Roland has released the Aerophone Editor app for the Aerophone AE-10 Digital Wind Instrument. The free iOS app for iPhone and iPad unlocks many capabilities not available directly on the instrument, giving Aerophone AE-10 owners the ability to customize sounds and controls to a greater degree, build tone lists, and more.
Since its introduction in September 2016, the Aerophone AE-10 has been extremely well received by wind players around the world. Roland’s first-ever digital wind instrument features SuperNATURAL® technology for expressive sound and ultra-responsive playability, and is equipped with a mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor and bite-sensing reed for controlling vibrato and pitch. The Aerophone AE-10 also offers many onboard sounds, including authentic saxophones and other acoustic wind instruments, plus synthesizer sounds optimized for breath control.
With access to advanced features only available in the Aerophone Editor app, a player can deeply customize the Aerophone AE-10 for their specific style and music needs. It’s possible to create new sounds with up to four tone layers, and to adjust key range, panning, and pitch on each. Detailed breath, bite, and thumb control assignments allow the player to dial in the perfect response for their unique expressions, and onboard effects can be adjusted as well. The app also offers the ability to customize MIDI control information for triggering external sound modules and software-based instruments.
In addition to its editing capabilities, the app includes a library function that lets players organize sounds into tone lists for different gigs, styles, and practice applications. Tone list files are stored locally on the user’s iPhone or iPad, and can also be uploaded to iCloud for backup, remote access, and sharing with other Aerophone users.
The Aerophone Editor is available from the App Store, and is compatible with devices running iOS 9 and iOS 10. An Apple USB camera adapter is required for communication between an iOS device and the Aerophone AE-10.