FR-1x

COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT WITH ADVANCED FEATURES

V-Accordions have revolutionized the music world, and Roland has dedicated itself to the ongoing development of these amazing instruments. The FR-1x series is the newest addition to the famous V-Accordion family. These compact, lightweight models offer the same flexibility and portability as their popular FR-1 predecessors, but add significant features, including USB functionality and advanced bellows-pressure circuitry for enhanced sensitivity and precision. With new-generation speakers onboard and an expanded 7-segment/3-character display, the FR-1x piano-type and FR-1xb button-type set a powerful standard for a small lightweight accordion.

Description

FEATURE

  • Full range high quality speakers on board in bass reflex box: 7 W x 2
  • USB memory port for Wave/MP3 player, new-sounds upload, data loading/saving
  • Professional look with friendly user interface and 7-segment LED
  • Standard and Free Bass modes
  • 16 Accordion Sets, 16 Orchestral sounds, four Virtual Tone Wheel presets, eight User Programs
  • Available in black or red

Perfect for Students and Pros

Light and small, the FR-1x is perfect for young players, music studios, and schools. They are the most compact of all V-Accordions, but cut no corners in sound quality. It’s also a perfect instrument for the professional accordionist and live performer. The FR-1x’s battery power and onboard speakers make it ideal for the strolling accordionist. The FR-1x is great instrument for musicians who perform musical styles such as folk, rock, roots-rock, blues, zydeco, and more.

Play Anytime, Anywhere

Enjoy instant, high-quality sound from the onboard speakers or play privately with ear buds or headphones (sold separately). The FR-1x is also the perfect instrument to travel with. Because of its compact size, it fits in the overhead storage compartment on most commercial airplanes.

Advanced Musical Expression

With the FR-1x series, you can access over a dozen different accordion sounds instantly. There are even orchestral instruments onboard, as well as virtual tone wheel organs with realistic rotary effects. The FR-1x also includes onboard manual drum/percussion sounds that can be played with the bass and chord buttons!

USB memory port and USB Computer port on board

The USB memory port allows you to easily store data such as User Program, and to upload new sounds, thanks to the USB Flash Memory. Moreover you can manage MP3 and Wave files using the optional USB Flash Memory. Their playback is a good educational application and can enhance live performances too. The USB computer port is dedicated to MIDI computer applications, such as sequencer software programs.

Faster response and higher sensitivity

Thanks to Roland’s sound generator that is optimized for Accordion performance, the FR-1x will satisfy even the most demanding accordion player. Thanks to this new technology accordionists can feel perfectly at ease when playing their music especially once they have experienced the enhanced response of this instrument.

Set Editor software

A dedicated software program allows you to create a dedicated User Set for the FR-1x with access to all Orchestra, Orchestra Bass and Orchestra Chord sounds. It will be available on the Roland Web site as a free download. Thanks to the USB port, it will be easy to load user sets into the FR-1x.

KEYBOARD, BASS & BELLOWS

Right hand

26 Keys velocity sensitive (starting at B key)


Left hand

72 bass buttons velocity sensitive


Bass & Chord modes

2 Bs Rows, 3 Bs Rows A-7th, 3 Bs Rows A-5dim, 3 Bs Rows B-7th, 3 Bs Rows B-5dim, 3 Bs Rows Bx-7th , 3 Bs Rows Belgium


Free Bass modes

Minor 3rd (37 notes Eb-Eb), Bajan (37 notes D-D), Fifth (36 notes C-C), North Europe (37 notes D-C#), Finnish (37 notes D-D)


Bellows

New pressure sensor for better sensitivity and Advanced Physical Behaviour Modelling such as detection of bellows opening/closing, Bellows Resistant Regulator wheel with fine adjustment


Bellows curve

Fixed Low, Fixed Med, Fixed High, X-Light, Light, Standard, Heavy, X-Heavy


SOUND GENERATOR

Max. polyphony

128 voices


Tones (Accordion Set)

16 Accordion Sets (including 4 User Sets), each one including: 14 Treble Registers, 7 Bass/Chord registers, 7 Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Chord registers


Reed Footages

7 Treble, 5 Bass, 3 Chord, 2 Free Bass


Additional sounds

Uploadable from USB memory and saved on 4 User sets


SOUND

Orchestral sounds

Strings, JazzScat1, JazzDoos, Str&Choir, Twin Trump, Trombone, FrenchHorn, Brass, Flute1, Tenor Sax2, Clarinet, Oboe, Ac Piano, Ac Guitar, Mandolin, HarpsStr


Organ sounds

Jazz Slow/Fast, Latin Slow/Fast, HousPerc Slow/Fast, Theatre Slow/Fast


Orchestral Bass sounds

Acoustic, Fingered, Bowed, Jazz Pedal VTW, Tuba Mix, Tuba, Fretless


Orchestral Chord sounds

Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, R&B VTW, Steel Gtr, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano


Orchestral Free Bass sounds

Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, Clarinet, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano, Oboe


PBM (PHYSICAL BEHAVIOR MODELING)

Noises

Stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise, left button noise


Individual reed simulation

Hysteresis threshold, expression curve, pressure variant filter, pressure variant pitch deviation


Switching Reed Sound Wav

By bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed


Bellows opening/closing sound change

By bellows opening/closing detection


MUSETTE TUNING

Micro-Tuning Presets

16 Types: Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish

EFFECTS

Reverb/Chorus 8 types

8 types


Rotary for Organ sound

Slow/Fast


PANEL CONTROLS

Knob controls & Registers

Volume, 4x Treble/Orchestra/Organ + Set


Other switches

Drum On/Off, Orchestra On/Off, Organ On/Off, Free Bass On/Off, Orchestra Bass On/Off, Orchestra Chord/Free Bass On/Off, User Programs On/Off, Wave/MP3 player: Reset/Stop, Play/Pause, Power


OPERATION MODE

User Programs

8 memories


Orchestra/Organ mode

Solo, Dual


Octave

Down, 0, Up for Treble, Orchestra/Organ


Metronome

On/Off


Bass&Chord with drum/percussion sounds

On/Off for Bass/Orch Bass 2 rows, Chord/Orchestra Chord 4 rows


Audio Player

mp3/Wave player from USB memory


Bass to Treble mode

On/Off


OTHER

Display

7 segments, 3 characters (LED)


Rated Power Output

7 W x 2


Speakers

9 cm x 2


Wave Expansion

2 internal areas (8 MB each) to load new sounds


Power supply

AC adaptor (included)
Batteries (not included) AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH x 8


Expected battery life under continuous use

5-hours (speaker ON mode)
8-hours (speaker OFF mode)
*With using Ni-MH 2000mAh batteries


Onboard Connectors

OUTPUT jacks L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass): 1/4″ phone type
PHONES jack: 1/4″ phone type
MIDI OUT connector
USB MEMORY connector type A
USB COMPUTER connector type B
DC IN connector


Colour variation

Black, Red


Accessories

AC Adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor) Owner’s Manual, Reference caps for the bass buttons, Straps, Strip for securing the adapter, MIDI and/or audio cables


Options (sold separately)

Accordion soft bag, USB Flash memory (M-UF-series), Audio-Midi cable(AMC-3), Music Rest and Throne (AAP-1), Headphones (RH-200, RH-300)


SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width (W)

405 mm
16 inches


Depth (D)

365 mm
14-3/8 inches


Height (H)

195 mm
7-11/16 inches


Weight

6.5 kg
14 lbs. 6 oz.

INTRODUCING
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