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Roland AE-10G Aerophone

The AE-10G: A Digital Wind Instrument/MIDI Controller for Sax Players

Pianists have keyboard synthesizers. Guitarists have MIDI pickups. What's a sax player to do? Get a Roland Aerophone AE-10 digital wind instrument, that's what! The AE-10 merges traditional saxophone fingering, feel, and control with a diverse array of onboard tones, including saxophone models from soprano to baritone, clarinet and trumpet, string and ethnic instruments, and even synths. Responsive SuperNATURAL sounds and a sensitive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor replicate the acoustic playing experience, enabling complete control over nuance and dynamics, as well as expressive elements like vibrato and pitch. Complete with built-in speakers, battery power, and DAW connectivity, the Roland Aerophone AE-10 is an incredibly versatile digital wind instrument.

Traditional sax fingering and a responsive breath sensor create a realistic playing experience

Playing the Roland Aerophone AE-10 is like jamming with an old friend. Traditional saxophone fingering makes it a smooth transition from your acoustic sax. In other words, you won't have to learn a new instrument to play the AE-10. And a sensitive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor provides you with complete control over vibrato, pitch, and the rest of the expressive techniques your personal style demands. When you play the AE-10, every element of your individuality will shine through.

Responsive SuperNATURAL modeling yields authentic saxophone tones

The Aerophone AE-10 is packed with realistic sax tones, by virtue of Roland's SuperNATURAL modeling technology. Dynamic and articulate alto, tenor, soprano, and baritone sax sounds respond the same way their acoustic counterparts do, creating a natural-sounding performance. At Sweetwater, we've had a lot of fun with the AE-10's Full Range feature, automatically (and seamlessly) switching between sax types by key range. Try doing that on your acoustic sax!

Packed with an array of onboard tones, including Roland's award-winning synths

You're not limited to saxophone sounds when you play the Roland Aerophone AE-10. This digital wind instrument is loaded with a variety of acoustic instrument sounds. Play a wind instrument like a clarinet, flute, oboe, or trumpet. Conjure up a string instrument, such as a violin. Break out an ethnic instrument like a shakuhachi or erhu. Thanks to Roland's SuperNATURAL modeling technology, each sound is instilled with unmistakable authenticity. Layer multiple sounds for an ensemble effect. The AE-10 also includes a fine selection of Roland's popular synth sounds, specially tailored to wind instrument performance. And onboard chorus and reverb effects ensure that whatever sound you use sounds professional and polished.

Bring new expressive possibilities to your sample library with breath control

When you're done exploring the Roland Aerophone AE-10's onboard sounds, connect it to your DAW via USB and discover what breath control can bring to your soft synths and external MIDI sound modules. You're sure to find unique expressive possibilities within your sample library that weren't possible with your keyboard controller.

Perform anywhere with onboard speakers, battery power, and headphones

Wherever you go, the uber-portable Roland Aerophone AE-10 is ready to go with you. Onboard speakers yield excellent sound, or you can connect the AE-10 to an amplifier or PA if you need more volume. A headphone output makes private rehearsals a piece of cake. Connect your smartphone or music player to the AE-10's stereo mini-jack, cue up some Coltrane, and jam along. Best of all, six AA batteries provide you with up to seven hours of continuous performance.


  • Traditional saxophone fingering ensures a familiar playing experience
  • Responsive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor provides expressive realism
  • SuperNATURAL modeling technology reproduces subtle tonal nuances, dynamics, and articulation
  • Realistic onboard sax tones, including alto, tenor, soprano, and baritone sounds
  • Full Range feature automatically switches between sax types by key range
  • Wide variety of additional acoustic tones are onboard, as well as Roland synth sounds
  • Connects to a DAW via USB for breath control of software and hardware synths
  • Onboard speakers yield excellent sound
  • Headphone output makes private rehearsals easy
  • Connect a smartphone or music player to play along with your favorite recordings
  • 6 AA batteries provide up to 7 hours of continuous performance