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Compact and Lightweight with Advanced Features

V-Accordions have revolutionized the music world, and Roland has dedicated itself to the ongoing development of these amazing instruments. The FR-1x series is the newest addition to the famous V-Accordion family. These compact, lightweight models offer the same flexibility and portability as their popular FR-1 predecessors, but add significant features, including USB functionality and advanced bellows-pressure circuitry for enhanced sensitivity and precision. With new-generation speakers onboard and an expanded 7-segment/3-character display, the FR-1x Piano type and FR-1x Button type set a powerful standard for a small lightweight accordion.

- FR-1x Piano type and FR-1x Button type with stereo speaker system onboard
- USB memory port for Wave/MP3 player, new-sounds upload, data loading/saving
- Professional look with friendly user interface and 7-segment LED
- Standard and Free Bass modes
- 16 Accordion Sets, 16 Orchestral sounds, four Virtual Tone Wheel presets, eight User Programs
- Available in black or red

Perfect for Students and Pros

Light and small, the FR-1x series is perfect for young players, music studios, and schools. They are the most compact of all V-Accordions, but cut no corners in sound quality. It’s also a perfect instrument for the professional accordionist and live performer. The FR-1x’s battery power and onboard speakers make it ideal for the strolling accordionist. The FR-1x is great instrument for musicians who perform musical styles such as folk, rock, roots-rock, blues, zydeco, and more.

Play Anytime, Anywhere

Enjoy instant, high-quality sound from the onboard speakers or play privately with ear buds or headphones (sold separately). The FR-1x is also the perfect instrument to travel with. Because of its compact size, it fits in the overhead storage compartment on most commercial airplanes.

Advanced Musical Expression

With the FR-1x series, you can access over a dozen different accordion sounds instantly. There are even orchestral instruments onboard, as well as virtual tonewheel organs with realistic rotary effects. The FR-1x also includes onboard manual drum/percussion sounds that can be played with the bass and chord buttons!

Keyboard, Bass & Bellows
-Right Hand FR-1x piano type: 26 Keys velocity sensitive (starting at B key), FR-1x button type: 62 buttons velocity sensitive
-Left Hand FR-1x piano type/button type 72 bass buttons velocity sensitive
-Treble Mode (only FR-1x button) C Griff Europe, C Griff 2, B Griff Bajan, B Griff Fin, D Griff 1, D Griff 2
-Bass & Chord Modes 2 Bs Rows, 3 Bs Rows A-7th, 3 Bs Rows A-5dim, 3 Bs Rows B-7th, 3 Bs Rows B-5dim, 3 Bs Rows Bx-7th, 3 Bs Rows Belgium
-Free Bass Modes Minor 3rd (37 notes Eb – Eb), Bajan (37 notes D – D), Fifth (36 notes C – C), North Europe (37 notes D – C#) , Finnish (37 notes D – D)
-Bellows New pressure sensor for better sensitivity and Advanced Physical Behavior Modeling such as detection of bellows opening/closing, Bellows Resistant Regulator wheel with fine adjustment
-Bellowscurve Fixed Low, Fixed Med, Fixed High, X-Light, Light, Standard, Heavy, X-Heavy

Sound source
-Maxpolyphony 128 voices
-Tones (Accordion Set) 16 Accordion Sets (including 4 User Sets), each one including: 14 Treble registers, 7 Bass/Chord registers, 7 Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Chord registers
-Reed Footages 7 Treble, 5 Bass, 3 Chord, 2 Free Bass
-Additional sounds Uploadable from USB memory and saved on 4 User sets
-Orchestral sounds Strings, JazzScat1, JazzDoos, Str&Choir, Twin Trump, Trombone, FrenchHorn, Brass, Flute1, Tenor Sax2, Clarinet, Oboe, Ac Piano, Ac Guitar, Mandolin, HarpsStr
-Organ sounds Jazz Slow/Fast, Latin Slow/Fast, HousPerc Slow/Fast, Theatre Slow/Fast
-Orchestral Bass sounds Acoustic, Fingered, Bowed, Jazz Pedal VTW, Tuba Mix, Tuba, Fretless
-Orchestral Chord sounds Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, R&B VTW, Steel Gtr, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano
-Orchestral Free Bass sounds Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, Clarinet, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano, Oboe

PBM (Physical Behavior Modeling)
-Noises Stopping-reed growl, Closing valve noise, Left button noise
-Individual Reed Simulation Hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, Pressure variant filter, Pressure variant pitch deviation
-Switching Reed Sound Wave By bellows acceleration. By note repetition speed
-Bellows opening/closing sound change By bellows opening/closing detection

Musette tuning
-Micro tuning presets 16 Types: Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish

-Reverb/Chorus 8 types, 8 types
-Rotary for Organ sound Slow/Fast

Panel controls
-Knob controls & Registers Volume, 4 x Treble/Orchestra/Organ + Set
-Other switches Drum On/Off, Orchestra On/Off, Organ On/Off, Free Bass On/Off, Orchestra Bass On/Off, Orchestra Chord/Free Bass On/Off, User Programs On/Off, Wave/MP3 player: Reset/Stop, Play/Pause, Power

Operation Mode
-User Programs 8 memories
-Orchestra/Organ Mode Solo, Dual
-Octave Down, 0, Up for Treble, Orchestra/Organ
-Metronome On/Off
-Bass & Chord withdrum/percussion sounds On/Off for Bass/Orch Bass 2 rows, Chord/Orchestra Chord 4 rows
-Audio Player MP3/Wave player from USB memory
-Bass to Treble mode On/Off

-Display 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
-Rated Power Output 2 x 7 W
-Speakers 9 cm x 2
-Wave Expansion 2 internal areas (8 MB each) to load new sounds
-Power Supply AC adaptor, Batteries (not included): AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH x 8 *Expected battery life under continuous use (using Ni-MH 2000mAh batteries): 5 hours (speaker ON mode), 8 hours (speaker OFF mode)
-Onboard Connectors Output jacks (L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass)): 1/4-inch phone type, Phones jack: 1/4-inch phone type, MIDI OUT connector, USB MEMORY port type A, USB COMPUTER port type B, DC IN connector
-Accessories AC Adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor), Owner’s Manual, Reference caps for the bass buttons, Reference caps for the treble buttons (only for FR-1x button type), Straps, Strip for securing the adaptor, MIDI and/or audio cables
-Options (sold separately) Accordion soft bag, USB Flash Memory (M-UF-series), Audio-MIDI cable (AMC-3), Music Rest and Throne (AAP-1), Headphones (RH-200, RH-300), AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH from third-party suppliers
-Color variation Black, Red
-Dimensions Piano type: 405 (H) x 365 (W) x 195 (D) mm; 16 (H) x 14-3/8 (W) x 7-11/16 (D) inches, Button type: 380 (H) x 365 (W) x 195 (D) mm; 15 (H) x 14-3/8 (W) x 7-11/16 (D) inches
-Weight (without straps and without optional batteries) Piano type: 6.5 kg; 14 lbs 6 oz, Button type: 6.4 kg; 14 lbs 2 oz

* All specifications and appearances are subject to change.
Brand reference number:FR-1X RD
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