Roland E-A7 Expandable Arranger Keyboard
A World of Sounds and Backing Styles at your Fingertips
The E-A7 is a versatile arranger keyboard for musicians needing professional sounds and authentic backing styles from all over the world. Using the E-A7 is fast and intuitive thanks to its logical dual-screen layout; styles on the left, and sounds (over 1,500 of them) on the right, with most options having dedicated, quick-access buttons. You can import WAV files to create your own instruments or even sample directly from the keyboard. Singers will appreciate the microphone input with dedicated vocal effects while the whole keyboard is easy to gig with, weighing in at just 8kg. Wherever you’re going with your music, the E-A7 will help you get there.
- Over 1,500 versatile tones from all over the world
- WAV file import and onboard sampling function
- Huge library of backing styles from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and South America
- Powerful arranger engine with direct control buttons and versatile, one-touch performance options
- 156 dedicated buttons for fast access to commonly-used functions
- Logical dual-screen layout, with backing styles on the left and sounds on the right
- Microphone input with dedicated vocal effects
- Easy to carry and transport, weighing just 8kg
The E-A7 offers over 1,500 essential sounds including piano, electric piano, organ, string, brass and many more. There are instruments from all over the world too, including authentic sounds from the vibrant musical cultures of the Middle East, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, and Eastern Europe. Every sound has been developed in collaboration with accomplished musicians, each one an expert in their local music scene, for the utmost realism and quality. And since the sounds are categorized by region, you can find the perfect sound for your music quickly and easily.
Extensive Backing Styles Including Authentic Arrangements from All Over the World
While the E-A7 excels at Western music, it’s equally strong for music from other parts of the world too, with a generous array of global backing styles crafted by skilled musicians from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and South America. It doesn’t matter where in the world you play it – the E-A7 will fit right in.
Expand the Onboard Sounds with WAV Sample Import
The 1,500 built-in tones of the E-A7 are just the beginning. Most gigging musicians have collected a library of tried-and-tested samples over the years – and you can use them in the E-A7 thanks to the WAV import option. But you can also use the onboard sampling function to create custom sounds too, including drum beats or even backing vocals. Everything you need to polish the sound, including applying effects, is already on board so you can arrive at the gig, try out ideas at the sound check, and perfect your sound before the show starts.
Fast, Logical Layout with Backing Styles on the Left, Tones on the Right
Some arranger keyboards include a lot of functions, but this can make them complicated and difficult to use – not ideal when you’re in front of a crowd of people expecting a great night out. The E-A7 is logically laid out, showing backing styles on the left and sounds on the right, and each side has its own LCD screen showing the essential information. And with 156 buttons for fast access to the functions you use most, you’ll spend more time playing and less time panicking about finding the right button.
All the Essentials for a Smooth Gig, at Your Fingertips
When you’re at a gig, you just need things to work, so the E-A7 gives direct access to the most common functions needed when you play. Six phrase pads trigger one-shot audio samples or MIDI phrases just where you need them. You can define and switch to alternate musical scales at the touch of a button. There are also six sliders that can adjust the volume of the various parts, such as drums, bass and the accompaniment. Finally, there are seven user-assignable buttons above the pitch bend lever for your own custom requirements, so whatever you need to do, you can do it right away without lifting your hands off the lever.
Plug in the Mic, Set the Level, and Sing
If vocals are an important part of your repertoire, the E-A7 has a microphone input along with dedicated volume controls on the front panel; just turn the knob to instantly adjust the vocal level, with no menus in sight. You also get an array of pro-grade vocal effects to add polish to your performance, with a versatile selection of editable reverbs and delays on board.
Versatile SMF Song Player that Also Plays WAV/MP3 Audio Files
The E-A7’s onboard song player reads Standard MIDI Files (SMF) as well as WAV or MP3 audio files. Comprehensive playback options allow you to repeat a section of the song or jump to a different section, and if you’re using WAV files you can minimize the presence of any vocals using the Centre Cancel feature, leaving space for your own voice. You can even record your entire performance as a WAV file and save to USB memory – a great way to promote your music and get more bookings.
Flexible User Programs Put You in Control
Since the E-A7 has plenty of buttons and sliders, most of the ‘must-haves’ are already at your fingertips. You can also store a variety of settings within a single program, including the on/off status of essentials like Part, Auto Fill and Input EFX. This extra layer of control means you can easily customize the keyboard’s setup for each song during the gig. Programs from Roland’s BK arranger series can also be accessed directly from a USB memory stick.
|Included from Manufacturer||Music Rest
Power Cable (for Power Supply)
|Piano Cabinet Style||Portable|
|Number of Keys||61|
|Key Action||Synth Action w/ Velocity|
|Speaker Power||2 x 12 Watts|
|Speaker Size||(2) 3.94"|
|Number of Sounds||Over 1,500 Tones
Over 100 Drum Kits
|Voices of Polyphony||128 voices (varies according to the sound generator loaded)|
|Song Recorder||Audio & MIDI|
|Songs||Unlimited number (storage on USB flash drive)|
|Storage Type||USB Flash Drive, Internal|
|Rhythm Patterns||Over 600 Preset Styles
Unlimited User Styles (storage on USB flash drive)
|Quarter-Tone Scale Function||Yes|
|Audio Outputs||PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
|Audio Inputs||EXT IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
INPUT jacks (L/MONO or MIC, R): 1/4-inch phone type
|Product Weight||17 lbs. 7oz.|
|Unique Features||WAV file import and onboard sampling function
Alternate scale tunings, including quarter tone
Dual screen layout
Microphone input with dedicated vocal effects
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