Edirol Announces New Keyboards

Aug 6, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Edirol announced a new addition to its line of PCR keyboards: The new PCR-80 (SRP: $395) offers all of the features common to the PCR-30 and the PCR-50, but offers 61 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys. Like the smaller PCR keyboards, the PCR-80 can be powered over USB and offers 27 assignable controls that can control any MIDI message.

This keyboard offers 16 onboard memory locations to store different control arrangements and comes with a software editor (Mac/PC) to creating custom control maps. Other features include: 34 controls of various types (knobs, sliders, buttons, wheel) of which 27 are fully assignable; eight rotary knobs, eight sliders, nine buttons and two pedal inputs; high-quality key action and velocity sensitivity; multi-MIDI functions through note keys; MIDI interface (In/Out) and USB interface; USB bus powered; V-Link enabled; memory presets for Cubase, Digital Performer, Pro Tools LE, Sonar and more; and general MIDI 2 and blank cut-out template to overlay over controls. PCR-80 also offers V-Link, a new feature from Edirol and Roland that provides for real-time performance control over digital video and allows the user to trigger clips, perform video effects and transitions in real-time when connected with the Edirol DV-7PR (sold separately).

Also new from Edirol in keyboard world, the new PCR-A30 (SRP: $39) is a USB bus-powered MIDI keyboard and audio interface that takes off on the PCR-30 USB MIDI keyboard, but adds: 2x1/4-inch phone input; stereo RCA output; 1/4-inch TRS headphone out; direct monitoring; optical S/PDIF out; 24-bit/96kHz; built-in monitor speakers; and ASIO and WDM support.

Visit www.edirol.com for more information.

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