Roland Aerophone AE-10 Digital Wind Instrument with Traditional Sax Fingering And Flexible Onboard Sounds

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Roland Aerophone AE-10 Digital Wind Instrument with Traditional Sax Fingering And Flexible Onboard Sounds

A collection of inspiring wind instruments with sax fingering and expressive breath control

 

Aerophone AE-10 is a digital wind instrument that lets you play sax, clarinet, flute, violin, synth sounds and many more. Since it supports traditional sax fingering, the AE-10 is instantly familiar to acoustic sax players, especially with a mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor that responds like an acoustic horn. The AE-10 also features 128* high-quality sound models including soprano and baritone sax, clarinet, trumpet, string instruments, and an array of expressive synth sounds. And the integrated speaker and battery operation means that you can play these sounds anywhere. With built-in speakers, headphones for late-night practice, battery power capability, and DAW connectivity, the Roland Aerophone AE-10 is the versatile, play-anywhere choice that supports you in every musical scenario.

*Version 3.0 software includes 128 tones, with 66 new tones to expand your repertoire

 

Soprano, alto, tenor, baritone sax sounds: all from one instrument

Nothing beats the sound of your favorite acoustic sax, but sometimes its tone might not be quite right for the job at hand. Whatever scenario you’re playing in, the Aerophone AE-10 has the onboard digital sax sounds you need. Choose from alto, tenor, soprano, and baritone sax types, all of which respond just like their acoustic counterparts. Playing dynamics, articulation, and even the organic overtone changes caused by your breathing are all reproduced thanks to Roland’s advanced SuperNATURAL modeling technology. A dedicated “Sax Section” layers four types of sax for playing together in unison, and you can pull off a seamless performance with the Full Range feature, which automatically switches between sax types by key range.

 

Explore other instruments including trumpet, tuba, violin and more

The Aerophone AE-10 also features sounds from other wind instruments including trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, and more. Powered by Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology, which faithfully matches the behavior of the originals, these sounds help to expand your musical range. Ethnic instruments like shakuhachi and erhu are on hand too, offering authentic pitch and tonal fluctuations that echo their acoustic counterparts. Aerophone AE-10 even includes stringed instruments such as violin, cello, and contrabass, each one capable of unique musical expressions since you control them by breath and fingering instead of bowing. Once you’ve tried the individual sounds, you can create one-man ensembles by layering multiple wind instrument sounds with the Brass Section setting. The AE-10 is also packed with a selection of the latest synth sounds that are specially tailored for wind instrument performance with fully optimized breath control.

 

Start playing immediately with traditional sax fingering and a responsive breath sensor

You’ve worked hard to nail your sax technique, but most digital horns make you master a new fingering system, which can be a major setback. With the Roland Aerophone AE-10, it’s a smooth transition, thanks to a layout that’s similar to your favorite acoustic sax—right down to the left-hand octave key. Plus, the AE-10 has a sensitive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor that also functions as a bite sensor, allowing expressive techniques like vibrato and pitch. Even beginners will be able to enjoy playing the various onboard sounds straight away.

 

Play anytime and anywhere with onboard speakers, battery power, and headphones

Wherever and whenever you play, the portable and lightweight Roland Aerophone AE-10 is ready. Six AA batteries provide mobile power, and onboard monitor speakers deliver comfortable sound for intimate performing situations. You also have the ability to directly connect to a PA or amp for broader coverage, eliminating the need to use a mic. When you need to cover large instruments like tuba and bassoon, the battery-powered Roland CUBE Street EX is a great companion, giving you big sound in a portable package. Playing sessions are even more fun when you connect to your smartphone via the Aerophone AE-10’s stereo mini jack and jam along with favorite songs. And thanks to the headphones option, you can play around the clock without disturbing family members and neighbors.

 

Jam with favorite tunes on your smartphone

Playing sessions are even more fun when you connect a smartphone or music player to jam along with favorite songs. Your device connects to the stereo mini-jack input on the Aerophone AE-10, and plays through the onboard monitor speakers or connected headphones.

 

Breath control brings unique expressive possibilities to your music productions

While the Roland Aerophone AE-10 is a powerful standalone instrument, it also lets you get creative with external gear. You can connect to your computer via USB to play soft synths and external MIDI sound modules through your DAW, with breath control providing a world of unique expression not possible with keyboard synthesizers.

