Musikmesse 2010: Synthtopia’s Super-Doppler Keydar™, the most powerful gargantuan mega keytar alert system ever devised, shows that Roland is going to introduce the Lucina AX-09 “shoulder synthesizer” tomorrow at Musikmesse.
They can try to sneak it under the radar by calling it a “shoulder synthesizer”, but our Keydar™ early-detection system, right, says there’s a 100% chance of keytar by tomorrow.
This new keytar is being directly influenced by Los Niños.
According to Roland, in christening the synth “Lucina”, a name taken from the goddess of birth in Roman mythology, they hope the product will inspire a new generation of children to become synthesizer players.
While the Lucina is designed with kids in mind – it has features that may appeal to keyboard players of all ages:
- Lightweight, compact 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
- Runs on AC or battery power
- It’s a cheap keytar!
In addition to the standard white finish, the Roland Lucina AX-09 is going to be available in black:
So – are you going to let the kids have all the fun with this thing?
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Featuring a lightweight body and 37 keys, the Lucina AX-09 is a great family keyboard that can be easily handled by small children.
It can be played in either a standing position using a shoulder strap or in a traditional horizontal tabletop orientation. There are many high-quality sounds onboard, organised by category for quick and easy sound selection.
A USB host port allows users to play WAV and MP3 music files directly from a USB flash drive, making it easy for them to jam along with their favourite songs. Audio from an external MP3 or CD player can be played by connecting the device to the EXTERNAL IN jack.
Designed for mobile operation, the Lucina AX-09 runs for up to four hours on eight NiMH batteries. To get up and running, a tutorial DVD and quick guide is included, along with a handy panel sticker that helps users become acquainted with the keyboard’s various functions.
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