Play. Control. Rejoice.

The latest in our long line of professional MIDI controllers, the Roland A-88MKII is supremely playable, with onboard creative tools for today’s musicians and producers. Our acclaimed hammer-action keyboard and built-to-last quality combine with modern features like USB-C connectivity, RGB-lit controls, and MIDI 2.0 support for the best performance in its class.

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A controller that plays like an instrument.

When it comes to MIDI controllers, playability often seems like an afterthought. With the A-88MKII, we bring our acclaimed keyboard feel, enjoyed by professional players on stages around the world, to your studio. Its robust wood construction creates a solid playing experience you can feel under your fingers. And you can easily adjust the sensitivity and responsiveness to match your unique playing style.


Deep expression.

The A-88MKII has three user-definable zones, so you can layer and split the keyboard with different sounds or instruments. Our unique pitch/mod lever and an array of RGB-lit knobs and pads give you expressive, hands-on control of your sound. And a sustain pedal input plus two fully assignable pedal inputs mean your feet can get in on the action too.


Creative control.

Today’s musical styles demand special production techniques. And some soft synths and modules don’t always have the onboard tools you might like. The A-88MKII extends your creative arsenal with three configurable zones, advanced arpeggiator, chord memory, and multipurpose pads that can trigger commands and events, and energize real-time performance.


MIDI 2.0 and USB-C

The A-88MKII includes the latest technologies for years of universal compatibility and convenience. Class-compliant USB-C enables bus power and single-cable connectivity with devices running Windows, macOS, iOS, and iPadOS.* The latest A-88MKII system software (Version 2.0 and later) provides support for MIDI 2.0, unlocking advanced real-time expressive capabilities with the keyboard and panel knobs.

*An appropriate Apple USB-C adaptor is required to connect the A-88MKII to an iPhone or iPad equipped with the Lightning interface. Bus power is not supported with this connection, so the A-88MKII must be powered with the optional PSB-1U AC power adaptor.


Custom control. Instant recall.

Customize the A-88MKII with the control app for macOS and Windows. See all your layers and control mappings at a glance and assign commands to the pads with custom colors for visual feedback. You can create custom setups to control specific soft synths or external hardware and instantly recall everything with the handy Snap Shot function.


When less is more.

Space is always at a premium in today’s personal studios. The A-88MKII is designed to be as thin and shallow as possible while still retaining the smooth, dynamic playability that Roland instruments are known for. Surfaces are flat and edges are squared so they sit neat and flush against other gear or when integrated into a studio desk.

Additional information


Black, White


49 keys (with velocity)


Buttons: S1, S2 (Assignable)
Knobs: C1, C2 (Assignable)
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
D-BEAM Controller


[Function] button
[SuperNATURAL] button
[Octave +/-] button
[Transpose] button


HOLD Pedal jack: 1/4-inch phone type
EXPRESSION Pedal jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI OUT connector

Power Supply

Supplied from the computer via USB COMPUTER port


Owner's Manual
USB Cable
Ableton Live Lite Serial Number Card

Options (sold separately)

Pedal Switch (DP-2/DP-10)
Expression Pedal (EV-5/EV-7)