The PCR-M50 is a revised version of the popular PCR-50 MIDI Keyboard Controller. Like the PCR-50, the PCR-M50 offers direct connection to the computer through USB, plus 49 keys, 27 assignable MIDI controllers, a software editor, MIDI input and output, and sustain and expression pedal connections.
Advancement the PCR-M50 has over the PCR-50: the addition of velocity curves, a switchable MIDI interface, and a new key-action found on Roland's higher-end synths that produces less mechanical noise and offers a consistent, playable feel. The pitchbend/modulation lever has a new rubber coating for easier grip.
• High-quality keyboard assembly ultra-low mechanical noise
• 12 velocity curves
• Switchable MIDI Interface
• Cool, black (titanium dark gray) body color
• 49 velocity-sensitive keys
• 27 assignable controls: 8 knobs, 8 sliders, 9 switches, and 2 pedal ports
• Rubber-coated pitch-bend/modulation lever
• 1 GM2 and 15 user-memory locations
• FPT low-latency MIDI transmission
• PCR Editor software
• USB powered or AC adaptor (Included)
• Switchable MIDI Interface mode
• MIDI in/out ports
• Sustain and Expression pedal ports
• V-LINK compatible
High-Quality Mechanism for the Serious Player
With a newly designed key mechanism derived from Roland's 30 years of synthesizer development players can control a wide dynamic range with incredible subtlety. The redesigned keyboard is more comfortable to play and provides a better reaction to the player's touch. In addition, changes have been made to reduce the mechanical noise and eliminate vertical shake on the key strokes. The newly developed pitch-bend/modulation controller is friendlier to use and more expressive.
Connect everything with one USB cable. Since the power is supplied from the computer, no AC adaptor is needed. The same USB connection provides MIDI in and out ports that allow the keyboard to function as a MIDI interface to external devices. It addition, the information from keys and controllers can be sent through the MIDI out port so you can control software and external devices at the same time. The MIDI processing is compatible with FPT (Fast Processing Technology). This technology provides stable, high speed, low latency, and low jitter MIDI transmission regardless of the music app you're using.
27 Assignable Controllers
The PCR-M50 provides eight knobs, eight sliders, nine buttons, and two pedal ports. These controllers can be assigned to any MIDI message, Control Change (CC), RPN, NRPN, System Exclusive, and more. You get to choose what parameters to control in your MIDI hardware and software to create the perfect playing environment.
12 Selectable Velocity Curve Combinations
Pick from 12 velocity curves to precisely match your playing style. As the PCR-M50 has four velocity curves and three grades of sensitivity (Light, Medium, and Heavy), the player can find the combination that perfectly suits them. In addition, a Fixed Velocity Mode is provided where the keyboard always outputs a fixed velocity (selectable from 1 to 127).
PCR Editor Software & Downloadable Memory Sets
The PCR-series keyboards work with all major music applications, and are equipped with user-memory locations to store up to 15 control maps. PCR Editor software for use with the EDIROL PCR Keyboard Series is included. The PCR Editor allows for extensive and convenient control of the PCR keyboards from a PC or Mac. The PCR Editor is designed to assist in creating control maps for the PCR, and allow users to quickly and easily make assignments to any of the 27 assignable controls. This powerful software also allows the user to copy system exclusive messages for the PCR into a sequence so the controls can be mapped or changed during a sequence. In addition to offering easy implementation of different MIDI messages, the PCR Editor also allows the user to specify minimum and maximum values for each control. Supports Win98/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS X, and Mac OS 9.x.
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