Roland introduces the E-A7 Expandable Arranger

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Roland introduces the E-A7 Expandable Arranger

Postby Mike Bracchi » 08 Sep 2015 10:09

Roland introduces the E-A7 Expandable Arranger, a fully featured, versatile arranger keyboard for musicians needing professional-grade sounds and authentic backing styles. Weighing in at just under 18 pounds, this self-contained, powerful, yet compact 61-note keyboard dramatically reduces the amount of equipment needed to play a successful gig.

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Packed with over 1,500 sounds spanning a variety of musical genres, the E-A7 also comes with an extensive library of backing styles from all over the world – including authentic styles crafted by musicians in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and South America.

Further sound expansion is possible via WAV file import and an onboard sampling function that offers the ability to sample the sound of a traditional instrument and use it as part of a musical performance. This ensures that the E-A7 will stay up to date as musical styles change. Entire performances can even be recorded to USB memory, enabling musicians to evaluate how their performance sounded.

The E-A7’s sophisticated arranger engine is optimized for live use with over 150 dedicated controls for fast access to the most commonly used functions, resulting in simple operation and fewer mistakes on stage.

With a dual-screen design, the E-A7 is highly intuitive to use; backing styles are on the left screen and sounds are shown on the right. This design contributes to a straightforward and stress-free performance.

For vocalists, the E-A7 offers a microphone input and dedicated vocal effects bank, including an array of pro-quality reverbs and delays, all of which can be edited to suit personal taste.
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Re: Roland introduces the E-A7 Expandable Arranger

Postby Mike Bracchi » 08 Sep 2015 10:13

The Roland E-A7 is an arranger keyboard with a massive amount of features combined with a nice simple layout.

The vast array of lights, buttons and knobs may seem a little worrying at first. But funnily enough it actually makes it easier. Instead of looking through hundreds of menus to find the feature you want, it may be as simple as the press of a button.

Dual Screen View

One of the first things you may notice about the E-A7 is it's awesome dual screen layout.

Many keyboards on the market are lucky to have one small screen, yet the E-A7 features 2 clear and readable screens. These not only look awesome but offer quick navigation of styles on the left, and sounds on the right.

Huge Library of Sounds & Backing Styles

The E-A7 has a vast library of sounds and backing styles for you to use, so that you're covered in any situation. Check out over 1,500 tones from around the world and backing styles from Aisa, the Middle East, Europe and South America.

Each sound and style was developed with the help of expert musicians in each area, so that you have authentic, quality sounds at your fingertips.

This wealth of options is available through a powerful arranger engine, that you can control with the direct control buttons and versatile, one touch performance options

Wav Sample Import

Another awesome feature on the E-A7 is it's WAV Sample support. As already mentioned, the keyboard obviously has enough sounds for most situations. However, you can also use the onboard sampling function to create your own custom sounds. including drum beats and backing vocals.

Only £860 ... seems like a bargain to me :D

All the best,

Mike
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