Eventide Introduces Misha Instrument & Sequencer



Introducing Misha, an instrument/sequencer that utilizes a unique, interval-based approach to playing and creating melodies. It’s designed to be played like a keyboard instrument and yet it makes music in a way unlikely instrument before it. In addition to playing it live, you can also record sequences that can be modified in a multitude of ways, allowing for new paths of spontaneous creativity.

Misha comes preloaded with a variety of scales ranging from typical Western scales, microtonal scales, scales that use just intonation, and everything in between. Additionally, two banks of User scales allow you to upload your own scales using the Scala format for further experimentation. Create a simple melody or sequence, change the key and scale, and manipulate the pattern into a whole new creation!

A New Tool For Performing & Composing

Tone Row Sequencer: Inspired by twelve-tone composition, Misha’s sequencer expands upon the tone row technique, allowing for new paths of spontaneous creativity. Modify your email using some of the classic techniques such as Prime, Retrograde, or Inverted playback, or completely rearrange your sequence in unpredictable and exciting ways.

100 Scales: Misha comes preloaded with a variety of scales ranging from typical Western scales, microtonal scales, scales that use just intonation, and everything in between. Additionally, two banks of User scales allow you to upload your own scales using the Scala format for further experimentation.

Presets: Load a new sequence, key, scale, and more on the fly using presets. Presets can be accessed from the dedicated preset menu or can be loaded via MIDI Program Changes from external devices, allowing Misha to be an essential piece of gear for live performance.

Compatibility: Integrate Misha into your Eurorack system using the 3 pairs of T/G/CV inputs and outputs, or connect to your DAW or synths and sequencers via MIDI.

MIDI and CV inputs: MIDI Note/CC map and 3 pairs of CV inputs can be customized to a wide range of functions such as transposition, translation, randomization, loading keys and scales, sequencer transport control, and much more!

USB and Keyboard Mapping: Play Misha’s interviews from your favorite MIDI keyboard or device and create a custom MIDI mapping to suite your needs. You can also play Misha using a USB computer keyboard using custom mappings.

Assignable Buttons: Easily assign Misha’s 4 user buttons to play intervals or other convenient functions such as octave up/down, chromatic steps, and more.

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Catalinbread Introduces Callisto MKII Pedal



Catalinbread introduced the Callisto MKII, an all analog chorus featuring a feedback control that can blur the line between chorus and flanger. It is priced at $209.99, and has a three year warranty.

After spending some time on the operating table, we are proud to release the Callisto MKII back and better than ever. We’ve painstakingly recreated the robust engine of our original and added in some extra features, too. For starters, the Callisto MKII is still 100 percent analog just like the original for some classic trembling warmth you can really feel. Just how much wobble you want can be dialed in with the Mix control, which achieves 100 percent wet or dry in either direction.

Turning it all the way up delivers a wonderfully-tuned pitch vibrato that can add some spice to your solos or some disorienting tape-like warble for your next bedroom pop record. Classic Rate and Depth controls go beyond the basic two-knob chorus and into hi-fi territory that makes your guitar shine and sound equally great for both lead and rhythm applications, or any other instrument you find may be lacking in thickness.

We’ve also taken the liberty of adding a cool Feedback control, which dumps a varying amount of signal from the output of the BBD chip back into the circuit after the filtering occurs, for a striking regenerative tone that blurs the line between chorus and flanger, even if it never quite reaches the latter. That sound and many others live inside the Callisto MKII within its intuitive set of controls.

Controls:

RATE: Controls LFO speed. Clockwise for faster; counter-clockwise for slower LFO speeds.

FDBK: Sends the modulated signal back into the input of the bucket brigade. Turn all the way down for the cleanest chorus sound; turn up for more intense modulation and phase shift/flanger type sounds.

MIX: Controls dry/wet mix. Keep at noon for classic chorus sounds, turn down for more subtlety and up for true pitch vibrato sounds.

