You'll be hooked on the freedom of performing live with Roland's next-generation AX-Edge keytar synthesizer/MIDI controller. With updated ergonomics for improved playability, a more robust housing, and a streamlined control layout, you'll have immediate access to over 500 onboard patches, while the included USB connection lets you connect to any computer for powerful control over your software instruments and sound modules. Even the most traditional keyboardists at Music Experience can't deny what a blast it is to strap on a keytar and shred center stage. Why should guitarists get all the attention? You'll love the Roland AX-Edge.
The AX-Edge can be powered by AC for practicing — or performing. But, for the ultimate in freedom, you can take advantage of up to five hours of battery life. Just connect it up to a wireless instrument bodypack system and take your keyboard performances wire-free. Its dual-display system is optimized for live performance, so you'll be ready to rock, effortlessly selecting from over 500 onboard excellent onboard sounds.
The Roland AX-Edge is one piece of gear that's sure to steal the show. It's a masterful MIDI controller keyboard, but it's also a self-contained instrument loaded with Roland's best solo-oriented synthesizer tones — all easily navigable onstage via its bright dual-display system.
Roland's AX-Edge is loaded with the right kind of sounds — and the expression controls — for show-stopping performances. With its ribbon controller, modulation bar, and assignable controller, you'll have everything you need for highly expressive performances.
Today’s audiences crave dynamic performances that stand out. As an artist, you want to connect with your fans and take your moment in the spotlight. The AX-Edge builds on decades of refinement and learning from artists the world over about what makes the ultimate performance synthesizer. The AX-Edge has a sleek, modern design with a customizable look via interchangeable Edge Blades, 49 full-sized keys, and a sound set crafted specifically for keytarists. And throughout the AX-Edge, you’ll find thoughtful design features that give you the freedom and confidence to truly express yourself on stage.
Stage presence is everything, and you work hard to develop your image as a solo performer or band. The AX-Edge is designed to not only look stunning on stage, but also to match your own unique style. It’s available in black or white, and each color has individual design elements that make it stand out, like the “none-more-black” keys and removable Edge Blades. The AX-Edge comes with an extra Edge Blade in the box (a silver Edge Blade for the black model and a gold Edge Blade for the white) and you can even create your own original designs. Create a look that complements your band’s style or swap out Edge Blades to keep things fresh.
We didn’t cram generic preset sounds into the AX-Edge—it has a curated sound set driven by our latest technology. The onboard sounds are optimized for stage performance to produce sounds that cut through, even in a loud band. Dedicated buttons for favorite sounds give you instant access to edgy leads, big fat basses, and all manner of keyboard sounds perfect for the performing keytarist, whether it’s taking a solo or sharing the limelight with your bandmates. If you like to customize your sounds, you can connect to the AX-Edge editor app with Bluetooth MIDI and tweak your sounds wirelessly. Splits and layers let you take full advantage of the expansive, full-sized keyboard. And a wealth of stunning new effects, including a master compressor and EQ, give you polished, studio-quality tone in any venue. And thanks to the Tone Remain function, you can switch sounds seamlessly on stage without notes or effect tails being cut off prematurely.
Unlike keyboardists who perform behind a traditional keyboard rig, keytar players know the thrill of tearing it up right in front of their adoring fans. And when your moment comes, the AX-Edge gives you the hands-on control to nail your performance, giving it subtle nuance or over-the-top intensity. The AX-Edge’s neck controls, refined over years of development and artist feedback, are highly intuitive and truly take your performance to another level. While your right hand will appreciate the supremely playable keyboard, your left hand will love the modulation bar, pressure sensitive pitch ribbon, and easy-to-reach controls for portamento, hold, octave switch, and program change. If desired, many controls can be reassigned to functions that perfectly suit your performance style.
As a gigging keyboard player, a lot can fall on your shoulders. You cover lots of different sounds and parts, often acting as the backbone of a performance and filling in any gaps. With this reality in mind, the AX-Edge has thoughtful performance features that aid you in the heat of battle. An innovative dual display system keeps you in command at all times, while the onboard arpeggiator and song player can handle backing duties while you concentrate on slaying your audience. And the built-in vocoder, which can be layered with internal sounds, is just the thing for unique backing vocals or funky, retro lead parts.
While they may not stand out as much as its striking good looks and killer sound set, the AX-Edge has several convenient features that greatly expand its usability for today’s keytarist. The USB memory function provides full backup capability, so you’re ready if disaster strikes. It’s also a capable master controller for rack modules or plug-in synths. And Bluetooth MIDI and nearly four hours of battery life* free you from wires, so you can throw caution to the wind and leave it all on the stage.
|Sound Engine Type(s)||Synth-EX|
|Number of Keys||49|
|Type of Keys||Full-sized, Velocity-sensitive, Aftertouch|
|Other Controllers||Ribbon Controller, Modulation Bar|
|Presets||320 User Programs, Over 500 Preset Tones, 256 User Tones|
|Effects Types||79 Multi-effects, EQ, Vocoder, 8 x Chorus, 6 x Reverb, Master Compressor|
|Effects Types||16 x MFX Engines, 6 COMP+EQ Processors for Drums, TFX, EQ, Chorus, Reverb|
|Audio Inputs||1 x 1/4" (mic)|
|Audio Outputs||2 x 1/4" (main out)|
|Headphones||1 x 1/4" (switch or expression)|
|USB||1 x Type A, 1 x Type B|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x 1/4"|
|Software||AX-Edge Editor App (iOS 11 or later, Android 6.0 or later)|
|Power Supply||9V DC power supply (included) / 8 x AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries|
|Weight||9 lbs. 5 oz.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AX-EDGE-W|