Switching setups for different soft synths for example is a breeze with a dedicated button and a dial to spin. It’s a shame then, that the drum pads don’t deliver. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Image 1 of 2 The keyboard’s styling borrows from classic Roland synths. See any errors on this page?

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The is the mid-range model; there’s a two-and-a-half octave smaller model edirll and a five octave above. And let’s not forget that crossfader controller – a sideways-mounted slider that will appeal, obviously, to DJs.

A relatively painless couple of hours invested with the editor will see your entire soft studio mapped and the mix of rotary and slider controls is ideal for making their virtual look-alikes come alive. No Longer Available Update Location close. See any errors on this page? There’s even a crossfader. Any new MIDI surface these days had best have its share of not pfr bells but whistles too.


Eddirol a shame then, that the drum pads don’t deliver. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Keyboard controller featuring 49 velocity-sensitive keys, with aftertouch High-quality keyboard mechanism in a durable, stable body 50 fully assignable controls 18 velocity pads to use as drum triggers DJ style cross-fader “Dynamic Mapping” allows the PCR to automatically assign its physical controls to the most important parameters e.

Cons Drum pads are too small. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Plenty of control options. However, as basic triggers they’re fine though and as buttons for switching through screensets, turning off mutes, loop modes and so on, they’re both numerous and welcome.


Roland Edirol Pcr USB Midi Keyboard Controller 49 Keys | eBay

Eighteen velocity pads provide a perfect way for playing drums and triggering sampler phrases. It’s a damn sight easier than editing on the keyboard itself, which requires careful negotiation of that three-figure display. The build is excellent – easily showing up flimsier fare from less experienced manufacturers – and the wedge profile says ‘pro’ in the understated way we love.

With all connectors housed on a side panel, the rear panel 50 the keyboard is free of connectors, allowing for the placement of a computer display, ASCII keyboard, mouse and mouse pad, or laptop computer behind the keyboard. Pcg location of connections on side panel.

This pro-quality controller is hard to knock.

The pads can operate as buttons or velocity pads, and LED indicators identify which of the two modes is selected. Besides the change in keys all three machines are identical with the same nine big-throw sliders, nine dials and 18 velocity-sensitive pads.

Getting those sliders into the party is a breeze thanks to the cross-platform editing software, which lets you map any controller value to any physical control. Small potatoes, sure, but little things like this can mean a lot. The range of velocity curves and tried-and-tested, ripped-offa-Roland feel make this a pleasure to play, while the ability to split the keyboard and trigger pc sounds with different zones makes edjrol an ideal live all-in-one.


Roland Edirol Pcr-500 USB Midi Keyboard Controller 49 Keys

Just look at them: A DJ style cross-fader allows for controlling two parameters at the same time, and can be used to control synthesizer filters, etc.

The larger two models are wrapped in a casing so heavy and chunky you’ll swear they’ve accidentally edirkl a synth in there too. Switching setups for different soft synths for example is a breeze with a dedicated button and a dial to spin.

Be the first to review this item. Image 2 of 2 The PCR looks great and is crammed with controllers. Further pro touches on this controller include the excellent heavy-sprung action on the full-sized aftertouch keyboard. Nine longer-throw sliders can control eight track-faders, in addition to a master fader, or function as organ drawbars. Fortunately, Edirol’s latest, the PCR, has both in spades. The PCR from Edirol is a key, velocity sensitive keyboard controller, that features fifty different assignable controllers.

They’re just too small to hit in a hurry and too unyielding to play edirool accurate velocities.

Image 1 of 2 The keyboard’s styling borrows from classic Roland synths.