Roland A-800PRO 61-Key Midi Keyboard Controller


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Roland A-800PRO 61-Key Midi Keyboard Controller

Gearank Recommendation

The A-800PRO earned a place on our recommended list for 61 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards when we published the first edition in March 2016 where it remained until it was out-ranked by other controllers in June 2021.


The A-800PRO follows Roland's tried and tested formula of combining technology, quality and reliability in a package that is priced just right to appeal.

It comes packed with many features for its price, with 45 assignable controls that include sliders, knobs, transport, buttons and more.

But its more than just a numbers game because its main feature is still the quality of its velocity sensitive keys and pads.

Besides its wealth of controls, Roland also designed the A-800PRO to be easy to use, with convenient software integration.

The Roland A-800PRO is light compared to other 61-key controllers, especially when considering the many things that it can do.


  • Keys: 61 / synth-action / velocity-sensitive / aftertouch
  • Pads: 8 pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
  • Controls: 45 assignable controls: knobs, sliders, buttons, transport and more
  • Automap: With any Active Controller Technology enabled DAW
  • Bundled Software: Cakewalk Production Plus Pack and three other instruments and production software
  • Power: USB powered and can use an optional power adapter (sold separately)
  • Connectivity: USB, 5-pin MIDI Connectors (IN & OUT), DC IN Jack, Footswitch and Expression pedal jacks
  • Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, Windows XP (SP2) Vista, & 7 compatible
  • Dimensions: 3.63 x 39.5 x 9.88 inches
  • Weight: 9 lbs
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best 61 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards.