Roland AT-90SL Atelier Organ

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Roland AT-90SL Atelier Organ

The AT-90SL is the grand flagship model of the series, offering the most powerful sound, extraordinary playability, and luxurious cabinet. It's spectacular! Meticulously crafted from natural dark walnut by skilled American artisans, the AT-90SL is the epitome of luxury. Its sound is luxurious too: When you hear its footage sound source, hundreds of voices and rhythms, and cathedral-like resonance delivered through one of the most impressive sound systems available, you will realize the true power that this instrument possesses. And it's ultra comfortable to play, with a convenient sliding music rest, a large color LCD touch screen, a gently illuminated panel, and an easy-to-understand user interface.

* 56-note upper manual with aftertouch sensitivity, 76-note lower manual, 25-note wooden pedalboard
* 6 full-range speakers, 1 woofer, 4 tweeters for outstanding sound; total 240W rated power output
* 256-voice maximum polyphony
* 421 high-quality organ and instrument voices, 233 rhythm patterns
* Full-color LCD touch screen with intuitive, user-friendly menus
* Onscreen Digital Harmonic Bar for Flute, Theater, and Pipe, with footage and footage type buttons on top of the panel
* 3,728 onboard presets with One-Touch Program
* Enhanced Music Assistant function with 2,400 settings and search feature
* 24 Harmony Intelligence settings
* 188 Quick Registrations
* 7-track recorder and 3.5" floppy disk drive for full Atelier compatibility
* Warm, luxurious console lighting

Music Assistant

* All new Music Assistant settings (600 titles)
* Fill-In function assigned to the right footswitch on all Music Assistant settings
* All songs inside Club Roland learning modules included
* Songs from Hal Leonard EZ Play Today book included
o All songs from Book #200 The Best Songs Ever
o All songs from Book #57 More of the Best Songs Ever
* Music Assistant search function by "Club Roland," "EZ PLAY 200," and "EZ PLAY 57"
o You can find songs quickly with keyword search

Music Styles

* New American Music Style content (233 Music Styles)
* New "Advanced Chord Recognition" system
o You can achieve a more natural musical feel by playing chords with the Advanced Chord Recognition system
* 8-part accompaniment
o The 8-part accompaniment (maximum) allows you to create gorgeous musical arrangements

Expanded Realistic Rhythm Section
One of the greatest features on the American Classic Series is the wide range of rhythms and musical genres it puts at your fingertips. The greatly expanded built-in rhythm section is sorted into categories, and provides numerous rhythms for each genre or style. Best of all, the rhythms incorporate actual drum and percussion phrases recorded by professional drummers, so the nuance, timing and stress are all astonishingly alive and real.

Style Orchestrator
The Style Orchestrator buttons let you instantly change the style of the automatic accompaniment to one of four arrangement variations. From simple to elaborate, these arrangements add an exciting new level of real-time expression to your performance.

Rhythm Customize
The new Rhythm Customize feature lets you edit many of the internal rhythm patterns. You can change the drum voice, add a cymbal to the beat, adjust the timing, and make other edits to create your own unique rhythm patterns. Use the onboard floppy disk drive to save your original pattern for use on any Atelier organ.

Convenient Rhythm Search Function
With the Rhythm Search function, finding the right rhythm is a breeze. You can search using your choice of name, beat, tempo, genre or group to quickly select the ideal rhythm for the style of music you are playing.

One Touch Program
* New One Touch Program screen
o 4 individual titles are named to each One Touch Program group. You can hold this "Group" screen until you touch Exit
* New One Touch Program settings for new Music Styles

Exquisite Traditional Organ Sounds
The AT-90SL offers a rich variety of stunning jazz organ, pipe organ, and especially theater organ sounds that are better and more powerful than ever. There is also a footage sound source feature that lets you change the "pipe footage" right on the console. Use the Digital Harmonic Bar function on the touch screen to freely adjust the drawbar levels and volume of each footage, for an expanded number of sound combinations. In addition, you can choose from a range of highly customizable organ effects such as Reverb, Rotary, Sustain, and more. This is the way an organ should sound!

