Roland A-88MKII 88-Note MIDI Keyboard Controller

A flagship keyboard controller that's ready for MIDI 2.0

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The store is open 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 5pm Sunday and bank holidays.

The stock information shows the quantity of units that are available to purchase at the Guildford store and the quantity of units that are available at our off-site Guildford warehouse. These stock levels are updated in real time.

Our Click and Collect service is available at our Guildford store from 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am - 5pm on Sunday. You can either choose click and collect as your delivery option online or, during store opening hours, call our sales team at 01483 456777 to place a 10% deposit.

If you have placed your order online, you will receive a confirmation email of your order and a separate follow-up text or email to confirm when your item is ready for collection.

Please do not come to the store before you have received the follow-up message, as your order may not yet be ready at the store.

If the only available stock is in our off-site warehouse it can be brought to the store location for you to try - you just need to contact the store within opening hours. Please note any requests received after 3.30pm will not arrive at the store until the following morning.

Please be aware that, unless you have paid a deposit to reserve the item, it will continue to be free, both online and in-store, for another customer to buy. Therefore we would advise you to place a 10% deposit by either using the on-line click and collect service or calling us 01483 456777.


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Product Description

The A-88MKII was designed from the ground-up for the modern-day producer and musician. A PHA-4 hammer-action keyboard provides a smooth playing feel, while RGB-lit controls, USB-C connectivity and a MIDI 2.0 ready architecture ensures its prepared for the future.

Play and Perform

Creating a great playing experience was the most important consideration during the design process. Roland are known for highly responsive, sensitive keys and this layout is no different; it can even be adjusted to suit your personal preferences.  

Streamlined Design

A slim, shallow build with flat surfaces and squared edges allows the controller to fit seamlessly into your studio setup. Its built from high-quality wood and other premium materials too, making it highly durable and an absolute pleasure to use. Roland craft instruments that last.

MIDI 2.0

The most significant update to MIDI since its initial release is just over the horizon. The engineering eggheads at Roland have subsequently built the A-8MKII to be universally compatible with any technological advancements – in particular MIDI 2.0. It’ll take full advantage of the new and exciting features that are promised by the next instalment.

Production Potential

Onboard tools allow for complex, layered productions. An advanced arpeggiator, chord memory, three customisable zones and triggerable, multipurpose pads provide multiple creative options during real-time performance.

The three zones let you split and layer the keyboard with an assortment of instruments and sounds. These can then be altered as you see fit via an intuitive modulation/pitch lever, alongside the pads and knobs. Plugging in a sustain pedal through the input results in a whole other creative avenue.  

Roland’s control app allows you to customise your experience even further. Reference mappings and layers quickly, and assign your commands to each pad using a variety of colours. It’s even possible to take control of external hardware and soft synths. Use the Snap Shot function to then immediately recall your saved parameters.


  • Designed for MIDI 2.0.
  • Bus power, plus USB connectivity. Compatible with mac OS, Windows and iOS.
  • A PHA-4 keyboard offers supreme playability.
  • Crafted from durable materials; this keyboard controller is built to last.
  • Control application allows for immediate recall and extensive customisation.
  • The slimline design slots seamlessly into any studio setup.
  • Chord memory.
  • Built in arpeggiator.
  • Three highly customisable sections.
  • Three pedal inputs.
  • Eight RGB-lit pads and eight assignable knobs.

In the Box 

  • USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable


  • Keyboard: 88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Zone: 3 (Lower / Upper1 / Upper2)
  • User memory: 8
  • Power Supply: Supplied from the computer via USB COMPUTER port / AC-Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 260 mA (USB), 300 mA (AC adaptor)


  • Pad x 8 (with illumination, assignable)
  • Knobs x 8 (with illumination, assignable)
  • Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
  • Button x2 (Assignable)
  • Pedals: DAMPER, FC1, FC2


  • Pedal (DAMPER, FC1, FC2) jacks: TRS phone type
  • MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
  • USB (COMPUTER) port: USB Type-C (TM)
  • DC In jack