DEPTH: Controls the amount that the wet signal is modulated.

Signal Chain Placement: The Callisto MKII can accept very hot signals with ease, including effects loop outputs, so running it after your dirt just makes sense. If you have other mod pedals, the order in which they are arranged among themselves is not crucial, so feel free to experiment!

The Callisto MKII ONLY accepts a 9V center-negative DC power supply capable of supplying at least 10mA of current (over is fine). Plugging in anything other than this (center-positive, AC, higher voltage) will ruin your pedal. Plugging in the wrong power supply will void your warranty. Don’t do this!


Orange Amps Announces Crush Acoustic 30



With over 50 years of experience in great guitar tone and quality, the Crush Acoustic 30 is Orange’s entry into the world of acoustic amplification. At ease in any situation, this lightweight, portable, battery powered acoustic combo continues the Orange tradition of simple but versatile design.

With a customer speaker, angled cabinet and 30 Watts of power, the Crush Acoustic 30 is a great companion for busking, gigs, or practice. Two channels, built-in effects an a feedback-busting notch filter take care of all the details, leaving you free to work your magic.

CHANNEL 1- INSTRUMENT CHANNEL

Optimized for acoustic guitar, this channel features a 1/4” jack input and a 3-band active EQ. A -10dB Pad switch helps guarantee a clean signal with higher output instruments while the Colour switch adds a treble boost and a slight mid scoop, great for livening up dull pickups or finding your place in the mix.

CHANNEL – 2 – INSTRUMENT CHANNEL

With an XLR/jack combi input, this channel can be used for a second guitar signal or as a dedicated microphone input. The Mic/Line switch selects between XLR and jack inputs and +48V Phantom Power lets you use your favorite studio microphones.

GLOBAL EFFECTS AND NOTCH FILTER

The on-board digital effects processor can add a range of Reverb or Chorus sounds individually to each channel. Easy to use controls dial in a variety of tonnes in seconds. A global notch control uses a narrow-Q filter to precisely select and remove problem frequencies, eliminating unwanted feedback.

30 WATT POWER AMP, VOICE OF THE WORLD SPEAKER

The full-range, 8” Voice of the World speaker is designed specifically for Crush Acoustic 30. Coupled with its efficient Class D power amp delivering 30 Watts, this bespoke speaker’s natural presence will cut through any crowd.

GET CONNECTED

A Buffered FX Loop 1/4” Line output balanced XLR out give you all the connections you need, even for complicated rigs. A 3.5mm Aux-In jack can be used to connect a smartphone, tablet or similar audio device, allowing you to play along to backing tracks.

BATTERY POWERED

The Crush Acoustic 30 is the perfect amp to use on the go. The battery compartment takes 10 AA batteries, giving you 3 hours of power at full volume, 5 hours at 50% volume and 8 hours at low volume. The Crush Acoustic 30 can also be powered by the supplied DC adaptor, which disconnects the batteries when it use.


Roland Announces JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer



Roland announced the JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer, the latest addition to the Legendary instrument series available through Roland Cloud. Released in 1978, the JUPITER-4 was Roland’s first polyphonic synthesizer and the first to carry the the JUPITER name. With the JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer, the authentic sound of this trendsetting icon is now available as a computer-based plug-in and a PLUG-OUT for the SYSTEM-8 synthesizer keyboard.

Roland products with the JUPITER name represent the current pinnacle of the company’s synthesizer development, a benchmark started over four decades ago with the JUPITER-4. In addition to incredible analog synthesis power, it brought then-revolutionary digital voltage control and the ability to store eight presets with technological wizardry dubbed “Compuphonic.” But the JUPITER-4’s real appeal was its warm, fat voice and inviting hands-on panel, which inspired synth pioneers to create the defining sounds of synth-pop, new wave, and other emerging styles of the late 70s and early 80s.