Hundreds of Voices for World Music
In addition to fabulous organ sound, the AT-90SL also offers hundreds of high-quality, realistic instrument voices from around the world and across the centuries. There are many more strings, accordion, and choir variations, as well as exciting new traditional instrument sounds to expand your musical expression. Of course, you can combine these voices with organ sounds to create an almost limitless repertoire of performance options.

Outstanding Piano Performance
The AT-90SL has an extended 76-note lower manual and incredible stereosampled grand piano sounds, for authentic piano performance. There is also a damper pedal that provides the same effect and expression as an acoustic piano. The lower manual has a Split function too, in case you want to add different instrument sounds to your piano playing.

Powerful Speakers and Sound System
The AT-90SL's sounds are delivered with awesome power and resonance through multiple fullrange speakers. A mighty 30cm woofer gives you truly thunderous bass. Models with a woofer also feature the RSS (Roland Sound Space) Reverb audio enhancement system, which produces a room-filling, cathedral-like ambience.

Harmony Intelligence
The Harmony Intelligence feature creates gorgeous harmony based on the chords you play on the lower manual. Choose from a wide array of harmony types, including Strings, Hymn, Harp, Jazz Scat, Big Band, and more. Ensemble-type performances have never sounded this great!

Simple, Easy Panel Layout
All models in the Atelier series share the same fundamental panel design and simple, color-coded layout, so you can perform the same basic operations when playing any AT-Series organ. It's so easy to navigate! The panel design — the result of consultation with professional players from around the world — also helps ensure that operation is simple for beginners to learn and remember.

Large Color LCD Touch Screen
The AT-90SL's large, full-color LCD touch screen makes playing the organ more effortless and enjoyable than ever before. The simpler screen layout and new color scheme let you perform the same operations with fewer steps, making it easier to select instrument voices for your performance, to access and control rhythm, reverb, split point, and other panel settings onscreen, and to switch to the notation display at the touch of a finger. You can also jump smoothly between Upper, Lower, and Pedal tone edit screens. Virtually every onboard function can be accessed and adjusted using the touch screen, for a single point of control. It's easy, intuitive, and fun.

Other Features
* New Factory Registration set (12 settings)
* American Flag as the default Main Background screen
* "American Classic" ID badge

More Onscreen Features

With the simplified, color-coded LCD touch screen, the Composer, Track Mute, and other functions are easier to use. You can play along with commercially available or downloaded Standard MIDI Files and save the results, or mute a specific voice or part right on the screen, and play the solo part yourself. The series also features Roland's famous DigiScore®, which lets you display the notation of Standard MIDI Files or your own recorded songs onscreen. It's loads of fun.

Conveniently Located Registration Buttons
Once you've created the ideal voice, rhythm, and panel settings, you can save them immediately with the twelve registration buttons conveniently located between the upper and lower manuals. Using a floppy disk, you can name and store up to 99 sets of registration data, each consisting of twelve registrations, for more than a thousand different variations! All registrations can be called up instantly while playing, to customize your settings and expand your repertoire and ensemble possibilities with the mere touch of a button.

Quick Registration for Professional Sound
The Quick Registration feature lets you effortlessly select from an extensive library of registration presets created by world-renowned professional organists to cover a wide range of genres. The Quick Registrations can also be used for getting hints on how to select and layer sounds when creating your own registrations. Watch how quickly your repertoire grows.

Compatible with Any Atelier Organ
The built-in floppy disk drive lets you exchange data with other AT-Series models. You can immediately call up registrations, performance data, and music files created on any Atelier organ, or use commercially available or downloaded SMF data.

Easy Navigation with the Quick Guide
The onscreen Quick Guide makes it easy to use all the American Classic Series' advanced and powerful features. Simply touch "Quick Guide" on the touch screen, then press any button, key, pedal or footswitch to jump to the settings screen for that item. For example, pressing the damper pedal will open the controller window to adjust the damper pedal settings. Alternatively, you can touch "index" to call up the settings screen for a keyword of your choice. Just make your settings, close the screen and play!