We’ll admit it – this video of the V-Accordion Festival sort of freaked us out with its frightening majesty.
The technology behind Roland’s V-Accordion line, though, is pretty interesting – combining everything you know and love about accordions (Italian restaurants) with a slice of MIDI-controlled synth action. It does orchestral sounds, physical behavior modeling and has MIDI out for controlling Live, your bent Casio or whatever freaky gear you get your synth on with.
Anyway – Roland has announced an accordion contest, with the grand prize being a trip to Rome to jam with the V-Accordion babes at the V-Accordion festival.
Note: they actually make no mention of V-Accordion babes in the contest rules, but if you play the accordion, you can dream.