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Roland intros C-200 Classic Organ

If you’re after the classic organ sounds but need an instrument that’s more compact and transportable, Roland’s new C-200 Classic Organ could be just what you’re looking for.

The 76 keys eliminates the need for a split-level keyboard, which may suit some players better. It’s still possible to simulate dual-manual performance via programmable split points and zones.

The organ looks like rather like a larger version of the Roland C-230 launched in 2009.

Features include:

  • Portable design with simple User Interface
  • 76 keys for two manuals simulation as well as wide key range for the Fortepiano and Piano sounds
  • Built-in stereo speaker system with Bass Reflex
  • Pedalboard IN (PK-IN) to support an optional PK-series pedalboard (PK-5A, PK-7A, PK-25A)
  • High-quality organ sounds with variations
  • Dedicated buttons for Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Piano and Celesta sounds
  • Internal Orchestral sounds for Pedal, Manual I and Manual II
  • Four baroque pitches and five Temperaments support by easy buttons
  • One-track recorder function for performance recording and evaluation

Classical Organ Sounds

The C-200 features dozens of high-quality organ sounds based on the Roland/Rodgers library, including samples of historic European church organs. The organ sounds and the orchestral sounds can be conveniently accessed in realtime via the front-panel tilt tabs.

Beautiful Orchestral Sounds

More than just high-quality organ sounds, the C-200’s authentic orchestral sounds can be played via each virtual manual plus pedals. Add an optional pedalboard, and turn the C-200 into a full-console organ akin to a church pipe organ.

Windchest Panning

Also of note is the C-200’s unique Windchest Panning feature, which recreates the sound of a classic church environment by simulating the physical location of pipes for each note played. Each note will emanate from its own unique location in the stereo soundfield — just like a true pipe organ!

Other split keyboard digital organs released by Roland include the C-330 and C-380.