Sparkly Black Strap-On Synth

Roland AX-Synth shoulder synth is now available in a premium black sparkle finish      02/09/10
Sparkly Black Strap-On Synth


Roland has announced that its popular AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer is now available in a premium black sparkle finish. The new glass-particle UV finish reacts to various lighting conditions, creating a glistening appearance that is striking under stage lighting. The AX-Synth remains available in the standard white finish as well. Here's more details from Roland...
Created with the art of performance in mind, the AX-Synth allows keyboardists to connect with their audience as guitarists and singers do. It represents Roland's new generation of remote keyboards, offering an onboard sound engine that features a collection of the company's best cutting-edge synth sounds.
When wearing the battery-powered AX-Synth, keyboardists can escape their standard stationary rig and create kinetic musical performances, moving freely around the stage. The ribbon controller, mod bar, D BEAM, and assignable knobs give players the ability to perform memorable and expressive solos with the ultimate real time control.
The AX-Synth features 49 velocity-sensitive keys, and is the first shoulder keyboard to include a 128-voice polyphonic sound engine with 256 distinct tones accessible from eight bank buttons. It can also send and receive standard MIDI messages for use with other keyboards or sound modules. The AX-Synth includes a dedicated V-LINK button to control visual elements, and a dedicated PC software editor/librarian application is available for download for players who would like to customize their own sounds.
Pricing and Availability:
The AX-Synth with black sparkle finish is expected to be available in November with an MSRP of $1,449.00. More information:

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5 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Madame Roland    Said...

Strap that thing on and show 'em who's boss...

02-Sep-10 12:56 PM


Captain Obvious    Said...

One more product from Roland that is not going to get any updates or any support.

Roland support sucks. Buyers beware. Long gone are the glory days of Roland, all they do now is kiss ass and PR stuff, leaving musicians without crucial updates and bugfixes for years.

02-Sep-10 01:36 PM


YouKnow    Said...

Hey Captain! Do you have to copy and paste that into every Roland product mentioned? I guess you must have been insulted some way but this is just silly ...

02-Sep-10 05:53 PM


Juicy Audio Productions    Said...

It looks far more slicker (is that a word?) and tastier in black. Now to find a RATIONAL justification for buying one, cause "i wanna be jan hammer, with the d-beam-esque powers of jimmy page" isnt enough these days ;-)

03-Sep-10 06:17 AM


Atomic Shadow    Said...

From the title of the story I thought this was something else entirely!

Captain Obvious= anonymous internet bomb thrower. I have several Roland products that all work exactly as I would wish and I have never had any trouble finding answers to questions. Never needed tech support. If you have a gripe, take it up with Roland!

03-Sep-10 07:49 AM


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