E-80 Version 2

Music Workstation

Breathe New Life into Your Music! E-80 Version 2 with MP3 Playback function

  • SRX
  • USB
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • D-BEAM
  • V-LINK
  • DigiScore

Breathe New Life into Your Music! E-80 Version 2 with MP3 Playback function

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!

  • - E-80 version 2 with MP3 Playback function
  • - 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.

E-80 version 2 with MP3 Playback function

Thanks to the OS version 2 you can play back MP3 files generated on (or downloaded with) your computer. You can also create playlists of several MP3 songs to be played back consecutively.
The New E-80 Version 2 is also supplied with new Music Styles collection, called “Gold Standard Styles”.

The New MP3 Playback function

The onboard MP3 playback function represents a big improvement since it is much more convenient and faster to find the Mp3 songs in the E-80 big display rather than the small MP3 player.
Moreover, with the E-80 onboard MP3 playback function it’s not necessary to have any external device and no audio cabling to have audio playback directly from the E-80 Speakers.
The MP3 files can be stored in both E-80’s internal memory or in a PCMCIA External memory card.
To enter in the new “MP3 playback mode”, is very easy. You have just to press simultaneously the [Song] and [Style] buttons (in the FINDER section).

New Gold Standard Styles

Version 2 is supplied with 15 "Gold Standard Styles".
These new Styles are based on versatile, sober arrangements consisting mainly of drums, bass and guitar and they can be used for a wide variety of songs.
These Styles are ideal for any musicians because they can be played in a very easy and intuitive way.

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.

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

Keyboard

61 keys velocity sensitive with aftertouch

Sound Source

Max polyphony
128
Tones
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
32
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
Compatibility
GM2/ GS/ XGlite

Styles

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
Yes
User Style Composer
8 Tracks with Micro editing / Piano Roll editing / Guitar Mode Programming / SRX tones selection
Direct Media Link
Yes
One Touch Setting
4 for each Style with customization

Cover

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
9
Rotary Encoder with push switch
Yes
Cursor
Inc, Dec, Up, Down, Right, Left
Pitch Bender and Modulation
Yes
D Beam
Yes, (4 modes)
Knobs
3 dedicated knobs for:Master VolumeKeyboard / Accomp balanceExternal Source Volume
Keyboard Part / Part Assign Switches
Upper1, Upper2, Upper3, Lower1, Lower2, Manual Bass
Display
Color Touchscreen with selectable beep

Player / Recorder

Mark / Jump
Yes, 4 locations for each Song
Sequencer
16-Track Sequencer, with Micro Event List / Piano Roll editing, Vocal Harmonist control track, Guitar Mode programming, SRX Tones selection, SMF to Style Converter
DigiScore
Yes
Lyrics Display
Yes, with automatic Chord Extractor and Text Import/Export possibility
Viewer
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.
Percussion
On, Off, 2-2/3’, 4’, Slow, Fast
Leakage level
Min - Max
Harmonic Bar effects
Rotary, Vibrato, Overdrive
Registrations
8 sets

Vocal Harmonist

Mode
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

FDD
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
Finder
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
Yes
Transpose with Singer Key Adapter
Yes, -6 ~ +5
Song Chord Extractor
Yes
Fade IN/OUT
Yes, programmable
Assignable SW
Yes, 2 programmable with Break Mute selection
V-LINK
Yes
Updating system
Yes, on Flash

Connectors

USB / MIDI
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)
Jacks
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
Phones
2

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

Others

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
Weight
22.5 kg49 lbs. 10 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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