FR-1xb

V-Accordion

FR-1xb
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Compact and Lightweight with Advanced Features

V-Accordions have revolutionized the music world, and Roland has dedicated itself to the ongoing development of these amazing instruments. The FR-1x series is the newest addition to the famous V-Accordion family. These compact, lightweight models offer the same flexibility and portability as their popular FR-1 predecessors, but add significant features, including USB functionality and advanced bellows-pressure circuitry for enhanced sensitivity and precision. With new-generation speakers onboard and an expanded 7-segment/3-character display, the FR-1x piano-type and FR-1xb button-type set a powerful standard for a small lightweight accordion.

Perfect for Students and Pros

Light and small, the FR-1xb is perfect for young players, music studios, and schools. They are the most compact of all V-Accordions, but cut no corners in sound quality. It’s also a perfect instrument for the professional accordionist and live performer. The FR-1xb’s battery power and onboard speakers make it ideal for the strolling accordionist. The FR-1xb is great instrument for musicians who perform musical styles such as folk, rock, roots-rock, blues, zydeco, and more.

Play Anytime, Anywhere

Enjoy instant, high-quality sound from the onboard speakers or play privately with ear buds or headphones (sold separately). The FR-1xb is also the perfect instrument to travel with. Because of its compact size, it fits in the overhead storage compartment on most commercial airplanes.

Advanced Musical Expression

With the FR-1xb series, you can access over a dozen different accordion sounds instantly. There are even orchestral instruments onboard, as well as virtual tone wheel organs with realistic rotary effects. The FR-1xb also includes onboard manual drum/percussion sounds that can be played with the bass and chord buttons!

USB memory port and USB Computer port on board

The USB memory port allows you to easily store data such as User Program, and to upload new sounds, thanks to the USB Flash Memory. Moreover you can manage MP3 and Wave files using the optional USB Flash Memory. Their playback is a good educational application and can enhance live performances too. The USB computer port is dedicated to MIDI computer applications, such as sequencer software programs.

Faster response and higher sensitivity

Thanks to Roland’s sound generator that is optimized for Accordion performance, the FR-1xb will satisfy even the most demanding accordion player. 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.

Set Editor software

A dedicated software program allows you to create a dedicated User Set for the FR-1xb with access to all Orchestra, Orchestra Bass and Orchestra Chord sounds. It will be available on the Roland Web site as a free download. Thanks to the USB port, it will be easy to load user sets into the FR-1xb.

Keyboard, Bass & Bellows
Right hand
62 buttons velocity sensitive
Left hand
72 bass buttons velocity sensitive
Treble modes
C Griff Europe, C Griff 2, B Griff Bajan, B Griff Fin, D Griff 1, D Griff 2
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-7th , 3 Bs Rows Belgium
Free Bass modes
Minor 3rd (37 notes Eb-Eb), Bajan (37 notes D-D), Fifth (36 notes C-C), North Europe (37 notes D-C#), Finnish (37 notes D-D)
Bellows
New pressure sensor for better sensitivity and Advanced Physical Behaviour Modelling such as detection of bellows opening/closing, Bellows Resistant Regulator wheel with fine adjustment
Bellows curve
Fixed Low, Fixed Med, Fixed High, X-Light, Light, Standard, Heavy, X-Heavy
Sound Generator
Max. polyphony
128 voices
Tones (Accordion Set)
16 Accordion Sets (including 4 User Sets), each one 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
Reed Footages
7 Treble, 5 Bass, 3 Chord, 2 Free Bass
Additional sounds
Uploadable from USB memory and saved on 4 User sets
Sounds
Orchestral sounds
Strings, JazzScat1, JazzDoos, Str&Choir, Twin Trump, Trombone, FrenchHorn, Brass, Flute1, Tenor Sax2, Clarinet, Oboe, Ac Piano, Ac Guitar, Mandolin, HarpsStr
Organ sounds
Jazz Slow/Fast, Latin Slow/Fast, HousPerc Slow/Fast, Theatre Slow/Fast
Orchestral Bass sounds
Acoustic, Fingered, Bowed, Jazz Pedal VTW, Tuba Mix, Tuba, Fretless
Orchestral Chord sounds
Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, R&B VTW, Steel Gtr, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano
Orchestral Free Bass sounds
Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, Clarinet, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano, Oboe
PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
Noises
Stopping-reed growl, Closing valve noise, Left button noise
Individual Reed Simulation
Hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, Pressure variant filter, Pressure variant pitch deviation
Switching Reed Sound Wav
By bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
Bellows opening/closing sound change
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/Chorus
8 types, 8 types
Rotary for Organ sound
Slow/Fast
Panel controls
Knob controls & Registers
Volume, 4 x Treble/Orchestra/Organ + Set
Other switches
Drum On/Off, Orchestra On/Off, Organ On/Off, Free Bass On/Off, Orchestra Bass On/Off, Orchestra Chord/Free Bass On/Off, User Programs On/Off, Wave/MP3 player: Reset/Stop, Play/Pause, Power
Operation Mode
User Programs
8 memories
Orchestra/Organ mode
Solo, Dual
Octave
Down, 0, Up for Treble, Orchestra/Organ
Metronome
On/Off
Bass&Chord with drum/percussion sounds
On/Off for Bass/Orch Bass 2 rows, Chord/Orchestra Chord 4 rows
Audio Player
mp3/Wave player from USB memory
Bass to Treble mode
On/Off
Other
Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Rated Power Output
7 W x 2
Speakers
9 cm x 2
Wave Expansion
2 internal areas (8 MB each) to load new sounds
Power supply
AC adaptor
Batteries (not included) AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH x 8
Expected battery life under continuous use
5-hours (speaker ON mode)
8-hours (speaker OFF mode)
*With using Ni-MH 2000mAh batteries
Onboard Connectors
OUTPUT jacks L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass): 1/4" phone type
PHONES jack: 1/4" phone type
MIDI OUT connector
USB MEMORY connector type A
USB COMPUTER connector type B
DC IN connector
Colour variation
Black, Red
Accessories
AC Adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor), Owner’s Manual, Reference caps for the bass buttons, Reference caps for the treble buttons, Straps, Strip for securing the adapter, MIDI and/or audio cables
Options (sold separately)
Accordion soft bag, USB Flash memory (M-UF-series), Audio-Midi cable (AMC-3), Music Rest and Throne (AAP-1), Headphones (RH-200, RH-300)
Size and Weight
Width (W)
380 mm
15 inches
Depth (D)
365 mm
14-3/8 inches
Height (H)
195 mm
7-11/16 inches
Weight
6.4 kg
14 lbs. 2 oz.
*Weight excluding straps and battery.
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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