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Roland AX-7

Keytar MIDI Controller

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Roland AX-7
Roland AX-7
500.00 street price

AX-7 is a Roland’s 45-note velocity sensitive keytar launched in 2001 and features more functions than its predecessor AX-1. Later it would be discontinued to give way to Roland’s AX-Synth.

The device still functions as a MIDI controller sending MIDI messages to other MIDI compatible instruments. The keytar supports General MIDI, General MIDI Level 2, and Roland's proprietory GS MIDI.

AX-7 allows for storing up to 128 patches which is 4 times more than AX-1 did. The unit is powered externally or with 6 AA batteries. There’s a 3-character LED display integrated. The volume control knob is featured as well as pitch bend ribbon, expression bar and sustain switch are present. Roland’s D-Beam infrared sensor is installed in the structure of the keytar.

The keytar was used by Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Ozzy Osbourne’s keytarist Adam Wakeman and many others.

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Usage area
Performance Synthesizer 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Keytar 
MIDI Controller 
Archetype
Digital (D) 
Multi Timbral Capacity2 part(s)
MIDI
General MIDI v2 (GM2) 
General Standard (GS) 
Keys
Type Synth Action
Velocity Sensitivity 
Size3.5
Number of Keys45
Display
Display type LED
Resolution: Symbols Count3
Built-in controllers
D-Beam Infra Red Controller 
Color
White 
Red 
Production start2001
Production end2007
Production ended

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