Interactive Arranger

An exciting new Oriental Keyboard by Roland

  • USB
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • V-LINK



An exciting new Oriental Keyboard by Roland

A host of high-quality sounds, a vast collection of live-feel styles created by masters of oriental music, unique professional features, advanced User Program functionality, and an elegant, professional look. Based on numerous requests from end-users, fine-tuned until the very last minute, the EXR-40 OR is the most complete oriental keyboard on the market today. And it’s highly affordable to boot…

  • - High-class 64-voice polyphonic sound engine with plenty of oriental instrument and rhythm sounds
  • - 200 User Programs with advanced features for live applications
  • - Unique Lock function with 5 dedicated buttons
  • - 4MB of internal Flash memory for musical expandability
  • - USB for data exchange with a computer and MIDI communication
  • - Huge collection of oriental/international Styles

Lots of Delicious Oriental Flavors

The 64-voice polyphonic sound engine provides 592 Panel tones (compatible with GM2,GS and XG lite),including a plenty of oriental instruments, and instant Layer/Split capability via dedicated buttons. Twenty-six Drum Sets cover all major genres of oriental and western music. Though already stunning as they are, those sounds and Drum Sets can be enhanced further with a digital multi-effects processor (47 types) as well as reverb (8 types) and chorus (8 types effects).

Unique Features for Professional Performance

LOCK function
To support true realtime performance for oriental music, 10 “Lock” functions can be enabled/disabled using dedicated buttons below the display.
*This LOCK function is effective at the USER PROGRAM and MUSIC ASSISTANT.

USER TONE Selection
The EXR-40 OR allows you to assign frequently-used sounds to 8 USER TONES buttons. Those assignments are User Program parameters and can therefore change with each User Program you select, if need be.

Massive and Expandable Musical Contents

The EXR-40 OR comes with a huge number of Roland-grade Music Styles that cover a vast range of oriental and western genres. The factory ROM section contains 99 Music Styles, another 99 Styles are provided in the 4MB Flash memory area.
That area still has ample room for additional Styles you can load from floppy disk, or copy from your computer's hard disk.

Other Features

*USB for file transfer and MIDI communication
*10W + 10W, two full-range 13 cm speakers with bass reflex system and Digital Bass Enhancer
*12 Scale Tuning buttons, plus 3 dedicated memory selection buttons for realtime scale changes
*One Touch settings: each Style has two different One Touch settings
*Orchestrator: each Style has three different Orchestrator levels (Drum&Bass, Combo, Full Band)
*Music Assistant: 126 registration settings for popular tunes can be selected via the MUSIC ASSISTANT button
*Floppy Disk drive to load and save your data
*16-track sequencer and metronome


61 keys, velocity sensitive

Sound source

Max. polyphony
64 voices
592 selectable by panel including 56 oriental and 26 drum kits (compatibility with 542 XG and 256 GM2)
Drum Sets
26 Kits including 6 oriental
Multitimbral parts
GM2, GS, XGlite

Panel Layout

New backlit custom display
Tone Select
Family + Number
Nymeric keypad
Oriental Scale buttons
12, with LED
Scale Memory buttons
3, with LED


99 factory (internal) + 99 changeable (external)
One Touch
2 for each factory Style
3 levels


Realtime SMF player
16-track sequencer
4 easy modes: All, Count-In, Single, Punch In/Out

User Programs



8 types
8 types
47 MFX types

Data Storage

FDD 3.5"

Other functions

Time Signature setting
1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4,7/4, 8/4, 9/4,
1/8, 2/8 3/8,4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8, 9/8
Easy modes
3 (Piano Solo, Piano Mode, Arranger Band)
Music Assistant
126 settings
Melody Intelligence
18 types
Output Power
10w+10w with "Digital Bass Enhancer"
Stereo Speakers
2 x 13 cm


Yes, MIDI communication and file transfer
Yes (2)
Audio Outputs
Yes (L, R)
Yes (IN, OUT)

Size and Weight (Size and Weight)

Width (W)
1,020 mm40-3/16 inches
Depth (D)
355 mm14 inches
Height (H)
132 mm5-1/4 inches
8 kg17 lbs. 11 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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