Roland A-88
Roland A-88
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Top 63%
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Roland A-88 review: 23 facts and highlights

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Roland A-88
74% have it

2. volume

45696.92cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

3. weight

15.9kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

4. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Roland A-88
73% have it

5. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

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.
Roland A-88
49% have it

6. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
0
Novation Launchkey 61: 16

7. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
14
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

8. Has octave buttons

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-88

9. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Roland A-88
40% have it

10. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Roland A-88
99% have it

11. width

1.44m
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

12. Has transpose button

Transpose button move automatically your keyboard notes up or down tones (raise or lower the pitch by a number of semitones).
Roland A-88
44% have it

13. thickness

116mm
CME Xkey: 16mm

14. Has an input/connector for the expression pedal

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
Roland A-88
52% have it

15. Has a pitch/modulation stick

The pitch/modulation stick is used to change pitch or modulate a sound in real time with one single control.
Roland A-88
20% have it

16. number of knobs

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.
2
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

17. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
0
Nektar Panorama P6: 10

18. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Roland A-88
99% have it

19. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
0
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

20. Has weighted keys

Fully weighted keys are designed to replicate the weight and playing action of a conventional piano keys. If you compose a lot of piano-oriented music, the realism of a weighted, hammer-action keyboard might be ideal for you.
Roland A-88
5% have it

21. MIDI device works and communicates via USB

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-88

22. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
88
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88

23. height

273mm
Akai Professional LPK 25: 97mm

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