Roland’s evolving Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology brings the JUPITER-4 to life through careful analysis of original hardware units, circuit diagrams, and other historical data. This information is then used to recreate the authentic circuit behaviors of the vintage instrument – including all the beloved quirks and instabilities – giving the JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer a breathtakingly accurate sound that buzzes with unique character.

While the JUPITER-4 only has a single VCO, it sounds positively massive, thanks to the combined characteristics of its oscillator, filter, LFO section, and more. ACB brings all these elements together like the original hardware, capturing the behavior and component interactions to create sonic magic. Going further, powerful Circuit Mod and Condition controls allow users to adjust the overall character to suit their taste.

The JUPITER-4 also includes enhanced features for modern workflows, including extended oscillator range, adjustable noise, velocity sensitivity, sub-oscillator volume control., and a flexible arpeggiator. In addition, phaser, flanger, overdrive, reverb, and delay effects are available to complement the lush Ensemble chorus effect from the original keyboard.

The plug-in flows easily into modern DAW environments with a resizable UI, support for VST3, AAX, and AU formats, and native compatibility with Apple silicon. It also offers full integration with the Roland SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer. Users can control the software plug-in from the keyboard’s panel and PLUG-OUT functionality turns the SYSTEM-8 into a standalone, eight-voice JUPITER-4 for stage and studio playing.

The JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer is the newest member of Roland Cloud’s Legendary series, which includes plug-in versions of the JD-800, JUNO-60, JUPITER-8, TR-808, TR-909, and other Roland classics. Users can select two Legendary titles with the Pro membership level, or get full access to all the titles with Ultimate membership. All paid levels – including Core and Pro – start with a free 30-day trial of Ultimate, allowing users to try out the JUPITER-4 and Ultimate features.

In addition, any Roland Account holder can purchase Lifetime Keys for individual Legendary series titles. This provides unlimited access for as long as their account is active, even if they don’t have a Roland Cloud membership.

The JUPITER-4 is part of the Analog Polysynth Collection, a new Legendary series bundle that also includes the JUPITER-8, JUNO-60, JUNO-106, and JX-3P software plug-ins. The bundle provides Lifetime Keys for all included products and offers a saving of nearly 40 percent over purchasing individual titles.


Xiaomi and Leica Camera Present Jointly Developed Products



The Xiaomi 12S Series “co-engineered with Leica” was officially launched in China. In particular, the camera of the flagship model, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, sets a new standard in the area of smartphone photography.

In May of this year, Xiaomi, one of the world’s leading smartphone companies, and Leica Camera AG publicly announced their strategic partnership in the mobile imaging segment. Now, the first products jointly developed by the two companies, the Xiaomi 12S series ‘co-engineered with Leica’, have been presented to the Chinese Market.

For more than 100 years, Leica has stood for photographic excellence, best picture quality and the fine art of German precision engineering. “For almost a decade now, we have been successfully incorporating our know-how into camera systems in the smartphone segment, thereby repeatedly demonstrating our expertise and activities in future-oriented technology fields such as image processing, image quality tuning and computational imaging.

Leica and Xiaomi have come together to present the beginning of a new era in smartphone photography. In particular the jointly developed flagship model, Xiaomi 12S Ultra, illustrates the innovative power of both companies, and will delight our customers with a camera module that offers them exceptional imaging quality, the classic Leica image look and unlimited creative freedom”, explains Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG.

Within the framework of the collaboration with Xiaomi, Leica contributed its expertise in the development and realization of the camera module for the Xiaomi 12S series smartphones. Here, particular attention must be called to the flagship model, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. A special highlight of the flagship model, and entirely new to the smartphone segment, is the choice of two different image profiles in the camera model.

Consumers can select the options “Leica Authentic Look” and “Leica Vibrant Look”. Developed especially by Leica, the “Authentic Look” profile will delight Leica fans in particular and fascinate all other customer with smartphone images with the iconic “Leica Image Look.”

