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Expandable Arranger Keyboard

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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 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. And with the powerful E-A7 Tone Manager software, you can use your computer to edit and organize user tones and drum kits, work with samples, and more. Singers will appreciate the microphone input with dedicated vocal effects, while the whole keyboard is easy to gig with, weighing in at just 8 kg/18 lbs. Wherever you’re going with your music, the E-A7 will help you get there.

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, 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.

An Entire World of Sound at Your Fingertips

While the E-A7 excels at Western music, it’s equally strong for music from other parts of the world, 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.

An Entire World of Sound at Your Fingertips

The E-A7 offers over 1,500 essential sounds including grand piano, electric piano, organ, strings, 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.

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. In addition, the E-A7 is equipped with an onboard sampling function for creating your own custom sounds, such as drum beats or even backing vocals. Everything you need to polish the sound, including applying effects, is already on board. You can arrive at the gig, try out ideas at the sound check, and quickly 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 Command

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; whatever you need to do, you can do it right away without lifting your hand 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. It’s simple to use—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.

Weighs Just 8 kg/18 lbs.—No Pain, All Gain

Although it’s great to bring everything you need to the gig, carrying a heavy keyboard is, quite literally, a pain. The E-A7 makes life easy for gigging musicians in two ways: first off, it’s got everything necessary for a great performance, so there are no extra boxes and wires to drag you down. Second, its lightweight design makes it easy to transport to and from the show. Packing a lot of power into a compact 61-key format, the only pain you’ll get from the E-A7 is having to do yet another encore—which is a good problem to have.

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. But 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.

FEATURES
  • 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 8 kg/18 lbs.
  • E-A7 Tone Manager (Windows/Mac) for creating user tones and drum kits, importing and editing samples, and organizing E-A7 setups
  • Version 2.00 update provides additional styles and operation enhancements based on user feedback
KEYBOARD
  • Keyboard : 61 keys (with velocity)
SOUND GENERATOR
  • Maximum Polyphony : 128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
  • Parts : 4 keyboard parts (UP1, UP2, UP3, LWR) + 16 song parts
  • Tons : Preset Tone: Over 1,500 Tones / Preset Drum Kit: Over 100 Drum Kits / GM2 compatible sounds are included.
  • Favorite : 50 favorite tones can be registered.
  • Melody Intelligent : Yes
STYLES
  • Styles : Preset Style Over 600 Styles / User Style: Unlimited number (storage on internal memory and USB flash drive)
  • Style Controls : Intro x 4, Main x 4, Fill x 4, Break, Ending x 4
  • One Touch Memories : 4 programmable registrations per style
  • Style Makeup Tools : Instrument-oriented editing
  • Style Composer : Yes
SONGS
  • Realtime Player : SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, MP3, WAV, MP3+CDG
  • Tempo Change : 20–250 BPM for SMF (and Style) / 75–125% for MP3 and WAV files
  • Part Mute : Track Mute: SMF (and Style) / Center Cancel: MP3 and WAV
  • Song Chord Extractor : Automatic chord detection for SMF files
  • Lyrics Display : SMF, KAR, MP3
  • SMF Makeup Tools : Instrument-oriented editing
  • SMF Mark & Jump : Yes (4 storable locations)
  • Song (Audio) Recording : Format: 16-bit linear, 44.1 kHz, WAV
  • Demo Song : Yes
EFFECTS
  • Reverb : 8 types (selectable via Makeup Tools)
  • Chorus : 8 types (selectable via Makeup Tools)
  • MFX : 84 types for keyboard parts (selectable via Keyboard Part MFX), A & B for Style and SMF section (selectable via Makeup Tools)
  • Master EQ : 6 Presets + 1 User Memory
  • Master Compressor : 6 Presets + 1 User Memory
  • Input Effect : Reverb 6 types, Delay 2 types
USER PROGRAMS
  • User Programs : Preset (Music Assistant + Preloaded data): Over 500 User Programs / User: Up to 100 User Programs are included per User Program Set
  • User Program Sets : Unlimited number (storage on internal memory and USB flash drive)
SAMPLING/SAMPLE IMPORT
  • Format : 16-bit linear, 44.1 kHz, WAV
  • Wave Expansion Memory : 128 MB for Sampling/Sample Import
  • Number of Samples : 512
  • Multisample Functio : Yes
SCALE TUNINGS
  • User Programs : Preset (Music Assistant + Preloaded data): Over 500 User Programs / User: Up to 100 User Programs are included per User Program Set
  • User Program Sets : Unlimited number (storage on internal memory and USB flash drive)
OTHERS
  • Pads : 6 pads for triggering phrases and tones and Stop Pad
  • Style/Song Finder : Yes
  • Controllers : Assignable Lever / Assignable Switch x 7 / Assignable Control Pedal / Part Level Slider x 6 / Multifunction Pads
  • Display : Dual Graphic LCD (160 x 160 dots x 2, with backlit)
  • Speakers : 2 x 10 cm
  • Rated Power Output : 2 x 10 cm
  • Rated Power Output : 2 x 12 W
  • Power Supply : AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw : 1,500 mA
  • Accessories : Owner’s Manual / Music Rest / AC Adaptor / Power Cord (for AC Adaptor)
  • Options (sold separately) : Keyboard Stand (*1): KS-18Z / Pedal Switch: DP series, FS-5U /  Expression Pedal: EV-5 / USB Flash Memory (*2)
SIZE AND WEIGHT
  • Width : 1,045 mm 41-3/16 inches
  • Depth : 318 mm 12-9/16 inches
  • Height : 136 mm 5-3/8 inches
  • Weight (excluding AC adaptor and music rest) : 7.9 kg 17 lbs. 7 oz.

 

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