NAMM 2016: Roland A01 Boutique Controller and Synth

New sequencer, arpeggiator and 8-bit synth      23/01/16

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Buying Choices

The latest Boutique from Roland is the A01 - a sequencer, MIDI CV, Arpeggiator, controller and 8 bit monosynth in one box. Its an interesting combination of features. We caught up with Peter Brown who had it hooked up to the full Sytem 500 rack too.

Availablr soon, $399/£309

  • Ultra-compact controller and sound generator
  • Dual assignable ribbon controls for pitch bend, modulation, sound preview, CC, and more
  • MIDI over Bluetooth and CV/GATE outputs for legacy analogue/modular synthesizers
  • Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB bus-powered
  • 192x40 graphic LCD screen
  • Built-in 0.5 W mini-speaker for real-time sounds
  • Comes with the K-25m 25 key mini keyboard

NAMM 2016 Kit:
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