In the creation of the “Authentic Look” profile, Leica imaging experts attached particular importance to an aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking rendition of colors, good definition in shadows, realistic local contrasts and the excellent reproduction of finest details. In addition to this, the “Authentic Look” profile features a reduced compensation of vignetting to ensure minimal darkening between the center and the corners of the image and lend it to the typical look and character of a photograph captured with a Leica Summicron lens.

The “Leica Vibrant Look” profile was jointly developed by Xiaomi and Leica. Through the combination of Xiaomi’s experience in the field of smartphone photography and the visual aesthetics typical for Leica images, photographers can use this style to perfectly capture the emotions of a moment in vibrant yet realistic color.

Featuring a 50-megapixel Sony IMX989 1-inch image sensor and a Vario-Summicron 13-120mm f/1.9-4.1 ASPH lens with a zoom range of 13mm to 120 mm, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra delivers brilliant pictures in JPG, DNG, and HEIF format that impress with highest quality and true-to-life detail, especially in large-format prints. To enable consumer-friendly post processing, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the Xiaomi 12S Pro and the Xiaomi 12S all support the Adobe Labs-calibrated 10-bit RAW format.

All of the products of the Xiaomi 12S series ‘co-engineered with Leica’ are available exclusively in China.


Walrus Audio Announces Lore Revenge Soundscape Generator



Walrus Audio announced the Lore Reverse Soundscape Generator. It is priced at $299.

Once upon a time, in a fairy world, there stood a hidden forest. On the eve of every full moon, magical and delicate sounds of light were heard bouncing and reverberating through the trees. These sounds carry artifacts of notes moving backward and stretching through time, They are referred to as… Lore.

Create the soundtrack to your storybook adventure with the Lore Reverse Soundscape Generator. Made up of five different programs, the Lore is an ambient creation machine built around reverse delay and reverbs. Featuring two DSP chips running in series, each with their own analog feedback path, the Lore takes you on an adventurous journey rich with themes of reversing, time-stretching, pitch-shifting, and vast ambiance.

Analog Feedback Paths: Having two analog feedback paths allows each program to incorporate a unique mix of affected and unaffected feedback. The two feedback paths interact and build off of each other organically, offering the user a wide array of sounds and behaviors to experiment with.

Programs:

Reverse Delay into Reverse Reverb: Program 1 combines reverse delay with reverse reverb with a focus on organically interacting feedback paths. Space and ambiance build as the signal is reversed, re-reversed, reverberated, and reversed again within the feedback network. Experiment with the X knot control how reversed your delay trails are with left being least reversed and right being reversed. Lots of fun with big, eerie minor chords!

Reverse Delay into Octave Up Reverb: Program 2 is a “light reverb” that combines octave-up harmonic feedback with an expansive, airy, reverb tank to create a breathy, spacious ambiance. Use the Regen knob to introduce a playful shimmering the reverb decay. Increase the X knob to control the decay of the reverb. It sounds especially great with delicate fingerpicking parts.

Reverse Delay into Octave Down Reverb: Program 3 is a “dark reverb” that combines octave down harmonic feedback with heavy filtering and harmonic distortion, to create a sound that is thick, rich, and murky. Use the Regen knob to bring a lower octave into the reverb decay. Increase the X knob to control the decay of the reverb. Add in some high gain or fuzz to alter the time-space continuum.

Reverse Reverb into Forward Reverb: Program 4 is a dual reverb program, featuring reverse reverb into forward reverb, Dual harmonic feedback paths allow the use to dial in octave up and octave down, and time stretching allows for control of the size and character of the space. Perfect for instantly transforming guitar into rich ambient pads. Use the Feedback knob to add a lower octave to the reverse reverb. Conversely use the Regen knob to add an octave to the reverse reverb decay. Control the decay of the forward reverb with the X knob. To channel all things ambient, experiment with dynamic picking and strumming techniques with the mix fully wet for ethereal drones and pads.

