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Roland A-88 MIDI Keyboard Controller

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Product information - ROLAND A-88 MIDI Keyboard Controller

MIDI Controller keyboard

The Roland A-88 Midi Keyboard controller is a portable controller packed full of professional features and functionality, compatible with both Mac and PC.

Roland's A-88 truly breaks the mold when it comes to slim-line Portable controllers, featuring professional weighted action and Roland's renowned Ivory Feel-G keys traditionally only found on Roland's high-end workstations and digital pianos. The 88 Ivory feel-G keys offer a comfortable, moisture absorbent surface creating a realism second to none.

Roland have taken it to the next level when designing the A-88 controller, including the legendary Progressive Hammer Action design with escapement offering the appearance, feel and functionality of keyboards from their flagship ranges, while remaining truly portable. Now your controller keyboard will have a different weighting and feel all the way up and down the board.

The A-88 has easy compatibility with many of Roland’s other hardware, for example their INTEGRA-7 sound module or the JUPITER-50 and JUPITER-80 Synths. For live use, you can play with that grand piano action without the size and bulk, Dual and split layer buttons are even present for instant quick access to layers and zones. The A-88 is also USB bus powered so no power cabling or adapters are required.

The design of the rear panel keeps your studio or road rig tidy, with recessed panels and the ergonomic and easy design of the top panel makes for fast and smooth production as the inspiration arrives. As with the A-49, the A-88 also includes Roland's renowned D-Beam technology for a tactile and expressive control over your performance.

If all of those features weren't enough to get you involved, Roland have also made sure the A-88 has been designed with the Apple iPad in mind and can be connected to the iPad via Apple's Camera Connection Kit.

Streamlined and lightweight, the A-88 from Roland provides not only a portable controller but also a professional weighted, graded and real touch keyboard; a portable keyboard controller that plays like a grand Piano.

The main characteristics of the Roland A-88 Midi Keyboard Controller include:

  • 88 full-size weighted keys
  • Ivory-G Feel
  • Progressive Hammer Action
  • Lightweight and streamlined
  • Easy to use
  • Two knobs, two switches, and D-BEAM controller
  • USB bus powered; no AC adapter required
  • Bundled with Cakewalk SONAR LE software
  • Compatibility with Apple’s iPad (with use of the apple camera connection kit)
  • Pearl white and black finishes
  • Keyboard: 88 Keys (Weighted progressive hammer action)
  • Controllers: 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 [Split] and [Dual] Layers
  • 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)
  • Interface:USB, USB Bus Powered
  • Accessories: Owner's Manual A-88 CD-ROM USB Cable
  • Bundled with Ableton Live Lite music production software


  • Manufacturer: Roland
  • Construction / Number of Keys: 88
  • Hammer Action: No
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • Style Arranger: No
  • Arpeggiator: No
  • Adjustable Velocity Curve: Yes
  • Number of Faders: 0
  • Number of Pads: 0
  • Number of Knobs: 2
  • Number of Keys: 2
  • Pitchbend, Modwheel: Joystick
  • Display: No
  • USB MIDI Interface: Yes
  • USB AUDIO Interface: No
  • Headphone Connection: No
  • Sustain Pedal Connection: Yes
  • Sampler: No
  • Speakers: No
  • MIDI Interface: Yes
  • Microphone Input: No
  • CC Pedal Connection: Yes
  • Volume Pedal Connection: Yes
  • incl. Power Adapter: Yes
  • Pedal included: Yes
  • Weight (kg): 15.9
  • Integrated Effects Processor: No
  • Keyboard Split: Yes
  • Power Supply: Adapter, USB
  • Width (cm): 144.4
  • Height (cm): 11.6
  • Depth (cm): 27.4
  • Mini keys: No
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