Music Workstation

Breathe New Life into Your Music

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Breathe New Life into Your Music

Have you ever imagined a keyboard with sounds so real and music styles so alive that it seems like a real band? A music workstation that allows you to play at your best your favourite songs? And how about an attractive industrial design that is a pleasure to look at and use. Now stop looking for such a keyboard! It’s time to discover the latest Roland Music Workstation: the E-80!

  • - A variety of “lively” sounds
  • - Breathtaking musical contents
  • - High quality playback of your SMF
  • - Powerful onboard speaker system
  • - Attractive cosmetic design
  • - Vocal Harmonist built-in
  • - Guitar Mode
  • - User-Friendly interface
  • - 2 x Expansion slots
  • - Text and Image Viewer
  • - Mastering Tools
  • - An easy computer connection

A variety of “lively” sounds

A first-class selection of sounds have been “captured live” including stunning sampled Guitar and Piano sounds. The E-80 features electric and twelve string guitar, 88-key split stereo-sampled piano tones and timbres that change according to finger pressure.
Newly sampled drum kits (Rock, Pop and Folk to name a just a few) have a realistic, natural resonance and various one-shot sampled drum articulations such as Cymbal Roll bring sophisticated drum styles to your performance.

Breathtaking musical contents

The E-80 comes with more than 350 styles created by a team of international programmers. All these styles sounds incredibly “live” and are expertly mixed and mastered.
Each tone and drum instrument has individual EQ, along with three dedicated multi-effects for the overall Style/Song.

High quality playback of your SMF

Enjoy the new sound potential by playing back your favourite Standard MIDI files, which will play back flawlessly thanks to the powerful new technology within.
Moreover thanks to the Song Makeup Tools editing you can easily customise your songs using the intuitive graphic interface.

Powerful onboard speaker system

The E-80 delivers incredible, hi-impact sound thanks to its powerful four-speaker, bi-amped sound system, complete with a Bass Reflex System and a Digital Bass Enhancer.
The E-80 also provides the “Speaker Modelling” to easily change the sound character of the speaker just by pressing a switch.
Finally a dedicated switch allows you to disable the built-in speakers if you need to connect to an external amplifier.

Attractive cosmetic design

Even the most demanding aesthete will be surprised by the brand-new cosmetic design of the E-80 music workstation.
The outstanding new cosmetic cabinet comes from a top Italian design studio. Truly, the E-80 is a treat for the eyes and the ears.

Vocal Harmonist built-in

The E-80’s Vocal Harmonist has over 80 different settings plus additional effects and features, including Voice-FX, Auto Pitch, Singer, Vocoder, Small/Ensemble and Talk.

Guitar Mode

The acclaimed Guitar Mode function is now available together with dedicated Guitar Mode button. Guitar strumming and various articulations can be controlled directly from the keyboard for both realtime performance and programming (on User Style Composer, 16-Track Sequencer and external software Sequencer).

User-Friendly interface

The E-80 features many switches, buttons and sliders on its control panel ensuring that the most commonly used operations can be accessed quickly and simply. A full-colour graphic touchscreen means that this is one of the easiest keyboards to operate currently available.

2 x Expansion slots

The E-80 provides two SRX expansion slots, allowing users to expand and customise the internal sound set to suit personal taste.
Roland’s SRX and SR-G01 expansion board series offers a wide selection of the highest quality sounds produced in some of the world’s top studios.

Text and Image Viewer

The E-80 is able to import and show both (.TXT) and image files (.BMP) and by connecting to an external monitor your E-80 can easily display text, lyrics, photos and slideshows.

Dual Mastering Tools

For detailed sound control, the E-80 provides powerful mastering tools (Parametric EQ, Multi-Band Compressor) for Accompaniment (Style/Song) and Solo parts.

An easy computer connection

USB applications
A USB connector allows files (Styles, Songs, User Programs, Bmp Images, File Text) to be exchanged with PC or MAC and also provides MIDI communication.

The E-80 uses the “G-70 DATABASE MANAGER” software, which allows you to manage Songs, Styles, User Programs directly from your computer.


61 keys velocity sensitive with aftertouch

Sound Source

Max polyphony
1100 panel tones, 54 Drums kits, dedicated EQ for each Oscillator (on Realtime/Style/Song parts) and for each drum instrument on Styles and Songs
SRX Expansion Board slots
2 (for SRX series and SR-G01)
Multitimbral parts
Realtime Effect Processors
REVERB section: 12 Reverb; CHORUS section: 6 Chorus;MFX section: 84 Multi-FX;MASTERING TOOL section: Parametric EQ, Multi-Band Compressor;HARMONIC BAR section: Rotary, Vibrato and Overdrive; EXTERNAL AUDIO INPUT: 84 effects; MIC INPUT section: Noise Gate, Compressor, 9 Reverb, 9 Delay;VOCAL HARMONIST section: 9 Reverb, 9 Delay, 9 Chorus
Style/Song Effect Processors
REVERB section: 8 Reverb; CHORUS section: 8 Chorus; 3 x MFX section: 84 Multi-FX; MASTERING TOOL section: Parametric EQ, Multi-Band Compressor
GM2/ GS/ XGlite


