PCR-M30

USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

PCR-M30
Discontinued

The PCR-M30 is a revised version of the popular PCR-30 MIDI keyboard controller. Like the PCR-30, the PCR-M30 offers direct connection to the computer through USB, plus 32 keys, 27 assignable MIDI controllers, a software editor, MIDI input and output, and sustain and expression pedal connections. Advancement the PCR-M30 has over the PCR-30: the addition of velocity curves, a switchable MIDI interface, and a new key-action found on Roland’s higher-end synths that provides less mechanical noise while offering a consistent, playable feel. The pitch-bend/modulation controller has a new rubber coating for easier grip.

High-Quality Mechanism for the Serious Player

With a newly designed key mechanism — derived from Roland’s 30 years of synthesizer development — players can control a wide dynamic range with incredible subtlety. The redesigned keyboard is more comfortable to play and provides a better reaction to the player’s touch. In addition, changes have been made to reduce the mechanical noise and eliminate vertical shake on the key strokes. The newly developed pitch-bend/modulation controller is friendlier to use and more expressive.

Comprehensive Connectivity

Connect everything with one USB cable. Since the power is supplied from the computer, no AC adaptor is needed. The same USB connection provides MIDI in and out ports that allow the keyboard to function as a MIDI interface to external devices. It addition, the information from keys and controllers can be sent through the MIDI out port so you can control software and external devices at the same time. The MIDI processing is compatible with FPT (Fast Processing Technology). This technology provides stable, high speed, low latency, and low jitter MIDI transmission regardless of the music app you're using.

27 Assignable Controllers

The PCR-M30 provides eight knobs, eight sliders, nine buttons, and two pedal ports. These controllers can be assigned to any MIDI message, Control Change (CC), RPN, NRPN, System Exclusive, and more. You get to choose what parameters to control in your MIDI hardware and software to create the perfect playing environment.

12 Selectable Velocity Curve Combinations

Pick from 12 velocity curves to precisely match your playing style. As the PCR-M30 has four velocity curves and three grades of sensitivity (Light, Medium, and Heavy), the player can find the combination that perfectly suits them. In addition, a Fixed Velocity Mode is provided where the keyboard always outputs a fixed velocity (selectable from 1 to 127).

PCR Editor Software & Downloadable Memory Sets

The PCR-series keyboards work with all major music applications, and are equipped with user-memory locations to store up to 15 control maps. PCR Editor software for use with the EDIROL PCR Keyboard Series is included. The PCR Editor allows for extensive and convenient control of the PCR keyboards from a PC or Mac. The PCR Editor is designed to assist in creating control maps for the PCR, and allow users to quickly and easily make assignments to any of the 27 assignable controls. This powerful software also allows the user to copy system exclusive messages for the PCR into a sequence so the controls can be mapped or changed during a sequence. In addition to offering easy implementation of different MIDI messages, the PCR Editor also allows the user to specify minimum and maximum values for each control. Supports Win98/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS X, and Mac OS 9.x.

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
32 Keys (with velocity)
Controllers
Memory Button
MIDI Channel Button
Program Change Button
Edit Button
V-LINK Button
Octave Shift Button (+/-)
Transpose Button
Assignable Button (B1--6, L1--3)
Bender/Modulation Lever
Assignable Rotary Volume (R1--8)
Assignable Slider (S1--8)
Assignable Pedal (P1--2)
Connectors
Hold Pedal Jack
Expression Pedal Jack
MIDI Jacks (IN/OUT)
USB Jack
DC IN Jack
Others
Display
7 segments / 3 characters (LED)
Power Indicator
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor) or USB Bus Powered
Current Draw
300 mA (AC Adaptor)
300 mA (USB Bus Power)
Accessories
AC Adaptor (ACP Series)
CD-ROM
USB Cable
Owner's Manual
Template Sheets (GM2/BLANK)
Options
Pedal Switch: DP Series
Expression Pedal: EV Series
Size and Weight
Width
600 mm
23-5/8 inches
Depth
232 mm
9-3/16 inches
Height
86 mm
3-7/16 inches
Weight
2.4 kg
5 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 9

    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 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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