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Item Reviews for: Roland AX Synth Shoulder Keyboard Synthesizer  -  ROL AXSYNTH LIST

Great instrument
By: Rene from Palm Bay, Florida      Submitted: 12/15/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I love the keyboard, the strap keeps coming off they should've included a secured strap lock. Bought a strap lock, ended up splitting synth in 2, so I can screw the locks in. There is no way you can install a strap lock without opening it up. And if you haven't opened up a synth before, don't try it. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Good quality for the sound, and feel. Ease of Use How user friendly is it? Would it work well for a beginner, intermediate or experienced player? Easy to operate,(never opened the manual). Playing wise, you can't see the buttons or keys your playing with. Have to close your eyes and memorize where every keys and buttons are. Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? Yes, I love the sounds it produces. Favorite feature is the slide, or glide whatever you can call it. I call it portamento Sound How is the sound quality? How does the sound compare to other products you've use? Great, piano is good. Tines and electric piano needs improvement. Others are marvelous. Feel How is the feel of the keys? Are the controls laid out well? The keys are great for now. Have to wait for at least a year of use. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I thought it was a good price. Hey a used accordion is now $300. With this I don't have to push and pull. So I got my money's worth.
I've been waiting my entire life for a synth like this!
By: TrackMeister from Newark,NJ,USA      Submitted: 10/24/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Here's where it hurts the most. This Synth cost well over one thousand bucks but it feels like a toy. It's a very light plastic feel to it which I don't care for. A little bit of ruggedness could help. Maybe use some aluminum or steel to add more durability to it. I understand it's a shoulder strap synth so weight is an issue but more quality materials and less plastic wouldn't hurt. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? So far I pretty much got this to play the guitar effects which are amazing. The keys feel punchy and really respondent. It's kind of like a guitar shaped which means they adapted guitar like qualities but in synth form. Very Smart! very usable! Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? So many different functions but like us all who reads manuals first? We jump in and play and it was an adventure so many nice quality sounds and the controllers are right where you want them. Sound How is the tone? Godly sounds! Value Was this item an overall good value? Yes very much so! I look forward to mastering this synth.
GREAT TOOL
By: Ruxy Muzik from Muskegon Michigan, anonmyous47263      Submitted: 10/20/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Durable and well made, with some extras like cord holders, which is handy and rare on synths of this type. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? I'd say the best feature is the internal sounds. The others in the AX series didn't have any of their own sounds Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? The internal sounds are extremely easy to access, and some of them are exceptional, very usuable without tweaking them at all. Sound How is the tone? GREAT tones, and with the included software, all of them are tweakable to a great degree Value Was this item an overall good value? Yes, it was pricey, but it does live up to the dollar value
The Amazing Keytar!
By: Ashley (Waterfall Music Productions) Waters from Miami, Florida, United States, anonmyous47259      Submitted: 6/16/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The instrument seems to be pretty solid with no parts that will easily break or become worn. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? The best feature is the mobility. I was also pleasantly surprised with the usb connection to a computer that allows you to tweak all the sounds except the 8 supernatural. The amount of knobs and options allows you to create new sounds, add effects, reroute what each control does, change modulation speed, ASDR, change bender properties. If I could add one thing, it would be a screen so that you can make these adjustments without the aid of a computer. Also, they could add a drum patch and one or two more pianos. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? It's very easy to use. There is no guessing. I was able to play it right out of the box. If you want to take the reverb off of a sound then you have to read the manual. Sound How is the tone? There are 8 banks with 32 sounds in each plus the 8 supernatural sounds. I think the supernatural sounds are sorry. I love the rock guitar sounds, but they switch to harmonics too quickly (sometimes leaving you with a piercing sound that causes you to want to change notes more frequently to aviod it). I'm sure it can be tweaked, but I haven't figured it out yet. The pipe organ is nice. The hammond is not so nice. The piano is ok. The synth brass is nice and the lead synth sounds are nice. You can not layer sounds. You can not split the board. (For 1299.99 you should be able to do that. I know Casios that can do that) Value Was this item an overall good value? I think it's a little over priced. Other keyboards in this price range offer more features. I really think you're paying for the mobility. If you're gonna get it, then go all the way and get the wireless audio and wireless MIDI. Also, get rechargable batteries with at least 2450 mAh.
Great Keyboard, Great Sounds
By: Ruxy Muzik from Muskegon, Michigan, davidrucks@hotmail.com      Submitted: 5/19/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The product is actually better made than the last series of Keytars. Sturdier, and better action Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? The internal sounds! These sounds are surprizingly good, and very useful. There are many additions to the sensitivity of this instruement, which increase the playability of the sounds they provide. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? The manual is helpful, but I must admit that this AX is a little awkward. It is seemingly difficult to make immediate patch changes unless you preprogram them. Sound How is the tone? Beautiful tones!! You'll be surprized as to how good it is!! Value Was this item an overall good value? A little pricey, but worth it
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