Roland Aerophone AE-10 Digital Wind Instrument

Item # SYSAE10
| Mfg # AE10
| UPC # 761294507339
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In the studio and on stage, your trusty acoustic sax is always by your side. But if you work across a range of musical genres, imagine how useful it would be to own a single wind instrument that delivers every sound that’s required. The Roland Aerophone AE-10 is a trailblazing digital wind instrument that fuses traditional sax fingering with the flexible onboard tones you need. Seasoned players will feel instantly at home with the familiar saxophone fingering system, responsive SuperNATURAL sounds, and a breath sensor that reacts like your favorite acoustic horn. The large sound selection faithfully recreates saxophone models from soprano to baritone, plus wind instruments like clarinet and trumpet, string instruments, and even synths. With built-in speakers, battery power capability, and DAW connectivity, the Roland Aerophone AE-10 is the versatile, play-anywhere choice that supports you in every musical scenario.

An all-new digital instrument with traditional sax fingering.

The new Roland Aerophone AE-10 is a trailblazing digital wind instrument that fuses a traditional saxophone fingering system with a library of onboard acoustic and synth sounds, plus a breath sensor that reacts just like your favorite acoustic horn. US-based DJ and multi-instrumentalist Masego explores the expressive capabilities of the AE-10’s alto sax sound.

A variety of realistic acoustic instruments and award-winning synths.

There’s nothing worse than a studio session grinding to a halt because you need an instrument that you haven’t brought along. That won’t happen with the Aerophone AE-10, as it features 40 acoustic and synth sounds, all powered by Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology for natural and accurate response. US-based DJ and multi-instrumentalist Masego explores some of the AE-10’s onboard sounds while accompanied by an original backing track.

A classical-style ensemble with the AE-10 Aerophone and various acoustic wind instruments.

Regardless of the sound you use, the Aerophone AE-10 provides an paralleled level of expression suitable for any genre of music. UK-based saxophone player Alistair Parnell, accompanied by the Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, layers onboard synth lead sounds with external synth sounds in an extract from Nigel Wood's “Partial Eclipse” for solo wind synth and wind ensemble (

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

Wherever and whenever you play, the portable and lightweight Aerophone AE-10 is ready. Onboard monitor speakers deliver comfortable sound for intimate performing situations and six AA batteries provide convenient on-the-go power. The AE-10’s mobility is spotlighted in this open-air performance by the Japan-based trio sax triplets.

A unique solo performance featuring the AE-10 Aerophone with a DAW.

While the Roland Aerophone AE-10 is a powerful standalone instrument, it also lets you get creative with external gear. You can connect to a 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. In this performance, Spanish sax player Llibert Fortuny mixes the AE-10's onboard sounds with soft synths and backing loops from Ableton Live.

  • Digital wind instrument with flexible onboard sounds
  • Fingering compatible with an acoustic saxophone
  • Mouthpiece features sensitive breath sensor with reed structure for friendly playing feel and control over techniques like vibrato and pitch
  • Roland’s proprietary SuperNATURAL sound technology reproduces the subtle tonal nuances produced with dynamics and articulation
  • Realistic and expressive saxophone sounds include soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone, all instantly transposable to any key with no fingering stress
  • Wide variety of additional acoustic sounds include wind instruments (clarinet, flute, and trumpet) and string instruments (violin)
  • Roland’s latest synth sounds on board, optimized for breath control
  • Easy operation with display for selecting sounds and settings
  • Onboard monitor speakers and headphones output for playing anytime, anywhere
  • Battery operation (6 x AA) for up to seven hours of continuous play
  • Easy connection to a computer DAW via USB
  • Input for connecting a smartphone or music player for playing along with backing music

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