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AX-1, Keytar from Roland.


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  • Manufacturer:Roland
  • Model:AX-1
  • Category:Keytars
  • Added in our database on:05/17/2002

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User Reviews Roland AX-1

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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moosers12/08/2009

moosers's review

Roland AX-1
The Roland AX-1 is a MIDI controller in the form of a 'key-tar."  It spans about four and a half octaves and has a variety of setting controls that are programmable.  The keyboard has a variety of connections including a standard MIDI input and output as well as some 1/4 inch connections.  It keyboard also has a pitch bender on the handle which helps to give it the feel of a guitar.

UTILIZATION

Using the basic features of the Roland AX-1 isn't too difficult, but there are a lot of features that I do not know about since I don't actually own one of these.  The typical functions are easily located and after playing it for a bit I felt I had a good grasp for what it is about, but there are definitely a lot of options and features that I have yet to unlock.  I haven't seen a manual for the AX-1 so I can't say anything about it, but if you aren't an expert with MIDI controllers and want to take this in depth, then I would recommend trying to get your hands on a manual.


OVERALL OPINION

Since the Roland AX-1 doesn't actually have any sound patches of its own, the main thing that I look for in a MIDI controller like this would be its feel and its features, and I would say that the AX-1 excels in both of these categories.  It is an easy keyboard to play and has a great action, unlike many of the MIDI keyboards out there that are virtually unplayable.  While I've only used this keyboard a handful of times, if I were looking to pick up a MIDI keyboard in this type of form, the AX-1 would be the first place that I would look because of its high quality and reasonable price.  While I can't say this is a necessity for any keyboard player out there, there's nothing wrong with a little flare every once in a while...
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Sebastien Goyet03/20/2007

Sebastien Goyet's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland AX-1
At the time it was the only portable keyboard market new! But I liked ...

There is a MIDI out and a jack for an external power supply possible, period.
Of course I use batteries (6xLR6) and I plan to use a wireless MIDI system.

UTILIZATION

Good touch, for me altogether, especially for bass lines.
Config simple, but the lack of screen does not need the doc away if you want to use the memory / shortcuts GM / GS (but I do not use it)

Otherwise, once programmed, the selection is simple. The manual is well done.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since 1994, so it's been 13 years, he has scratches, but on stage he is still a very good aspect.

What I like is that he has seen everything, and it still works perfectly, the sound guys! I also like the color, today it is scarce and more ... The pitch bend sensitive is great too.

At the time I worked in the store, so I paid the dealer, so obviously it was an excellent price / quality ratio, but anyway it's good stuff.

Choice I do it again no problem!
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