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This group is for Roland V Accordion players to exchange ideas. 

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bending notes-is there a way?

Started by James Pahl. Last reply by Brian Penrose Apr 5, 2020. 8 Replies

      I am wondering if there is some way to get the ability (with some electronic gizmos)to bend notes.I crave to model my accordion playing after the Clapton style gutair playing, which tho pretty…Continue

New to Roland

Started by Craig Mitchell Dec 2, 2018. 0 Replies

Hi.  I have an acoustic accordion but have been swayed by move to electronic. I have been offered a old ish FR3s in immaculate condition or a newer FR1x for about the same price.  I think that I have…Continue

FR 7x midi and volume seet up

Started by Lou Bafile. Last reply by Lou Bafile Sep 17, 2014. 2 Replies

I have been working all week setting up midi and volume changes in order that my 7x will operated the BK by wireless midi. Boy, Roland could have made this easier. You know that their instruction…Continue

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Comment by Gary Racicot on March 17, 2020 at 2:26pm

Hi all,

A quick question. I’m working with band in a box and have quite a few arrangements ready, however now I have to put the lead melody line in with my 3x. 

  1. Can I midi from my 3x to my computer via a midi to usb cable?  OR
  2. Do I need to use an audo interface and go from the accordion to interface to the computer with a regular patch cord?
  3. Or is there a better solution??


I would appreciate any info.



Comment by Nicki Cohen on July 30, 2014 at 2:40pm
Thank you, Phil. Now, here is the catch 22. To make the bellows less tight, I put the adjustment wheel all the way open, per Daniel's suggestion. The bellows are now less tight, but now sound like someone with emphysema.
Comment by Phil Venturacci on July 30, 2014 at 1:50pm

Do you have a bellows adjustment wheel.  Mayber its wide open.  The more open the wheel on my FR3X, the noisier the bellows.

Comment by Nicki Cohen on July 19, 2014 at 4:57pm
I still am having issues with my FR-1. The bellow sound is so noisy that it actually masks the sounds of the accordion, even when I am amplifying it. Does anyone else have this problem with their Roland?
Comment by Phil Venturacci on April 20, 2014 at 9:58am

 As with my FR3X there was definitely a learning curve.  It helped to save the Forscore manual and my Roland manual in PDF format. I then  placed then in Forscore for easy referral.  I know the the boys at IBM say "Manuals are for whimps...." but I'm not proud:) 

Comment by Phil Venturacci on April 9, 2014 at 6:09pm

I've been playing an FR3X for about 7 months. Love it!  All the accordion I need or want....

Comment by Lou Bafile on January 22, 2014 at 1:09pm

I have been playing my 7x with BK7m for about a year now as of Dec and just love it. I also have a FR18 Button box that I also love. Move from one instrument to another and then playing one of the many accordion tones just charms people that are listening. I have been looking at the 8x but, my thought is that by the time I get on to learning it Roland will come out with a 9x so I am holding out plus, I am not sure that I will be happy buying an accordion that did not come from Italy. Keep on playing!!!

Oh, if anyone has any Tex-mex numbers email then my way. I would like to learn that style of music.

Comment by Beverly Garcia on August 16, 2013 at 8:01am

Here are a couple of tips that I have found.

1.  When searching the list of songs, give the instrument "computer" a few seconds.  If I start scrolling too fast, for some reason it will jam up.  Then I have to turn off the FR1x which sometimes means pulling out a battery for a second.  Then it will reset itself.  This has happened consistently when I start searching for a song in the directory.  

2.  The factory reset is another good option.  Good Luck

Comment by Daniel Kott on August 16, 2013 at 7:35am

Thank you. I will look that up in the manual and give it a try. Thanks.

Comment by Dennis Harley on August 15, 2013 at 7:07pm

Hi Daniel, try a factory reset it make work. You will lose any programs that you may have saved.


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