Roland V-Accordions and symphonic VIs

styledelk

Active Member
Anyone have a Roland V-Accordion (any model, I suppose) that's hooked it up over midi to control things like Spitfire libraries and other more symphonic fare?

How does the bellows action work for controlling CCs?
 

Polkasound

Senior Member
If anyone would have that, it would be me, heheheh. I actually posed this question to some Roland V owners a few years ago but they didn't know enough about the instrument to say if it was even outputting CC data. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, instead of buying a Roland, I can recommend an accordion tech from Minnesota who can build you a bellows MIDI controller out of a junk real accordion. You can select the MIDI CC# and adjust the sensitivity. It works very well. Send me a PM.
 
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styledelk

styledelk

Active Member
Welp, I went ahead and ordered an FR-1x. Reading the manual, it suggests that the bellows actions can be assigned to CCs, so we'll see how this goes. :)