Preset styles
more than 350 styles on 12 families
Style Variations
4 Main / 4 Intro / 4 Ending / 6 Fill In / Break Mute on ASSIGN SW
Sync Start / Sync Stop
User Style Composer
8 Tracks with Micro editing / Piano Roll editing / Guitar Mode Programming / SRX tones selection
Direct Media Link
One Touch Setting
4 for each Style with customization


For Songs and Styles, 30 ALL, 18 Drum, 24 Bass

Makeup Tools easy editing

For Songs and Styles with SRX/SR-G01 tones selection;Makeup Tools Freeze Data function;Independent 3-band EQ (with Q) management for each instrument (including each drum instrument);3 dedicated MFX for each Style/Song.

Panel Controls

Multi-function sliders
Rotary Encoder with push switch
Inc, Dec, Up, Down, Right, Left
Pitch Bender and Modulation
D Beam
Yes, (4 modes)
3 dedicated knobs for:Master VolumeKeyboard / Accomp balanceExternal Source Volume
Keyboard Part / Part Assign Switches
Upper1, Upper2, Upper3, Lower1, Lower2, Manual Bass
Color Touchscreen with selectable beep

Player / Recorder

Mark / Jump
Yes, 4 locations for each Song
16-Track Sequencer, with Micro Event List / Piano Roll editing, Vocal Harmonist control track, Guitar Mode programming, SRX Tones selection, SMF to Style Converter
Lyrics Display
Yes, with automatic Chord Extractor and Text Import/Export possibility
Yes, for .txt and .bmp files

Harmonic Bar

Virtual ToneWheel technology9 bars: 16’, 5-1/3’, 8’, 4’, 2-2/3’, 2’, 1-3/5’, 1-1/3’, 1’ for Upper1 / Lower1;2 bars: 16’, 8’ for Manual bass.
On, Off, 2-2/3’, 4’, Slow, Fast
Leakage level
Min - Max
Harmonic Bar effects
Rotary, Vibrato, Overdrive
8 sets

Vocal Harmonist

4 Modes: Talk, Voice-FX, Auto Pitch, Singer
Programmable Harmony
3 Types: 30 Small, 30 Ensemble, 24 Vocoder
Control possibility
Realtime, on 16-Track Sequencer, via MIDI IN

Music Assistant / User Program registrations

Music Assistant
unlimited number (approx. 580 as preloaded factory data), programmable
User Program
unlimited number, 144 User Program links on each set

Data Storage

3.5” 2HD/2DD
Internal SSD (Solid State Disk)
62,4MB (approx. 35,3MB as preloaded factory data)
PC Card Slot
1 PCMCIA slot for: Microdrive (1.0-inch hard disk drive)*,Compact Flash*, Memory Stick*,SmartMedia**using Card adaptor*the E-80 system manages up to 4 GBytes of the above storage Media
Type of files managed
Style, Song (.mid /.kar files), User Program, User Program set, MIDI Set, Play List, File.txt, File.bmp

Other functions

Guitar Mode
Yes, for Acoustic and Electric Guitars, with Stereo Doubling function
Song, Style, User Program
Easy Setting
Arranger, Organ, Guitar, Piano
Chord Alteration System
Adaptive Chord Voicing
Melody Intelligent
Yes, 18 Types, Melody Intelligent 2nd Tone customization
New dynamic Split function
Yes, two modes
Tap Tempo
Transpose with Singer Key Adapter
Yes, -6 ~ +5
Song Chord Extractor
Yes, programmable
Assignable SW
Yes, 2 programmable with Break Mute selection
Updating system
Yes, on Flash


1 USB socket for File transferMIDI IN, OUT, THRU sockets
Audio Output / Audio Input
Audio Output: Main (L/mono, R)‚ Metronome Output; Audio Input: External Audio Input (L, R), Vocal Harmonist Input (XLR / TRS, Phone balanced / unbalanced)
1 x Hold Pedal, 1 x Assignable Switch, 1 x Expression Pedal, 1 x FC-7 Control Pedal
Video Output
Yes, for Lyrics and Chords (2 types),Text and BMP files viewer

Internal Amplification

Speakers: 2 x 13 cm (woofer), 2 x 6,6 cm (tweeter)Rated Power Output: 2 x 35 W, 2 x 12 W (with Bass Reflex system)Dedicated speaker off switch: yes


Owner’s Manual, Power Cord, Music Rest, bundled CD-ROM (it contains E-80 backup data image, USB-MIDI driver (for Mac/PC), DATABASE MANAGER software)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,176 mm46-5/16 inches
Depth (D)
489 mm19-1/4 inches
Height (H)
198 mm7-13/16 inches
22.5 kg49 lbs. 10 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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