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Roland A-300Pro

Roland A-300Pro
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Roland A-300Pro review: specs and price

Roland A-300Pro

Why is Roland A-300Pro better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
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    24vs17.66
  • Number of faders
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    9vs3.57
  • Drum pads
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    8vs4.83
  • Number of knobs
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    9vs5.97
  • Encoders
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    1vs0.35
  • Width
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    605mmvs701.78mm
  • Volume
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    13763.75cm³vs14212.28cm³
  • Weight
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    2.9kgvs3.86kg

Price comparison

Design

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
2.Has a display
Roland A-300Pro
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

605mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

13763.75cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
Roland A-300Pro
The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.
Transpose buttons are used for moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval, usually in semitone increments.
The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
The transport controls are used to control playback, set the position of the playhead, start recording, activate the cycle region, or to move to the project start or end.
Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

Keys & Pads

Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.
The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
Velocity-sensitive drum pads allow you to modify the sound sample's pitch depending on how quickly you hit the pads. They provide a more natural audio experience, as the pitch depends on your movement, just like when playing the drums live.
The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Roland A-300Pro
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.
3.Has a MIDI-In port
Roland A-300Pro
MIDI-In Port allows data to be received by a MIDI-compliant device. The “in” port enables the MIDI keyboard to be controlled by an external device or sequencer.
Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

Features

Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.
Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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