Roland Announces Aerophone Editor
Free app for iOS devices allows Aerophone AE-10 users to customize sounds, create tone lists, and more
Los Angeles, CA — Roland has released the Aerophone Editor
app for the Aerophone AE-10 Digital Wind Instrument. The free iOS app
for iPhone and iPad unlocks many capabilities not available directly on
the instrument, giving Aerophone AE-10 owners the ability to customize
sounds and controls to a greater degree, build tone lists, and more.
Since its introduction in September 2016, the Aerophone
AE-10 has been extremely well received by wind players around the
world. Roland’s first-ever digital wind instrument features
SuperNATURAL® technology for expressive sound and ultra-responsive
playability, and is equipped with a mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor and
bite-sensing reed for controlling vibrato and pitch. The Aerophone
AE-10 also offers many onboard sounds, including authentic saxophones
and other acoustic wind instruments, plus synthesizer sounds optimized
for breath control.
With access to advanced features only available in the
Aerophone Editor app, a player can deeply customize the Aerophone AE-10
for their specific style and music needs. It’s possible to create new
sounds with up to four tone layers, and to adjust key range, panning,
and pitch on each. Detailed breath, bite, and thumb control assignments
allow the player to dial in the perfect response for their unique
expressions, and onboard effects can be adjusted as well. The app also
offers the ability to customize MIDI control information for triggering
external sound modules and software-based instruments.
In addition to its editing capabilities, the app
includes a library function that lets players organize sounds into tone
lists for different gigs, styles, and practice applications. Tone list
files are stored locally on the user’s iPhone or iPad, and can also be
uploaded to iCloud for backup, remote access, and sharing with other
The Aerophone Editor is available from the App Store,
and is compatible with devices running iOS 9 and iOS 10. An Apple USB
camera adapter is required for communication between an iOS device and
the Aerophone AE-10.
To learn more about the Aerophone Editor app, visit Roland.com.
Photo caption: Screencap from Roland’s Aerophone AE-10 iOS Editor app, featuring control settings for a particular instrument