Roland AX-1 Keytar

” Roland AX-1 MIDI Controller Keytar in Good Working Condition. Also included is it’s Spider travel case on wheels.

This is a great little piece of kit whether you’re an experienced musician or just getting started in lockdown.

Selling simply as I haven’t picked it up in a few months and now is probably time for it to find a better home. The manual can be found on the Roland website. Output is via midi, can either be plugged straight into a Mac/Laptop via USB or Midi input Keyboard.

Included:
Roland AX-1 MIDI Keytar
Midi to Midi cable
Midi to USB
Keytar strap
Spider KTC roller case ”

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Roland AX-1 Keytar

“Here is a black Roland AX-1 keytar MIDI Controller keyboard with it’s gig bag in great working condition. There are many scratches on the body of the keytar. The gig bag is made by Hybrid. No manual is included with this auction, but may be viewed or downloaded for free at Roland’s website.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland AX-1 Keytar

“Appearance of the item:
Please check on the photos for detailed condition of the product.

Although there are scratches and rubbing accompanying use, it is clean and in good condition.

I attach a precious AC adapter. This AC adapter is an optional option for AX – 1. Production has been canceled. There is no alternative AC adapter to replace. Without this AC adapter the AX – 1 can only be operated with batteries.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland AX-1 Keytar

keytarax1 ” This is an auction that includes both a Roland AX-1 Keytar, and an Alesis QSR, with a 512kb Pretec card. The Keytar comes in a modified guitar case that could use further modification to make it more padded.

I have NOT tested either unit, so I have no way of knowing the status or working condition of any of the items included in this auction. Everything seems in decent condition and doesn’t appear to have gotten wet, and doesn’t smell like cigarette smoke!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland AX-1 Keytar

ax1keyrtar ” This is an auction that includes both a Roland AX-1 Keytar, and an Alesis QSR, with a 512kb Pretec card. The Keytar comes in a modified guitar case that could use further modification to make it more padded.

I have NOT tested either unit, so I have no way of knowing the status or working condition of any of the items included in this auction. Everything seems in decent condition and doesn’t appear to have gotten wet, and doesn’t smell like cigarette smoke!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland AX-1 Keytar

ax1 “Selling my used ’92 Roland AX-1 Keytar. There are some marks on the back of the keytar because it’s been well loved and played. The keys on the front are a custom job and, I think, add character to the instrument. Still works great, battery powered option works, 9V DC plug works, and midi works.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland AX-1 Keytar

ax-1 keytar “See more below.

The AX-1 is a MIDI-only controller, meaning it doesn’t have an internal sound engine. Like any typical MIDI controller, you connect it to an external sound engine via a MIDI cable. This is were the TransMIDI comes in. It takes a MIDI signal in, converts it audio, passes it to a 1/4″ connection (that you would then connect to your own wireless system). That wireless system then passes everything to the far end, which then inputs to a remote TransMIDI unit, which converts it back to MIDI, and then hands it off to a sound engine.

You can see the three general pieces of the system in the picture. The larger one (and the power supply) is the receiver for the far end that plugs into your sound engine/module with a standard MIDI cable, and plugs into your standard audio wireless system. The smaller box is what pairs with a MIDI controller and the other part of your wireless receiver (typically people would velcro or hang them off a strap). In this case, the guts of that smaller module have actually been mounted inside the AX-1. This way the AX-1 can do two things; output MIDI via a standard MIDI cable, or output MIDI via 1/4″ to your wireless system.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland AX-1 Keytar

ax1 “I’m a keyboard player and I used this myself for many performances.
It comes with the Roland strap and (German) Schaller Strap Locks.
The owner’s manual is included and also a free case.
The case has some issues. It is worn, and was not a custom case for this keyboard.
Inside, it has some very rough-cut foam, but it works. I’ll include the case mostly because
it will be good for shipping. The case is as-is and free, so don’t be disappointed by it.

Everything works normally, but the keyboard has been damaged and repaired.
First, if you look closely at the keyboard, you can see that 2 of the black keys are shorter
than the other black keys. They have been replaced, as have one or two white keys.
The repair shop did not have exact matching keys, but these work and feel perfect.
They just are not the exact same key.

