C-380 Classic Organ
• Satellite Speaker x 2
The C-380 features a stately appearance, excellent expressivity of performances, and small footprint. It is perfect for use in churches and concert halls. The C-380’s cabinet is the same dark oak color seen on traditional organ consoles. The result is an instrument that has the presence of an authentic organ with a footprint that is approximately the same as the C-330. It is built with a locking rolltop for security and to keep the keyboards clean and dry.
At the heart of C-380 is Roland’s newly developed sound module that faithfully reproduces the elements that make up the tone of acoustic pipes, including air pressure sent from the wind chest, slight variations in pitch that create full-bodied harmonies, and undulations produced by pipes as they generate sound. Creates natural and real tones. Enables phrasings that have been difficult to reproduce in the past, such as variations in how attack and decay respond to subtle differences in touch. Dramatically more expressive.
The rich, full tone of pipe organs is created by sounds reverberating inside a building. Such tone is generated by a powerful musical instrument, of which the room itself is a part. This is what Roland’s RSS* ambience system reproduces. Users simply defi ne the location, or parameters such as wall material, to create the realistic reverberations of a cathedral, stone church, or concert hall.
*RSS: Roland Sound Space
The rich reverberation created by vibrating pipes creates a powerful, multi-sensory sound. These unique tones are the result of pipes that are custom designed and fine-tuned for each location. The C-380 make it easy to reproduce these coveted tones in your home. Install the included satellite speakers in the ceiling or on the wall to create a soundscape that sounds like real pipes. You can feel the cascading tones and rich, vibrant sound as you play.
The keyboard faithfully reproduces the key touch of tracker-actions that are widely used in pipe organs. Capable of conveying the subtlest nuances created by differences in touch, the keyboard perfectly responds to the performers’ emotions and sensitivities. The keyboard even reproduces the resistance from air pressure that occurs immediately before the pallet opens when a key is pressed, as well as the releasing sensation when it opens.
What is a tracker-action?
It is a type of keyboard action that was developed in the Baroque period. This mechanism makes use of the principle of leverage, pulling a thin wooden rod (tracker) when a key is pressed down,thereby opening the pallet (valve) to send air into the pipe. This action has been popular among organists for its quick response, and is currently the primary type of action in organ keyboards.
Pipe organs are known by different names and have different styles of pipes depending on their period and region. A variety of organ pieces have been written for these specific styles. The organ tones onboard the C-330 each come with four variations (Voice Pallets) covering a wide range of styles and tastes. Enjoy on a variety of different organs ranging from Baroque organs of the 17th and 18th centuries, on which Bach wrote his masterpieces, to large romantic organs that were used in concerts in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Supports four types of pitches, including the Baroque pitch, that are characteristic of classical instruments, as well as equal temperament and eight classical temperaments. Transform the instrument with the touch of a button, and perform different pieces in the tuning used during that specific period. The C-380 also offers an easy way to fine-tune its pitch to match other instruments.
The C-380 features shortcuts to help you access essential settings without complex operations. By simply pressing the SET piston (button) and touching the item that you wish to configure, you can bring up the related settings on the main LCD. For example, if you want to change the pitch, you would press SET and touch the keyboard; the "Pitch/Tuning" screen will appear.
On the C-380, you can play back pre-installed pieces, pieces included in the AJR series (sold separately), or recordings of your own performances. Select a division of your choice, mute or play back that division, or play the part back as a guide note using a discreet tone. For example, when practicing, you can first listen to the instrument play back just the Pedal line of the pre-installed piece. Next, you can have the organ play the Manual I and Manual II parts while you play the pedalboard, with the organ supplying quiet guide notes for the part you’re playing. You can also record a sample piece performed by your teacher onto USB memory and listen to it at home to your heart’s content. All you need is imagination to expand the possibilities of how you practice.