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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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Charlie a hobbyist user from US writes:
Just got mine secondhand and got it hooked up with very little fuss. Haven't had a chance to really feel it out. Joe, if you still need a manual, get a free Backstage account at Roland's web site and download from there.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-02-2008 at 19:56
Garry Patton a professional user from Houston writes:
Bought my A-30 mid 90's to run a P-55 Sound Canvas. Shelved it after a few years to opt for a better piano sample. Glad I didn't get rid of it though since recently my M-1's buttons bit the dust and I now use the A-30 for a controller for my M-1R. Works great!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-13-2007 at 10:30
Allan a professional user from NYC Miami writes:
My a30 has fallen 40 + times from the top tier of my stand, sometimes another 5 feet off the stage. i never used a case, Ive had it for 20 years, and have bought and sold at least 20 synths and controller since. This thing is sick. Im telling you, you can pick it up over your head and throw it to the floor. I dont understand it. It freaks me out. Im a tough player and break keys on every synth ive owned, and even break srings on pianos, I use knifes to hold keys down, kieth Emerson abuse stuff, but this a30 ???? Its almost like I want to see it break after 20 years. I keep an extra triton back stage, the keys on the korg triton break if you look at them to much. The a30 falls off the top tier of my stand every weekend between sets. Its like the twilight zone. It never breaks. Lets not talk about the limitations of the joystick controler, and the lack of after touch/ pressure control to midi cc, whatever its called. The limitations of only having a sustain pedal, and the wierd archetecure of the program change buttons, makes it the most durable lovable piece of gear that gives minimal midi control, but i gotta love it. I wish it would break already. That stupid pitch bend/mod lever, and lack of expression ped jack. But it will not die. Its my main board and my arch enemy. It the twilight zone. PS the Roland jv modules dont break either, but thats just another mod in the rack

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jul-02-2006 at 08:14
Joe a professional user from New Jersey writes:
I was wondering if anybody had an A30 manual they could share or where I could get one Itried to go to the Roland site and they offer the A37 Let me know Thanks

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-05-2006 at 16:30
tommyp7 a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Picked up a used A-30 to drive my wonderfull sounding but poorly bit Casio WK 3000, my Ensoniq SQR and my Roland XV 2020. The build is top notch as is the action. Semi-weighted keys is a generous description. To me they are quick springed with a little mass to them. The layout is complex and powerful and the manual is challenging at best. Overall, a very good 76 key controller which allows for expressive playing.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-20-2004 at 07:20
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