PCR-M1

USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

PCR-M1
Discontinued

The PCR-M1 is the most compact, powerful USB MIDI keyboard controller available! This incredibly slim device is based on the highly-popular PCR-1, but lacks the audio I/O of the PCR-1 and adds a number of new MIDI features to make it more analogous to the larger PCR-series MIDI controllers. Like the PCR-30/50/80, the PCR-M1 includes a 1x1 MIDI interface, sustain-pedal connection, and expression pedal connection. Unlike any other PCR-series controller, the PCR-M1 offers a rotary encoder that can be assigned to a number controls including scrolling control maps, adjusting velocity, changing MIDI channels, and more. The PCR-M1 also includes three different options for drawing power: 1) USB-powered, 2) AC adapter (optional), and 3) powered by four AAA batteries. Also like its larger brothers, the PCR-M1 offers V-LINK support for control of video devices directly from your keyboard. The PCR-M1 is incredibly versatile in terms of control. It offers 27 different parameter controls available from 16 different physical controls, and functions with the powerful PCR-Editor available for PC & Mac. The PCR-M1 uses Edirol & Roland’s S.L.I.M. technology, providing a remarkably playable action with a very short throw and very little side-to-side play in the keys. It may be small, but this feature-packed device is no toy! The PCR-M1 measures a mere 1-3/16" thick and weighs just 2lbs. 11oz. It comes with a protective neoprene sleeve to protect it in travel.

25 Standard-Width Velocity-Sensitive keys

The PCR-M1 offers standard-width keys with 128-step velocity sensitivity to ensure easy playing.

S.L.I.M. Keyboard

The PCR-M1 has the same S.L.I.M. keyboard as in the PCR-1. Edirol has devised this keyboard-action technology known as S.L.I.M. (Short-stroke Low-profile Impact Mechanism) to allow a compact MIDI keyboard to maintain incredible playability.

Thin, Light Body

The PCR-M1 is just over one-inch thick and weighs 2lbs 11oz. Ideal for traveling musicians, mobile DJs, and home-recording musicians working with limited space.

27 Fully Assignable Controllers: 8 Knobs, 6 Buttons, and 2 Pedal Ports (with Shift Function)

The PCR-M1 offers eight assignable knobs, six assignable buttons, and two assignable pedal ports. The Shift button changes the assignable parameters in eight knobs and three of the six buttons for a total of 27 controllable parameters per control map. The PCR-M1 also has a rotary encoder that can be assigned to scroll program changes, scroll saved control maps, adjust velocity sensitivity, change MIDI channels, or adjust tempo. This allows the user to change these settings without entering the Edit menu for more rapid recall and adjustment.

Separate Pitch Bender & Modulation Controls

The new improved pitch bender in the PCR-M1 transmits incrementally for consistent continuous (non-stepped) control.

16 Control Map Memory Locations

The PCR-M1 offers 16 different save locations for control maps. With 27 parameters available per control map, the PCR-M1 offers control over a total of over 400 parameters held in the memory of the keyboard.

MIDI In/Out Ports

It is easy to connect the PCR-M1 to a MIDI device with just one cable. The PCR-M1 can export the same MIDI signals to both USB and MIDI cable at the same time — very convenient.

Expression and Sustain Pedal Ports

Connect Roland’s EV-5 Expression pedal or DP-2 or DP-6 Sustain pedal to the PCR-M1 directly. Control parameters through these ports are fully assignable. For these jacks, a pair of pedal-conversion cables (1/8" TRS to 1/4" female) comes with the PCR-M1.

3-Way Power Supply: USB/Battery/AC Adaptor

The PCR-M1 was specifically designed for mobile computer musicians. It's also designed for mobile musicians. The three choices of power are very convenient, allowing usage in any condition.

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).
Keyboard
S.L.I.M. Keyboard: 25 Keys (with velocity)
Connectors
USB connector: Type B
MIDI IN/OUT
Pedal: Expression, Sustain
Controllers
Top Panel
Rotary Encoder
Assignable Rotary Volume Knobs (R1--8)
Assignable Buttons (B1--6)
Mode Switch x 4
Octave Shift Switch (UP / DOWN)
Transpose Switch
Pitch Bend Switch
Modulation Switch
Rear Panel
Power Switch (DC / OFF / USB)
DC IN (200 mA)
Others
Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Power Supply
USB
AC Adaptor: PSA Type (optional)
Battery (4 x AAA Type)
Current Draw
400 mA
Accessories
CD-ROM
USB Cable
Owner’s Manual
Template Sheets
PEDAL Conversion Cable x 2
Gig Bag
Options
AC Adaptor (Roland PSA series)
Pedal Switch: DP-2/6
Expression Pedal: EV-5
Size and Weight
Width
450 mm
17-3/4 inches
Depth
220 mm
8-11/16 inches
Height
28 mm
1-1/8 inches
Weight
1.5 kg
3 lbs. 5 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

DOWNLOADS

Updates & Drivers

  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.1 for Windows® 8/8.1

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: When the Windows SmartScreen is displayed upon installing the driver, please perform the following procedure:
    1. Click [ More info ]
    2. Click [ Run anyway ]
    * Skip Step 1 If your PC is not connected to the internet.

  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 32-bit Edition

    This is the EDIROL PCR driver for Microsoft(R) Windows 7.

  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 64-bit Edition

    This is the EDIROL PCR driver for Microsoft(R) Windows 7 64-bit Edition.

  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows Vista 32-bit Edition

    This is the EDIROL PCR driver for Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM).

