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Roland A-500Pro

Roland A-500Pro
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Roland A-500Pro review: specs and price

Roland A-500Pro
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Roland A-500Pro

Why is Roland A-500Pro better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
    ?

    24vs17.66
  • Total keys
    ?

    49vs43.03
  • Number of knobs
    ?

    9vs5.97
  • Drum pads
    ?

    8vs4.83
  • Number of faders
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    9vs3.66
  • Encoders
    ?

    1vs0.35
  • Volume
    19064.5cm³vs173049.67cm³
  • Weight
    3.8kgvs3.86kg

Price comparison

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

Roland A-500Pro
2.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Roland A-500Pro
3.height
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

250mm

4.weight
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

3.8kg

5.thickness
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Best

CME Xkey

16mm

91mm

6.volume
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Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

19064.5cm³

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
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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.

Roland A-500Pro
2.Has transpose buttons
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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.

Roland A-500Pro
3.number of buttons
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The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

24

4.Has a bank selector button
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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.

Roland A-500Pro
5.Has a transport control section
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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.

Roland A-500Pro
6.number of knobs
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More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.

Best

E-Mu Xboard 49

16

9

Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive keys
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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.

Roland A-500Pro
2.total keys
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The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

49

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
Roland A-500Pro
4.drum pads
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The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

8

5.Has an aftertouch keyboard
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Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.

Roland A-500Pro

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
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The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

Roland A-500Pro
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
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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.

For example

Akai SynthStation49

Roland A-500Pro
3.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
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Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

Roland A-500Pro
4.Has a MIDI-In port
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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.

Roland A-500Pro

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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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.

Roland A-500Pro
2.The device is mappable
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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.

Roland A-500Pro
3.Is compatible with Windows
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It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

Roland A-500Pro
4.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Roland A-500Pro

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