Wind instruments can impart powerful emotions upon music, especially within the genres of classical, pop, rock, and jazz. The sound of the saxophone, for example, has captivated music lovers of all ages, and many people would love to play one—although it’s not always easy. There are many types of wind instruments, so choosing one can be tough, especially when you like several of them. Noise levels make it difficult to practice at home, particularly at night. Roland’s Aerophone GO is a digital wind instrument that solves all these problems.
Find an Inspiring Sound, Think Of Your Favorite Tune, and Start Playing
With 11 instrument sounds on board—including soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone sax—Aerophone GO lets you explore a multitude of musical genres. But even if sax is your preferred instrument, playing violin, clarinet, or even synth lead is great fun and hugely inspiring. Downloading the free Aerophone GO Plus app invites you to explore even further, adding 50 additional sounds and letting you customize the onboard settings to suit your personal style.
Play Anytime, Anywhere
Aerophone GO is highly portable, with four rechargeable NI-MH (AA) batteries that let you play anywhere. The built-in speaker delivers high-quality sound wherever you want to play, without needing external speakers and connections. And using headphones means you can play any time of the day or night without disturbing family or neighbors; just choose a sound, set the volume and start playing.
Smartphone Apps Make It Quicker To Learn Your Favorite Song
As a standalone instrument, Aerophone GO offers inspiring sounds, portability and the option of playing with headphones. And when you use Bluetooth® to wirelessly connect with your smartphone, things become even more exciting. Aerophone GO Plus is a free app app that includes 11 easy-to-follow tutorial songs to help build skills quickly. You can also play along with favorite songs from your smartphone and use several tools to assist you in learning them, including slowing the tempo or looping a section to study it in detail.
The Aerophone GO Ensemble app lets up to seven Aerophone GO players perform together wirelessly. Once connected to this free app, each group member can access 19 sounds on the smartphone,* and each musician can choose a different sound. The sound from the group is mixed in the smartphone, and by connecting a small monitor speaker (such as the battery-powered Roland Cube Street EX) everyone can hear and react to the resulting ensemble—perfect for street performances, jam sessions or classroom learning. *Aerophone GO’s 11 onboard sounds are not available when you use this app.
Supports Traditional Sax Fingering and Authentic Breath Control
Aerophone GO is a great choice for anyone learning a wind instrument, but it’s also compatible with traditional sax and recorder fingering, so experienced players can use familiar playing techniques. A sensitive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor also functions as a bite sensor, supporting expressive techniques like vibrato and pitch. Beginners can enjoy playing the onboard sounds right away, while more experienced performers will appreciate that they can play Aerophone GO without having to learn a new fingering system or adapt their existing technique.
Get To Grips with Note Transposition
If you want to play the saxophone, understanding transposition is essential. The sax is a transposing instrument, which means that the key in which you play sounds different to what’s written on the music score. The Aerophone GO’s Transpose function makes it easier to transpose between what you’re reading, what you’re playing and what you’re hearing.
- Key Layout: Saxophone compatible
- Sound Generator: PCM synthesizer
- Tones: 11
- Effects: Reverb
- Breath sensor
- Bite sensor
- Performance keys
- Octave keys
- Thumb button
- Tone knob
- Transpose knob
- Volume knob
- Bluetooth Ver 4.2Profile Support: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy) Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)
- PHONES/OUTPUT jack: stereo mini phone type
- USB COMPUTER port (micro B Type, supports USB MIDI/Power supply)
- Internal Speakers: 2.8 cm x 1 1.5 W x 1
- Power Supply: USB AC adaptor (sold separately) Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 4
- Current Draw: 400 mA
- Battery life for continuous use (differs depending on the conditions of use): Rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries: approximately 10 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 1,900 mAh.) * Carbon-zinc or alkaline batteries cannot be used
- Owner's manual
- Mouthpiece cap
- Neck strap
- Dedicated hand carry bag
- USB cable (Power (Type A), Data (micro B), Data (Type C))Options (sold separately)
- Replacement Mouthpiece
- SIZE AND WEIGHT
- Width: 128 mm | 5-1/16 inches
- Depth: 78 mm | 3-1/8 inches
- Height: 454 mm | 17-7/8 inches
- Weight (including batteries): 695 g | 1 lb 54 oz