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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-1xb button-type set a powerful standard for a small lightweight accordion.
KEYBOARD, BASS & BELLOWSRight hand26 Keys velocity sensitive (starting at B key)Left hand72 bass buttons velocity sensitiveBass & Chord modes2 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 BelgiumFree Bass modesMinor 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)BellowsNew pressure sensor for better sensitivity and Advanced Physical Behaviour Modelling such as detection of bellows opening/closing, Bellows Resistant Regulator wheel with fine adjustmentBellows curveFixed Low, Fixed Med, Fixed High, X-Light, Light, Standard, Heavy, X-HeavySOUND GENERATORMax. polyphony128 voicesTones (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 registersReed Footages7 Treble, 5 Bass, 3 Chord, 2 Free BassAdditional soundsUploadable from USB memory and saved on 4 User setsSOUNDSOrchestral soundsStrings, JazzScat1, JazzDoos, Str&Choir, Twin Trump, Trombone, FrenchHorn, Brass, Flute1, Tenor Sax2, Clarinet, Oboe, Ac Piano, Ac Guitar, Mandolin, HarpsStrOrgan soundsJazz Slow/Fast, Latin Slow/Fast, HousPerc Slow/Fast, Theatre Slow/FastOrchestral Bass soundsAcoustic, Fingered, Bowed, Jazz Pedal VTW, Tuba Mix, Tuba, FretlessOrchestral Chord soundsStrings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, R&B VTW, Steel Gtr, Ac Guitar, Ac PianoOrchestral Free Bass soundsStrings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, Clarinet, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano, OboePBM (PHYSICAL BEHAVIOUR MODELLING)NoisesStopping-reed growl, Closing valve noise, Left button noiseIndividual Reed SimulationHysteresis threshold, Expression curve, Pressure variant filter, Pressure variant pitch deviationSwitching Reed Sound WavBy bellows acceleration, by note repetition speedBellows opening/closing sound changeBy bellows opening/closing detectionMUSETTE TUNINGMicro-Tuning Presets16 Types: Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, ScottishEFFECTSReverb/Chorus 8 types8 typesRotary for Organ soundSlow/FastPANEL CONTROLSKnob controls & RegistersVolume, 4x Treble/Orchestra/Organ + SetOther switchesDrum 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, PowerOPERATION MODEUser Programs8 memoriesOrchestra/Organ modeSolo, DualOctaveDown, 0, Up for Treble, Orchestra/OrganMetronomeOn/OffBass&Chord with drum/percussion soundsOn/Off for Bass/Orch Bass 2 rows, Chord/Orchestra Chord 4 rowsAudio Playermp3/Wave player from USB memoryBass to Treble modeOn/OffOTHERDisplay7 segments, 3 characters (LED)Rated Power Output7 W x 2Speakers9 cm x 2Wave Expansion2 internal areas (8 MB each) to load new soundsPower supplyAC adaptor (included)
Batteries (not included) AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH x 8Expected battery life under continuous use5-hours (speaker ON mode)
8-hours (speaker OFF mode)
*With using Ni-MH 2000mAh batteriesOnboard ConnectorsOUTPUT jacks L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass): 1/4" phone type
PHONES jack: 1/4" phone type
MIDI OUT connector
USB MEMORY connector type A
USB COMPUTER connector type B
DC IN connectorColour variationBlack, RedAccessoriesAC Adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor) Owner’s Manual, Reference caps for the bass buttons, Straps, Strip for securing the adapter, MIDI and/or audio cablesOptions (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)SIZE AND WEIGHTWidth (W)405 mm
16 inchesDepth (D)365 mm
14-3/8 inchesHeight (H)195 mm
14 lbs. 6 oz.
- Full range high quality speakers on board in bass reflex box: 7 W x 2
- 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 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 tone wheel 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!
USB memory port and USB Computer port on board
The USB memory port allows you to easily store data such as User Program, and to upload new sounds, thanks to the USB Flash Memory. Moreover you can manage MP3 and Wave files using the optional USB Flash Memory. Their playback is a good educational application and can enhance live performances too. The USB computer port is dedicated to MIDI computer applications, such as sequencer software programs.
Faster response and higher sensitivity
Thanks to Roland’s sound generator that is optimized for Accordion performance, the FR-1x will satisfy even the most demanding accordion player. Thanks to this new technology accordionists can feel perfectly at ease when playing their music especially once they have experienced the enhanced response of this instrument.
Set Editor software
A dedicated software program allows you to create a dedicated User Set for the FR-1x with access to all Orchestra, Orchestra Bass and Orchestra Chord sounds. It will be available on the Roland Web site as a free download. Thanks to the USB port, it will be easy to load user sets into the FR-1x.
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