Q.What is the significance of Roland producing the V-Accordion, a digital version of the accordion?

A.Because of the simplicity and "primitive" physicality of its operating mechanism --- a bellows that is opened and closed to produce sound --- the accordion has an extremely rich and dynamic range of expression. By harnessing this expressive power to drive a digital sound generator, we’ve created a new electronic instrument with unprecedented expressive potential, one that continues the evolution of musical instruments and musical expression.

Roland has a storied history of creating digital versions of traditional instruments, including guitars, pianos, organs, and drums. The V-Accordion is simply the latest chapter in this long history.

(2005/09/12)

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