Second, on the right side of the keyboard, where the strap mount is attached,
the plastic has been repaired. See the 2 photos that show this.
One photo shows the mount with nothing attached, one
photo shows the mount with the strap attached. It is not pretty, but it is solid.
Behind this area, the keyboard has the original metal plate that holds the strap mounting post.
Everything is very solid, it just doesn’t look great.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland AX-1 Keytar

roland ax1” Hi Ebay’ers. What we have here is an original vintage (I guess something nearly 20 years old would be considered vintage, compared to today’s standards!) Roland AX-1 MIDI controller keyboard. I am the original and only owner to date. If this controller could talk, oh my what stories it could produce! I have been playing keyboards 33 years; I’ve been fortunate enough to play internationally 3 different times. This keytar did not come with me overseas; however, it DID join my rig in 2000, 2001 (when I opened for LaBouche), and in 2004 when I opened for 80s legend Howard Jones. Presently, it’s rather sad living upright in my closet, and I’m using the notorious AX Synth these days. I figured it’s time to sell her off to another worthy user, and this is why I’m here today. She was manufactured in Italy apparently, and considering most of the synth gear today is made in China or Japan, I’m remarkably astounded at the build quality of this controller. Hell, even the serial number badge on the back looks like it was printed on aluminum and bolted on, unlike gear today where it could be just a metallic sticker. This is a great item for the simple fact that we have wireless MIDI packages that allow you to virtually go free and give you the flexibility of covering much more area than the stage itself. This and the build quality together make this an exceptional piece with a TON of potential. Keytars today just aren’t being made the same as these were. I’m downsizing because I’m content with my AX-Synth, and plus, I’m saving for a Studiologic Sledge 2.0!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Custom Roland AX-1 Keytar

custom ax1“Used Roland AX-1 with custom Purple paint job, it seems like a pearl textured automotive paint, depending on the light it can look dark burgundy or really purple, you can see the photos for how it reacts to the different lights.

This is a commission so we don’t have the history of the keyboard, but we have tested all the midi functions (since we have experience with this model) and everything seems to work perfectly, it sends midi notes, midi CC#, program changes, the mod/ribbon works as intended, the buttons all work, transpose/octave works,sequencer start/stop works, basically everything is fine in the operational side, due the paint job there’s no lettering on the buttons anymore, so in order to program the unit you’ll need to use a photo as a guide of the unit or an editor.

Physically looks great, but there’s some kinks and dinks every here and there and there are what appears to be cracks on 2 parts of the body (see pictures) we believe both have been glued already but we don’t know if it’s directly on the body or just in the paint. Again,with this being a commission we don’t know if it has been repaired previously or anything else, but we do know it all works perfectly as intended and it looks pretty good for its age and the paint job is still really good.

Also the the original strap buttons where exchanged for new ones that seem to be extremely similar to original Fender one’s, which is a plus since the original ones are very cheaply made.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland AX-1 Keytar

1b “I am selling my black Roland AX-1b in perfect working condition. I bought it about 4 years ago, but it has not had much use from me, so I’m hoping to find a better home for this classic. There is a little bit of scuff damaging on the neck of the keytar, but it is very minimal.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland AX-1 Keytar with Roland JV-1010

ax1 “Selling my Roland AX-1 keytar. Bought it used here on eBay about four years ago and it was my beloved instrument before hard times forced me to sell it.

It has been used, and thus, it’s in good shape for its age but with a few blemishes on the body. The battery pack was missing from the AX-1 when I bought it and was never replaced, so you’ll either need to buy a battery pack or use the A/C adapter (included) to play it.

It still works flawlessly, including the fun pitch bend ribbon. It makes no sounds of its own, which is why I’m including a Roland JV-1010 sound module with this keytar to help you get started.

Also included in this sale:
– MIDI cable
– Audio cable
– Three microphone adapters (2 3.5mm adapters and 1 1/4in. adapter)
– 2 A/C wall adapters (one for the AX-1, the other for the JV-1010)
– Strap w/ Straplok fasteners
– Softcase” Click here to visit listing on eBay