Roland FR-1 V-Accordion Piano or Button Type  

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All the functionality and fun of a traditional accordion in a smaller, digitally enhanced package

The revolutionary Roland V-Accordion FR-1 (piano style) or FR-1B (button type) is perfect for young beginners and music schools, yet its uncompromising sound quality makes it ideal for stage performers and keyboardists too.

The ultra-light, smaller sized accordion has a long battery life (uses 8 x "AA" type 2000mAH Ni-MH batteries) to provide you with over 5 hours of performance per pack.

Make Your FR-1/1B Unique
Roland V-Accordions come with 6 variations of inlay sheets that enable you to change the appearance of yours whenever you like. You can also create your own custom-designed inlay sheets using your printer and A4 sized paper or by using any kind of commercially designed paper.

Play Anytime and Anywhere
With high-quality earphones included in the FR-1/FR-1B package the V-Accordion is extremely convenient for practicing at night and without disturbing your family or neighbors.

Advanced Musical Expression
With the Roland FR-1/1B, you can simulate up to 7 different accordions. With the innovative 4 Organ presets (Harmonic Bar) and rotary effect, you can produce amazing organ sounds as well. You can even play your own beats, adding drums with the bass and chord buttons.

Features
  • Extremely lightweight and portable
  • Instantly switch between classic accordions, tunings, and orchestral instruments
  • Built-in reverb, chorus, rotary, and effects
  • Ideal for young students and stage performers
Keyboard & Bellows
  • Right hand: 26 keys, velocity sensitive (starting at B key)
  • Left hand: 72 velocity-sensitive buttons
  • Bellows: Real pneumatic detection of bellows pressure (high-resolution pressure sensor), bellows resistance regulator
Sound Source
  • Maximum polyphony: 128 voices
  • Tones: 7 accordion sets (each including: 8 Treble registers, 3 Bass registers, 3 Orchestra Bass registers, 3 Orchestra Chord registers, 4 Orchestra sounds, 4 Organ sounds)
  • Treble reed footages: 4
  • Bass reed footages: 5
  • Chord reed footages: 3
PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
  • Noises: stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise, left button noise
  • Individual reed simulation: hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, pressure-variant filter, pressure variant pitch deviation
  • Reed sound wave switching: by bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
Musette Tuning:
  • Micro tuning presets: 15 (Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish)
Effects
  • Reverb: 8 types
  • Chorus: 8 types
  • Rotary: Slow/Fast (for organ sounds)
Panel Controls:
  • Knob controls: Volume/power
  • Registers: 4x Treble, Orchestra, Organ, Set, 3x Bass, Orchestra Bass, Orchestra Chord
  • Buttons: Orchestra/Organ, Orch Bass, Orch Chord, Left Register, Drums/Default, Song/Demo, User Prog/Dec, Metronome/Inc.
Operation Mode:
  • Bass 2Bs Rows, 3Bs Rows A-7th, 3Bs rows A-5dim, 3Bs Rows B-7th, 3Bs Rows B-5dim, 3Bs Rows Bx
  • Treble modes (Button-type): C-Griff Europe, C-Griff2, B-Griff Bajan, B-Griff Fin, D-Griff 1, D-Griff 2 -Octave: Down (-), 0, Up (+) (for Treble, Orchestra and Organ)
  • Drums: 4 drum/percussion sets
  • Song: 4 preset songs with selectable mute function for left-or right- hand part
General
  • Power Supply: Supplied external adaptor or optional batteries
  • Power Consumption: 375 mA (using external adaptor)
  • Expected battery life under continuous use: Approx. 5.5 hours (Optional 8 x AA type Ni-MH 2000 mAh batteries)
  • This varies depending on the actual conditions of use
NOTE:
  • Be sure to only use rechargeable Ni-MH AA-type batteries. Carbon and alkaline batteries should not be used.
Connectors
  • Headphones jack (Stereo)
  • Output Jack: L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass)
  • MIDI connector: OUT, IN (adjustable via Function parameter)
  • DC IN Jack
  • Power Supply: External AC adaptor (100 to 240 V, universal)
  • Metronome: (Time Signature: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 6/8, 9/8), (Tempo: 20-250), (Level: Off, Low, Medium, High)
Accessories
  • 1/4" to 1/4" phone (guitar) cable
  • Earphones (with 1/8" to 1/4" plug adaptor)
  • AC adaptor
  • Quick Start manual
  • CD-ROM with Owner's Manual
  • Reference caps for the treble buttons (Button-type)
  • Strip for securing the adapter, MIDI and/or audio cables
  • Hexagonal wrench
  • Straps
  • Replaceable "traforo" inlay sheets: 5

Order the unique FR-1 V-Accordion today!

 

FR-1 V-Accordion Piano or Button Type Specifications:

  • Size and Weight
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 365mm x 195mm x 395mm, 14-3/8" x 7-11/16" x 15-9/16"
  • Weight: 5.5kg, 12lb. 3 oz.
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Fantastic Instrument.

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Comments about Roland FR-1 V-Accordion Piano or Button Type:

This is a fantastic instrument. We have two in the family. I own the chromatic button version and my wife owns the piano version. Like any electronic instrument, it must be connected to a proper audio amplifier/speaker system, and of course the volume and sound quality that you get depends on the characteristics of that system. Given a proper audio system, the sampled sound quality from the FR-1 is impressive. The various accordion sounds are very authentic. The orchestral clarinet and sax are award winning. The organ sounds are absolutely beautiful. It even has percussion sounds. As a beginner level, amateur musician, I especially like the ease of use of the FR-1. All the features are straightforward and easy to use, and the default configuration is appropriate for all of my playing. A simple search on YouTube will reveal plenty of competent people at all performance levels, from world class virtuosos like Ludovic Beier to average beginners like myself. I especially like the bellows action and dynamic performance of the FR-1. The FR-1 is a very economical opportunity to experience the world of electronic accordions.

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