Roland E-600 61-Key Intelligent Keyboard Arranger Synthesizer Workstation
Velocity-sensitive responsive keyboard.
Renowned Roland-quality digitally sampled sounds to create intricate performances and recordings.
Digital-Effects: Reverb (8 types), Chorus (8 types), Multi-Effects (Rotary and 40 other types).
Powerful 20-watt stereo sound system.
MIDI in, out, and through to leverage the onboard digital samples with other MIDI instruments.
Innovative touch panel LCD for straightforward control of all user operations.
16-track sequencer with 3.5-inch disk drive for playing standard MIDI Files and recording user songs.
Unique Style Orchestrator function for making sequenced accompaniments.
Outstanding stereo-sampled piano sounds with Sympathetic Resonance.
Onboard reverb, chorus and rotary effects.
Harmonizer function adds realistic vocal harmonies when singing into a connected microphone.
Roland's innovative E-600 Intelligent Synthesizer was the flagship member of its popular E-Series of home-oriented keyboards. The 61-note E-600 not only carried on the superb sound quality and expressive onboard music styles of the E-500 model, but offered some cutting-edge new features as well. The E-600’s innovative touch panel LCD gives players easy, straightforward control of all user operations. It displays information such as tone and style names with easy-to-understand icons--users simply touch the on-screen icon and a selection has been made. Onboard help is also available, making the E-600 supremely easy to use. By simply turning on the Harmonizer function, users can add beautiful, realistic vocal harmonies when singing into a connected microphone. There’s even a special Voice Transformer that can change a man’s voice into a woman’s, an adult’s voice into a child’s, or make anyone sound like a robot. From its majestic bass to clear treble, the E-600 offers balanced, stereo-sampled grand piano sounds and other instrument tones. The sound collection ranges from acoustic piano to violin, guitar and saxophone, and is bolstered by incredible sound effects like applause and rainfall. The E-600 also features new velocity-sensitive vocal sounds, including stereo-sampled jazz scatting and choir. Sympathetic Resonance, chorus, reverb and rotary effects greatly expand the expressive possibilities of a player’s music. By playing a simple chord with the left hand, E-600 users can enjoy automatic professional accompaniment and even create full arrangements. The E-600’s Style Orchestrator function lets users easily select the number of “players” and the composition of each arrangement. There are also 133 onboard music styles to choose from, including pop, jazz and big band. Players can also use the E-600’s advanced composing functions to create and save their own original music styles and songs for instant recall. A built-in 16-track sequencer lets players create their own amazing ensemble parts, while a built-in rhythm pattern library makes it easy to add a rhythm section to any song. The E-600 actually makes learning to play fun. A built-in game helps music learners develop a sense of sound and rhythm. And keeping time has also become more fun with dog, cat, and vocal count metronome functions and a bouncing ball display. A powerful onboard sound system rounds out this amazing instrument. The E-600 was only in production for a few years ending in 2001, but its versatility can still find relevance in today's production studios!