Roland XP-10 GM-compatible keyboard

£30.00 plus VAT per day

The Roland XP10 is a simple GM-compatible keyboard synthesiser that is ideal as a sound source for playing back General MIDI sequencer files and is also a great compact keyboard with good-quality standard sounds. The sample set is drawn from the Roland JV- and XP-series of synthesisers. The Roland XP10 features an arpeggiator that can be synced to MIDI clock.

 

The Roland XP10 is a simple GM-compatible keyboard synthesiser that is ideal as a sound source for playing back General MIDI sequencer files and is also a great compact keyboard with good-quality standard sounds. The sample set is drawn from the Roland JV- and XP-series of synthesisers. The Roland XP10 features an arpeggiator that can be synced to MIDI clock.

With a collection of advanced features for live performers and MIDI studios, the XP-10 packages outstanding performance in an affordable instrument. The XP-10 features an arpeggiator that syncs to MIDI and a special “X-Dual” function which allows radical sound variations and brand new tone possibilities by blending upper and lower Tones.

High-quality sound source
Roland’s reputation for high-quality sounds is well established among professional musicians the world over. From realistic acoustic sounds like pianos, trumpets and saxophones to the latest synthesizer textures, the XP-10 offers stunning sound quality that you truly have to hear to believe.

The XP-10’s sound source offers full 28-voice polyphony, which means that 28 different notes can sound at once. This allows for lush orchestrations and complex sequences in everything from classical to rock music. The XP-10 also incorporates a 61-note velocity-sensitive keyboard, so all the nuances of your playing style are faithfully maintained.

Another impressive feature of the XP-10 is its 16-part multitimbral capability. Using an external sequencer, you can create a 16-part virtual orchestra – all from the XP-10.

Incredible variety of sounds
The XP-10 has an extensive 4 Mbyte wave memory (equivalent to 8 Mbytes with 16-bit linear conversion). This gives you up to 338 different Tones as well as 16 drum sets features exciting rhythm sounds. This incredible assortment of sounds lets you perform in virtually any musical style. With this much variety, you’ll never run out of ideas. Rock enthusiasts will find a range of classic sounds, from overdriven guitars to distorted organs. Or if your tastes lean toward jazz, fusion, or pop, there are saxophones,
acoustic/electric pianos, and a wide variety of popular and unique sounds only available from Roland, like Synth Lead, Breathy Tenor, Pad, and Power Guitar.

The quality and variety of these sounds make each performance with the XP-10 a brand new musical experience. Each sound provides another launching point for your imagination. The XP-10 will open you to entirely new musical worlds – all from a single, easy-to-use keyboard.

Create your own sounds
In addition to the preset sounds, the XP-10 lets you experiment and create you own sounds by editing the extensive library of built-in waveforms. Up to 256 user Tones can be stored in the XP-10’s memory. You can even customise up to 10 drum sets.

Sophisticated features enhance your creative potential
To take full advantage of the XP-10’s great sound selection, Roland has also developed a variety of new technologies to increase you performance possibilities.

Arpeggiator
The XP-10’s onboard arpeggiator is almost like having an extra hand. Simply press a few notes and the arpeggiator does the rest, automatically playing the notes in a musical pattern. More than just a simple up-and-down repetition, the arpeggiator has 30 different patterns that correspond to
different styles like dance. Pop and rock. You can use these as bass lines to accompany your chords, as rhythm backups for solos or for special effects like glissandos. You can even create your own arpeggiator patterns.

Arpeggio notes can be transmitted through MIDI OUT into a sequencer to record new accompaniments or to a separate sound source to access additional sounds. For performer, a MIDI SYNC function synchronises arpeggios with a sequenced track or even a drum machine.

Split, Dual and X-Dual
The XP-10’s Split mode lets you split the keyboard at any point allowing you to play a bass line with your left-hand, while playing chords with your right. You can assign different
instruments to the split keyboard, like left-hand piano. With the Dual mode you can layer any two sounds for extra fat textures.

The X-Dual mode is an innovative variation of this capability. With X-Dual, the two sounds that you layer can interact in different ways. For instance, you can “morph” one sound so that it gradually changes into the second sound. Or you can integrate the two sounds using the modulation lever, an external pedal or the XP-10’s Combination Palette.

Combination Palette
The Combination Palette provides two sliders that give you realtime control over various settings on the XP-10. For instance, in Dual mode you can modify sound parameters in realtime. While in X-Dual mode, you can expressively modify the way the two tones interact. You can also use the Combination Palette’s sliders to instantly change the tempo, shuffle ratio or groove ration of the arpeggiator.

User-friendly operation
Despite having a range of professional functions, you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy the XP-10. The ergonomic layout of the controls in intuitive and logical, so you can get started right away without even cracking the owner’s manual. A 16-character x 2-line LCD makes it easy to step through functions without getting lost and the convenient onboard sliders make adjusting parameters a simple process.

Compact, lightweight design
Though it’s packed with features, the XP-10 is surprisingly lightweight and portable, letting you take it just about anywhere, from parties to school functions to onstage performances.

The serious choice for both professionals and beginners
The XP-10 Multitimbral Synthesizer is professional quality keyboard that combines great sounds with user-friendly operation in a compact design. Whether you’re an experienced pro or an excited novice, the XP-10 makes it easy to create outstanding music. Despite its easy operation and affordability, the XP-10 doesn’t compromise on quality.

Roland’s vast experience producing professional musical instruments affords the unique ability to create a keyboard which is ideal for beginners, you retains the quality and functionality that serious players demand.

Features
Multitimbral Synthesizer.
28-voice polyphony and 16-part multitimbral capability.
16 Mbytes of wavesample ROM.
Arpeggiator syncs to external MIDI clock.
X-Dual functions for blending upper and lower tones.
Built-in serial computer interface.
61 keys.
2 keyboard zones.
2 x 16 display.
3 sliders.
28 switches / knobs.
338 preset patches.
256 user patches.
64 preset performances.
64 user performances.
16 preset rhythm sets.
20 user rhythm sets.
GM & GS compatibility.
8 reverb types.
8 chorus types.
MIDI in out & thru.
Headphone Output.
Pedal input.