Roland Aerophone AE-10

Digital wind instrument with saxophone fingering system and internal digital sounds

  • Numerous saxophone model sounds
  • Fingering like that of an acoustic saxophone
  • Mouthpiece with breath- and bite sensor allows for a wide range of techniques such as vibrato and pitch
  • Roland's SuperNATURAL modelling technology allows for fine sound nuances and a dynamic and articulated play
  • Faithfully recreated saxophone model sounds, incl. soprano, alto, tenor and baritone, all of which can be switched between easily
  • Includes additional instrument sounds, such as wind instruments (clarinet, flute and trumpet) and violin
  • Contains Roland's latest synthesizer sounds, specially tailored for wind instrument performance
  • Intuitive operation thanks to sound selection and setting changes via the display
  • Flexible use thanks to internal speakers
  • Battery powered (6x AA) with a running time of 7 hours in continuous use
  • Headphone operation allows you the option to play without disturbing those around you
  • USB port for connecting to a computer
  • Audio input to connect a smartphone or music player for playing accompaniment songs
  • Incl. power supply
  • Corresponding stand: Article Nr 404693 (not included)

Further information

Bass Pedal No
Breath Controller Yes
MIDI Controller Yes
Filter No
Effects No
Sequencer No
Product Specific Expansion No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Roland Aerophone AE-10
26% bought this exact product
Roland Aerophone AE-10
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
777 € Add to Cart
Thomann Kazoo (Metal)
15% bought Thomann Kazoo (Metal) 2,99 €
Roland Aerophone AE-10 G
10% bought Roland Aerophone AE-10 G 785 €
Yamaha Venova
10% bought Yamaha Venova 77 €
Thomann Nose Flute
5% bought Thomann Nose Flute 1,35 €
Our most popular Other Wind Instruments
9 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.4 / 5.0
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
7 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
handling
features
sound
quality

Ideal travel companion for saxophone players

PatrickJam, 12.10.2017
I'm not new to electronic wind instruments. I have an Akai EWI USB & EWI 5000 as well as Yamaha VL70m synth with a Patchman Turbo chip. So quite well equipped. I nevertheless was attracted to the AE-10 for multiple reasons: The fingering is basically identical to a saxophone, Roland sounds are generally top notch and it has some cool features allowing to play along with backing tracks with e.g. an iPad.

The sounds generally don't disappoint though obviously my Selmer saxes still sound a lot better. But they are way better than the Akai EWI's, even using the Patchman chip on the VL70m. Just use a decent speaker or headphones (The built in speaker do not sound ... very good).

The keys still needs to get some time to get used to. The AE-10 has buttons and it plays not nearly as smoothly as with the keys on a proper sax. They are at times a bit clunky. And it seems a lot less forgiving to sticking fingers or "alternative" fingering (somehow the EWI's are a lot less demanding when it comes to precise fingering - so there is margin to improve also for the AE-10). I started playing flute and still (after 30 years) have the bad habit to press the D# key on my sax just about all the time. A no-no on the AE-10 so it seems. So I may need to reconfigure some keys (but only 10 alternative fingering allowed at present). Or maybe it will make me play with a bit more discipline. Perhaps not bad. Time will tell.

For me a real attraction of this instrument is that it is light and easy to carry around, also on a business trip. You can play just about anywhere without bothering anyone. And with the addition of a little Bluetooth receiver I can hook up my iPad an play completely wireless with my backing tracks. Great fun and good practice.

As a conclusion the AE-10 is great fun to play, even if no replacement for the real thing. It's not perfect. Let's hope the concept catches on and motivates Roland to develop an even better version. I might be the first one to buy it.

PS.: The mouthpiece seems quite fragile and wears out quite fast. My teeth marks are already quite visible after several weeks of rather intense playing. And the reed seems really fragile too. So ordering a replacement mouthpiece is certainly something to consider.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
de Automatically translated (Show original)
deOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
handling
features
sound
quality

Good idea, great sound, poor handling

matsebatse, 25.09.2017
First of all, the sound convinced me completely and I would have liked to keep the instrument. The idea to offer an instrument, which provides a saxophone handle system with which I can play any synth sounds, I've been looking for a long time.
Unfortunately, the pushbuttons are more suitable for a melodica player than for someone who plays daily on his saxophone. Quick runs can be forgotten. In addition, the operation of the octave flap is so little haptic that one gets too easily into the wrong register (thus jumps out of 2 octaves). If you do everything nicely slowly, then the instrument fulfills its purpose, but a good performance does not only consist of slow pieces ..
So I had to send the device back unfortunately
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Roland Aerophone AE-10
(9)
Roland Aerophone AE-10
to the product
777 €

Digital wind instrument with saxophone fingering system and internal digital sounds Numerous saxophone model sounds, Fingering like that of an acoustic saxophone, Mouthpiece with breath- and bite...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Roland Aerophone AE-10 G
(4)
Roland Aerophone AE-10 G
to the product
785 €

Digital wind instrument With saxophone grip and internal sound generation, Many sounds, Fingering as with acoustic saxophones, Mouthpiece with reed and bleed sensor for a familiar as well as...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Akai EWI 5000 wireless
(35)
Akai EWI 5000 wireless
to the product
595 €

Wireless Electronic Wind Instrument With internal sound generator, Mouthpiece with air pressure and bite sensor, 13 Touch sensors, 8 Octave rollers (6 movable castors and 2 fixed touch sensors), 8...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Akai EWI USB
(40)
Akai EWI USB
to the product
311 €

Electric Wind Instrument With USB connector, Multiple fingering: sax, traditional, recorder and EVI (brass), Extendable sound range, Mouthpiece detachable for cleaning, Plug'n'Play with PC/ Mac,...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Aodyo Sylphyo
(2)
Aodyo Sylphyo
to the product
759 €

Wireless Electronic Wind Instrument Traditional fingering, 8 Hours of battery life, Length: 43 cm, Weight: 372 g, Includes: Sylphyo Wireless MIDI controller, MIDI receiver, USB cable, USB charger...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Hornberg Research hb1 Midi Breath Station
(5)
Hornberg Research hb1 Midi Breath Station
to the product
899 €

Breath Controller Breath to MIDI and breath to USB MIDI standalone controller, 12 Parameters, can be stored in 25 presets, MIDI merge function, 1x1 USB MIDI interface, Attack and Release...

