FR-7x Piano type

V-Accordion

MUSIC IN EXPANSION

  • BATTERY POWERED

Information

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

(Apr. 4, 2013)
The FR-7X Piano type's successor arrived!
Meet the new FR-8x Piano type V-Accordion featuring Newly developed Dynamic Bellows Behavior technology, four powerful multi-effects, an onboard looper, and much more!

(Mar. 14, 2013)
FR-7X Piano Type System Program Version 1.06 Now Available!

* A special white color edition available!
The white version model looks gorgeous, with a beautifully decorated bellows and genuine leather and Alcantara® straps.

MUSIC IN EXPANSION

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. It combines the familiar sounds and nuances of a traditional accordion with the versatility of a modern digital musical instrument. The FR-7x Piano type is the successor to the current FR-7. It is enhanced with the latest V-Accordion features.

  • - Faster response and higher sensitivity and precision, plus detection of bellows opening / closing with new bellows pressure-sensor circuitry
  • - New French accordion sounds, Bayan accordion sounds, Italian classic accordion sounds, 24 new orchestral sounds and Virtual ToneWheel organ sounds
  • - USB host port onboard for new sound-upload possibility, MP3 playback, wave recorder
  • - Bellows Resistance Regulator knob to specify the bellows inertia (the force needed to push and pull it)
  • - New LCD display for comfortable operation
  • - Advanced musical expression: Bass to Treble function, Percussion sounds playable by Bass & Chord buttons, and 6 user assignable function switches on last low of bass buttons
  • - Available in three colors — Black, Red, and special White finish
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Specifications
Option
Relevant product
Accordion

Fast response and high sensitivity

Thanks to Roland’s newly-developed sound generator, which is optimized for Accordion performance, the FR-7x Piano type will satisfy the most demanding accordion players.
You will be impressed by the fast response of the keys/buttons, the higher sensitivity and precision, and the detection of bellows opening/closing with new bellows pressure-sensor circuitry.
Thanks to this new technology, accordionists can feel perfectly at ease when playing their music, especially once they have experienced the enhanced response of this instrument.

USB host port onboard

Easy data storage, handy customization of V-Accordion sound-sets to satisfy special accordion/orchestra demands from different countries, and easy to upload software versions, thanks to the USB Flash Memory.
What’s more, you can manage MP3 and Wav files and even record your performances in Wav format on the optional USB Flash Memory.
Playback and record functions are perfect for educational use, and enhance live performance too.

Battery-powered instrument with built-in speakers

Though the FR-7x Piano type is a fully digital instrument, it’s also an all-in-one instrument, i.e. you do not need to connect it to any amplifier to produce sounds.
Its onboard amplification system is powerful enough for small venues, restaurants, pubs…
Furthermore, the FR-7x Piano type comes with a rechargeable battery, so that you do not need to connect it to a power outlet.
It goes far beyond the control possibilities of a MIDI keyboard with optional performance functions.

Super realistic accordion simulations...

The FR-7x Piano type has 41 keys (with velocity and aftertouch), 120 velocity-sensitive bass buttons (6 bass & chord modes and 5 free bass modes to suit your playing style) and can simulate up to 80 different accordion instruments each including 14 treble registers, 26 orchestral sounds, 7 bass & chord registers, 7 free bass registers, 7 orchestral free bass, 7 orchestral bass registers, and 7 orchestral chord registers.
Thanks to the Bass to Treble mode the FR-7x Piano type can be used like a “Basoon accordion”. In this mode the bass part is played with the right hand (the bass and chord buttons are inactive),
Moreover the programmable Drum function allows you to play percussion sounds with the Bass & Chord buttons.

...and organ simulations

Thanks to the Virtual ToneWheel sound engine, the FR-7x Piano type allows you to play amazing organ sounds, by using Treble (upper), Chord (lower) and Bass (pedal) sections.
Harmonic Bar controls will allow you to personalize your organ sounds to satisfy every musical genre.

Easy combination of Orchestral and traditional accordion sounds

Traditional accordion and orchestral sounds can be easily combined and played with full bellows articulation. Several unique Orchestra modes (Solo, Dual, High/Low,and more)provide amazing flexibility and instant sound switching. The 26 onboard orchestral treble, 7 orchestral bass sounds, 7 orchestral chord sounds and 7 orchestral free bass sounds can be easily mixed with traditional sounds.

Other features

LCD Display: FR-7x Piano type is provided with a easy to read LCD display (OLED type, 128x64) for setting easily your V-Accordion
USER assignable switches: you can now assign different functions to the 6 switches located in the last row of bass buttons.

