Scan code: LN113321 Manufacturer code: FR-8XB BKR

(B-Stock) Roland - 'FR-8xb' V-Accordion (Black)

(B-Stock) Roland - 'FR-8xb' V-Accordion (Black), 128 Voices, 1,400 User Programs, 100 Sets of Accordion Tones

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Scan code: LN113321 Manufacturer code: FR-8XB BKR
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(B-Stock) Roland - 'FR-8xb'
V-Accordion (Black)

roland fr-8xb

Please note: This item is B-Grade. Packaging may be damaged or missing and there may be cosmetic imperfections and slight signs of use.

The Ultimate Fusion of Technology & TraditionThe Roland FR-8xb comes with perfected synergy between traditional accordion playability and modern digital enhancements. Designed with input from the world’s best players, the latest flagship V-Accordion is full of features and improvements, such as a completely redesigned button-type keyboard, offering a level of expression and versatility never before achieved and making it available to every accordionist.

Innovative Dynamic Bellows Behavior technology provides the true bellows response of an acoustic accordion, while the expanded sound set, four powerful multi-effects, an onboard looper, and much more offer a new world of tools for dynamic musical exploration. Effortlessly combining top-level technology with familiar acoustic tradition, the FR-8xb V-Accordion comes to life in a new era of creative freedom for all players.

100 SetsAccordion Tones

128 VoicesMax Polyphony

1,400User Programs

Amazing Features • All-new user interface, featuring a large, easy-to-read color display, intuitive panel layout, and three programmable chin switches
• Newly developed Dynamic Bellows Behavior technology emulates the true bellows response of an acoustic accordion
• Flagship button-type V-Accordion, filled with many enhancements requested by pro accordionists
• 1,400 user program memories allow players to save custom setups for every performing situation
• Onboard looper for creating instant backing accompaniment while performing

True Acoustic Response

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Dynamic Bellows BehaviorNewly designed for the FR-8xb, Dynamics Bellows Behavior technology offers a real breakthrough for digital accordionists. In an acoustic accordion, sounds are created by reeds that vibrate with airflow generated by the movement of the bellows; the resistance of the bellows constantly changes, depending on how many reeds are selected and how many notes are played at once.

In the FR-8xb, Dynamic Bellows Behavior automatically adjusts the air transfer in the bellows in real time based on the selected register and the number of notes played, replicating the familiar and comfortable bellows feel of an acoustic accordion accurately. Dynamic Bellows Behavior can be easily disengaged for players that prefer the bellows feel of previous V-Accordions.

Color Display & Intuitive Panel Layout

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Redesigned InterfaceThe FR-8xb comes with a fully redesigned user interface that’s more powerful and easier to use than ever before. A large, recessed color display makes it easy to edit several parameters, while the revamped panel layout gives you fast, intuitive operation by using many dedicated controls.

Three all-new programmable chin switches let you control a range of functions such as changing registers, selecting user programs, and more, all without lifting your hands off the keyboards. Along with this, 1400 user program memories give you plenty of storage for custom settings, with quick fingertip recall in every performing scenario.

The FR-8xb features a completely redesigned button-type keyboard, which has a piston-style mechanism integrated for a playing touch just like an acoustic button-type accordion. Also, the buttons are made with a synthetic pearl material for a professional style and feel.

All-in-One Operation

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Onboard Battery ChargingThe FR-8xb is a completely self-contained instrument, with a rechargeable onboard battery and built-in stereo amplification system. Battery charging is achieved just by connecting the included AC adapter directly to the FR-8xb, and you can play without interference during the charging process.

All device connections are also now located right on the instrument, including MIDI, USB, and audio jacks for connecting to an external amplification or recording system.

Expanded Collection of World-Class Sounds

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Zones, Layers & DrumsAlong with a full range of authentic accordion sounds from around the world, the FR-8xb features over 180 orchestra and percussion sounds, giving you the power to expand your music into new territory. Traditional instruments such as strings and brass, plus electric and acoustic guitars, choir, church organ, harp, ethnic sounds, synthesizers are included, and a wide range of drum kits.

