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Roland introduces the Aerophone AE-10 digital saxophone

Release Date

Out Now

Product Type

Digital Saxophone




Laura  Barnes
Roland introduces the Aerophone AE-10 digital saxophone

The new digital wind instrument can be plugged directly into a PA, computer or smartphone.

The first product announced in Roland’s 2017 September Festival is a new digital wind instrument called the Aerophone AE-10.

Seasoned players will feel instantly at home with the familiar saxophone fingering system, responsive SuperNATURAL sounds, and a breath sensor that reacts like your favourite acoustic horn.

The large sound selection faithfully recreates saxophone models from soprano to baritone, plus wind instruments like clarinet and trumpet, string instruments, and even synths.

With built-in speakers, battery power capability, and DAW connectivity, the Roland Aerophone AE-10 can be used anywhere.

Other realistic sounds available on the Aerophone include flute, oboe, violin, and even ethnic instruments like shakuhachi and erhu, which offer authentic pitch and tonal fluctuations that echo their acoustic counterparts.

Once you’ve tried the individual sounds, you can create one-man ensembles by layering multiple wind instrument sounds with the Brass Section setting. The AE-10 is also packed with a selection of the latest synth sounds that are specially tailored for wind instrument performance with fully optimised breath control.

The AE-10’s layout is similar to your favourite acoustic sax, right down to the left-hand octave key. It also has a sensitive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor that also functions as a bite sensor, allowing expressive techniques like vibrato and pitch.

The new instrument lets players directly connect to a PA or amp for broader coverage, eliminating the need to use a mic. Playing can also connect it to their smartphone via the Aerophone AE-10’s stereo mini jack and jam along with favourite songs. And thanks to the headphones option, you can play around the clock without disturbing family members and neighbours.

Using their smartphone, musicians can also customise their Aerophone via a free iOS app, which lets you adjust tones, set various playing parameters, and organise tone lists.

You’re able to deeply customise sounds and functions with parameters only available in the app, and easily create tone lists for different performance and practice situations.

There will be more brand new products announced throughout September in Roland’s Future Redefined Festival, including now guitar, percussion and digital piano products, so check back to keep up-to-date with all the new gear.

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