Roland have revealed their new GO series keyboards which are targeted at total beginners with a bunch of in-built instruments and practice features.

Roland have revealed two new keyboards as part of their GO series, the G0-61k GO:KEYS and GO-61P GO:PIANO “beginner-friendly” keyboards. According to Roland the 2 keyboards are aimed at 2 types of beginners, the GO:KEYS aimed at those wanting to create music without the formal training and the GO:PIANO for those wishing to learn the piano without any experience.

Roland’s 2 new GO keyboards are launching at one of the best prices a Roland keyboard has ever been available for, with a street price of $299 and $329 for GO:KEYS and GO:PIANO respectively. Both keyboards feature in-built speakers and can be powered by batteries for portability, so when you start playing you can carry on wherever you go.

A spokesperson for Roland said: “The instruments and the onboards sounds are derived from Roland professional synthesizers and pianos, so they promise an easy transition to Roland models with more advanced feature sets as playing skills improve. A first for their price point, both models in the series also offer Bluetooth connectivity for added musical and learning possibilities.”

Roland GO:KEYS

If you’re looking for a fun and inspiring way to start playing music, Roland’s GO:KEYS is the answer! With it’s innovative Loop Mix function, anyone can build fully produced songs right away, even with no previous music experience.

There’s also a diverse range of pro sounds to explore, plus an easy-to-use recorded to capture and share your creations. And with Bluetooth connectivity, you can jam along with music from your smartphone or tablet and work with all sorts of great music apps.

Compact and battery powered, GO:KEYS lets you enjoy the magic of musical creativity everywhere you go.

  • Fun and inspiring keyboard for beginner musicians
  • Loop Mix allows you to build songs by simply playing notes on the keyboard
  • Manipulate the sounds of your loops with intuitive one-touch control
  • Bluetooth audio/MIDI support for connecting with your smartphone or tablet
  • Over 500 pro-quality sounds: pianos, synths, strings, bass, brass, and more
  • Built-in song recorder with USB backup
  • Play anytime with built-in speakers or headphones
  • Lightweight, travel-ready, and runs on batteries

Have you always wanted to learn the piano, but don’t have the space or budget for a full-size instrument? Roland’s GO:PIANO solves both these problems, allowing you to turn the dream into reality. The affordable GO:PIANO is a top quality portable solution that makes learning easy and fun.

It features authentic sound and feel derived from Roland’s premium home pianos, and supports Bluetooth for working with music education apps on your favourite mobile devices. Adding in built-in speakers, convenient practice features, and more, GO:PIANO is the perfect companion for starting your piano-playing journey.

  • Premium piano performance in a compact and affordable instrument
  • 61-note keyboard with standard full-size keys and authentic touch response
  • Features Roland’s acclaimed piano sounds with 128-voice polyphony
  • Also includes electric pianos, organs, and other sounds for exploring different styles
  • Bluetooth audio/MIDI support for connecting with your smartphone or tablet
  • Play anytime with built-in speakers or headphones
  • Metronome, transpose, and recording features support daily practice
  • Lightweight, travel-ready, and runs on batteries

Roland’s GO keyboards are expected to launch towards the end of this year.