Roland A-300 PRO Midi USB controller, 32-note velocity-sensitive keyboard, 45 assignable controls
If youre looking for keyboard controllers that you can use in the studio, on-stage, or anywhere you feel inspired, look no further than the A-300PRO. Combining the best of Roland engineering with Cakewalks legendary ease-of-use, the A-300PRO has the features and feel you need to get the most out of your music performances and productions.
- Velocity-sensitive 32 keys with channel aftertouch
- Inspiring feel and response for serious players
- 45 assignable controls: knobs, sliders, buttons, transport and more
- 8 Dynamic Pads for finger drumming and MIDI triggering
- Sure-grip Pitch Bend/Modulation Stick
- Expand playability with sustain and expression pedals (available separately)
- USB Bus Powered no AC adaptor required (AC adaptor is an optional)
- Durable Roland-quality manufacturing and craftsmanship
- Bundled with the Cakewalk Production Plus Pack including three incredible instruments and production software
- Works with any DAW on Mac or PC
- Supports Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard
The Feel of a Roland-Quality Instrument
When you perform with the A-300PRO, youre tapping into the benefits of over 30 years of Roland keyboard development. A superior key mechanism provides aftertouch and and increased sensitivity for a wide range of expressive dynamics in your performance. Rounded key assemblies offer responsive reaction to your touch and more comfortable glissando. Plus, enhancements have been made to eliminate vertical shake and reduce the already low mechanical noise on key strokes. And with selectable Velocity curves you can fine tune the A-300PRO to match your playing style. No matter what your skill level, youll appreciate the feel of a quality instrument when you play the A-300PRO.
Everything at Your Fingertips
The A-300PRO has been ergonomically designed to put everything at your fingertips. All controls are easily accessible and intelligently laid out to make performing and producing music an inspiring affair. Whether youre playing your favorite virtual instrument or working in your digital audio workstation, 9 knobs, 9 sliders, 4 buttons, and a dedicated Transport section offers fully assignable control of all the features you need. And the sure-grip, rubber-coated Pitch Bend/Modulation Stick offers expressive control of both functions at the same time. The A-300PRO Editor for Mac and PC makes it a breeze to customize the A-300PRO for use with your favorite synth or DAW. Just fire up the editor, adjust your Control Map, and hit transmitits that easy. And when youre working with an ACT (Active Controller Technology) enabled DAW like SONAR, parameters will remap automatically, keeping you in the flow and focused on your music.
The A-300PRO puts 8 velocity sensitive Dynamic Pads right within your reach. Use these pads to trigger grooves, samples, or one shots on the fly with your favorite DAW, sampler, or virtual instrument like the included Cakewalk Sound Center or Studio Instruments Drums. Use the Hold control to latch the pads. Or assign aftertouch, velocity, and controller data to pads for greater expression in your performance.
Ready to Rock In Studio or On Stage
Whether youre live on stage in front an audience of screaming fans, or dimming the lights in the studio to capture a mood, you can always clearly see what youre doing with the A-300PROs ultra-bright backlit LED display and buttons. And the A-PRO works with USB bus power, so if you have your laptop youre ready to make music anywhere.
Easy Connections with Side Panel Ports
The A-300PRO provides easy access connections on the side panel so that you can have a computer monitor or laptop in the ideal position behind the keyboard a must for educational use. Connect USB, MIDI IN/OUT, Hold and Expression pedals without having to reach behind the keyboard.
FPT Low-latency MIDI Transmission
Dont trust your MIDI to anything else! The A-300PRO offers MIDI Transmission using Rolands proprietary FPT (Fast Processing Technology). You can rely on FPT for stable, high speed, low latency, and low jitter MIDI transmission. In laymans terms, that means that subtleties of your performance are going to be captured regardless of the music application you are using. And when working with virtual instruments, FPT provides lower latencies to give you the inspiring feel of playing a real instrument.
Production Plus Pack
The Production Plus Pack is a powerful suite of music creation software that ships with the A-300PRO. It includes SONAR 8.5 LE recording software (PC only) and three high-quality and versatile virtual instruments for Mac and PC: Rapture LE, Cakewalk Sound Center, and Studio Instruments Drums.
|Keyboard||32 semi-weighted keys, velocity and aftertouch sensitive|
|User Memory||Shared with Presets|
|Controllers||1 x Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheel
8 x Drum Pads (velocity sensitive)
9 x Rotary Controls
9 x Sliders
1 x Value Knob
9 x Transport controls
15 x Switches
1 x MIDI
1 x MIDI
1 x 1/4" TS Sustain Pedal (pedal not included)
1 x 1/4" TRS Expression Pedal (pedal not included)
|Display||Backlit 16 x 2 character LCD|
|Power Requirements||USB powered
9VDC, 300mA via optional power adapter
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||23.9 x 9.9 x 3.6" (606 x 251 x 91mm)|
|Weight||6.4 lbs (2.9kg)|
|System Compatibility||Mac OS X
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
|Specialties||FPT (Fast Processing Technology) provides stable, high speed, low latency and low jitter MIDI transmission|