Keyboard, Bass & Bellows

Right hand
41 piano-type keys, velocity-sensitive, with aftertouch
Left hand
120 bass buttons, with velocity standard, Free Bass mode, Orch. Bass, Orch. Chord, Orch. Free Bass

Free Bass Modes

Minor 3rd, Bajan, Fifth, North Europe, Finnish

Bass & Chord Modes

2 Bs Rows, 3 Bs Rows A-7th, 3 Bs Rows A-5dim, 3 Bs Rows B-7th, 3 Bs Rows B-5dim, 3 Bs Rows Bx

Bellows

New pressure sensor for better sensitivity and Advanced Physical Behaviour Modelling such as detection of bellows opening/closing
Bellow curve
Fixed Low. Fixed Med, Fixed High, X-Light, Light, Standard, Heavy, X-Heavy
Bellows resistance regulator
Wheel with fine adjustment

Sound Source

Max Polyphony
128 voices
Wave ROM
64 Mbyte Wave ROM

Tones

80 Accordion sets, including: 14 Treble registers, 7 Bass/Chord registers, 7 Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Chord registers, 49 Orchestral sounds (26 realtime + others selectable by MENU), 128 Drum sounds
Organ sounds with Harmonic Bar
32 presets x Treble, Chord and Free Bass sections, 16 presets x Bass section. Up to 26 Harmonic Bar combinations customizable, can be controlled and shaped by bellows
Additional sounds
Uploadable from USB memory and saved on internal memory
Treble Reed Footages
7
Bass Reed Footages
5
Chord Reed footages
3
Free Bass Footages
2

PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)

Noises
Stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise, left button voice
Individual Reed Simulation
Hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, Pressure variant filter, Pressure variant pitch deviation
Reed waveform switching
By bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
Bellow opening/closing sound change
By bellows opening/closing detection

Musette Tuning

Micro-Tuning Presets
16 types: 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
Delay
10 types
Rotary for orchestral organ sound
Slow/Fast with Vibrato, Chorus, Overdrive and VK-Rotary
“Cassotto” and “Sordina” Simulation
Yes

Panel controls

Knob controls
Volume, Treble/Bass balance, Reverb, Chorus, Delay
Encoder
Data Edit with Enter

Panel Switches

Treble Registers
14 + Master + Orchestra
Bass Registers
7
Navigation Switches
Up, Down, Menu/Write, Exit/Jump
Other switches
Accordion set Up/Down, Sordina On/Off, Power
Additional switches
6 user assignable function switches on last row of bass buttons

Operation Mode

Orchestra Mode
Solo, Dual, Low. High, Solo M, Dual M, Low M, High M, Low M Trb, High M Trb, Low Trb, High Trb
Octave
-1, 0, 1 for Treble and Orchestra
Treble register feature
Orchestra Link, Bass Link, Orchestra Bass Link, Orchestra Chord Link, Orchestra Free Bass Link
Part Mute
Treble, Orchestra, Bass & Chord, Free Bass, Orch Bass, Orch Chord, Orch Free Bass
Percussion sounds with Bass & Chord
For Bass/Orch Bass 2 rows, Chord/Orchestra Chord 4 rows
MP3 player
MP3 player from USB memory
Wave Recorder
On USB memory

MIDI functions

Ext. Seq. Playback.(MIDI In): Treble, Bass & Chord, Orchestra, ALL (local Off function)Send PC (MIDI OUT): 1-512 Program Change to control Patch, Sound of MIDI devices; Start/Stop MIDI TX: Send Start/Stop by pushing Alpha dial

Display

128 x 64 OLED type
Rated Power Output
2 x 25 W RMS
Speakers
10cm x 2 speakers (using Neodymium Transducer Magnets), Tweeters x 2

Onboard connectors

Headphone jack (stereo), Output jack: L/Mono (Treble), R/ Mono (Bass), Multi connector (to external FBC-7 power supply/Footswitch unit/battery charger), USB host
USB
USB host
Power Supply
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack, 24V-4500mAh, External FBC-7 power supply/battery charger: AC117V, AC 230V, AC 240V (50/60hz), AC 220 V (60Hz)
Power Consumption
96W
Supplied accessories
FBC-7 (Power supply/Battery Charger), Owner’s Manual, Straps, Accordion Cloth, Bass Reference caps, Power Cable, 19-pin Multicore cable, Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack 24V-4500mAh.External FBC-7 Specifications: 5 Programmable Foot switches (set Up /Down Register Up/Down, Sustain), Multi connector (towards Accordion), Expression Pedal jack, MIDI connectors (In, Out, Thru), Output jacks (L/Mono, R), AC Inlet
Optional Accessories
V-Accordion Gigbag, FBC-7 Gigbag, Headphones RH-300,RH-200, AMC-4 (Audio/midi cable), AAP-1 (Music Rest and Throne)

Size and Weight (FR-7x Piano type)

Width (W)
528 mm20-13/16 inches
Depth (D)
275 mm10-7/8 inches
Height (H)
423 mm16-11/16 inches
Weight
11.7 kg25 lbs. 13 oz.

without straps, with battery

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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