Roland FR-5B

Digital Chromatic Button Accordion

The perfect combination of the familiar sounds and nuances of a traditional accordion, combined with the advantages of a versatile digital instrument. Ultra-realistic accordion simulations, with 40 programmable set memories; the factory settings already cater to several popular accordion traditions Physical Behavior Modeling. Available in Red

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Roland FR-5b: V-Accordion

At the heart of the FR-5b is Roland’s proprietary PBM technology. Physical Behavior Modeling uses complex algorithms for accurate recreations of every detail of a wide variety of acoustic accordions. All physical behavior aspects and expressive nuances of an acoustic instrument are faithfully reproduced. The FR-5b is capable of simulating up to 40 different accordions based on samples of popular traditional acoustic accordions, each with its own “idiosyncratic” tuning. It is possible to switch from an Italian jazz accordion to German folk, French Musette, or a historic Bandoneon sound. On top of that, each sound can be played using the same familiar accordion techniques. The FR-5b also incorporates Roland’s acclaimed orchestral sounds.

40 Accordion Sets: 14 Treble registers, 7 Bass registers, 7 Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestral Bass registers, 7 Orchestral Chord registers, 7 Orchestral Free Bass registers, 22 Orchestral Sounds

22 Orchestral Sounds: Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Oboe, Harmonica, Muted Harmonica, Violin, Pizzicato, Flute, Pan Flute, Highland, Zampogna, Jazz organ, Perc. Organ, Rotary Organ, Term. Organ, Scat Voice, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Piano

Orchestral Bass Sounds: Ac Bass, Bowed Bass, Fingered Bass, Picked Bass, Fretless Bass, Tuba, Tuba mix

Orchestral Free Bass Sounds: Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc Organ, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano

Orchestral Chord: Trombone, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Trem Organ, Voice, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano

16 Musette Micro Tuning Presets: Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish

Right Hand92 buttons with velocity sensitivity. Master Bar with Aftertouch

Left Hand120 Bass buttons with velocity

Keyboard Mode: Right Hand: Solo, Dual, High/Low, Left Hand: Standard, Free Bass, Orchestral Bass, Orchestral Chord, Orchestral Free Bass

Bellows: Real pneumatic detection by a high resolution pressure sensor

Effects: Reverb, Chorus, Delay, Rotary for Organ, “Cassotto” and “Sordina” Simulations

Registers14 Treble registers plus Master and Orchestra, 7 Bass registers

Other features: 48 x 84 dots graphic backlit LCD display, 128-voice polyphonic sound engine, Stereo headphone jack, Output jack (L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass)), Multi Connector to FBC-7

Size and weight:  20” x 11” x 16” ;  21 lbs

Includes: FBC-7 Foot Controller, Owner’s Manual, Straps, Power cable and 19 Pin multicore cable

Visit Roland’s website for more details and specs: FR-5b

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