Superior Quality and Features for Ultimate Expression

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Many of jazz organ players typically use this kind of playing technique
Jazz Organ Playing Technique

Superior Quality and Features for Ultimate Expression

Housed in a gorgeous, dark walnut cabinet, the AT-500 exudes quality and class. Its harmonic bars provide instant access to a wide variety of superior organ sounds, while the full-range speaker system provides a warm, rich sound that fills any room. For a breathtaking ensemble sound, the Solo Harmonic Bar lets you layer organ sounds with built-in orchestral instruments. An invisible D BEAM is included for creating dramatic effects that you control by moving your hand over the beam. Despite its wealth of features, the AT-500 is easy to navigate thanks to its large color LCD touch panel.

  • - Gorgeous cabinet finished in dark walnut
  • - Harmonic-bar upper and lower pedals, one for each keyboard; solo harmonic bar to layer orchestra sounds
  • - Full-range speaker system
  • - Easy navigation with large color LCD touch panel
  • - Invisible D BEAM adds excitement and variety to performance
Relevant product

Great world-class organ sounds in a single instrument

Superb built-in sound sets, sourced from world-famous pipe, theater, and jazz organs.

Harmonic bars provide interactive control

The AT-500 has harmonic bars, which provide instant access to a full palette of distinctive organ sounds. From 16-foot to 1-foot, different pipe lengths producing different pitches can be used in combination. Each foot length can be adjusted while playing as well. There's also a Solo Harmonic Bar for controlling the way orchestral instrument sounds layer with organ sounds.

Lower keyboard for extra expression

The AT-500 has a lower waterfall-style keyboard, which is ideal for glissando and other expressive organ-playing techniques. In addition to 64 onboard keys, the AT-500 provides a damper pedal for proper piano playing. Furthermore, the lower keyboard can be split into separate zones. Different instrument sounds can be assigned to up to four lower keyboard zones. This split function makes the lower keyboard equivalent to multiple keyboards!

Orchestral instrument sounds included

Strings, brass, and guitar — a wealth of superb musical-instrument samples are built in. Moody, atmospheric sounds such as mood strings and jazz flute are also included, plus true-to-life jazz -scat vocals and choir samples.

Active Expression lets you add rich accents to your playing

Built-in Active Expression capabilities allow you to use the expression pedal to accent what you play. Sounds such as flute and brass, which tend to lose presence during forte playing can be realistically boosted. And, right down to the strength of bowing, you can make instruments such as violins really come to life. Active Expression lets you play more instruments with more feeling and authenticity.

Easy-to-use control panel based on traditional-organ familiarity

The design of every instrument in the AT-500 is faithful to the way traditional organs are played. The concept is to give you the same freedom, comfort, and familiarity while layering sounds and effects as you play in real time.

Onboard automatic accompaniment lets you play with world-class musicians

Swing, country, bossa nova.... With AT-500 you can play along with organic rhythms from around the world, recorded by professional drummers. The Arranger feature (automatic accompaniment) allows you to trigger rhythmic patterns from the lower keyboard, and giving you a taste of what it's like to play along with pro musicians.

USB for storage and audio-file enhancement

Plug in external USB memory*1 and you can save multiple sets of registration settings and music files, which can used while you are playing. (The format is compatible with data saved on previous MUSIC ATELIER instruments.) You can directly use data stored on floppy discs*2 by earlier models, or you can enjoy playback of commercial music data downloaded to a computer and transferred to USB memory. You can directly play CD audio discs as well*3. The ability to interface with various types of recording media greatly expands your musical enjoyment.

*1 Sold separately. Roland-brand USB memory recommended.
*2 Requires use of separately sold FD-01A USB floppy disc drive.
*3 Requires use of separately sold USB-CD drive.

Enhanced entertainment capability

By plugging in external devices you can expand the entertainment capability of AT-500. You can listen to audio CDs*1 through the instrument's speakers and even play along. Using the Center Cancel feature, you can de-emphasize the vocals of pre-recorded music*2 and sing along with your favorite songs. If you connect an external display you can play slideshows and enjoy karaoke with lyrics display from VIMA Tunes CDs.

