Roland AE-05 Aerophone Go Digital Wind Instrument
Roland AE-05 Aerophone GO Digital Wind Instrument overview from GAK
Roland's latest 'Digital Wind Instrument' the AE-05 Aerophone GO is a triumph of technology. A lightweight, highly portable and groundbreakingly intuitive machine fitted with a traditional acoustic saxophone key layout, breath control, growl effect and lip vibrato.
The Aerophone GO is the must-have digital instrument for anyone wanting to start playing wind instruments, it features 11 diverse onboard wind instrument sounds including alto, tenor, soprano and baritone sax, as well as flute, trumpet, clarinet and even synth tones and percussion. Download of the completely free Aerophone GO Plus app allows you to download and access an additional 50 tones plus gives you full customisation of your onboard settings for maximum control. The Aerophone GO's Transpose function allows you to easily transpose between what you are reading, playing and hearing when performing with others. For the fully authentic wind instrument feel, the Aerophone GO is compatible with traditional sax and recorder fingering, the mouthpiece features a highly sensitive mounted breath and bite sensor that supports techniques such as pitch and vibrato, making it perfect for beginners who wish to learn correct wind playing techniques or seasoned performers looking for a real feel and familiar response.
The Aerophone GO can be carried and played anywhere, weighing just 695 grams and powered by four rechargeable NI-MH (AA) batteries, the GO can be played anywhere any time. Built-in high-quality speakers provide crystal clear sound for performance or practise without the need for external speakers and complicated connections. Additionally, utilise the GO's headphone port for silent practice at any time of the day or night. Additionally, the Aerophone GO comes with a protective soft case so you can carry it anywhere with you and keep it protected from the elements.
Aerophone GO Plus is a free-to-download app developed by Roland specifically for the Aerophone GO, it allows you to download and play an additional 50 tones and adjust various performance settings such as breath control sensitivity, fingering type and more. Additionally, the GO Plus app allows you play along to your favourite songs wirelessly via Bluetooth, with additional track control such as slowing the tempo and looping specific sections of the track for learning and practise purposes.
The Aerophone GO Ensemble app allows you play alongside up to seven Aerophone GO players wirelessly. Once each member is connected to the app, chose up to 19 sounds and play independently, the entire mix can be controlled within one smartphone and allows connection to a monitor speaker for group street performances and practise. Both apps are available on both iOS and Android devices.
- Key Layout
- - Saxophone compatible
- Sound Generator
- - PCM synthesizer
- - 11
- - Reverb
- - Breath sensor
- - Bite sensor
- - Performance keys
- - Octave keys
- - Thumb button
- - Tone knob
- - Transpose knob
- - Volume knob
- Bluetooth Ver 4.2
- - Profile Support: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
- - Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)Connectors
- - PHONES/OUTPUT jack: stereo mini phone type
- - USB COMPUTER port (micro B Type, supports USB MIDI/Power supply)Internal Speakers
- - 2.8 cm x 1
- - 1.5 W x 1
- Power Supply
- - USB AC adaptor (sold separately)
- - Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 4
- Current Draw
- - 400 mA
- Battery life for continuous use (differs depending on the conditions of use)
- - Rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries: approximately 10 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 1,900 mAh.)
- - Owner's manual
- - Mouthpiece cap
- - Neck strap
- - Dedicated hand carry bag
- - Band
- - USB cable (Power (Type A), Data (micro B), Data (Type C)
- - 128mm
- - 5-1/16 inches
- - 78 mm
- - 3-1/8 inches
- - 454 mm
- - 17-7/8 inches
- Weight (including batteries)
- - 695 g
- - 1 lb 54 oz
No upgrades available
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