Portable Arranger Keyboard


Hundreds of essential, contemporary sounds inherited from Roland's top sound modules

Multi-format song player that allows song data to be played directly from USB Flash memory (MP3, .WAV, AIFF, and SMF format)

Stylish, lightweight design

Built-in speakers with impressively powerful sound

Flagship Sounds

Don't let Prelude's affordability mislead you -- it sounds like a keyboard costing twice the price. Prelude is equipped with hundreds of top-quality sounds derived from Roland's famous sound modules. It also features 128 polyphonic voices for smooth performance, even with stacks of sounds playing at the same time.

Play-Along Styles

Prelude is packed with a wide variety of contemporary sounds and intelligent backing styles, plus loadable banks of ethnic sounds and styles from around the world. Style Converter and Playlist Editor software is included so you can customize and arrange your songs via PC.

Fun, Friendly Features

Prelude's USB Memory Player allows direct playback of MP3, .WAV, AIFF, and SMF files from a USB key. For karaoke fun, the Center Cancel transforms your favorite pre-recorded songs into "minus one" type sing-along tracks. For dazzling performance effects, wave your hand over Prelude's invisible D Beam to manipulate your sounds in unique and exciting ways.

Technical Info

Keyboard: 61 Keys (with velocity)

Sound Generator

Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices

Preset Memory:

- Tones: 896+256 (GM2)+World

- Rhythm Sets: 32 + 9 (GM2) + World

- Performance: 128

User Memory:

- Performances: 128


- MFX: 78 types, Reverb: 5 types, Chorus: 3 types

Backing Track

SMF Song: Yes

Audio Files: MP3, WAV, AIFF

Style: 4 Intro, 4 Main, 4 Ending, 6 Fill In

USB Memory Player: Yes

Preset Memory: Styles: 130 + World

User Memory:

- Styles: 100

- Songs: 200


Rated Power Output: 11W + 11W

Controllers: D BEAM, Pitch Bend/Modulation

Display: 240 x 64 dots graphic LCD

Connectors: Output Jacks (L/MONO, R), Ext Input, 2 Headphones, MIDI connectors (IN, OUT), Hold Pedal, Control Pedal, USB Connectors: COMPUTER (supports USB MIDI), USB Memory (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory)

Accessories Included: Owner's Manual, Tone

Size and Weight


- 1,044 mm

- 41-1/8 inches


- 317 mm

- 12-1/2 inches


- 121 mm

- 4-13/16 inches


- 7.8 kg

- 17 lbs. 4 oz.