Roland A-88 88-note weighted USB MIDI master keyboard


Roland A-88 USB MIDI master keyboard


The Roland A-88 USB MIDI keyboard combines Roland’s excellent 88-note piano-weighted keyboard with compact dimensions and relatively low weight, making this an ideal master keyboard for stage or studio.

With 88 pro-quality weighted keys, the A-88 sets a new standard for streamlined, portable MIDI controllers. Its Ivory Feel-G weighted keyboard — a trusted asset found on high-end Roland workstations and digital pianos — brings a new level of grand piano luxury to the portable MIDI controller market. But even with its premium keyboard, the A-88 remains slim, compact, and easy to transport. For players looking for great weighted-keyboard action in a portable package, the A-88 is the best MIDI controller available.

  • Premium 88-key Ivory Feel-G keyboard
  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Easy to use
  • Two knobs, two switches, and D-BEAM controller
  • Dual and Split keyboard functions
  • USB bus powered (also supports AC power)

Ivory Feel-G Keyboard
Featuring Roland’s acclaimed Progressive Hammer Action design with Escapement, the A-88’s Ivory Feel-G keyboard provides the functions, appearance, and texture of keyboards found on our flagship pianos. It’s equipped with advanced sensor technology, and the white keys feature a comfortable, moisture-absorbent surface that feels like real ivory.

For Music Production
The A-88 is the perfect MIDI keyboard to get the most out of your software-based pianos, soft synths, and sound modules. It provides clean connections via its recessed rear panel so you can place a computer monitor or laptop in the perfect position for creating music. USB bus-powered operation allows for a clean, simple setup, while the two knobs, two switches, and D-BEAM controller are all easily accessible and intelligently arranged to make your workflow fast and fluid. Other settings can be accessed via the Function button, which lets you use the keys to perform additional tasks printed above the keyboard.

For Live Performance
If you’re looking for grand piano action without the weight and bulk, look no further than the A-88. The elegant Ivory Feel-G keyboard plays like a true grand, with superb action and natural resistance-gradation from the low to high keys. For quick control over your external instruments, the A-88’s dedicated Dual and Split buttons let you instantly access layers and zones. You can also map the A-88’s controllers automatically to SuperNATURAL instruments such as the INTEGRA-7 sound module or JUPITER-80 and -50 synthesizers.

Turn your iPad into a Pro Musical Instrument
As iPad music apps continue to evolve and improve, you’ll want a pro-quality keyboard to play them. Connect the A-88 to your iPad* and play your favourite music apps that support Core MIDI.

* The A-88 can be connected to the iPad via Apple’s Camera Connection Kit.

Specification Detail
Number of Keys 88
Type of Keys Hammer-action Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement
Aftertouch No aftertouch
Number of Performance Pads 4
Number of Encoders/Pots 2
Number of Sliders/Faders 0
Dedicated Transport Control No
Other Controllers Bend/mod lever, DP-10 Sustain Pedal
System Requirements Mac Mac OS X
System Requirements PC Windows
Pedal Inputs Sustain and Expression
MIDI I/O Out and USB
Height 116mm
Width 1443mm
Depth 273mm
Weight 15.9kg
Power Supply USB bus powered, or included AC adapter