Pitch Delay into Pitch Delay: Program 5 features two “dueling” pitch delays, which shift the input signal up and down in complementary or opposing directions, allowing the user to create intricate harmonic patterns in the feedback network. Behaves like a sequencer at higher delay times and like a harmonizer at lower delay times. Use Feedback and Regen knobs to control various amounts of pitched delay repeats. Use the X knob to change the order of the 4th, 5th, and octave intervals that the pitch delay steps through. Experiment with short staccato notes to create some very interesting rhythmic parts!

Find out more about the Lore Reverse Soundscape Generator at Walrus Audio!


DJI Introduces RS 3 and RS 3 Pro Gimbals



DJI has upped its gimbal game with the introduction of the RS 3 and RS 3 Pro models, along with the long-distance O3 Pro Video Transmission system. Both gimbals feature automated axis locks that unlock in lightning-fast time, letting you jump right into the action so you don’t miss that crucial shot.

An updated stabilization algorithm, SuperSmooth mode, and new quick-release plate designs make your gimbal capture easier and more impressive than ever before. The RS 3 and RS 3 Pro also share exciting new features, such as wireless shutter control, and an all-new focus motor in addition to some model-specific upgrades.

Shared RS 3/RS Pro Features

Automated Axis Locks: Getting the shot you want is always important, but its critical when you’re covering a live event where second takes are impossible. The RS 3/RS 3 Pro’s automated axis locks expand for use in just two seconds at the press of a single button. This means that once you’ve done your initial camera setup, you’re just seconds away from capturing the action. When its time to move to your next location, it’s an equally speedy breakdown.

Wireless Shutter Control: The new RS 3 and RS 3 Pro use Dual Mode Bluetooth to support wireless shutter control to trigger on-stabilizer recording. Once you’ve paired your camera for the first time, it will automatically reconnect, eliminating the need for a trigger cable, saving time and effort.

3rd Gen RS Stabilization Algorithm: Stable, jitter-free movement is key to keeping your audience engaged in your story and the new algorithm increases stability by 20% compared to the RSC 2. Tracking shots, low-angle views, and switching between high and low positions will all benefit from the improved stabilization.

SuperSmooth Mode: When you’re covering fast-moving, dynamic action, or when using 100mm-equivalent lenses, turn to the new SuperSmooth mode for enhanced stability.

Focus Motor: The next-gen DJI RS Focus Motor has been beefed up with three times the torque of the earlier model for smoother focus moves while reducing motor noise by 50% for improved audio capture. A new quick-release design lets you assemble the focus motor without any tools.

Instant Mode Switching: A new Mode switch lets you quickly alternate between Pan, Pan Follow, Tilt Follow, and FPV modes with a choice of 3D Roll 360, Portrait, or Custom for the FPV mode.

RS 3 Gimbal

Lightweight and streamlined, the DJI RS 3 Gimbal Stabilizer provides pro stabilization and creative control for independent creators and smaller video productions alike. The RS 3 Combo includes the gimbal plus the RS Focus Motor system, the folding Briefcase Handle, a carrying case, and a second USB-Type C control cable.

The RS 3’s new tilt axis fine-tuning enables precise balancing for different lenses and a dual quick-release plate system lets you remount your camera after a battery or card swap quickly – without the need to rebalance. Weighing just under 3 lb (including battery grip and quick-release plates), the RS 3 is light enough for single-handed use but can also support many popular cameras like the Sony a7 S III or Canon R5 with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.

RS 3 Pro Gimbal

The DJI RS 3 Pro Gimbal Stabilizer incorporates Ronin-series features, providing advanced operating modes for pro videographers and camera crews. Choose the RS 3 Pro Combo to add the Ronin Image Transmitter, extended lower quick-release plate, phone holder, focus motor system, and assorted cables to the gimbal itself.

To accommodate cameras like the Sony FX6 or Canon C70 more efficiently, the RS 3 Pro has an extended carbon fiber axis arm that provides additional balancing, a tilt axis fine-tuning knob, and an extended lower quick-release plate for mounting a lens support and for increased stability. The RS 3 Pro weighs just 3.3 lbs (including battery grip and quick release plates), yet supports up to 10 lb.