  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition

    This is the EDIROL PCR driver for Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM) 64-bit Edition.

  • PCR Driver Version 2.0.1 for Windows XP / Windows 2000

    This is the Windows XP Home Edition/Professional and Windows 2000 Professional driver for the PCR-30 / PCR-50 / PCR-80 / PCR-M1 / PCR-M30 / PCR-M50 / PCR-M80 / PCR-300 / PCR-500 / PCR-800.

  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.1 for Windows XP x64 Edition

    This is the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition driver for the PCR-30 / PCR-50 / PCR-80 / PCR-M1 / PCR-M30 / PCR-M50 / PCR-M80 / PCR-300 / PCR-500 / PCR-800.

  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 98 / Windows Me

    This is the Windows 98 / Windows Me driver for the PCR-30 / PCR-50 / PCR-80 / PCR-M1 / PCR-M30 / PCR-M50 / PCR-M80.

  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.0 for Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.0 for Mac OS X 10.8
  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.0 for Mac OS X 10.6 or later

    This is a Universal Binary MacOS X driver for the PCR-30 / PCR-50 / PCR-80 / PCR-M1 / PCR-M30 / PCR-M50 / PCR-M80 / PCR-300 / PCR-500 / PCR-800

    • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard" as of Sep. 9, 2009

  • PCR Driver Version 1.2.0 for Mac OS X

    This is a Universal Binary MacOS X driver for the PCR-30 / PCR-50 / PCR-80 / PCR-M1 / PCR-M30 / PCR-M50 / PCR-M80 / PCR-300 / PCR-500 / PCR-800

    • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard" as of OCT. 26, 2007

  • PCR Driver Version 1.0.0 for Mac OS 9

    This is the driver for using the PCR with FreeMIDI or OMS.

  • PCR Editor Version 1.0.0 for Windows XP/2000/Me/98

    The PCR Editor is a program that lets you create PCR series memory sets on your computer.

  • PCR Editor Version 1.0.0 for Mac OS X

    The PCR Editor is a program that lets you create PCR series memory sets on your computer.

  • PCR Editor Version 1.0.0 for Mac OS 9

    The PCR Editor is a program that lets you create PCR series memory sets on your computer.

  • PCR Control Surface Templates (PC)

    This file contains all available control surface drivers for the PCR-Series Controllers. The following programs are supported:

    - Ableton Live 1.5/Live Jam
    - Cakewalk SONAR 2
    - DiscoDSP Discovery
    - Emagic Logic Platinum 6/Platinum 5/Gold 5.5/Audio 5.5
    - Gmedia Oddity
    - IK Multimedia SampleTank
    - NATIVE INSTRUMENTS ABSYNTH
    - NATIVE INSTRUMENTS B4
    - NATIVE INSTRUMENTS FM7
    - NATIVE INSTRUMENTS Pro-52/Pro-53
    - PowerFX Dyad
    - Propellerhead ReBirth
    - Roland PG-300 (Alpha JUNO-1, -2, HS-80)
    - Roland PG-800 (JP-8P)
    - Roland XV-5080 Basic set
    - Roland XV-5080 MFX Complete set
    - Spectrasonics Atomosphare
    - Steinberg Cubase 5/SX
    - Waldorf PPG wave 2.V
    - General Software (Arturia Storm, etc.)
    - Ableton Live 2
    - Applied Acoustic Systems Tassman SE
    - Audio Simulation DreamStation
    - Delay Lama
    - Gmedia M-Tron
    - Image-Line Software Fruityloops 3
    - Propellerhead REASON 1.x/2.x
    - GARRITAN Personal Orchestra
    - Roland PG-1000 (D-50/D-550)
    - SPECTRASONICS STYLUS
    - SPECTRASONICS TRILOGY
    - ueberschall PLP 120
    - ueberschall VCP 120
    - ueberschall VLP 120

  • PCR Control Surface Templates (MAC)

    This file contains all available control surface drivers for the PCR-Series Controllers. The following programs are supported:

    - Ableton Live 1.5/Live Jam
    - Emagic Logic Platinum 6/Platinum 5/Gold 5.5/Audio 5.5
    - Gmedia Oddity
    - IK Multimedia SampleTank
    - MOTU Digital Performer Ver.4.x (Mac OS X)
    - NATIVE INSTRUMENTS ABSYNTH
    - NATIVE INSTRUMENTS B4
    - NATIVE INSTRUMENTS FM7
    - NATIVE INSTRUMENTS Pro-52/Pro-53
    - PowerFX Dyad
    - Propellerhead ReBirth
    - Roland PG-300 (Alpha JUNO-1, -2, HS-80)
    - Roland PG-800 (JP-8P)
    - Roland XV-5080 Basic set
    - Roland XV-5080 MFX Complete set
    - Spectrasonics Atomosphare
    - Steinberg Cubase 5/SX
    - Waldorf PPG wave 2.V
    - General Software (Arturia Storm, etc.)
    - Ableton Live 2
    - Applied Acoustic Systems Tassman SE
    - Audio Simulation DreamStation
    - Delay Lama
    - Gmedia M-Tron
    - Image-Line Software Fruityloops 3
    - Propellerhead REASON 1.x/2.x
    - GARRITAN Personal Orchestra
    - Roland PG-1000 (D-50/D-550)
    - SPECTRASONICS STYLUS
    - SPECTRASONICS TRILOGY
    - ueberschall PLP 120
    - ueberschall VCP 120
    - ueberschall VLP 120

  • 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.

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