FR-3x

V-Accordion

FR-3x
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Music in Expansion in Compact Dimension

The FR-3x is the perfect fusion of traditional accordion performance and modern digital functionality. Imagine a world-class lineup of accordions and orchestral instruments in one convenient instrument, all instantly selectable and controllable. With new bellows pressure-sensing circuitry, the FR-3x provides faster response and higher sensitivity and precision, plus detection of the bellows opening and closing. In addition, the new bellows resistance regulator lets you adjust the bellows’ inertia for the ultimate in comfort and playing feel. The USB host capability allows you to customize the onboard orchestra and accordion sounds, to save/load user program data, and to manage MP3s and wave-file playback. Lightweight and portable the FR-3x is perfect for students, accordion hobbyists, as well as stage performers.

Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara Spa, Italy

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-3x 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-3x also allows you to enjoy playing simple drum parts with your left hand (bass and chord sections).

Stand-alone Electronic Instrument

Though the FR-3x 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-3x 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-3x’s USB port. The USB host also allows you to customize orchestra and accordion sounds and to save the user program data.

Superb Performance Flexibility

The FR-3x 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-3x, the white version model looks gorgeous, with beautifully-decorated bellows and genuine leather and Alcantara® straps.

Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara Spa, Italy

Keyboard Bass & Bellows
Right hand
37 keys, velocity sensitive
Left hand
120 velocity-sensitive bass buttons
Modes
Standard,Free Bass, Orch.Bass, Orch.Chord, Orch. Free Bass
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
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 deviationReed 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
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
481 mm
18-15/16 inches
Depth
270 mm
10-11/16 inches
Height
430 mm
16-15/16 inches
Weight
8.3 kg
18 lbs. 5 oz.
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

Downloads

Brochures

Updates & Drivers

  • FR-7x/FR-3x/FR-1x Set Editor Ver.1.01 for Windows/Macintosh

    The "FR-7x/FR-3x/FR-1x Set Editor" is an application designed to create new Sets for your FR-7x, FR-3x and FR-1x accordions. Please refer to the "FR_SetEditor_e1.pdf" included in the download for more information about the Set Editor.

  • FR-3X/FR-3XB System Update Version 1.05

    This is the latest version of operating system for the FR-3X/3XB. After downloading and extracting the compressed file, please refer to the “FR-3X/3XB_System_Update_Procedure” pdf document included for the update procedure.

Support

If you have questions about operating your Roland product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
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In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner's Manuals