Edirol PCR-A30

Edirol PCR-A30

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PCR-A30, MIDI + Audio Keyboard Controller from Edirol in the PCR series.

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Edirol PCR-A30 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Edirol
  • Model: PCR-A30
  • Series: PCR
  • Category: MIDI + Audio Keyboard Controllers
  • Added in our database on: 12/04/2003

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Edirol PCR-A30 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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oliv928's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol PCR-A30
Touch excellent, enjoyable knobs, faders enjoyable, pramp Intgr sound card embeds: ideal for a mobile station complete with laptop. Sustain pedals. usb connector


EXCELLENT touch and it works well. the config is not the look too complicated. c Drout is a bit-level MIDI editor. no manual in french! a shame. otherwise the English manual al looked ok but a bit repetitive and confusing.
A less for rotary knobs that are not endless. So when one takes a sequence set to a SAUT hello. I think of other surfaces such as the Behringer BCR or the UC33 have better suited the thing.


2 months. most: quality gnral. the least: in connection usb1 only. t usb2 would probably faster. the same asio1 only. ASIO2 t would probably be more efficient. implementation date?
report qualitative unbeatable price I think: the Novation remote audio 2fois more for the same "features". pTis of apps or plugins available t would be welcome but good considering the price c is OK.
the handling of plugins with the faders and knobs n is not always complete. Ceratina No knobs have no action.
for setting MIDI editor with s must hang! not very intuitive. I am not my harnessed. but hey it must be feasible with a lot of time. for the pro's got to be a child's game of course.

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

Edirol PCR-A30
Hard to beat on paper for a three-in-one:
- Digital Audio Interface 24-bit 96 kHz (full duplex at 44 and 48 kHz) with very low latency;
- A master MIDI keyboard to 32 keys with pitch bend wheel and modulation;
- A control surface with knobs and faders assignable + storing configs;
- Kind of connection: RCA stereo outputs, stereo jack with gain 6.35, digital output, MIDI I / O, headphone jack 6.35, taken to Hold and Expression pedal;
- Built-in speakers;
- Powered by USB or by transformer (included).


The keyboard is very pleasant to use. Despite the low price, the keys are of good quality.
The audio is impeccable. Not a breath side with a gain set correctly. No problem of power and good sound reproduction (except with the integrated speakers which are also zero as laptop speakers). I have not tried to connect a guitar or a microphone on it (I spend either a DI or a preamp, so I use the line input).
Latency is ridiculous (3.3 ms) and imperceptible both midi in audio. The drivers are very stable on XP Pro. There is a direct monitoring software and hardware.
The software provided, PCR Editor, facilitates the assignment of control and it does not take long, unless you are a neophyte, to drive her and VSTi soft from the PCR-A30.
I do not put a score of 9 because the manual is not provided in French, the software bundle is non-existent and lacks controls endless.


Compared to competing products in the same price (Ozone, Neon, Photon X25), it offers a larger keyboard, which is essential if you want a low left hand (but hey, 32 keys, it's still a fair bit ) and a digital output. However, it does not have XLR (but I do not recommend any way to connect microphones to the weaklings preamps found on this type of product).

This product is amazing for the price. To buy without hesitation.

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

Edirol PCR-A30
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?

Audio + MIDI controllers plus all located on the keyboard. Like that wherever I am wondering with this keyboard I have the ASIO and a controller device that works on any PC


- The touch keyboard is it enjoyable? Should you use?

Yes, an octave higher than on my old Oxygen8, and frankly is much better touch on the Edirtol

- The configuration gnrale Is it easy?

Well then the actually, I do not really read the manual, and perhaps should be, not everything is intuitive to configure .... audio is not necessarily obvious as monitoring directly on the keyboard, not a soft .... But it is not insurmountable either.

- The select MIDI channels, patches is easy?

with respect to the south, it is very clear, a joy to learn all the buttons in Fruity Loops Midi.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Trs full, I'm just pretending to be an anger properly, but every time I looked for info, I immediately found.


- How long have you use it?

1 year

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

All controllers rested and I hang supplmentaire octave, the audio config via the keyboard less ...

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

I had the Evolution (when I was lil) FATAR a big (but it's the packon had given me and it does not play in the same short anyway), the Doepfer and M-AUDIO ... Well it's still the same Edirol that satisfies me the most in its compromises and features.

- How do you report qualitprix?

Bought used on AudioFanzine the price of the argus (220th the era I think), trs satisfauit investment.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

yes definitely.

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