PC-80

USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

PC-80
Discontinued

The PC-80 is the easiest and most cost-effective way to put together your home studio or music lab. This 61-note keyboard offers power, flexibility, and a highly-expressive key mechanism. Unlike many compact USB keyboards, the PC-80 is designed to genuinely feel like a musical instrument. Each key is felt-lined and spring-loaded using a recently developed key mechanism that represents Roland’s 30 years of experience in the field. Never before has there been a USB MIDI Keyboard Controller built with the quality and technology of the PC-80. The PC-80 has built-in audio capabilities, and comes complete with a standalone GM2 software synth. This allows the PC-80 to function as a complete synth, all through one USB connection to the computer. Through this one connection, the PC-80 can draw power, send and receive MIDI, and send and receive audio.

About the Keyboard

The PC-80 features a keyboard mechanism derived from Roland’s newest technology. It's specifically designed to offer a wide dynamic range with incredible subtlety. The redesigned keys offer a better response to the player's touch, while also reducing mechanical noise and eliminating vertical shake in the key stroke. The PC-80 allows you to send different key ranges to different MIDI channels, effectively allowing you to split the keyboard among different instruments or layer multiple instruments.

The PC-80 is designed to adapt to anyone’s playing style by offering 12 settings for velocity. It includes four curves, each with the choice of soft, medium, and hard playing style. To further the expressive capabilities of the PC-80, we’ve included both sustain and Expression pedal connections.

Audio Interface

The PC-80 functions much like a soundcard, connected to the computer through USB. It offers incredible audio resolution up to 24-bit/96kHz. The PC-80 offers stable low-latency audio drivers for both PC and Mac, for powerful performance. You can record using the two 1/4" inputs, play out through the RCA outputs, two separate headphone outs, as well as built-in speakers. The PC-80 is equipped with a Bass Enhancer as well as a sub-out for use with 2.1 speaker systems. The PC-80 also includes Direct Monitoring, allowing you to hear audio your recordings with zero latency.

Software Synth

This premium GM2 software synth represents Edirol's finest set of GM2 sounds packed into a powerful, stand-alone application for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Mac OSX. When open, this synth can show up as a MIDI output device from your MIDI programs, offering you immediate access to incredible instruments, whether you’re using the PC-80 for notation, music education, or for sequencing. The software synth includes a standard MIDI file player and a metronome, 256 different instruments, nine drum sets, multi-timbral playback of up to 18 parts, and 256 note polyphony: two parts, 128-note polyphony for the live playback, and 16 parts, 128-note polyphony for SMF playback.

EDIROL designs its USB devices in accordance with USB specifications and has passed all compatibility tests, which are continuously held and organized by USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
PC-80 Hardware Specifications
Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Record: 1 pair of stereo
Playback: 1 pair of stereo
Full duplex (except for 96 kHz setting)
Signal Processing
AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits
PC Interface: 24 bits
Master Volume Knob
Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Sampling Rate
44.1/48/96 kHz
Nominal Input Level
-45--0 dBu
Input Impedance
LINE: 15 k ohms
GUITAR, MIC: 680 k ohms
Maximam Output Level
Audio Output Jacks (L,R): +5dBu
Audio Output Jack (SUBWOOFER): -2dBu
Output Impedance
1 k ohms
Residual Noise Level
-80 dBu or less (INPUT MONITOR: OFF, MASTER VOLUME: MAX, IHF-A, typ.)
Connectors
Audio Input Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch phone type
Audio Output Jacks (L, R, SUBWOOFER): RCA phono type
Headphones Jacks: Stereo 1/4 inch phones type x 2
Hold Pedal Jack: 1/4 inch phone type
Expression Pedal Jack: 1/4 inch TRS phone type
MIDI OUT Connector
USB Connector
DC IN Connector
Keyboard
61 Keys (with velocity)
Contorollers
Master Volume Knob

MIDI Channel Button
Program Change Button
Software Synthesizer Button
Split Buttons (LOWER/UPPER)
Direct Monitor Button
Octave Shift Buttons (+/-)

Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Value Encoder
Audio Input Level Knob
Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)


Rear Panel
Power Switch (USB/OFF/DC)
Audio Input Level Knob
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor) or USB Bus Power
Current Draw
2000 mA (AC Adaptor)
500 mA (USB Bus Power)
Accessories
AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
CD-ROM (PC-80 Software, SONAR LE)
USB Cable
Owner's Manual
Roland Software License Agreement
Options
Pedal Switch: DP-2
Expression Pedal: EV-5
PC-80 Software Synthesizer Specifications
Number of Part
18 (For Keyboard: 2, For MIDI Player: 16)
Maximum Polyphony
256 (For Keyboard: 128, For MIDI Player: 128)
Signal Processing
32-bit Floating Point Processing Precision
Preset Tone
256 Tones + 9 Drum Sets (GM2 Compatible)
User Tone
512 Tones + 128 Drum Sets
Effects
Reverb, Chorus, Part EQ
Playable File Format
Standard MIDI File (Format 0/1)
Metronome Tempo
Quarter note = 20 to 250
PC-80 System Requirements (Windows)
OS
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home/XP Professional/2000 Professional
Computer
Windows(R)-compatible personal computer equipped with a USB port
CPU/Clock
Pentium(R), Celeron(TM), Intel-compatible Processor / 1.2 GHz or higher (2.0 GHz or higher is recommended)
Memory
256MB or more
(512MB or more is recommended)
Free Hard Disk Space
300MB or more
PC-80 System Requirements (Macintosh)
OS
Mac OS X v10.3 or later
Computer
Apple Macintosh computer equipped with a USB port
CPU/Clock
PowerPC G4/1.25 GHz or higher
(G5 or higher is recommended)
Memory
256MB or more
(512MB or more is recommended)
Free Hard Disk Space
100MB or more
Size and Weight
Width
1,000 mm
39-3/8 inches
Depth
232 mm
9-3/16 inches
Height
86 mm
3-7/16 inches
Weight
4.1 kg
9 lbs. 1 oz.
*0 dBu = 0.775 V rms
* Intel's SSE and AMD's 3D Now! optimized.
* This product has been test studied on representative computers that meet the system repuirements, but we cannot guarantee that it will operate on any computer that meets these requirements. Please be aware that even under the same conditions, differences in the operating environment many produce differences in processing capability.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Downloads

Updates & Drivers

  • PC-80 Software Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 32-bit

    This software allows you to use the EDIROL PC-80 on Windows 7.
    The EDIROL PC-80 driver and the synthesizer are included in this software.

  • PC-80 Software Version 1.0.0 for Windows Vista

    This software allows you to use the EDIROL PC-80 on Windows Vista.
    The EDIROL PC-80 driver and the synthesizer are included in this software.

  • PC-80 Software Version 1.0.1 for Windows

    This software allows you to use the EDIROL PC-80 on Windows XP and Windows 2000.
    The EDIROL PC-80 driver and the synthesizer are included in this software.

  • PC-80 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Mac OS X

    This is a driver for the EDIROL PC-80 on Mac OS X. This driver includes the PC-80 Software Synthesizer. When you install the driver, the PC-80 Software Synthesizer will also be installed.

  • Clean-All USB Driver Utility

    This utility clears out all Roland USB Windows drivers and should be used if you are having difficulty installing your USB driver.

    Note: You will have to reinstall the drivers for any other Roland device that is using a USB connection for Audio or MIDI.

Support

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

Owner's Manuals