With the Virtual Tone Wheel sound engine, you can play incredible organ sounds using Treble (upper), Chord (lower) and Bass (pedal) sections, with harmonic bar controls to personalize your organ sounds for any musical style. Four internal memory areas (8 MB each) are available for loading new sounds from the Roland sound library.

With the FR-8xb, more layering and zone setup options can be achieved in the right-hand keyboard modes than ever before. Whole, Zone, High, and Low modes are provided, so you can play up to four different tones at once. Left-hand keyboard modes now include layering options too. The programmable Drum setting takes accordion performance to a fun new dimension, letting you play percussion sounds manually with the Bass & Chord buttons.

Powerful Multi-Effects & Onboard Looper

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Wide Range of EnhancementExperience all-new sonic textures with the FR-8xb’s four independent multi-effects engines (MFX), which offer dedicated processing for the Accordion, Orchestra 1, Orchestra 2, and Orchestra Chord sections.

Each engine includes 84 different effects types, offering a wide variety of enhancement from subtle to dramatic. With the onboard looper, you can instantly record and overdub accordion performances using the FR-8xb’s enormous selection of sounds, creating impressive, on-the-spot backing accompaniment for improvisation.

USB Song Playback, Recording & More

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Accessible ControlsThe convenient MP3/WAV song player lets you play along with pre-recorded musical tracks for practice and live backing using optional USB memory. Just plug your USB stick into the convenient front-panel USB MEMORY port, then select and play songs with easily accessible dedicated controls.

With the touch of a button, your accordion performances can also be recorded directly to USB memory, perfect for archiving, evaluation, and education. USB memory also features a convenient way to save/load customized accordion sets and install new sounds and software updates.

The USB COMPUTER port on the side panel offers a wide range of modern music production to accordionists, giving you the ability to easily connect the FR-8xb to a computer and use it with popular MIDI software as a unique, expressive controller and a powerful sound engine.

