Roland FR1X V-Accordian
Piano-Type Digital Accordion in Black with Speaker


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Roland's FR-1x Series V-Accordions are compact, lightweight models that offer the same flexibility and portability as their popular FR-1 predecessors, but add significant features, including USB functionality and advanced bellows-pressure circuitry for enhanced sensitivity and precision.  With onboard speakers and an expanded 7-segment/3-character display, the FR-1x sets a standard for a small lightweight accordion.


  • Two 7W full-range, high-quality onboard speakers in bass reflex box
  • USB memory port for Wave/MP3 player, new-sounds upload, dataloading/saving
  • Professional look with friendly user interface and 7-segment LED
  • Standard and Free Bass modes
  • 16 Accordion Sets, 16 Orchestral sounds, 4 Virtual Tone Wheel presets, 8User Programs
  • Includes onboard manual drum/percussion sounds that can be played with thebass and chord buttons.
  • Ideal for young players, music studios, and schools, as well asprofessional accordionists and live performers.
  • Allows you to play privately with headphones (soldseparately)

The USB memory port allows you to easily store data such as User Program, and to upload new sounds.  Moreover, you can manage MP3 and Wave files using optional USB Flash Memory.  Their playback is a good educational application and can enhance live performances too.  The USB computer port is dedicated to MIDI computer applications, such as sequencer software programs.

A dedicated software program allows you to create a dedicated User Set for the FR-1x with access to all Orchestra, Orchestra Bass and Orchestra Chord sounds.  It will be available on the Roland Web site as a free download.  Thanks to the USB port, it will be easy to load user sets into the FR-1x.


  • Right hand: 26 velocity-sensitive keys, starting at B key
  • Left hand: 72 velocity-sensitive bass buttons
  • Bass & Chord modes: 2 Bs Rows, 3 Bs Rows A-7th, 3 Bs Rows A-5dim, 3 BsRows B-7th, 3 Bs Rows B-5dim, 3 Bs Rows Bx-7th , 3 Bs Rows Belgium
  • Free Bass modes: Minor 3rd (37 notes Eb-Eb), Bajan (37 notes D-D),Fifth (36 notes C-C), North Europe (37 notes D-C#), Finnish (37 notes D-D)
  • Bellows: New pressure sensor for better sensitivity and Advanced PhysicalBehaviour Modelling such as detection of bellows opening/closing, BellowsResistant Regulator wheel with fine adjustment
  • Bellows curve: Fixed Low, Fixed Med, Fixed High, X-Light, Light, Standard,Heavy, X-Heavy
    Sound Generator
  • Max. polyphony: 128 voices
  • Tones (Accordion Set): 16 Accordion Sets (including 4 User Sets), each oneincluding: 14 Treble Registers, 7 Bass/Chord registers, 7 Free Bass registers,7 Orchestra Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Chordregisters
  • Reed Footages: 7 Treble, 5 Bass, 3 Chord, 2 Free Bass
  • Additional sounds: Uploadable from USB memory and saved on 4 Usersets
  • Orchestral sounds: Strings, JazzScat1, JazzDoos, Str&Choir, TwinTrump, Trombone, FrenchHorn, Brass, Flute1, Tenor Sax2, Clarinet, Oboe, AcPiano, Ac Guitar, Mandolin, HarpsStr
  • Organ sounds: Jazz Slow/Fast, Latin Slow/Fast, HousPerc Slow/Fast, TheatreSlow/Fast
  • Orchestral Bass sounds: Acoustic, Fingered, Bowed, Jazz Pedal VTW,Tuba Mix, Tuba, Fretless
  • Orchestral Chord sounds: Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, R&B VTW,Steel Gtr, Ac Guitar, Ac Piano
  • Orchestral Free Bass sounds: Strings, JazzDoos, Jazz VTW, Clarinet, AcGuitar, Ac Piano, Oboe
    PBM (Physical Behaviour Modelling)
  • Noises: Stopping-reed growl, Closing valve noise, Left button noise
  • Individual Reed Simulation: Hysteresis threshold, Expression curve,Pressure variant filter, Pressure variant pitch deviation
  • Switching Reed Sound Wav: By bellows acceleration, by note repetitionspeed
  • Bellows opening/closing sound change: By bellows opening/closingdetection
    Musette Tuning
  • Micro-Tuning Presets: 16 Types: Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H,North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/H, French,Scottish
  • Reverb/Chorus: 8 types
  • Rotary for Organ sound: Slow/Fast
    Panel Controls
  • Knob controls & Registers: Volume, 4x Treble/Orchestra/Organ + Set
  • Other switches: Drum On/Off, Orchestra On/Off, Organ On/Off, Free BassOn/Off, Orchestra Bass On/Off, Orchestra Chord/Free Bass On/Off, User ProgramsOn/Off, Wave/MP3 player: Reset/Stop, Play/Pause, Power
  • User Programs: 8 memories
  • Orchestra/Organ mode: Solo, Dual
  • Octave: Down, 0, Up for Treble, Orchestra/Organ
  • Metronome: On/Off
  • Bass & Chord with drum/percussion sounds: On/Off for Bass/Orch Bass 2rows, Chord/Orchestra Chord 4 rows
  • Audio Player: mp3/Wave player from USB memory
  • Bass to Treble mode: On/Off
  • Display: 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
  • Rated Power Output: 7W x 2
  • Speakers: 9 cm x 2
  • Wave Expansion: 2 internal areas (8 MB each) to load new sounds
  • Power supply: AC adaptor (included), AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH x 8batteries (not included)
  • Expected battery life under continuous use*:
    5-hours (speaker ONmode)
    8-hours (speaker OFF mode)
    *With using Ni-MH 2000mAh batteries
  • Onboard Connectors:
    OUTPUT jacks L/Mono (Treble), R/Mono (Bass): 1/4"phone type
    PHONES jack: 1/4" phone type
    MIDI OUT connector
    USB MEMORYconnector type A
    USB COMPUTER connector type B
    DC IN connector
  • Accessories: AC Adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor)Owner's Manual, Reference caps for the bass buttons, Straps, Strip forsecuring the adapter, MIDI and/or audio cables
  • Options (sold separately): Accordion soft bag, USB Flashmemory (M-UF-series), Audio-Midi cable(AMC-3), Music Rest and Throne (AAP-1),Headphones (RH-200, RH-300)
  • Dimensions: 16" W x 14-3/8" D x 7-11/16" H (405 x 365 x 195 mm)
  • Weight**: 14 lbs., 6 oz. (6.5 kg)
    **Weight excludes straps andbattery
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