Roland Announces New Keyboard

Roland announces the E-X50 Arranger Keyboard, a powerful new entertainment instrument for home or stage use. Offering a diverse range of high-quality sounds—including premium Roland pianos—plus automatic accompaniment features, a microphone input, onboard Bluetooth® audio, and more, the E-X50 is ideal for everyone from beginners and hobbyists to professionals looking for an all-in-one performance keyboard. The E-X50’s stylish, modern design flows nicely into contemporary living spaces, while the full-range stereo speaker system fills the room with big, enveloping sound. With the intuitive display and smartly organized panel, users can freely navigate the E-X50’s many features with zero frustration.   The E-X50 comes equipped with premium Roland acoustic pianos favored by the world’s top musicians, providing authentic tone and expressive response that follows every playing nuance. Nearly 700 additional sounds are also available for exploring other styles, from electric pianos, organs, and guitars to orchestral instruments, synthesizers, and more. And like all Roland arrangers, the E-X50 offers a vast selection of high-quality regional sounds and music styles from all over the world.

With the E-X50’s sophisticated auto-accompaniment features, players can command a full band sound with their left hand as they play along with the right. The 300 preset styles include everything from rock, pop, and jazz to ballads, dance music, and traditional styles from different countries. Beginners will love Auto Bass Chord mode, which allows them to drive arrangements with one or two fingers. Whole mode is well-suited for advanced keyboardists, providing the ability to control the accompaniment even more deeply with full left-hand chords. It’s easy to further extend musical enjoyment with the E-X50 by connecting a phone or tablet via Bluetooth audio. Users can stream and play along with songs through the onboard speakers or learn new techniques by working through the wealth of instructional videos on the web. The E-X50 also supports vocal performances with the rear-panel microphone input, complete with ambience effects for a professional sound.

And for more sound coverage while entertaining larger crowds, stereo outputs are available for connecting to an external audio system. There’s also a USB port for interfacing with favorite music software, plus a USB memory port for backing up sound setups and E-X50 recordings to a USB flash drive. For advanced players who need even more control over their arrangements, Style Converter software for macOS and Windows offers the ability to load up to 30 custom styles into the E-X50’s memory. Or, download new styles from Roland Cloud to stay on trend. It’s also possible to adjust scales, tuning, and other parameters to personalize the keyboard for different performance needs. Availability & Pricing The Roland E-X50 Arranger Keyboard will be available in the U.S. in August for $399.99. For the full press kit, including hi-res images, specs, and more, click here.  To learn more, visit Roland.com*Price at the time of publishing.