Mar 29, 2021
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