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Roland Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer (Black Sparkle)  

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Overview

  • Stylish, lightweight, compact synth design
  • Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface
  • 150 high-quality sounds that cover a wide stylistic range
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      A portable shoulder synth in sparkly black that's fun and expressive for both kids and adults.

      The Roland Lucina AX-09 synthesizer is compact, lightweight, and loaded with great sounds that are all easily selectable with the onboard Category buttons. Plug in a USB stick and add backing tracks to your performances with the Audio Player function or plug in an MP3/CD player and jam along with your favorite songs. This ultra-light Roland keyboard synth is designed to fit all musicians—even kids. It's super easy to use yet it packs a heavyweight musical punch with its stellar sounds and expressive controls.

      Great sounds:
      The Lucina synthesizer is packed with dozens of high-quality sounds that span a wide stylistic range from scorching synth leads to silk-smooth drum pads. Find the perfect sound quickly with the Category buttons or press the Preview button to hear the currently selected sound with a pre-programmed riff. Assign your top 12 sounds to the Roland keyboard's Favorites bank for instant, one-button recall. Volume and reverb-level settings can be stored with each Favorite.

      Battery power:
      Plug into traditional power with an AC adaptor (included) or roam free with batteries. Jam for hours (approximately four hours of continuous use per 8-battery load) with eight standard AA batteries installed (Ni-MH AA rechargeable batteries). A battery-strength indicator lets you know when battery power is getting low so you never miss a note onstage.

      Audio player:
      The built-in Audio Player feature lets you sound like an entire band. Simply load up a USB stick with your favorite songs in MP3, WAV, or AIFF format and plug it into Roland Lucina AX-09's USB port. Select the song you want, press Play, and jam along!

      Hands-on control:
      Put a personal stamp on your performances with the expressive controllers built into the Lucina synthesizer. Wave your hands over the invisible D Beam for dramatic effects and dig your fingers into Roland's Modulation Bar and Touch control to bend, twist, and sculpt each sound you play.

      Features

      • Stylish, lightweight, compact synth design
      • Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface
      • 150 high-quality sounds that cover a wide stylistic range
      • 37-note, velocity-sensitive keyboard
      • 128-voice polyphony
      • External in jack and USB-memory Audio Player function(enjoy playing your favorite songs)
      • Runs on AC or battery power
      • Dimensions: 3-3/4" H x 32-13/16" W x 9-11/16" D

      Who says keyboardists need to hide behind their gear? Liberate yourself and roam free with the Lucina AX-09 Synth.

       

      Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer (Black Sparkle) Specifications:

      • Keyboard: 37 keys (with velocity)
      • Sound generator section:
      • Maximum polyphony: 128 voices
      • Parts: 1 part
      • Tones: 150 tones (regular tones 144, special tones: 6)
      • Audio player section (playable formats):
      • MP3: format: MPEG-1 audio layer 3; sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz; bit rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320 kbps, VBR (variable bit rate)
      • WAV, AIFF: sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz; bit depth: 8/16/24 -bit
      • Other:
      • Controllers: D beam controller, modulation bar, touch controller
      • Connectors: output jacks (L (MONO), R) (1/4 inch phone type), phones Jack (stereo mini type), ext in jack (stereo mini type), foot pedal jack (assignable)
      • USB computer: connector (for USB MIDI), USB memory slot, MIDI out connector (V-LINK), DC in jack
      • Display: 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
      • Power supply: AC adaptor or Ni-MH AA size rechargeable batteries x 8 (do not use alkaline batteries or zinc-carbon batteries) batteries sold separately
      • Current draw: 600 mA
      • Battery life for continuous use: with Ni-MH rechargeable batteries: approximately 4 hours (this figure will vary depending on the actual conditions of use)
      • Accessories: owner's manual, quick guide, tutorial DVD, strap, panel sticker, USB memory connector cap, AC adaptor ( PSB-1U (S) )
      • Optional accessories: pedal switch: DP series, expression pedal: EV-5, USB memory (USB memory by Roland is recommended)
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      RolandLucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer (Black Sparkle)
       
      4.8

      (based on 5 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Responsive / good action (5)
      • Easy to use (4)
      • Good audio (4)
      • Portable (4)
      • Touch sensitive keys (4)

      Cons

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this unit and Musician's Friend!

