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AE-10

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All-New Digital Wind Instrument with Traditional Sax Fingering and Flexible Onboard Sounds

In the studio and on stage, your trusty acoustic sax is always by your side. But if you work across a range of musical genres, imagine how useful it would be to own a single wind instrument that delivers every sound that's required. The Roland Aerophone AE-10 is a trailblazing digital wind instrument that fuses traditional sax fingering with the flexible onboard tones you need. Seasoned players will feel instantly at home with the familiar saxophone fingering system, responsive SuperNATURAL sounds, and a breath sensor that reacts like your favorite acoustic horn. The large sound selection faithfully recreates saxophone models from soprano to baritone, plus wind instruments like clarinet and trumpet, string instruments, and even synths. With built-in speakers, battery power capability, and DAW connectivity, the Roland Aerophone AE-10 is the versatile, play-anywhere choice that supports you in every musical scenario.

All-new digital wind instrument with traditional sax fingering and flexible onboard sounds.

• Digital wind instrument with flexible onboard sounds

• Fingering compatible with an acoustic saxophone

• Mouthpiece features sensitive breath sensor with reed structure for friendly playing feel and control over techniques like vibrato and pitch

• Roland's proprietary SuperNATURAL sound technology reproduces the subtle tonal nuances produced with dynamics and articulation

• Realistic and expressive saxophone sounds include soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone, all instantly transposable to any key with no fingering stress

• Wide variety of additional acoustic sounds include wind instruments (clarinet, flute, and trumpet) and string instruments (violin)

• Roland's latest synth sounds on board, optimized for breath control

• Easy operation with display for selecting sounds and settings

• Onboard monitor speakers and headphones output for playing anytime, anywhere

• Battery operation (6 x AA) for up to seven hours of continuous play

• Easy connection to a computer DAW via USB

• Input for connecting a smartphone or music player for playing along with backing music

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I've always wanted an electronic wind instrument that actually played and felt like an acoustic instrument. This is by far the closest to that idea that I've ever had the pleasure of playing. Having previously owned a predecessor electronic wind synth from another maker, to me every aspect of the Aerophone feels like a major innovation. From the physical design to the built-in sounds, I'm very impressed with the overall quality that Roland has made here. The instrument's performance right out of the box is very good... the ergonomics, movable buttons, fingerings, mouthpiece, altissimo recognition, on-board speaker, and weight are all very natural and comfortable. Although it ultimately feels different than an acoustic instrument (obviously), this is still an ideal tool to assist with practicing without being so complicated that you need to be a pro or incredibly computer savvy in order to play the instrument and make it sound good. In other words, you do not need a lot of additional gear to start playing right out of the box (you will need an inexpensive USB-B 2.0 cable to install the software update). As for professional players - I have no doubt that they will amaze people for years to come with the possibilities of the Aerophone. I, for one, am so happy with this instrument, and strongly feel that Roland has found the sweet spot in a technology that has not seen a major innovation in decades!
Posted by Jeff on Apr 10, 2017
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Roland AE-10 Aerophone. An all-new digital instrument with traditional sax fingering.