  • USB: Yes
  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • 5-pole DIN MIDI: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Ethernet: No
  • Pads: 0
  • Effects: No
  • Diplay: Yes
  • Sequencer: No
  • Rotary Knobs: 0
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
  • Fader(s): 0
  • Drawbar: No
  • Expansion: No
B-Stock from 722 € available
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-26
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
video
Roland Aerophone AE-10
1:27
Roland Aerophone AE-10
Rank #10 in Synthesizer Periphal
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb Gibson Les Paul M2 Citron Green Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0 C.Giant LP-6210C Black Vic Firth SIH2 Presonus Studio One 4 Pro UG Prof/Prod Steinberg UR-RT2 TritonAudio FetHead Roland TM-6 Pro Drum Trigger Module Marshall Major III Bluetooth Black Fender SQ J.Mascis Jazzmaster 2018 Ampeg Opto Comp Compressor
Recommended
Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb

Electro Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb, effects pedal, 11 different reverb types: HALL, SPRING, PLATE, REVRS, ECHO, TREM, MOD, DYNA, AUTO-INF, SHIM and POLY, Tails switch: Select whether the reverb fades out naturally or stops immediately when the pedal is switched...

to the product
149 €
Recommended
Gibson Les Paul M2 Citron Green

Electric Guitar Poplar body, Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), Slim Taper neck profile - .800"-. 875", 22 Frets, Pickups: 2 Gibson Pro-Bucker humbuckers, Volume and tone controls, 1 Toggle switch, Chrome hardware, Wraparound bridge, Mini Button machine heads,...

to the product
399 €
Recommended
Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0

Dante AVIO Analog Input Adapter 2x0; converts analog audio line signals to feed any Dante-connected system; 96 kHz / 24 Bit; fully-functional Dante interface; adjustable signal levels: +24dBu / +4dBu / 0dBu/ 0dBV /-10dBV (through Dante Controller); frequency Response: 20Hz...

to the product
169 €
Recommended
C.Giant LP-6210C Black

Keyboard 61 Keys with touch dynamics, 162 Sounds, 200 Rhythms, 61 Percussion effects, 50 Demo songs, Fill-in, sync and rhythms variations, Split function, Chord, Recording, Pitch bend wheel, Microphone input, Line out sockets, Headphone output, Sustain pedal connection, USB...

to the product
69 €
(2)
Recommended
Vic Firth SIH2

Vic Firth SIH2 isolation headphones, (reduces overall noise levels by 25 dB). successor of the legendary Vic Firth SIH-1 headphones, features redesigned larger driver in the ear cups that deliver a more powerful low end, cleaner mids and clear highs...

to the product
77 €
Recommended
Presonus Studio One 4 Pro UG Prof/Prod

Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW) (download) Upgrade from Presonus Studio One Professional 1-3 / Producer 2 to Studio One 4 Professional Sleek single-window philosophy, Consistent drag-and-drop functionality throughout, Project page allows integrated mastering with DDP export, Redbook...

to the product
146 €
(1)
Recommended
Steinberg UR-RT2

4x 2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface Up to 24-bit/192 kHz, 2 Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps with + 48 V phantom power, Rupert Neve Designs transformer switchable on each front input channel, 2 Analog XLR/jack combo inputs plus 2 line...

to the product
325 €
(2)
Recommended
TritonAudio FetHead

TritonAudio FetHead, in-line microphone preamplifier, XLR 3-pole female XLR 3-pole male, ultra low noise Class A JFet amplifier, 27dB amplification (@3 KOhm load), 4 matched JFets, 24-48V Phantom Power required, for Ribbon & Dynamic microphones, shields phantom power from...

to the product
69 €
(1)
Recommended
Roland TM-6 Pro Drum Trigger Module

Trigger Module For acoustic drummers who want to extend the sound possibilities of their drums with electronic sounds, 500 one-shot sounds, 268 V-Drum sounds, 80 Drum kits, SDHC card slot for importing your own samples, 6x 6.3 mm stereo...

to the product
799 €
Recommended
Marshall Major III Bluetooth Black

Marshall Major III Bluetooth Black stereo headphones, on-ear design, closed back, foldable, Bluetooth® aptX Technology, up to 30 h running time, control knob on headphone, 40 mm moving coil dynamic speaker, newly constructed hinges and headband for a better fitting,...

to the product
135 €
Recommended
Fender SQ J.Mascis Jazzmaster 2018

Electric Guitar J.Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) Artist Model, Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Indian Laurel, Neck profile: C, 21 Jumbo frets, Nut width: 42.5 mm, Scale: 648 mm, Pickups: 2 Jazzmaster single coils, Adjusto-Matic bridge with vintage style floating tremolo,...

to the product
479 €
Recommended
Ampeg Opto Comp Compressor

Effects pedal Analog bass compressor, Controllers for compression, release and output levels, True bypass, Power supply with 9 V battery or 9 V power supply (both not included, suitable battery available under Art. 132579 , suitable power supply under...

to the product
103 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.