always been a favourite Expander for Accordionists.The 95 is the last
of the "9" series ,Uncomplicated
featuring next generation electronics.Expanded features of the
previous model the added features including a FC7 socket which allows
the connection of the (optional) FC7 multi-pedal control board .
Allowing hands free control over your Roland RA 95.
RA 95 is an Intelligent Arranger that can be controlled by an
external MIDI device.
newly developed 16- part, multi-timbral sound source that can
generate 241 Tones and 9 Drum Kits.
Arranger section can be controlled independently via MIDI depending
on selected mode.
Upper section can also be independently controlled via MIDI ,allowing
you to play any of the 241 available Tones.
can select one of the TONES for the upper section using
the UPPER TONE selection buttons.
developed multi timbral sound compatible with the General MIDI
(GM) Standard and Rolands GS Format.
Tones + 9 Drum Sets.
Basic + 56 Advanced Styles + 4 Disc Styles.
DISC DRIVE/MIDI FILE PLAYER
Chorus + Reverb.
L (Mono) +R Sustain Footswitch,DC in,MIDI 1
In + Out + Thru ,FC7 Pedal Socket (optional), RRC Socket, MIDI 2
In + Out Sockets.
mm / Depth 220mm /Height 75 mm
RA-95 Operating Proccedures
RA-95 is a real-time arranger featuring a wide variety of music
and 241 GS compatible Tones. Its 3.5" HD disk drive
provides direct from
disk playback and recording.
GS Mode is provided for using the RA-95
with an external
sequencer or playing Standard MIDI Files. The RA-95 also
an input for the FC-7 Foot Controller, allowing hands-free control
of the elements within the Music Styles. It can also be used with
keyboards using the optional KP-24 Acoustic Keyboard
on while holding REC.
the Demo Song
START/STOP to stop the rhythm (if it is playing).
and hold DEMO in the MUSIC STYLE section.
the - buttons (under MUSIC STYLE) to start playing one of the 4
START/STOP to stop playing the demo song.
up your MIDI Instrument
RA-95 has several power-up modes for connecting different MIDI
devices. Hold down the desired button while turning the power on:
the following procedure to setup the RA-95 with a digital piano/synth
controlling the arranger in the lower section and a single instrument
in the upper section:
on the RA-95 while holding MUSIC STYLE 2
the MIDI/RRC switch to "MIDI IN 2."
a MIDI cable from MIDI OUT of your digital piano/synth to MIDI IN 2
on the RA-95.
GROUP A or b in the UPPER TONE section.
the - buttons (under UPPER TONE) to select the desired BANK.
the - buttons (under UPPER TONE) to select the desired NUMBER.
the VARIATION button (under UPPER TONE) to select different
variations of that Tone.
a Split Point
PARAMETER (under SONG/EDIT).
the SELECT+/- buttons (under SONG/EDIT) to display "SPL."
the DATA +/- buttons (under SONG/EDIT) to select the desired MIDI
note number for the splitpoint. For example, to set a split point of
C4 (middle C) you would select "60."
Songs (SMF) from Disks
a disk containing a Standard MIDI File into the floppy disk drive.
the PREV and NEXT buttons to select a song.
Parts on SMFs (GS Mode)
SONG MODE so it is lit.
the PART LEFT (<) and RIGHT (>) buttons to select the desired
the MUTE button to mute the Part.
ON/OFF in the ARRANGER SECTION so it is lit.
CHORD MEMORY so it is lit.
the - buttons (under MUSIC STYLE) to select the desired BANK.
the - buttons (under MUSIC STYLE) to select the desired NUMBERs
START/STOP and play a chord on the lower portion of your keyboard or
MIDI controller. Press ORIGINAL, VARIATION, FILL, INTRO or ENDING to
hear each section of the arrangements.
Accompaniment Part Levels
the UPPER, ACCOMP, BASS, and DRUMS < and > buttons (under
BALANCE) to adjust the volume for each accompaniment Part as desired.
the < and > buttons simultaneously to mute or unmute that Part.
a disk into the floppy disk drive.
necessary, format the disk by holding DISK and pressing FORMAT in the
SONG SELECT section. Press REC. Wait until the format is complete.
SYNC START if you wish to use the Arranger section. Press REC and
To start recording without activating the Arranger section, press REC
followed by PLAY
and then start playing.
STOP when you are finished.
a disk containing a Music Style and press LOAD.
the SEARCH buttons to choose a Style number on the disk.
a Style location by pressing one of the Music Style buttons (1 to 4).
for the red LED next to the word DISK in the window to stop blinking,
then press LOAD.
DISK in the Music Style section.
the User Style button designated in step #3 to select that style.
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