FR-8x V-Accordion Overview

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Right hand 92 buttons: button type with velocity sensitive, aftertouch via Master Bar
Left hand 120 bass buttons velocity sensitive: Standard, Free Bass mode, Orch. Bass, Orch. Chord, Orch. Free Bass
Treble Mode C Griff Europe, C Griff 2, B Griff Bajan, C Griff Fin, D Griff 1, D Griff 2
Bass & Chord Mode 2 Bs Rows, 3 Bs Rows A-7th, 3 Bs Rows A-5dim, 3 Bs Rows B-7th, 3 Bs Rows B-5dim, 3 Bs Rows Bx-7th , 3 Bs Rows Belgium
Free Bass Mode Minor 3rd, Bajan, Fifth, North Europe, Finnish
Bellows Advanced “Dynamic Bellows Behavior” technology to manage the behavior of bellows
Bellows Resistance On, Off, -63 to 0 to +64
Bellows curve Fixed Low, Fixed Med, Fixed High, X-Light, Light, Standard, Heavy, X-Heavy
Max polyphony 128 voices
Tones (Accordion Set) 100 Accordion Sets, each one including: 14 Treble Registers, 7 Bass/Chord registers, 7 Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Chord registers, 180 Orchestral sounds (28 real time + others selectable by MENU), 18 Drum Sets
Reed Footages 7 Treble, 5 Bass, 3 Chord, 2 Free Bass
Additional sounds Uploadable from USB memory and saved on internal memory
Orchestral sounds 180: 28 real time (14x2) the others selectable by MENU
Organ sounds (Virtual Tone Wheel) 32 presets for Treble, Chord and Free Bass sections, 16 presets x Bass section
Up to 28 Harmonic Bar combinations customizable, can be controlled and shaped by bellows.
Orchestral Bass sounds 180: 7 real time, the others selectable by MENU
Orchestral Chord sounds 180: 7 real time, the others selectable by MENU
Orchestral Free Bass sounds 180: 7 real time, the others selectable by MENU
Drum Sets 18
User Programs 1,400: 100 User Program Bank x 14 registers
Noises Stopping-reed growl, Closing valve noise, Left button noise
Individual Reed Simulation Hysteresis threshold, Expression curve, Pressure variant filter, Pressure variant pitch deviation
Switching Reed Sound Wave By bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed
Bellows opening/closing sound change By bellows opening/closing detection
Bellows Behavior Dynamic Bellows Behavior technology for a perfect simulation of the bellows behavior in an acoustic accordion
Micro-Tuning Presets 16 Types: Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French, Scottish
Fine Tuning reed footages 8- / 8+ -100 to 0 to +100
Reverb/Chorus/Delay 8 types, 8 types, 10 types
MFX multi effects MFX x 4 (84 types) for: Accordion, Orchestra 1, Orchestra 2, Orch Chord/Orch Free Bass
Rotary for Organ sound Slow/Fast with Vibrato, Chorus, Overdrive and VK-Rotary
“Cassotto” simulation Yes
Knob controls & Registers Volume, Balance, Reverb Chorus, Delay, Effect (assignable knob), 14 x Accordion/Orchestra1/Orchestra2/Organ
Encoder Data Edit with Enter
Navigation switches Up, Down, Menu/Write, Exit/Jump
Other switches Set Up, Set Down, Orch 1 On/Off, Orch 2 On/Off, Organ On/Off, Accordion On/Off, Orch Bass On/Off, Orch Chord/Free Bass On/Off, Free Bass On/Off, Bass&Chord On/Off, Drums On/Off, Bass to Treble On/Off, User Program On/Off, Song List On/Off, Power On/Off, Charge On/Off, Loop/Wave/MP3 player: Loop, Reset/Stop, Play/Pause, Audio Rec
Chin switches 3 programmable chin switches
Additional switches 6 user assignable function switches on last row of bass buttons
Accordion, Orchest1/Organ, Orchest2, Drum Zone, High, Low
Octave -1, 0, +1 for Treble, -3, 0, +3 for Orchest1, Orchest2
Drum Shift -36 to 0 to +36
Orchestra Chord Guitar Mode Gtr Table1, Gtr Table2, Gtr Table3
Sound Edit Orchest1, Orchest2, Orch Bass, Orch Chord, Orch Free Bass
Bass to Treble On/Off
Part Mute Accordion, Orchest 1, Orchest 2, Organ, Bass&Chord, Free Bass, Orch Bass, Orch Chord, Orch Free Bass
Bass & Chord with drum/percussion sounds Programmable drum/percussion sounds for Bass/Orch Bass 2 rows, Chord/Orchestra Chord 4 rows
Audio Player and Audio REC MP3/Wave player from USB memory and REC on USB
Audio Loop REC (with Overdub function) and Play
Speakers Off On/Off adjustable via Menu parameter
Editing and Write Full parameters for each section – New Graphic User Interface
Display Color LCD 2.4”, 320 x 240 dots
Rated Power Output 2 x 25 W
Speakers 2 x 9 cm neodymium speakers
2 x Tweeters
Wave Expansion 4 internal areas (8 MB each) to load new sounds
Power supply AC adaptor
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack 24 V – 4500 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use: 8 hours speaker ON mode, 11 hours speaker OFF mode
Onboard Connectors OUTPUT jacks L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass): 1/4” phone type
PHONES jack: 1/4” phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB MEMORY port: type A
USB COMPUTER port: type B
DC IN connector
Accessories AC Adaptor
Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor)
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack 24 V – 4500 mA
Owner’s Manual
Reference caps for the bass buttons
Reference caps for the treble buttons (only for FR-8X button type)
Accordion cloth
Accordion soft bag
Dimensions Width: 510 mm
Depth: 260 mm
Height: 410 mm
Weight 11.9 kg
26 lbs. 4 oz.
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Additional Information
Scan Code LN113321
Model Number FR-8XB BKR
GTIN 4957054503536

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(B-Stock) Roland - 'FR-8xb' V-Accordion (Black)
(B-Stock) Roland - 'FR-8xb' V-Accordion (Black)