Roland Aerophone AE-20 – Digital Wind Instrument

The Roland Aerophone AE-20 is a powerful digital wind instrument for the ultimate expression. It delivers all the playability of the top-of-the-line Aerophone Pro in a more compact and streamlined design.

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Roland Aerophone AE-20 – Digital Wind Instrument

The Roland Aerophone AE-20 is a powerful digital wind instrument for the ultimate expression. It delivers all the playability of the top-of-the-line Aerophone Pro in a more compact and streamlined design. Offering a rich musical experience with premium details and with the most advanced sound engines; this inspiring modern wind instrument brings next-level power and versatility to all your creative journeys.

So now you can enjoy over 250 acoustic and electronic sounds, including soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, orchestral and world instruments, synth voices, and much more.

The new standard

The Aerophone AE-20 has been developed in collaboration with leading wind synth artists. As a result, it is a top-flight instrument with an uncompromising musical response. It has the inspiring sounds and expressive control of Aerophone Pro, along with the flagship model’s acclaimed key touch, refined playability, and go-everywhere design.     

The Aerophone AE-20 lets you explore an endless range of tones as soon as you pick it up. With everything from woodwinds, strings, and brass to the latest synth sounds available at the touch of a button, there’s no musical style you can’t take on. The Aerophone AE-20 puts a world of stunningly authentic acoustic instrument sounds at your command. You can instantly call up soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxes plus clarinet, flute, trumpet, and more. Violin, cello, and other string instruments are also included, along with world instruments like erhu, shakuhachi, and bagpipes. Backed by our SuperNATURAL technology, every nuance of your playing is translated with lifelike dynamics, articulations, and overtones.  

Get ZEN

The versatility of this powerful instrument extends even further with the ZEN-Core Synthesis System, the same advanced sound engine found in pro-Roland keyboards like FANTOM and JUPITER-X. Explore everything from traditional analog synths to modern digital voices, all carefully curated for the unique articulations and extended dynamic range of a wind instrument.

Step right into your musical flow with Aerophone’s familiar reed-style mouthpiece, immediate response, and natural pitch and vibrato control. The breath and bite sensors are customizable and ultra-sensitive, so you can easily configure the fingering for sax, clarinet, flute, recorder, or your own personal setup. And with instant transposition and a five-octave range, you’re able to cover any style with none of the range limits that come with traditional acoustic instruments. 

Create anytime and anywhere

Aerophone AE-20 easily blends into any musical situation. Grab the instrument and play with the onboard speaker or connect headphones to practise without disturbing others. When it’s time to perform, plug into an amp or house PA for loud-and-proud coverage. Aerophone also supports USB-MIDI, giving you an incredibly powerful controller for creation with your favourite music production apps. 

The Aerophone AE-20 Lesson app gets you started right away, even if you’ve never played a wind instrument. Learn how to hold the Aerophone and use the mouthpiece. Get your fingers up to speed quickly with practice songs and accuracy scores. And with Bluetooth audio streaming, you can also play along with music and instructional videos through the Aerophone’s sound system.     

Personalize your Aerophone AE-20

The free Aerophone Pro Editor will unlock the full potential of your Aerophone AE-20. It does this with deep customization of sound and performance settings. So you can create original tones and layered sounds, organize them into Scenes, and call them up with a touch. You can also assign performance parameters for deeper expressive control and use the librarian function to save groups of Scenes on your mobile device or favourite online storage platform.

Go even further with Roland Cloud

You can take your Aerophone AE-20 to the next level with Roland Cloud. Just download a growing range of Sound Packs created by wind instrument experts. You can then develop songs with the fun Zenbeats and Zentracker apps. Roland Cloud is also home to many other tools that will expand your musical universe, including software versions of the most revered keyboard and rhythm instruments in Roland’s storied history.

  • Ultra-responsive playability with low-latency breath and bite sensors
  • Over 250 acoustic and electronic sounds, including soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, orchestral and world instruments, synth voices, and more
  • SuperNATURAL Acoustic tones with authentic sound and response
  • Advanced ZEN-Core Synthesis System for vintage and modern synthesizer sounds
  •  Audio and MIDI connectivity via Bluetooth® and USB
  • Editor app for full visual control and deep editing on mobile devices
  • Lesson app for building skills and tracking progress
  • Integration with Roland Cloud for custom sounds

SPECIFICATIONS

Key Layout: Saxophone compatible

Sound Generator:

  • ZEN-Core
  • SuperNATURAL acoustic

Parts: 4 Parts (Drum: 1 Part)

Preset Memory: Preset Scenes: more than 260

User Memory

  • User Scenes: 600
  • Favourite Scenes: 12

Effects

  • Multi-effects
  • Chorus
  • Delay
  • Reverb

Controllers

  • Breath sensor
  • Bite sensor
  • Performance keys
  • Octave keys
  • Thumb lever
  • S1/S2 button
  • SCENE buttons
  • MENU buttons
  • SCENE CATEGORY knob
  • VOLUME knob
  • MIDI CONTROL switch

Bluetooth

  • Ver 4.2
  • Profile Support: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
  • Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)

Display: Graphic OLED 128 x 32 dots

Connectors

  • PHONES jack: stereo miniature phone type
  • OUTPUT jack: stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  • USB COMPUTER/MEMORY port (USB Type-C(R), AUDIO/MIDI)
  • DC IN jack

External Memory: USB Flash drive (USB Type-C, sold separately)

Speaker Amplifier Power Output: 1.5 W x 2

Speakers: 2.8 cm x 2

Power Supply

  • AC adaptor (DC 5.7 V)
  • Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 6

Current Draw: 900 mA

Battery life for continuous use (differs depending on the conditions of use)

  • Ni-MH batteries: approximately 6 hours (When using batteries having a capacity of 1,900 mAh.)
  • * Carbon-zinc or alkaline batteries cannot be used

Accessories

  • Owner’s manual
  • Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
  • AC adaptor
  • Mouthpiece cap
  • Neck strap
  • Band
  • USB cable (USB Type-C – Type A)
  • Thumb hook cover (2 types)
  • Water basin
  • Dedicated hand carry bag

Options (sold separately)

  • Replacement Mouthpiece
  • (OP-AE05MPH)

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width: 133 mm

Depth: 84 mm

Height: 632 mm

Weight (including batteries): 1.1 kg

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.