          By FPPBoy0629

          from Shreveport, LA.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording And On Stage

            Comments about Roland Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer (Black Sparkle):

            I love this unit and Musician's Friend. Thanks for such nice and professional assistance.

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            4.0

            This is a solid, yet lacking, keytar.

            By Keytar Guru

            from USA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Roland Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer (Black Sparkle):

                Let me first start off by saying that I currently have an extensive keytar collection. There are only a few models that I lack to own one of every model that has ever been mass produced. This is not to "brag" but to say that I have played on the best, and the worst, and so I feel as though I have a pretty good "feel" of what a good keytar should have.

                First, the pictures do not do this keytar justice. The sparkle black finish looks AMAZING when on stage and lights hit off of it. Second, the keybed/action feels great. In fact, in many ways I am disappointed that the AX-Synth doesn't share the same keybed. Third, the D-Beam actually has some usefulness to it. The AX-7 Keytar has been (to my knowledge) the only Roland product that has allowed the user to use the D-Beam to play notes between 3 octaves. The Lucina brings this feature back (but the Lucina has a much shorter beam distance between notes and renders it more difficult to use this in any way that is useful). The plus is that you no longer have to hold the sustain after hitting a chord to "instruct" the D-Beam what range to arp. Sadly, I have yet to be able to get this feature to function via MIDI, but only with the onboard sounds.

                Speaking of sounds, the sounds on this keytar are very "you get what you get." There are some good presets, but there are many "lacking" sounds I wish that it had. The AX-Synth has a fairly extensive synth editor so you can build your own sounds, the Lucina does not have this ability (but obviously there is a reason for the significant price difference, haha). That being said, the Lucina has a strong bass section and some fairly decent leads.

                My biggest complaint, and really almost my only complaint, is that this keytar does not have a sustain button. Not on the front, not on the back, only a footswitch option is available. Almost every keytar I have ever played has a sustain button, and all of the previous Roland keytars have them as well. If you are not playing lead, be aware of this. Yes, there is a footswitch jack, but the whole point of a keytar is not being bound to a certain spot on stage. My other complaint is that when used as a MIDI controller, there is not a knob on the Lucina that will control the volume of whatever you are using as a master device.

                I would definitely still recommend this keytar to other keyboard players though. However, I would not recommend it to anyone who was less than a novice at keys, as this would not make a good "learn how to keyboard" instrument.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is an awesome synthesizer!

                By Scout

                from Austin

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Realistic Sound
                • Responsive / Good Action

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Roland Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer (Black Sparkle):

                    This is an awesome synthesizer. It doesn't do everything, but what it does do is enough for me. It's marketed for beginners but don't let that fool you. It's really a slimmed down version of Roland's AX-Synth Synthesizer Keytar. At this price, it is an unbelievable deal.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Buy one today! Awesome synth!

                    By Polar Bear

                    from Del Valle, TX

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Can Use One Hand
                    • Can Wear On Your Shoulder
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Physical Design
                    • High Quality
                    • Lightweight
                    • Lots Of Connections
                    • Online Shopped At Mf
                    • Packed Secure
                    • Portable
                    • Pre-programmed music
                    • Realistic Sound
                    • Responsive / Good Action
                    • Roland Instrument
                    • Shoulder Strap Included
                    • Touch Sensitive Keys

                    Cons

                    • No Sound Pack Updatable

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Electronic Music
                    • Home Entertainment
                    • Learning
                    • MIDI
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Roland Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer (Black Sparkle):

                    I would like to see Lucinda ax-09 with an update able sound to give users more sounds to use or replace other sounds with. You can always buy a souls module though is true. Thank for a great instrument. I had injured my left hand after purchase and could still play it with ease. You should make both left and right handed styles of the Lucinda ax-09 if capable. My friends want one I know it!

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    excellent

                    By musicmusical

                    from seattle wash

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Excellent
                    • Fun
                    • Great
                    • Portable
                    • Quality
                    • Realistic Sound
                    • Responsive / Good Action
                    • Roland
                    • Sounds Wonderful
                    • Touch Sensitive Keys
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Concerts
                      • Electronic Music
                      • Learning
                      • MIDI
                      • School Bands
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Roland Lucina AX-09 Shoulder Synthesizer (Black Sparkle):

                      great item, works well, excellent quality, beautiful black sparkle, fun to play, great sound, works w/ amps

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