Roland A-49 features high-quality keyboard along with a slim, light design ideal suited for on-the-go musicians. The A-49 also offers USB, MIDI, and Apple iPad compatibility, as well as onboard control of Roland’s SuperNATURAL-powered synths such as the Integra-7, Jupiter-80, and Jupiter-50.
With the A-49, Roland is pleased to offer keyboard controllers that play like pro-level instruments, giving musicians mobile convenience with no compromises. From the bedroom studio to the big stage, this controller truly delivers inspiring playability and top-level performance.
The A-49 offers USB and MIDI OUT connectors, along with jacks for connecting optional expression and hold pedals. It also can be powered via a computers USB bus. In addition, the A-49 is three-OS compatible, with Mac and iOS music apps on the iPad via Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit, and comes bundled with SONAR X1 LE DAW software, giving Windows users a ready-to-go music production environment.
- 49 full-size keys with velocity sensitivity
- Lightweight and compact
- Easy to use
- Two knobs, two switches, and D-BEAM controller
- USB bus powered; no AC adapter required
- Bundled with Cakewalk SONAR LE software
- Black finish
Great Keys, Great Controls
The A-49’s keys have a rounded shape for better reaction to the player’s touch and more comfortable glissandi. Other enhancements have been made to reduce the already low mechanical noise and eliminate vertical shake. All of these features add up to a keyboard that even the most discerning pros will appreciate. Add color to your sound and excitement to your performance by waving your hands over the invisible D-BEAM. The A-49 can assign all its controllers automatically for fully utilizing an external SuperNATURAL® sound module such as the Integra-7. It’s also a great second keyboard for controlling synthesizers that have onboard SuperNATURAL sounds, such as the Jupiter-80 and Jupiter-50.
The A-49 was born for mobile use. It’s strong yet amazingly lightweight (less than six pounds/2.5 kilograms), making it easy to lift and carry. And although it has a very streamlined design, the A-49 features a full-size, premium keyboard with 49 velocity-sensitive keys. For the ultimate in portable convenience, the A-49 is powered from your computer’s USB bus no power cable or adapter is required. It draws a minimal amount of current, which is ideal for a USB bus-powered device.
Make Music with Your Mac or PC
The A-49 provides clean connections via its recessed rear panel, so you can place a computer monitor or laptop in the perfect position for creating music. Two knobs, two switches, and the D-BEAM controller are all easily accessible and intelligently arranged to make your workflow fast and fluid. Dedicated octave buttons offer immediate control of the key scale, and a transpose button is provided for adjusting the scale in semitone steps; LED indicators give you instant visual feedback of your octave/transpose settings. Other settings can be accessed via the Function button, which lets you use the keys to perform additional tasks printed above the keyboard.
Perfect Partner for the iPad*
Recently, many musicians have gravitated toward their Apple iPads to record musical ideas. While there are small MIDI keyboards that can be used with the iPad, the A-49 gives you pro playability as well as mobility. Its clean, clutter-free surface and excellent feel keeps your fingers on the keys and your mind on the music.
Keyboard: 49 keys (with velocity)
Buttons: S1, S2 (Assignable) Knobs: C1, C2 (Assignable) Foot Pedals: HOLD, EXPRESSION Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever D-BEAM Controller
Buttons: [Function] button [SuperNATURAL] button [Octave +/-] button [Transpose] button
Display: Power Indicator LED Octave Indicator LED
Connectors: HOLD Pedal jack: 1/4-inch phone type EXPRESSION Pedal jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type MIDI OUT connector USB COMPUTER port (USB Type B)
Power Supply: Supplied from the computer via USB COMPUTER port
Current Draw: 98 mA
Accessories: Owner’s Manual A-49 CD-ROM USB Cable SONAR LE DVD-ROM (Windows) SONAR LE installation guide (Windows)
Options (sold separately): Pedal Switch (DP-2/DP-10) Expression Pedal (EV-5/EV-7)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 836 x 84 x 182mm; 32-15/16 x 3-5/16 x 7-3/16″
Weight: 2.5 kg; 5 lbs. 9 oz.