Roland A-88
Roland A-88

A-88, 88-Key MIDI Keyboard from Roland in the A series.

BeyondR 01/09/2013

Roland A-88 : BeyondR's user review


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Roland A-88 is a midi controller, not very cheap cheap but very high quality and playful.
Characteristics that motivated my choice was Premium 88-key Ivory Feel-G keyboard,and also the direct link mode.
It has a midi connection that works really great with Pro Tools and other daw's .


The general configuration of the program it's very simple, yet very very fast.
The manual has a nice description regarding the knobs, slides, velocity sensitive keys, presets, program changes and MIDI channels.
The patch selection is easy to follow even for an amateur, it's very straight-forward and sensitive.


What I like most about are the 88-key Ivory Feel-G keyboard , the lightweight and compact design , the Two knobs, two switches, the D-BEAM controller is also a great feature.

What I also like is the fact that is USB bus powered , is compatible with Windows Xp / Vista / Mac OSX and Windows 7 and the fact that this product can be connected to an Ipad.

My opinion regarding the price of this product is decent , you can buy this great usb midi controller online for about 1000 $ , which is not that much if you consider the 88 keys provided , the great feel , the weighted keys and the great design.
Precision and quality of the sound is very good, the knobs , the keys , everything responds very well , I haven't find any problems regarding its features.

I've tried several midi controller , this is one of the best that describes the feel of a real piano , however if you're fancy about different knobs , pads , and stuff , you can find a more complex kind of midi controller.

Knowing what I know , I would buy this product if I would search for something that is as close to a piano.