(Oct. 22, 2013)
Matthias Matzke from Germany is the winner of 7th edition of V-Accordion Festival.


The V-Accordion is the first instrument of its kind to provide powerful digital modelling technology in a traditional, immediately familiar, accordion design, and with performance functions and authentic sounds that will appeal to a wide range of players. It combines the familiar sounds and nuances of a traditional accordion with the versatility of a modern digital musical instrument. With a V-Accordion you can instantly select and switch between a wide range of sounds and /or types of accordions, or create your own unique timbres and tuning systems. You can plug directly into an external sound system or recording device, while the headphone socket is ideal for silent practice. These digital advantages are featured across the entire V-Accordion range, including on this, the latest addition for young students and stage performers: the FR-1!

Variation >> FR-1 Button-type FR-1 Button-type

  • - Extremely lightweight and portable
  • - Great expressiveness and sound quality
  • - Excellent design
  • - Ideal for young students and stage performers
  • - Selectable two options, Piano-type and Button-type
Relevant product

Small size, big performance

Sound quality, small size, attractive price. The FR-1 sets a new standard in learning and live performance in only 5.5 kg.

Long battery life

8 x AA type 2000mAH Ni-MH Batteries will give you more than 5 hours of playing time, so time is certainly not a problem when you are playing the FR-1! The player can walk easily on stage without worrying about time.

A speakerless light model

Connect your FR-1 to Roland amplifiers (MOBILE CUBE, CM-30, CUBE Street, SA-300) and be impressed by the power of your sound!

Play anytime and anywhere!

With good-quality inner earphones included in the FR-1 package. This silent accordion is extremely convenient for practising at night and without disturbing your family or neighbours.

Make your FR-1 unique!

The FR-1 comes with 6 variations of inlay sheets which enable owners to change the appearance of their FR-1 from time to time by changing these sheets. The player can also create his/her own custom designed inlay sheets using their PC and printer, or by using any kind of commercially designed paper.

Advanced musical expression

With the FR-1 you can simulate up to 7 different Accordions. Also, with the innovative presence of 4 Organ presets (Harmonic Bar) with rotary effect, you can produce amazing organ sounds as well! You can now even play to your own beat, adding percussion sounds with the bass & chord buttons!

Keyboard & Bellows

Right hand
FR-1 Piano-type: 26 keys, velocity sensitive (starting at B key)
FR-1 Button-type: 62 buttons, velocity sensitive
Left hand
72 velocity-sensitive buttons
Real pneumatic detection of bellows pressure (high-resolution pressure sensor),
Bellows Resistance regulator

Sound Source

Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
7 accordion sets (each including: 8 Treble registers, 3 Bass registers, 3 Orchestra Bass registers, 3 Orchestra Chord registers, 4 Orchestra sounds, 4 Organ sounds)
Treble reed footages
Bass reed footages
Chord reed footages

PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)

stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise, left button noise
Individual reed simulation
hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, pressure-variant filter, pressure variant pitch deviation
Reed sound wave switching
by bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed

Musette Tuning

Micro tuning presets
15 (Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish)


8 types
8 types
Slow/Fast (for organ sounds)

Panel Controls

Knob controls
4 x Treble, Orchestra, Organ, Set, 3x Bass, Orchestra Bass, Orchestra Chord
Orchestra/Organ, Orch Bass, Orch Chord, Left Register, Drums/Default, Song/Demo, User Prog/Dec, Metronome/Inc.

Operation Mode

Bass & Chord modes
2Bs Rows, 3Bs Rows A-7th, 3Bs rows A-5dim, 3Bs Rows B-7th, 3Bs Rows B-5dim, 3Bs Rows Bx
Treble modes (Button-type)
C-Griff Europe, C-Griff2, B-Griff Bajan, B-Griff Fin, D-Griff 1, D-Griff 2 -Octave: Down (-), 0, Up (+) (for Treble, Orchestra and Organ)
4 drum/percussion sets
4 preset songs with selectable mute function for left-or right- hand part


Power Supply
Supplied external adaptor or optional batteries
Power Consumption
375 mA (using external adaptor)
Expected battery life under continuous use
Approx. 5.5 hours (Optional 8 x AA type Ni-MH 2000 mAh batteries)
This varies depending on the actual conditions of use
[Note] Be sure to only use rechargeable Ni-MH AA-type batteries. Carbon and alkaline batteries should not be used.
Headphones jack(Stereo)
Output Jack: L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass)
MIDI connector: OUT, IN (adjustable via Function parameter)
DC IN Jack
Power Supply
External AC adaptor (100 to 240 V, universal)
Time Signature: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 6/8, 9/8
Tempo: 20-250
Level: Off, Low, Medium, High


1/4" to 1/4" phone (guitar) cable
Earphones (with 1/8" to 1/4" plug adaptor)
AC adaptor
Quick Start manual
CD-ROM with Owner's Manual
Reference caps for the treble buttons (Button-type)
Strip for securing the adapter, MIDI and/or audio cables
Hexagonal wrench
Replaceable "traforo" inlay sheets: 5


Soft Bag
CM-30: CUBE Monitor
CUBE Street: Battery Powered Stereo Amplifier
SA-300: Stage Amplifier;
MOBILE CUBE: Battery Powered Stereo Amplifier

Size and Weight (FR-1 Piano-type)

Width (W)
365 mm14-3/8 inches
Depth (D)
195 mm7-11/16 inches
Height (H)
395 mm15-9/16 inches
5.5 kg12 lbs. 3 oz.

Size and Weight (FR-1 Button-type)

Width (W)
365 mm14-3/8 inches
Depth (D)
195 mm7-11/16 inches
Height (H)
375 mm14-13/16 inches
5.5 kg12 lbs. 3 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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