*1 For audio-CD playback, a standard USB CD drive is required.
*2 Depending on the music, it may not be possible to completely suppress the melody or vocals.

Upper: 49 keys (C3 to C7)
Lower: 64 keys (Waterfall keyboard, A1 to C7)
Pedal: 20 keys (C2 to G3)
Initial Touch: Upper, Lower (10 levels for each)
Sound Generator
Conforms to GENERAL MIDI Level 2, GENERAL MIDI System, GS and XGlite format
Max.Polyphony: 128
250 Voices (Included 12 Active Expression Voices)
Upper Part: Organ, Orchestral
Lower Part: Organ, Orchestral
Solo Part: Solo
Pedal Part: Pedal
Vintage Organ: Flute (with harmonic bars)
195 rhythms in 10 groups x 4 variations
User Rhythm: 99 rhythms
Rhythm Customize: Pattern editing of the internal rhythms(Drum Set, Beat, Tempo, Note)
Arranger Function
Tempo, Arranger On/Off, Start/Stop, Sync Start, Intro, Ending, Intro Count Down, Break, Auto Fill In, Variation (4 variations), One Touch Program, Chord Intelligence, Chord Hold, Leading Bass, Auto Standard Tempo, Rhythm Mode

Music Assistant
300 titles x 4 variations
One Touch Program
195 rhythms x 2 groups x 4 variations
Quick Registration
150 settings in 12 groups
Drums/SFX Sets
16 Drum Sets + 1 SFX Set
Manual Percussion Sets
6 sets
Harmony Intelligence
18 types
Master Tuning
415.3 Hz to 466.2 Hz (0.1 Hz steps)
Key Transpose
-4 to +7 (in semitones)
Playback Transpose
-6 to +5 (in semitones)
Rotary Sound, Chorus, RSS Reverb, Sustain, Vibrato, Pitch Bend, Glide
8 memories
Function: Load Next, File Edit
Tracks: 7 tracks
Note Storage: Approx. 40,000 notes
Song Length: Max. 999 measures
Tempo: Quarter note = 20 to 500
Resolution: 120 ticks per quarter note
Recording: Realtime (Replace, Punch In/Out, Loop)
Edit Function: Delete Measure, Delete Track, Erase, Copy, Quantize
Score Display: DigiScore (Great Staff, G Clef Staff, F Clef Staff, with note name, with Lyrics)
File Storage
Media: USB memory, floppy disk (in the case of using optional USB floppy disk drive FD-01A)
Save Format: MUSIC ATELIER original format, SMF format 0
Songs: Max. 99 songs for each folder
Rated Power Output
Rated Power Output
Tweeter: 5 cm x 2
Full-range: 25 cm x 2

Graphic 800 x 480 dots backlit color LCD with touch screen
Pedals, Switches
Damper Pedal
Expression Pedal
Footswitch: 2 pcs. (function assignable)
Audio Output Jacks (L/mono, R)
Audio Input Jacks (L/mono, R)
Video Output Jacks (Analog RGB)
Phones Jacks (stereo) x 2
Mic Input Jack
MIDI connectors (In, Out)
External Memory connector (USB Memory connector)
Ext Drive connector
AC Inlet
Power Consumption
120 W

Simulated Dark Walnut
Music Rest
Screw for the Music Rest x 2
Knob Bolt x 2
Cord Hook
Panel Sheet
Power Cord
Owner's Manual
Voice & Rhythm Guide
Stereo Headphones
USB Memory (M-UF1G)
USB Floppy Disk Drive (FD-01A)
CD Drive Holder (DH-01)

Size and Weight (Total)

Width (W)
1,242 mm48-15/16 inches
Depth (D)
653 mm25-3/4 inches
Height (H)
1,264 mm49-13/16 inches
108 kg238 lbs. 2 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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