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Roland A-800PRO 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
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Powerful, flexible, expressive, and fun!

If you're looking for keyboard controllers that you can use in the studio, on-stage, or anywhere you feel inspired, look no further than the A-800PRO. Combining the best of Roland engineering with Cakewalk's legendary ease-of-use, the A-800PRO has the features and feel you need to get the most out of your music performances and productions.

The feel of a Roland-quality instrument
When you perform with the A-800PRO, you're tapping into the benefits of over 30 years of Roland keyboard development. A superior key mechanism provides aftertouch and and increased sensitivity for a wide range of expressive dynamics in your performance. Rounded key assemblies offer responsive reaction to your touch and more comfortable glissando. Plus, enhancements have been made to eliminate vertical shake and reduce the already low mechanical noise on keystrokes. And with selectable Velocity curves you can fine tune the A-800PRO to match your playing style. No matter what your skill level, you'll appreciate the feel of a quality instrument when you play the A-800PRO.

Easy connections with side panel ports
The A-800PRO provides easy access connections on the side panel so that you can have a computer monitor or laptop in the ideal position behind the keyboard - a must for educational use. Connect USB, MIDI IN/OUT, Hold and Expression pedals without having to reach behind the keyboard.

Everything at your fingertips
The A-800PRO has been ergonomically designed to put everything at your fingertips. All controls are easily accessible and intelligently laid out to make performing and producing music an inspiring affair. Whether you're playing your favorite virtual instrument or working in your digital audio workstation, 9 knobs, 9 sliders, 4 buttons, and a dedicated Transport section offers fully assignable control of all the features you need. And the sure-grip, rubber-coated Pitch Bend/Modulation Stick offers expressive control of both functions at the same time. The A-800PRO Editor for Mac and PC makes it a breeze to customize the A-800PRO for use with your favorite synth or DAW. Just fire up the editor, adjust your Control Map, and hit transmit&…it's that easy. And when you're working with an ACT (Active Controller Technology) enabled DAW like SONAR, parameters will remap automatically, keeping you in the flow and focused on your music.

Dynamic pads
The A-800PRO puts 8 velocity sensitive Dynamic Pads right within your reach. Use these pads to trigger grooves, samples, or one shots on the fly with your favorite DAW, sampler, or virtual Instrument like the included Cakewalk Sound Center or Studio Instruments Drums. Use the Hold control to "latch" the pads. Or assign aftertouch, velocity, and controller data to pads for greater expression in your performance.

Ready to rock in studio or on stage
Whether you're live on stage in front an audience of screaming fans, or dimming the lights in the studio to capture a mood, you can always clearly see what you're doing with the A-800PRO's ultra-bright backlit LED display and buttons. And the A-PRO works with USB bus power, so if you have your laptop you're ready to make music anywhere.

FPT low-latency MIDI transmission
Don't trust your MIDI to anything else! The A-800PRO offers MIDI Transmission using Roland's proprietary FPT (Fast Processing Technology). You can rely on FPT for stable, high speed, low latency, and low jitter MIDI transmission. In layman's terms, that means that subtleties of your performance are going to be captured regardless of the music application you are using. And when working with virtual instruments, FPT provides lower latencies to give you the inspiring feel of playing a real instrument.

Production Plus Pack
The Production Plus Pack is a powerful suite of music creation software that ships with the A-800PRO. It includes SONAR 8.5 LE recording software (PC only) and three high-quality and versatile virtual instruments for Mac and PC: Rapture LE, Cakewalk Sound Center,and Studio Instruments Drums.

Roland A-800PRO 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller Features:

  • Velocity-sensitive 61 keys with channel aftertouch
    Inspiring feel and response for serious players
    45 assignable controls: knobs, sliders, buttons, transport and more
    8 Dynamic Pads for finger drumming and MIDI triggering
    Sure-grip Pitch Bend/Modulation Stick
    Expand playability with sustain and expression pedals (available separately)
    USB Bus Powered — no AC adaptor required (AC adaptor is an optional)
    Durable Roland-quality manufacturing and craftsmanship
    Bundled with the Cakewalk Production Plus Pack including three incredible instruments and production software
    Works with any DAW on Mac or PC
    Supports Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Roland A-800PRO 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller Specifications:

  • Keyboard: 61 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)
    Pads: [A1]-[A8] Buttons: [B1]-[B4], [L1]-[L9] Knobs: [R1]-[R9] Sliders: [S1]-[S9] Foot Pedals: HOLD (P1), EXPRESSION (P2) Bender Lever: BENDER, MODULATION Keyboard: AFTERTOUCH [VALUE] knob

    [ACT] button, [ < ] button, [ > ] button, [DUAL] button, [SPLIT] button, [UPPER] button, [LOWER] button, [SHIFT] button, [TRANSPOSE] button, OCTAVE [-] [+] button

    Display: 16 characters, 2 lines LCD (with backlit)
    Side Panel:
    [POWER] Switch (USB/OFF/DC IN),
    [MIDI MERGE] Switch (ON/OFF)
    HOLD (P1) Pedal Jack: ¼ inch phone type EXPRESSION (P2) Pedal Jack: ¼ inch TRS phone type MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT), USB Connector DC IN Jack

    Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC Adaptor) or USB Bus Power
    Current Draw: 300 mA (AC Adaptor or USB Bus Power)
    A-PRO CD-ROM, Cakewalk Production Plus Pack DVD-ROM, USB Cable, Owner's Manual, Cakewalk Production Plus Pack installation guide, License agreement

    Pedal Switch: DP-2/DP-10, Expression Pedal: EV-5/EV-7, AC Adaptor (PSB series)

    Size and Weight:
    Width: 39-1/2", (1001.9 mm)
    Depth: 9-7/8", (250.8 mm)
    Height: 3-10/16", (91.4 mm)
    Weight: 9 lb. 15 oz., (4.5 kg)

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  • Disregard the 1 star review

    As reviewed by Daniela Makowski on 1/26/2014

    Whoever wrote the 1 star review is not a professional musician. This is a MIDI controller and it's perfect it is powered via usb and you connect it to a DAW host to get sounds out, it does not come with speakers or internal sounds because it is a professional controller not a kid toy or beginner keyboard. it is great for what it was designed for.

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  • These keyboafds are not supposed to have internal sounds

    As reviewed by Carlos Bonilla on 1/22/2013

    Don't let the other review mislead you on this great keyboard. Roland makes great equipment. This keyboard will control synthesizers and daw virtual synths. That's y it only has a usb chord because most people will use it directly with a pc or mac.

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  • Other review is misleading

    As reviewed by Tom Sveen on 10/3/2012

    I felt it necessary to put in a review to compensate for the score the previous reviewer gave this midi keyboard controller. The keyboard is very good, and her score was based on not understanding what a "Midi Keyboard Controller" is. I understand that the term can be confusing to someone who is not familiar around musical instruments, but she should probably have asked an associate, or if buying it online, contacted them, and also searched for reviews. Youtube is also a good place to get an idea of the capabilities of musical instruments as well. I suppose GuitarCenter could go into all Midi Keyboard Controller pages and explicitly state "This does not create any sound by itself and needs a synthesizer or computer connected to make music".

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