Edirol PCR-A30
Edirol PCR-A30

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

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Cortobass 05/23/2005

Edirol PCR-A30 : Cortobass's user review


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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.