Today's audiences crave dynamic performances that stand out. As an artist, you want to connect with your fans and take your moment in the spotlight. Roland AX-Edge builds on decades of refinement and learning from artists the world over about what makes the ultimate performance synthesizer. AX-Edge has a sleek, modern design with a customizable look via interchangeable Edge Blades, 49 full-sized keys and a sound set crafted specifically for keytarists. And throughout AX-Edge you'll find thoughtful design features that give you the freedom and confidence to truly express yourself on stage.
- 49 full-sized keys with velocity and channel aftertouch
- 4 parts + vocoder with mic Input
- 320 programs and over 500 preset tones for keytarists
- 79 types of part multi-effects and part EQ, 79 types of program multi-effects, chorus, reverb, master compressor, and master EQ
- Tone Remain function switches sounds seamlessly without unnatural sound cutoff
- Ribbon controller, modulation bar, and assignable controls for expressive performance
- Up to 4 hours of battery-powered operation (rechargeable Ni-MH batteries only); can also be powered via AC adaptor
- Bluetooth MIDI and editor app for wireless sound customization
- Audio file playback via external USB memory
- Master MIDI controller functionality for remote operation of sound modules, plug-ins and more
Give your stage presence the edge
Stage presence is everything and you work hard to develop your image as a solo performer or band. AX-Edge is designed not only to look stunning on stage, but also to match your own unique style. It's available in black or white and each color has individual design elements that make it stand out, like the 'none-more-black' keys and removable Edge Blades. AX-Edge comes with an extra Edge Blade in the box (silver for the black model, gold for the white) and you can even create your own original designs. Create a look that complements your band's style or swap out Edge Blades to keep things fresh.
From stage-ready classics to custom-made tones
Roland didn't cram generic preset sounds into the AX-Edge, instead carefully curating a sound set driven by their latest technology. The onboard sounds are optimized for stage performance to produce sounds that cut through, even in a loud band. Dedicated buttons for favorite sounds give you instant access to edgy leads, big fat basses and all manner of keyboard sounds perfect for the performing keytarist, whether it's taking a solo or sharing the limelight with your bandmates. If you like to customize your sounds, you can connect to the AX-Edge editor app with Bluetooth MIDI and tweak your sounds wirelessly. Splits and layers let you take full advantage of the expansive, full-sized keyboard. A wealth of stunning new effects, including a master compressor and EQ, give you polished, studio-quality tone in any venue. And thanks to the Tone Remain function, you can switch sounds seamlessly on stage without notes or effect tails being cut off prematurely.
Take control of your performance – with both hands
Unlike keyboardists who perform behind a traditional keyboard rig, keytar players know the thrill of tearing it up right in front of their adoring fans. And when your moment comes, AX-Edge gives you the hands-on control to nail your performance, giving it subtle nuance or over-the-top intensity. AX-Edge's neck controls, refined over years of development and artist feedback, are highly intuitive and truly take your performance to another level. While your right hand will appreciate the supremely playable keyboard, your left hand will love the modulation bar, pressure sensitive pitch ribbon and easy-to-reach controls for portamento, hold, octave switch and program change. If desired, many controls can be reassigned to functions that perfectly suit your performance style.
The stage-ready, performance-focused powerhouse
As a gigging keyboard player, a lot can fall on your shoulders. You cover lots of different sounds and parts, often acting as the backbone of a performance and filling in any gaps. With this reality in mind, AX-Edge has thoughtful performance features that aid you in the heat of battle. An innovative dual display system keeps you in command at all times, while the onboard arpeggiator and song player can handle backing duties while you concentrate on slaying your audience. And the built-in vocoder, which can be layered with internal sounds, is just the thing for unique backing vocals or funky, retro lead parts.
While they may not stand out as much as its striking good looks and killer sound set, AX-Edge has several convenient features that greatly expand its usability for today's keytarist. The USB memory function provides full backup capability, so you're ready if disaster strikes. It's also a capable master controller for rack modules or plug-in synths. Bluetooth MIDI and nearly four hours of battery life (rechargeable Ni-MH batteries only) free you from wires, so you can throw caution to the wind and leave it all on the stage.
|Included from Manufacturer||AC adaptor
Spare Edge Blade including hex key, mounting screws
|Number of Keys||49|
|Key Action||Synth action with velocity and channel aftertouch|
|Programs/Presets||320 user programs
256 user tones
Over 500 preset tones
|Multitimbral||4 parts plus separate vocoder part|
|Effects||79 part multi-effects types
79 program multi-effects types
8 chorus types
6 reverb types
|Audio File Playback||Yes|
|MIDI||In, Out, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" microphone input|
|Audio Outputs||Dual stereo 1/4" output
1/4" stereo headphones output
|Control Connections||1/4" sustain pedal/footswitch input|
|Onboard Controllers||Ribbon controller
7 assignable buttons
Assignable control knob
Master volume knob
|Product Weight||9 lb 5 oz.|
|Unique Features||MIDI over Bluetooth (Bluetooth LE version 4.1)|
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