Roland FR-4x

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

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> Richard Noel custom user programs installed
> Our “Getting Started on the FR-4x” DVDs, which are only currently available to those who purchase the FR-4x from Roxy’s.

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Description

The V-Accordion revolution continues with the new Roland FR-4x!

The FR-4x is the latest design in Roland’s V-Accordion series and it does not disappoint. It’s light and portable yet packed with useful features like pressure-sensing bellows, full-range onboard speakers and the same powerful sound engine as the Roland FR-8x. Choose from a wide selection of accordion sounds from around the world, control other electronic musical instruments via the MIDI connector, record your playing to a connected USB stick and share your music with the world. While the sounds and playing feel are reassuringly traditional, the Roland FR-4x is an accordion for the modern age.

The new FR-4x comes loaded with Richard Noel’s custom user programs loaded onboard. This makes finding and playing the sounds you want quick and easy. We also include our “Getting Started on the FR-4x” Instructional DVDs. This covers all you need to know about adjusting the bellows, locating the sounds you like, even creating your own user sets. These DVDs are currently only being made available to those who have purchased an FR-4x from Roxy’s.

Click here to watch video demonstrations on our Roland FR-4x video page.

Roland FR-4x V-Accordion features:

  • 120 bass buttons
  • 37 velocity sensitive keys
  • 5 modes including free bass and orchestra
  • 100 Accordion Sets onboard
    • 14 Right Hand Registers: Accordion registers, Orchestra registers, Organ registers
    • 7 Left Hand Registers: Bass & Chord registers, Free Bass registers, Orchestra Bass registers, Orchestra Chord registers, Orchestra Free Bass registers
  • High-resolution pressure sensor for the detection of bellows pressure with 16 different curve settings.
  • 128 Voice Polyphony
  • Reverb, Chorus, Rotary and “Cassotto” simulation
  • USB Flash Memory connector to store your settings
  • Powerful onboard amplification system: 2 x 10cm speakers with 11 watts of power plus a tweeter
  • Super realistic accordion simulations including stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise and left button noise
  • Drum parts to be played with your left hand
  • It can be powered using 10 AA type rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
  • Size: 18-15/16″ x 10-11/16″ x 16-15/16″
  • Weight: 19 lbs, 10 oz
  • Available in Black or Red

Visit Roland’s website for more details, specs and pics: Roland FR-4x

 Also available in a button accordion model: FR-4xb

Roland FR-4x Sneak Preview

6 reviews for Roland FR-4x

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bill Blyzes

    So let me start with just a little history as I’m fairly certain I’m not the only one out there.
    I’m 58 years and counting now. When I was of wee age the accordion was a fairly popular instrument for parents to introduce to their kids. That soon changed in the following decades since – for many reasons that I think we all understand and I was no different than many with my interests venturing elsewhere.

    Come now present day and I’m back with great interest and enthusiasm in creating and playing the music that I want and wanted to play when younger. My path has lead me to the V-Accordion and I could not be happier. There were those back then and still now who turned their head the other way when the discussion of an electronic accordion was/is mentioned. How unfortunate and I now realize that the V is exactly what I desired in the accordion then and now – It’s never too late!

    Thank you Roland and those involved with bringing back the joy and love of playing for others, family but especially myself. I have but just a few days with the instrument and my expectations have been surpassed frankly.
    The sophistication in design and development of the FR-4x allows the most experienced professional to shine of course but for me the true genius is allowing a novice or older gent like myself to play again and hopefully progress to a level that this instrument is capable of.

    Lastly, thank you Rose and Ben so much for your kind and fantastic service.
    Everything I read said you were the folks to purchase from and I now see why.

    I don’t do many or any reviews ever but this one was important for somebody out there, so I’ll leave now as I have a lot to learn and its practice time!

    Bill Blyzes

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank Toscano

    Excellent instrument in a compact format. Sounds great much improved over my 7X. Very user friendly. All functions are very easily accessed.

    Frank Toscano

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Guenter Memmert

    Leon is a gifted instructor, by far the best I know for Roland accordions. As a matter of fact, I bought my FR4-x from Roxy’s Music Store although I live in LA because when you buy from Roxy’s you get Leon’s Instructional DVDs for the FR4 -x as soon as they become available for free.
    I had ordered before Leon’s DVD Series for the FR-1x which I had bought somewhere else. These DVDs doubled if not tripled the value of my Roland FR1-x for me, I had no idea what you can do with the FRx-1 before watching the DVDs. Roland’s Manual scratches the surface at best.
    Anyhow I was so impressed by Leon’s thorough and easy to follow instructions that I decided to by my FR4-x this time from Roxy’s Music Store. And I did make the right decision. Since the FR4-x is rather new and to develop for it video instructions is a monumental task I did not mind that I would have to wait for Leon’s DVDs. In the meantime, I decided to study the Owner’s Manual as well as the more extensive Reference Manual. The Roland FR4-x is a fantastic instrument way beyond the FR1-x and my 120 bass acoustic accordion. The manuals were without doubt helpful and allowed me to take advantage of a number of features the FR4-x offers but I soon hit a wall knowing that the accordion offered so much more. I just did not have the key to unlock its secrets.
    I decided to call Roxy’s and simply ask when the instructional DVDs would come out. Boy, was I impressed. They recognized me right away, explained why the DVDs would take more time but then they offered me a present that I never expected and would have never dared to ask for. Leon has already completed a number of chapters. They e-mailed me advanced copies of Leon’s FR4-x DVD project and promised to send me any new chapters as soon as they were completed. The advance copies I received consist already of four (!) hours of instruction. And I absorbed them all like a dry sponge. You cannot imagine what difference these advance copies already make to the joy and pleasure I have with my Roland FR4-x. Leon is the magician who breathes life into the Roland FR4-x. With Leon;s backing the Roland FR4-x is in my opinion the best of the best that is on the market.
    Guenter Memmert, Los Angeles

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda Herman

    Just received my new FR-4x this Thursday. The weight is the reason I bought it. Will be great for strolling. The keyboard is an improvement over other V-accordion models, as is the organ voices as well. The accordion and orchestral voices are as good as in other models. Can’t layer voices but I’ll get use to that. Can combine accordion and orchestra however. Programming is easy especially with the editor. Wow is all I can say. It can be done on the accordion also. This is one great little box. I didn’t need it but I wanted it and I’m glad I got it. It’s hard to put down I’m a V-accordion lover.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph Lavore

    WOW! – that’s my honest assessment of the Roland FR-4X. It is hard to imagine that they could pack up so much power and variety in an instrument less than 20 pounds. I have not played the accordion for 40+ years but have played the Roland every day for hours. I use to have a Cordovox and thought it was the best. In comparison to the Roland it was nothing. Family are coming over just to listen to me play. People sometimes make fun of the “squeeze-box”, nobody is making fun of the Roland FR-4X. It is quite an instrument. If you’re thinking of buying a V-accordion, stop thinking. Buy it – you will not be sorry and admit like me that I wish I would have done it a long time ago.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Larry Roberts

    I agree, it is very compact. Makes strolling a breeze. Bellow movement is easy and I like to open them up, move up/down to give that flare. Yes the layer of orchestra would be nice – but my audience likes the different sounds, sax, banjo (it sounds amazing), marimba, etc. and when I see children at a table, eyes in amazement at the scat voices. The 98 user programs is enough, do I need more? I can’t even remember 14!
    Now that I got my songbook app on my iPad programmed to change the registers wirelessly, I am really happy…

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