FR-3x Button type

V-Accordion

Music expanded in compact design

  • USB Memory
  • BATTERY POWERED

Information

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

(Mar. 14, 2013)
FR-3X Button Type System Program Version 1.05 Now Available!

Music expanded in compact design

The perfect combination of the familiar sounds and nuances of a traditional accordion, with all the advantages of a versatile digital instrument. Thanks to the new bellows pressure-sensing circuitry, the FR-3xb gives faster response, higher sensitivity and precision, plus detection of bellows opening/closing. The USB memory allows you to customize orchestra and accordion sounds and to save user program data, while the bellows resistance regulator allows you to control the inertia of the bellows. Lightweight and portable, the FR-3xb is perfect for students, hobbyists, and stage performers.

  • - Faster response and higher sensitivity of the bellows, thanks to the new bellows sensor
  • - Bellows Resistance Regulator to adjust the bellows’ inertia
  • - USB Flash Memory connector to store your settings
  • - Powerful onboard amplification system
  • - Super realistic accordion simulations
  • - Drum parts to be played with your left hand
  • - It can be powered using 10 AA type rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
  • - Also available in a luxurious white version, with beautifully-decorated bellows and genuine leather and Alcantara® straps.
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Sophisticated bellows response

Faster response, higher sensitivity and precision, plus detection of bellows opening/closing with new bellows pressure-sensing circuitry.
A bellows resistance regulator knob allows you to adjust the bellows’ inertia to your preference.

Super-realistic accordion simulations

All sounds the FR-3xb produces were obtained by sampling popular traditional acoustic accordions.
This V-Accordion allows you to switch from an Italian jazz accordion to German folk, French musette or Russian bajan sound – without changing your technique. Also the Virtual Tone Wheel is available to play amazing organ sounds in almost the same way as an organ player, using the treble section. You can also add a rotary effect (slow/fast).
The FR-3xb also allows you to enjoy playing simple drum parts with your left hand (bass and chord sections).

Stand-alone electronic instrument

Though the FR-3xb is a fully electronic instrument, you do not need to connect it to an amplifier in order to produce sounds. Its onboard amplification system is perfect for small venues, restaurants, etc.
The FR-3xb can also be powered using 10 commercially available rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, so that you don’t need to connect it to a wall outlet.

Save your settings to a USB storage device

You can save your settings by connecting an optional USB memory to the FR-3xb’s USB port. The USB memory also allows you to customize orchestra and accordion sounds and to save the user program data.

Superb performance flexibility

The FR-3xb allows you to control external MIDI-compatible instruments. The Treble keyboard and chord/bass buttons are velocity-sensitive, whilst the bellows controller provides more articulation possibilities than any other MIDI keyboard, MIDI wind instrument, etc. that you may be familiar with.

Also available in an exclusive, special edition

Lightweight, compact and equipped with the same features as the standard FR-3xb, the white version model looks gorgeous, with beautifully-decorated bellows and genuine leather and Alcantara® straps.

Keyboard Bass & Bellows

Right hand
92 buttons, velocity sensitive
Left hand
120 velocity-sensitive bass buttons
Treble modes
C Griff Europe, C Griff 2, B Griff Bajan, B Griff Fin, D Griff 1, D Griff 2
Modes: Standard, Free Bass, Orch.Bass, Orch.Chord, Orch. Free Bass
Free Bass modes: Minor 3rd, Bajan, Fifth, N. Europe, Finnish
Bellows
New sensor for the detection of bellows pressure (high-resolution pressure sensor), Bellows resistance regulator: wheel with fine adjustment

Sound Source

Tones
21 accordion Set + 4 User Set, each including: 14 Treble registers, 7 Bass registers, 7 Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Chord registers, 7 Orchestra Free Bass registers, 10 orchestral sounds, 10 organ sounds
Treble reed footages
4
Bass reed footages
5
Chord reed footages
3
Free Bass footages
2
Wave ROM
64MB of waveforms (8+8MB expansion sounds)
Max polyphony
128 voices
Orchestral Sounds
10: Trombone, Trumpet, T Sax, A Sax, Clarinet, Harmonica, Violin, Flute, El. PianoOrg, Strings
Orchestral Bass Sounds
7: Acoustic, Bowed, Fingered, Fretless, Picked, Tuba, Tuba Mix
Orchestral Free Bass Sounds
7: Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc. Organ, Ac. Guitar, Ac. Piano
Orchestral Chord Sounds
7: Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc. Organ, Ac. Guitar, Ac. Piano
Organ Sounds
10: Perc Jazz, Jazz Ballad, Distort Organ, Full Organ, Overdr Organ, Popular Organ, Ligh Jazz, Bossa, Latin, Light Latin

PBM (Physical Behavior Modeling)

Noises
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: 16 (Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/ H, French, Scottish)

Effects

Reverb: 8 types, Chorus: 8 types, Rotary (Slow/Fast) for organ sounds, “Cassotto” and “Sordina” simulation

Panel controls

Knobs
VOL, Treble/Bass BAL, Reverb, Chorus Panel Switches: 10 Treble registers + Set, 7 Bass registers, USER PROGRAM button, ORGAN/ORCHESTRA, SORDINA switch, POWER switch

Operation modes

ORCHESTRA/ORGAN modes
Solo, Dual, High, Low
Wave/MP3 player
Play/Pause, Stop/Reset
Bass to Treble
On/Off
Bass&Chord Drum Link
On/Off
Octave
Down, 0, Up (for Treble and Orchestra) 10 User Program memories

Others

Display
LED, 3 x 7 segments
Rated power output
2 x 11W RMS
Speakers
2 x 10cm speakers (neodymium transducer magnets)
Power supply
Batteries (AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH x 10), Supplied PSB-7U adaptor: AC117V, 220V, 230V, 240V
Onboard Connectors
OUTPUT sockets (L/Mono, R/Mono), PHONES socket USB memory port, MIDI OUT/IN socket (function adjustable via MIDI parameter), DC IN socket: for supplied Roland PSB-7U adaptor
Supplied accessories
External AC adapter, Owner’s Manual, Reference caps for the bass buttons, Reference caps for the treble buttons (FR-3x button type), Accordion cloth, Straps, Battery holder (pre-installed in compartment)
Options
Accordion soft bag

Size and Weight

Width (W)
470 mm18-9/16 inches
Depth (D)
240 mm9-1/2 inches
Height (H)
390 mm15-3/8 inches
Weight
8 kg17 lbs. 11 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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