Is there a next generation Roland coming?



Is there a next generation Roland coming?

Postby mitchnc » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:51 pm

I just realized the FR-1x has been out for almost 5 years (I think).
Does anyone know of any upcoming releases of new V-accordions?
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Re: Is there a next generation Roland coming?

Postby JerryPH » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:47 pm

Sure is. The FR-4x has been recently announced and will be available early 2017 and there have been rumors of a 9x since early last year that will POSSIBLY bear fruit sometime in 2017. So yes, there is motion in the Roland V-accordion line. Is it the direction you want/need? Only Roland knows that, and they are not talking. :)

Try Google, lots of interesting stuff, and visiting the Roland web site shows everything you need (manuals, drivers, pictures, etc...) about the 4x.
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Re: Is there a next generation Roland coming?

Postby JIM D. » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:50 pm

See Here ---

http://www.falcettimusic.com/f_accordio ... dions.html

And while your on this site check out the service section of the site ----
http://www.falcettimusic.com/f_services/services.html ----

and check out the fine accordion tech they have on staff. :o :lol: :o
Owner & Operator "THE FISARMONICA SHOP" Chicopee, MA USA
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Re: Is there a next generation Roland coming?

Postby dunlustin » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:39 am

I don't know where you are but if in Europe, the 4X was expected this w/end but now seems to be for 1st Jan.
Price seems constant regardless of country in Eurozone @ 4k euro ( £3300).
Incidentally, the guy in the above vdo, Ludovic Beier, has done a lot of work with Roland Europe,as a player but also on new FR8X sounds available in France earlier in the year.
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Re: Is there a next generation Roland coming?

Postby mitchnc » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:19 pm

Ok, so the new model is in an upper price level. I just wanted to be sure there wasn't an update of the 1x coming.

Thanks!

PS The other day I was watching every video I could find of Ludovic Beier. Amazing.
I also saw him play an instrument I didn't know existed: a harmonica with accordion buttons.
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Re: Is there a next generation Roland coming?

Postby dunlustin » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:01 pm

' a harmonica with accordion buttons.' = accordina
Currently there are at least 2 makers in France.
I'm always a bit surprised that pro players fall for the accordina (see also Richard Galliano).
I'd like to try one but for me cost is too high = >£1000
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Re: Is there a next generation Roland coming?

Postby mitchnc » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:44 pm

dunlustin wrote:'
I'm always a bit surprised that pro players fall for the accordina


Maybe it's the added expressiveness of note-bending?
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Re: Is there a next generation Roland coming?

Postby Alan Sharkis » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:05 pm

My accordion teacher, who is a fine player on piano accordion, asked Richard Galliano for advice on learning CBA. Galliano suggested the purchase of a Joseph Carrell accordina, Now all my accordion teacher needs is the time to spend with it ... :D
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Re: Is there a next generation Roland coming?

Postby dunlustin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:34 am

FR4X: I hear the 1st batch is to arrive in France on 10th Dec - already sold out - the next lot due mid January.
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Re: Is there a next generation Roland coming?

Postby debra » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:23 am

dunlustin wrote:' a harmonica with accordion buttons.' = accordina
Currently there are at least 2 makers in France.
I'm always a bit surprised that pro players fall for the accordina (see also Richard Galliano).
I'd like to try one but for me cost is too high = >£1000

I believe there are three makers in France: Marcel Dreux (his instruments sound most like a harmonica), Joseph Carrell (his instruments sound most like the original Borel accordina) and Laurent Jarry (wooden instruments with more mellow tone).
Ludovic Beier has a whole CD in which he only plays the accordina (with a jazz band).
People (like me) play the accordina to get an additional sound variation that cannot be produced by an accordion. Now, with a Roland one could try to program the sound of an accordina, or in fact, 3 sounds for the 3 types of accordina.
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