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Roland Aerophone Pro AE-30 Digital Wind Instrument

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Aerophone Pro AE-30 Digital Wind Instrument

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Aerophone Pro AE-30 Digital Wind Instrument
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Aerophone Pro AE-30 Digital Wind Instrument

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YouTube Video Roland Aerophone Pro: Overview and Sounds
YouTube Video Sounds of the Roland Aerophone Pro, Performed by Alistair Parnell
YouTube Video Roland Aerophone Pro Performance by MAE.SUN ft. Hailey Niswanger
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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

Media


Roland Aerophone Pro: Overview and SoundsWatch Video
Youtube video product demo
Sounds of the Roland Aerophone Pro, Performed by Alistair ParnellWatch Video
Youtube video product demo
Roland Aerophone Pro Performance by MAE.SUN ft. Hailey NiswangerWatch Video
Youtube video product demo

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Post Roland Repairs/modification 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
I Purchased the AE-30 again after returning the first one because of its loud rattly key noise. I decided to use it in situations where there was a lot of people and a drummer because even with the loud keys the sounds are very playable and editable and well worth stepping up from the AE-10
I was also told there was a "fix" for the key noise and sent this unit to Roland's repair dept. where they did quiet the key noise to a much more acceptable degree, plus they repaired a sticky octave-up key that has also been reported by other users. I'd still like even quieter keys.
This model has a lot of features no other synths have -- like modifying your sound by tilting the instrument up -- something that's truly unique to the AE-30 and also something I personally haven't yet found a reason to use.
I'm rating the AE-10 much higher than my original review because Roland did respond to key noise complaints with a fix which shows Roland does listen to its customers. Long & McQuade sent it in to Roland for me at no expense.
I would check out the AE-20 before buying this model because it's a bit less expensive with a few less features, but nothing important in my opinion -- unless you want the tilt-up voice mod feature.
As always, Long & McQuade has been an absolute delight to work with and took back my first AE-30 purchase without any hassle whatsoever. Whichever Roland model you buy, be sure and add another year of warranty coverage -- it's inexpensive and worth having as these instruments are delicate and might require adjustments/repairs past their one-year warranty from Roland.
Posted by James on Aug 29, 2022
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Roland Aerophone Pro AE-30 To The Rescue 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Brampton, Ontario
I am a saxophonist who has been trying to find a way to :
1. Practice without disturbing the entire family , pets , and neighbours, especially late at night.
2. Record different instrument sounds that I do not have in my home studio.
3. Record with an instrument that I feel at home with sax like fingering with endless possibilities.
I found all this and more with the Roland Aerophone Pro
AE-30. This for me is a game changer. It will never replace my conventional sax but it has given me more possibilities to explore to no end. Roland has really stepped up their game with this amazing product. I have so much fun with it and I can't wait to incorporate the Aerophone on my live shows. Thank you Roland and thank you Long & McQuade Brampton Dan McNab for the excellent service and non stop support!!
Posted by Enrico Galante on Feb 22, 2022
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Noisy Keys 10 of 10 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
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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