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    Roland FR-18 Diatonic Digital V-Accordion

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    Roland FR-18 Diatonic V-Accordion Product Description

    Introducing the world's first diatonic digital accordion! With the same level of sound quality and natural, dynamic response as its award-winning V-Accordion predecessors, the Roland new FR-18 diatonic is a dream for accordionists seeking a world-class diatonic instrument that can do it all. The Roland FR-18 diatonic features a brand new sound set that lets you choose instantly from a lineup of 12 virtual diatonic accordions as well as a variety of orchestral instruments, Virtual Tone Wheel organs, percussion, and more.


    - World's first digital diatonic accordion
    - 12 onboard accordion models, including three user sets
    Virtual Tone Wheel organs onboard with slow and fast rotary
    - Four user program registrations
    - Programmable keyboard and bass button layout
    - Drum function for manual percussion via bass & chord buttons
    - Player is free to roam with battery (AA) power and wireless capability (Wireless unit and batteries are optional, sold separately)

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    Roland FR-18 Diatonic V-Accordion Technical Description

    - Keyboards:
    - Right hand: 37 buttons, velocity sensitive, selectable tablature and key
    - Left hand: 18 bass buttons, velocity sensitive, selectable tablature and key (same as for right hand), selectable button chord behavior (full chord or omitted third)
    - Bellows: Real pneumatic detection of bellows pressure (high resolution pressure sensor), bellows resistance regulator
    - Sound generator:
    - Max polyphony: 128 voices
    - Wave ROM: 64 MB of waveforms (8+8 MB expansion sounds)
    - Tones: 12 accordion Sets, each including: 8 treble registers, 8 orchestral sounds, 4 organ sounds, 3 bass
    - Treble reed footages: 5
    - Bass reed footages: 3
    - Chord reed footages: 2
    - 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
    - Reed sound wave switching: by bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
    - Musette Micro tuning presets: 15 (Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish)
    - Effects:
    - reverb: 8 types
    - chorus: 8 types, rotary (Slow/Fast) for organ sounds
    - Panel controls:
    - Knobs: VOLUME
    - Panel switches: 4 treble registers + ORCHESTRA/ORGAN button, SET/FUNCTION register, 3 bass registers, ORCH. BASS button, ORCH. CHORD button, LEFT REGISTER button, KEY/DEMO button, USER PROGRAMbutton, DRUMS button, TABLATURE button, POWER button
    - Operation modes:
    - ORCHESTRA/ORGAN modes: Solo, Dual
    - Key: 12 possible keys (C, C#, D, Eb, E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, B)
    - Tablatures: 12 types,
    - Bass: On/Off
    - Octave: Down, 0, Up (for Treble and Orchestra/Organ), 4 User Program memories
    - Power supply: AC adaptor, Batteries (AA, HR6 Rechargeable Ni-MH x 8)
    - Current draw: 500 mA
    - Expected battery life under continuous use (using Ni-MH 2000 mAh batteries): +/-5.5 hours, *Actual battery life varies according to usage conditions, the quality of the batteries and the number of charging cycles. Be sure to use only rechargeable Ni-MH batteries.
    - Connectors:
    - OUTPUT jacks (L/Mono, R/Mono): 1/4 in. phone type
    - PHONES jack: stereo 1/4 in. phone type
    - USB MIDI connector (computer connection)
    - USB MEMORY connector (storage devices)
    - MIDI OUT/IN connector (function adjustable via parameter)
    - DC IN jack
    - Accessories: AC adaptor, Owner's Manual, Straps, 1/4 in.-1/4 in. phone (guitar) cable, Earphones (with 1/8 in.-1/4 in. adaptor plug), Strip for securing the adaptor, MIDI and/or audio cables, Hexagonal wrench, Replaceable "traforo" inlay sheets
    - Dimensions (H x W x D): 375 x 365 x 195 mm, (14 3/8 x 14 13/16 x 7 11/16 in.)
    - Weight: 5.3 kg, (11 lbs. 11 oz.)

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