Keeley Electronics Introduces Halo Pedal



Keeley Electronics introduced Halo – Andy Timmons Dual Echo – Signature Pedal. It includes Andy Timmons signature HALO sound, 5 delay rhythms, 8 factory presets, 0 to 1500ms of delay time for ambient creations, Tap Tempo, and Infinite Hold. Right now, Keeley Electronics has 6 in stock.

The Andy Timmons’ mysterious sounding “Halo” effect is a modulated dual echo sound that has long been kept a secret by the tone wizard himself. Andy spend decades comparing and crafting the sounds you can now get from the HALO. Notes from the HALO dance rhythmically, almost creating a reverb diffusion. Those notes are held together with tape-style effects like modulation, saturation and compression. The results are stunning.

The pedal comes loaded with his signature delay tone and you can program your own sounds and save them as presets. Easily bounce between Side A and B on the fly, essentially giving you two delay pedals in one. In addition to Andy’s signature “Halo” sound, there are numerous other rhythmic delays including: quarter note, dotted 8th, stereo rack mount analog delay, and a vintage multi-head tape echo. Stunning stereo and pristine sound quality are further enhanced with controls for saturation, tone, and shelving filters that give you the ultimate delay pedal.

The Sound of Two Delays

Use the HALO as two delay pedals that work in tandem, letting you switch between your main delay (side A) and an alternative (side B). With up to 1500 ms of available delay, set sides A and B for different delay times, then simply foot switch between the two. Keeley Electronics’ Smart Stomp System allows you to press and hold either stomp switch to engage tap tempo mode. Press and hold the alternative stop switch for infinite repeat/hold. Each Preset bank gives you 2 delay settings for a total of 8 user-storable effects!

HALO Dual Echo Features:

  • Andy Timmons signature “Halo” sound saved as a preset!
  • The HALO functions as 2 delay pedals with up to 1500ms of available delay time – save different sounds to A and B – then switch between the two!
  • 5 delay rhythms including stereo rack BBD and multi-head tape delay.
  • 8 factory presets loaded with new delay and modulation sounds.
  • Status light indicates when you’ve adjusted a knob from home settings.
  • Soft stomp switches for tap tempo, infinite hold, preset save/recall, and more.
  • Remove switching and programmable expression pedal control.
  • DREAM multi-core DSP for stunning sound quality.
  • True-Bypass or Trails.
  • Made in the USA.

Sony Electronics Announces New Compact ECM-B10 Shotgun Microphone



Sony Electronics Inc. introduced a new shotgun microphone, the ECM-B10. This new microphone features Sony’s industry-leading directivity and digital signal processing, known to the ECM-B1M, in a remarkably compact form factor.

A Three-in-one Microphone

The ECM-B10 applies digital signal processing to the sound collected by four high-performance microphone capsules using beamforming technology. This allows the user to customize how the audio is recorded by enhancing the microphone’s sensitivity from different directions. The microphone offers three types of directivity in a single product, allowing the user to easily switch between super-directional, unidirectional and omnidirectional.

When using super-directivity, the microphone collects sound from a narrow field in front while suppressing sound from other directions. The super-directivity setting is a great option for interviews, selfies, and other situations where the range of sound collection is limited to a narrow extent at the front.

The ECM-B10 also offers unidirectional sensitivity that suppresses sound from behind while collecting sound from a wide field in front. This option is perfect for recording conversations between several people.

For additional flexibility, the user can also select omnidirectional sensitivity, which picks up sound equally from all directions and is ideal for recording environmental sounds.

Crystal Clear Recording

The ECM-B10 offers crystal clear sound collection with effective noise suppression. Using digital signal processing within the microphone itself, the ECM-B10 effectively reduces noise for clearer sound collection and creates a more efficient post-production workflow since less audio edits are required.

