Roland Aerophone AE-20 delivers all the playability and expression of the top-of-the-line Aerophone Pro in a more compact and streamlined design. Offering a rich musical experience with premium details and Roland's most advanced sound engines, this inspiring modern wind instrument brings next-level power and versatility to all your creative journeys.
- Streamlined design with premium details and professional sounds
- Ultra-responsive playability with low-latency breath and bite sensors
- Play using sax, clarinet, flute, recorder or brass fingerings
- Over 250 acoustic and electronic sounds including soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, orchestral and world instruments, synth voices and more
- SuperNatural acoustic tones with authentic sound and response
- Advanced Zen-Core Synthesis System for vintage and modern synthesizer sounds
- Easy operation with OLED screen and ergonomic controls
- Audio and MIDI connectivity via Bluetooth and USB
- Play anytime and anywhere with a built-in speaker, headphones jack and battery power
- Editor app for full visual control and deep editing on mobile devices
- Lesson app for building skills and tracking progress
- Expand your musical palette with custom sounds from Roland Cloud
The new standard
Developed in collaboration with leading wind synth artists, Aerophone AE-20 is a top-flight instrument with uncompromising musical response. It has the inspiring sounds and expressive control of Aerophone Pro along with the flagship model's acclaimed key touch, refined playability and go-everywhere design.
A sonic universe at your fingertips
Aerophone AE-20 lets you explore an endless range of tones as soon as you pick it up. With everything from woodwinds, strings and brass to the latest synth sounds available at the touch of a button, there's no musical style you can't take on.
Aerophone AE-20 puts a world of stunningly authentic acoustic instrument sounds at your command. Instantly call up soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes plus clarinet, flute, trumpet and more. Violin, cello and other string instruments are included as well, along with world instruments like erhu, shakuhachi and bagpipes. Backed by Roland SuperNatural technology, every nuance of your playing is translated with lifelike dynamics, articulations and overtones.
The versatility of this powerful instrument extends even further with the Zen-Core Synthesis System, the same advanced sound engine found in pro Roland keyboards like Fantom and Jupiter-X. Explore everything from traditional analog synths to modern digital voices, all carefully curated for the unique articulations and extended dynamic range of a wind instrument.
Lose yourself in the music
Step right into your musical flow with Aerophone's familiar reed-style mouthpiece, immediate response and natural pitch and vibrato control. The breath and bite sensors are customizable and ultra-sensitive, and you can easily configure the fingering for sax, clarinet, flute, recorder or your own personal setup. And with instant transposition and a seven-octave range, you're able to cover any style with none of the range limits that come with traditional acoustic instruments.
Create anytime and anywhere
Aerophone easily blends into any musical situation. Grab the instrument and play with the onboard speaker or connect headphones to practice without disturbing others. When it's time to perform, plug into an amp or house PA for loud-and-proud coverage. Aerophone also supports USB-MIDI, giving you an incredibly powerful controller for creation with your favorite music production apps.
Never stop learning
The Aerophone Lesson app gets you started right away, even if you've never played a wind instrument. Learn how to hold Aerophone and use the mouthpiece, then get your fingering up to speed quickly with practice songs and accuracy scoring. And with Bluetooth audio streaming, you can play along with music and instructional videos through Aerophone's sound system.
Personalize your instrument
The free Aerophone Pro Editor unlocks the full potential of your Aerophone with deep customization of sound and performance settings. Create original tones and layered sounds, organize them into Scenes and call them up with a touch. You can also assign performance parameters for deeper expressive control and use the librarian function to save groups of Scenes on your mobile device or favorite online storage platform.
Go even further with Roland Cloud
Take your Aerophone to the next level with Roland Cloud. Download a growing range of sound packs created by wind instrument experts and develop songs with the fun Zenbeats and Zentracker apps. Roland Cloud is also home to many other tools that will expand your musical universe, including software versions of the most revered keyboard and rhythm instruments in Roland's storied history.
|Bluetooth||Audio Receiving and App Connectivity|
|Built In Speakers||Yes|
|Included From Manufacturer||
Thumb hook cover (2 types)
USB-C to USB-A cable
|Onboard Controllers|| Breath sensor
Scene category knob
MIDI control switch
|Audio Outputs|| 1/4" stereo main output
1/8" stereo headphone output
|Key Action||Saxophone compatible key layout|
|Multitimbral Capability|| 4 parts
Drum: 1 part
|Product Weight||2 lb 7 oz.|
|Programs/Presets|| 260+ preset Scenes
600 user Scenes
12 favorite Scenes
|Speakers|| 2 × 1.1"
2 × 1.5W
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||Program/Preset Storage;System Updates|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI;Audio|
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