 

Customize Your Aerophone AE-10 for Maximum Expression

The Aerophone Editor is a free app for the Aerophone AE-10 that lets you adjust tones, set various playing parameters, and organize tone lists. You’re able to deeply customize sounds and functions with parameters only available in the app, and easily create tone lists for different performance and practice situations. Via a convenient interface, you have access to four tone layers, various controller assignments, effects settings, and more. Available for iOS and Android devices, the Aerophone Editor app is a must-have tool to perfectly tailor your Aerophone AE-10 for your own personal playing style.

 

  • Create personalized sounds with up to four layered tones
  • Build tone lists to fit various playing situations
  • Extensive tone editing parameters, including many not available on the instrument itself
  • Customize breath, bite, and thumb control assignments
  • Comprehensive effects editing
  • Available for free on the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android)
  • Requires Aerophone AE-10 System Version 2.10 or later

 

Create Your Own Tones with Up to Four Layers

Most of the preset sounds in the Aerophone AE-10 consist of up to four different tones that are layered together. Now, the Aerophone Editor unlocks the ability to create your own multi-layered tones. You can blend synth leads with acoustic sax sounds, or build many unique combinations for different songs and styles. And by manipulating detailed tone parameters such as key range, panning, and pitch, you can set up the Aerophone AE-10 to realize further expressive possibilities.

 

 Fine-Tune the Aerophone AE-10 for Your Personal Style and Playing Touch

Using advanced editing features only available in the app, you’re able to personalize your Aerophone AE-10 to a deep level. Detailed breath, bite, and thumb control assignments allow you to dial in the perfect response for your unique musical expressions. In addition, onboard effects such as reverb, chorus, and MFX can be adjusted to help your performances shine. It’s also possible to customize external MIDI control information, making the Aerophone AE-10 even more powerful when triggering external sound modules and software-based instruments.

 

Build Custom Tone Lists for Different Playing Situations

The Library function in the Aerophone Editor makes it easy to organize both custom and preset sounds into tone lists. This allows you to quickly outfit the Aerophone AE-10 for specific gigs, playing styles, and practice regimens. It’s possible to save nearly unlimited tone lists, giving you the power to reconfigure your instrument for virtually any situation. In addition to local storage on your device, tone list files can be uploaded to iCloud (iOS) or Google Drive (Android) for backup, remote access, and sharing with other Aerophone players.

iOS: Requires iOS 9.2 or later.

The Aerophone AE-10 communicates with an iOS device via USB. To connect a USB cable to your device, an Apple USB camera adapter is required. Use a cable with a USB Type B connector on one end (for the Aerophone AE-10) and a connector appropriate for the USB camera adapter on the other.

Android:

Requires Android 4.3 or later, with USB Host Mode (OTG) support.

The Aerophone AE-10 communicates with an Android device via USB. Use a cable with a USB Type B connector on one end (for the Aerophone AE-10) and a connector appropriate for your device on the other. Recommended requirements do not guarantee complete operation for all devices.

 

Tech Specs

 

Specifications
Key Layout
Saxophone compatible
Sound Generator
SuperNATURAL acoustic, PCM synthesizer
Preset Memory
Tones: 128 (*Version 3.00)
User Memory
Tones: 100
Effects
Multi-effects
Chorus
Reverb
Controllers
Breath sensor
Bite sensor
Performance keys
Octave keys
Thumb controller
Tone button
Display
Custom LCD
Connectors
INPUT jack: stereo miniature phone type
PHONES/OUTPUT jack: stereo 1/4-inch phone type
USB COMPUTER port (supports USB MIDI)
DC IN jack
Internal Speakers
2.8 cm x 2
1.5 W x 2
Power Supply
AC adaptor (DC 5.7 V)
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 6
Current Draw
418 mA
Battery life for continuous use (differs depending on the conditions of use)
Rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries: approximately 7 hours(When using batteries having a capacity of 1,900 mAh.)

* Carbon-zinc or alkaline batteries cannot be used
Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptor
Mouthpiece cap
Neck strap
Band
Dedicated hand carry bag
Options (sold separately)
Replacement Mouthpiece
Size and Weight
Width
128 mm
5-1/16 inches
Depth
93 mm
3-11/16 inches
Height
574 mm
22-5/8 inches
Weight
855 g
1 lb. 15 oz.
(including batteries)
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Manufacturer Roland
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