A-88MKIIMIDI Keyboard Controller

A-88MKII

Play. Control. Rejoice.

The latest in our long line of professional MIDI controllers, the Roland A-88MKII is supremely playable, with onboard creative tools for today's musicians and producers. Our acclaimed hammer-action keyboard and built-to-last quality combine with modern features like USB-C connectivity, RGB-lit controls, and MIDI 2.0 (coming soon) for the best performance in its class.

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A-88MKII

A controller that plays like an instrument.

When it comes to MIDI controllers, playability often seems like an afterthought. With the A-88MKII, we bring our acclaimed keyboard feel, enjoyed by professional players on stages around the world, to your studio. Its robust, wood construction creates a solid playing experience you can feel under your fingers. And you can easily adjust the sensitivity and responsiveness to match your unique playing style.

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Deep expression.

The A-88MKII has three user-definable zones, so you can layer and split the keyboard with different sounds or instruments. Our unique pitch/mod lever and an array of RGB-lit knobs and pads give you expressive, hands-on control of your sound. And a sustain pedal input plus two fully assignable pedal inputs mean your feet can get in on the action too.

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Creative control.

Today's musical styles demand special production techniques. And some soft synths and modules don't always have the onboard tools you might like. The A-88MKII extends your creative arsenal with three configurable zones, advanced arpeggiator, chord memory, and multipurpose pads that can trigger commands and events, and energize real-time performance.

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MIDI 2.0 and USB-C

The A-88MKII uses the latest technologies for years of universal compatibility and convenience. Class compliant USB-C provides bus power and single cable connectivity with macOS, Windows and compatibility with iOS. And the A-88MKII is ready to take advantage of the extended capabilities of MIDI 2.0.

*When connecting the A-88MKII to iOS devices with Lightning, Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit and A-88MKII AC power is required.

A-88MKII

Custom control. Instant recall.

Customize the A-88MKII with the control app for macOS and Windows. See all your layers and control mappings at a glance and assign commands to the pads with custom colors for visual feedback. You can create custom setups to control specific soft synths or external hardware, and instantly recall everything with the handy Snap Shot function.

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When less is more.

Space is always at a premium in today's personal studios. The A-88MKII is designed to be as thin and shallow as possible while still retaining the smooth, dynamic playability that Roland instruments are known for. Surfaces are flat and edges are squared so they sit neat and flush against other gear or integrated into a studio desk.

Keyboard
88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)
Controllers
Pad x 8 (with illumination, assignable)
Knobs x 8 (with illumination, assignable)
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
Button x2 (Assignable)
Pedals: DAMPER, FC1, FC2
Connectors
Pedal (DAMPER, FC1, FC2) jacks: TRS phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB (COMPUTER) port: USB Type-C (TM)
DC In jack
Interface
USB 2.0
Zone
3 (Lower / Upper1 / Upper2)
User memory
8
Power Supply
Supplied from the computer via USB COMPUTER port / AC-Adaptor
Current Draw
260 mA (USB)
300 mA (AC adaptor)
Operating System
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 8.1, Windows(R) 10
Apple Mac OS X 10.13 or later
Apple iOS 13 or later

*Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the A-88MKII, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the A-88MKII based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.
Accessories
Owner’s manual
USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable
USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable
Options
Keyboard stand: KS-12, KS-10Z
Piano pedal: RPU-3
Damper pedal: DP-10
Pedal switch: DP-2
Expression pedal: EV-5
AC-Adaptor: PSB-1U
Size and Weight
Width
1,429 mm
56-5/16 inches
Depth
274 mm
10-13/16 inches
Height
119 mm
4-11/16 inches
Weight
17.5 kg
38 lbs. 10 oz.

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