NAMM06: Roland Release New E-Series Arranger Keyboard

E-09 has plenty of performance at an entry-level price      22/01/06

Roland have added to their E-Series Arranger keyboards with the E-09, on display at the show. Here’s what they say about it in their press release….
Its price might say ‘low end’, but the E-09’s sounds and styles are nothing but first class. Building on the success of Roland’s popular E-series arranger keyboards, the E-09 ushers in a brand-new look, feel, and sound for the family. With its new high-quality sound engine, pro-style appearance, and powerful specifications — including a newly designed library of sounds and interactive styles — the E-09 raises the quality standard for entry-level arrangers.
With a global array of interactive musical accompaniments onboard, the E-09 puts a world of colorful and authentic music under the player’s fingertips. Master programmers from around the world have created special Styles for the E-09, spotlighting the Western, Middle Eastern, and Asian cultures.
As Roland’s technology continues to expand and improve, so too does the user-friendliness of its instruments. The E-09 is no exception, as it provides a clearly labeled lineup of large, friendly buttons across its front panel, logically organized into task types. There are one-touch Tone and Style locator buttons to help find the sound and style quickly, plus an array of helpful, dedicated controls to make navigating and playing the instrument a breeze.
The E-09 introduces a new professional-grade industrial design to the E family. Its black metallic finish, coupled with a slim, streamlined chassis design, makes the E-09 eye catching and easy to transport. Despite its slim physique, the E-09 outputs an impressively big sound from its built-in stereo speaker system. To further enhance the sound, the built-in effects processor can add space, depth, and other special effects. There are 47 types of multi-effects to choose from, plus eight varieties of reverbs and choruses.

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