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Roland Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer
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      Roland Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer (105950307)
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Liberate yourself and roam free!

Let the Roland Lucina AX-09 Synthesizer liberate you to roam free. Who says keyboardists need to hide behind their gear? The Roland Lucina is compact, lightweight, and loaded with great sounds, all easily selectable with the onboard Category buttons. Plug in a USB stick and add backing tracks to your musical performances with the Audio Player function. Or plug in an MP3/CD player and jam along with your favorite songs. The ultralight shoulder carried Lucina AX-09 synth fits all musicians—even kids. It's super easy to use yet the Roland Lucina packs a heavyweight musical punch with its stellar sounds and expressive controls.

Great Roland sounds

The portable Lucina synth is packed with dozens of high-quality sounds that span a wide stylistic range - from scorching synth leads to silk-smooth pads. Find the perfect sound quickly with the Category buttons, and press the Preview button to hear the currently selected sound with a preprogrammed riff. Assign your top 12 sounds to the Favorites bank for instant, one-button recall. Volume and reverb level settings can be stored with each Favorite.

Battery power

Plug into traditional power with an AC adapter (included) or roam free with batteries. Jam for hours* with 8 standard AA batteries installed (Ni-MH AA rechargeable batteries). A battery-strength indicator lets you know when battery power is getting low so you never miss a note onstage.

*Approximately four hours of continuous use per 8-battery load.

Audio player

The Lucina synth's built-in Audio Player feature lets you sound like an entire band. Simply load a USB stick with your favorite songs in MP3, WAV, or AIFF format, plug it into Lucina's USB port, select the song you want, press Play, and jam along!

Hands-on control

Put a personal stamp on your performances with the expressive controllers built into the Roland Lucina. Wave your hands over the invisible D Beam for dramatic effects, and dig your fingers into the Modulation Bar and Touch control to bend, twist, and sculpt each sound you play.

Roland Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer Features:

  • Stylish, lightweight, compact design
    Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface
    150 high-quality sounds that cover a wide stylistic range
    37-note velocity-sensitive keyboard, 128-voice polyphony
    External-In Jack and USB-Memory Audio Player Function
    (You can enjoy playing your favorite songs)
    Runs on AC or battery power


Roland Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer Specifications:

  • Keyboard: 37 Keys (with velocity)

    Sound Generator Section
    Maximum Polyphony: 128 Voices
    Parts: 1 Part
    Tones: 150 Tones (Regular Tones 144, Special Tones: 6)

    Audio Player Section (playable formats)

    MP3

    Format: MPEG-1 audio layer 3

    Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz

    Bit Rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps, VBR (Variable Bit Rate)

    WAV, AIFF

    Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz

    Bit Depth: 8/16/24 -bit

    Others
    Controllers: D Beam Controller, Modulation Bar, Touch Controller
    Connectors:

    OUTPUT Jacks (L (MONO), R) (1/4 inch phone type), PHONES Jack (Stereo mini type), EXT IN Jack (Stereo mini type), FOOTPEDAL Jack (Assignable)

    USB COMPUTER Connector (for USB MIDI), USB MEMORY Slot, MIDI OUT Connector (V-LINK), DC IN jack

    Display: 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
    Power Supply: AC Adaptor or Ni-MH AA SIZE Rechargeable Battery x 8 (Batteries sold separately – Do not use alkaline batteries or zinc-carbon batteries)
    Current Draw: 600 mA
    Battery Life for Continuous Use: Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries: approximately 4 hours (This figure will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
    Accessories: Owner's Manual, Quick Guide, Tutorial DVD, Strap, Panel Sticker, USB MEMORY Connector Cap, PSB-1U (S) AC adaptor)
    Options (sold separately): Pedal Switch: DP Series, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Memory

    Size and Weight
    Width: 32-13/16" (832 mm)
    Depth: 9-11/16" (245 mm)
    Height: 3-3/4" (95 mm)
    Weight: 8 lb. 3 oz. (3.7 kg)

    Use USB memory sold by Roland – Roland can not guarantee operation if other products are used.


Product Reviews
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  • Sweet synth, easy, pro quality!

    As reviewed by Brock Hughston on 3/13/2013

    Being a piano player for 20+ years, I wanted something that was more portable than my 60lb stage piano. Originally, I hadn't even considered a "should synthesizer" until I happened to see a picture of this great little guy. Touch and Feel: If you're a piano purist, then you shouldn't be here anyway. The keys are not the weighted hammer-action that you demand. However, as far as velocity sensitive keys go, I like Roland's the best; and the Lucina is no exception. They're great for what they're designed to do: fast lead lines, solos, and creating textures using pad sounds and strings. The keybed feels better than I expected and I couldn't be happier. Sounds: It's loaded with awesome sounds, but stripped down to what most of us would use on a regular basis. I think these are Fantom G sounds so what's not to like? In comparison to other virtual instruments, I noticed that the violin in particular was really great. However, I like pretty much every single sound on the thing. My ONE complaint (and no, it's not worth demoting a star) is that the percussion section isn't set up like a normal drum kit on a keyboard. This might be changeable, but I haven't really tried. That said, I've never actually played drums in a live setting from a keyboard unless I was just screwing around. Interface/Ease of use: You have your sound banks and some instructions on assignment, recalling favorites, playing backing tracks, etc. Other than that, there really isn't much to it. Everything seems well organized and natural on the instrument and there's even a "lock" feature for those of us who jam hard and tend to hit buttons by mistake. Love it. Versatility: You can strap it on for looks and feel or play it on a stand. It's got a USB out to control other instruments (sound module, iPad apps, DAW, etc) so everything is up to date. You can play backing tracks from either the USB in or ext headphone in. It's light, portable, pretty, and makes sense for the keyboardist who's sick of hauling around equipment OR being stuck behind a stand. Did I mention it can run on batteries? -brock p.s. Don't let the marketing fool you. You may see many pictures if the Lucina being played by a 10 year old girl and be led to believe that this is a toy. I assure you it is not. This is a pro piece of gear and should be added to your keyboarding arsenal.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Not too shabby!

    As reviewed by Mallory Murray on 7/31/2013

    I use this to play in the high school band at church. It is a very high quality instrument with only a few cons. One is that you have to memorize the certain sounds that you use because it does not have a real display. Another is that it does not have a pad similar to that known as "Ballad Layer EP" on other keyboards, but these are only minor downsides. Other than those, I love it! It sure does turn a lot of heads! Because it does not have built in speakers, at home I use a Behringer kt108 15 watt keyboard amp. Very good instument!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great instruments, nice sound

    As reviewed by Nick on 7/8/2010

    I oredered the Lucina from my local GC, and just recieved it. It's a great instrument and very versatile. The sound quality, although through an amp, is wonderful. There are a decent protion of sounds to use as well. The only reservations I had were that of course the sounds have to be switched out of your own memory as the sounds are listed by number; and the display is only three characters. Other than that it's well worth the price and quality of the Roland name!

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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