The ECM-B10 pairs with cameras that are equipped with a MI (Multi Interface) Shoe, either analog or for best results; with cameras with a digital audio interface to transmit audio directly as a digital signal to deliver high-quality sound recording without degradation. In addition, the microphone’s shock and vibration suppressing design effectively suppresses low-frequency vibration noise, while its cable-less design eliminates noise transmitted via cables. The supplied windscreen minimizes environmental noises, making it easy to capture crisp audio even when shooting outside.

For additional versatility, the ECM-B10 also includes the following audio setting:

ATT (attenuator) switch (0/10/20 dB)
FILTER switch (noise cut / low cut / off)
AUDIO LEVEL dial with AUTO/MAN (manual) switch
DIGITAL/ANALOG switch

Features to Love

The microphone’s compact body provides flexibility and mobility, even when using gimbals and grips.

Users can also experience greater shooting flexibility by connecting the ECM-B10 to a camera via the MI Shoe to operate without cables, which prevents any interference with the side flip out screen, or external batteries. Power is supplied directly from the camera to the microphone, so you can continue shooting without worrying about the microphone battery running out.

For detailed setting operation, a comprehensive range of audio settings are available on the back of the microphone. This lets the user check the setting status at a glance to prevent accidental settings and give peace of mind. For added durability, the ECM-B10’s design is resistant to dust and moisture, which allows for worry-free outdoor shooting when combined with a similarly dust and moisture resistant body and lens.

Pricing and Availability

The new ECM-B10 will be available in August for approximately $250.00 USD and $320.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony authorized dealers throughout North America.


Roland Announces E-X50 Arranger Keyboard



Roland announces the E-X50 Arranger Keyboard, a powerful new entertainment instrument for home or stage use. Offering a diverse range of high-quality sounds – including premium Roland pianos – plus automatic accompaniment features, a microphone input, onboard Bluetooth audio, and more, the E-X50 is ideal for everyone from beginners to hobbyists to professionals looking for an all-in-one performance keyboard.

The E-X50’s stylish, modern, design flows nicely into contemporary living spaces, while the full-range stereo speaker system fills the room with big, enveloping sound. With the intuitive display and smartly organized panel, users can freely navigate the E-X50’s many features with zero frustration.

The E-X50 comes equipped with premium Roland acoustic pianos favored by the world’s top musicians, providing authentic tone and expressive response that follows every playing nuance. Nearly 700 additional sounds are also available for exploring other styles, from electric pianos, organs, and guitars to orchestral instruments, synthesizers, and more. And like all Roland arrangers, the E-X50 offers a vast selection of high-quality regional sounds from all over the world.

With the E-X50’s sophisticated auto-accompaniment features, players can command a full band sound with their left hand as they play along with the right. The 300 preset styles include everything from rock, pop and jazz to ballads, dance music, and traditional styles from different countries. Beginners will love Auto Bass Chord mode, which allows them to drive arrangements with one or two fingers. Whole mode is well-suited for advanced keyboardists, providing the ability to control the accompaniment even more deeply with full left-hand chords.

It’s easy to further extend musical enjoyment with the E-X50 by connecting a phone or tablet via Bluetooth audio. Users can stream and play along with songs through the onboard speakers or learn new techniques by working through the wealth of instructional videos on the web.

The E-X50 also supports vocal performances with the rear-panel microphone input, complete with ambience effects for a professional sound. And for more sound coverage while entertaining larger crowds, stereo outputs are available for connecting to an external audio system. There’s also a USB port for interfacing with favorite music software, plus a USB memory port for backing up sound setups and E-X50 recordings to a USB flash drive.

For advanced players who need even more control over their arrangements, Style Converter software for macOS and Windows offers the ability to load up to 30 custom styles into the E-X50’s memory. It’s also possible to adjust scales, tuning, and other parameters to personalize the keyboard for different performance needs.