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Roland AE-05 Aerophone GO Digital Wind Instrument
TA0194

£399.00
UK tax incl.
£332.50
UK tax excl.
In stock

Description

The New Roland GO has been designed as a more entry level introduction to the world of the wind synth. It takes on most of the features of the AE 10 model and while it has reduced facility in areas such as range, number of onboard sounds and functionality, it has the added advantage that it is Bluetooth controllable – Roland have designed a free App that gives the player plenty more sounds and editability!

Description

The Roland AE 5 (or GO) gives the player immediate satisfaction from a user-friendly point of view. The design is very light and compact, the 11 available onboard sounds are easy to select via a sound wheel on the reverse, and there is a very useful transpose dial which allows sax players to adjust their key accordingly. While it lacks in the more extensive features of its older cousin (the AE10) it taps into a whole bank of further possibilities via the Roland GO App, available for free.

11 onboard tones including four sax variations, flute, clarinet, violin, plus 50 sounds available through the Aerophone GO Plus app for iOS or Android devices

Headphones let you play anytime without disturbing other people

Play anywhere with battery operation and onboard speakers

Easy to carry, weighing just 1 lb. 9 oz./695 g – comes with dedicated soft case

Play along with favourite songs on your smartphone, using Bluetooth® audio

Play with up to six friends using Aerophone GO Ensemble smartphone app for iOS or Android devices

Compatible with traditional sax fingering; instantly transposable to any key with no fingering stress

Mouthpiece features sensitive breath sensor with reed structure for authentic playing feel and control over techniques like vibrato and pitch


Staff Review

This is certainly a fun little wind synth that comes in useful for the non-computer savvy sax players out there, and there are plenty! Straight out of the box the Roland GO plays without any consultation with the instruction manual! You can either power up with 4 AA batteries, or use USB power and get going straight away, adjusting the tone with a very user-friendly dial on the back. The onboard sounds, especially through the tiny onboard speaker, are a bit naff, but you can quickly move on from this by installing the App and getting into the more pleasing onboard PCM sounds, via a very handy Bluetooth connection!

I struggle a little with the ‘clicky’ feel of the buttons, as opposed to smoothly operating levers (as in some older reputable wind synths no longer available on the market), and I feel that some fractional latency can get in the way when playing faster passages – an issue with all current modern wind synths – I think you almost learn to adapt to this when you spend some time with them. However, from an overall perspective, this little synth offers a fun alternative to playing the sax at a very decent price. Jim@sax.co.uk

Delivery

  • Free 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND
  • Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)
  • Competitive International Shipping Rates

Delivery Schedule

We deliver your order right away. Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

Postage Prices Outside of the UK

Simply add your desired products to the shopping cart, choose your shipping destination and the website will automatically assign your postage to the shopping cart.

UK Shipping Guide

Listed below is a guide to our UK Mainland shipping charges.

Category Royal Mail 1st Class Special Next Day Special Next Day (by 12pm)
Saxophones N/A FREE £5.00
Accessories £3.00 £8.00 N/A
Heavy Items £5.00 £8.00 N/A

Postage Within The UK

Royal Mail First Class (Default Shipping)

First Class Delivery aims to deliver within 1 to 3 days of postage but do bear in mind larger items are likely to need hand delivery (sax stands don't fit through letter boxes).

Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Day)

If your order is placed before 2pm and is in stock we promise to deliver next day. If an Item is not in stock we will refund your additional postage costs and deliver as soon as the goods are available. Over 2kg we use a mixture of regular post (low value items such as bags and heavier stands) & various couriers (usually DPD or UPS) depending on location and value.

Postage Within The EU

Anything under 2kg ships with Royal Mail. Orders amounting to over about £50 ship using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Orders over 2kg ship with various courier services- again, usually UPS or Fedex. 

Rest Of The World

Any order under 2kg ships in the regular mail (unless otherwise requested at time of ordering). Higher value shipments are sent using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Heavier items ship by courier - again, we tend to use UPS or Fedex. Please note that, should you want smaller orders by courier (an advisable security measure in some countries) please specify clearly when ordering. This will often incur a higher shipping price which we may have to cover by sending a paypal invoice.

For any order which has shipped with tracking: the full tracking information can be checked using the "my orders" section on our website (a link is on your initial order confirmation). 

If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.

Returns

If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.
Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.

  1. You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
  2. In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
  3. All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
  4. Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

Please send all returns to the following address:

SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
BROOKLANDS PARK
FARNINGHAM ROAD
CROWBOROUGH
EAST SUSSEX
TN6 2JD

If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.

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