At CES 2019, Roland announced the first MIDI digital musical instrument able to be controlled by the Amazon Alexa.
Like all Roland GO products, the Roland GO:PIANO features both audio and MIDI Bluetooth connectivity. With built-in speakers, battery power and built-in Bluetooth, the GO:PIANO lets you connect to your smartphone, store your performances to the cloud and practice and perform music on the GO.
The Roland GO:PIANO with Alexa Built-In was one of the "Top Innovations" of #CES2019.
By combining the GO:PIANO with Alexa Built-in digital piano with Roland's powerful Alexa Skill, aspiring musicians at any level can enjoy simple voice operation of their instrument while their hands play music. Additionally, Alexa Built-in and Roland's Alexa skill open up a world full of cloud-based creative possibilities, from enjoying libraries of play-along music across the widest variety of genres to sharing recorded personal performances with family and friends around the world. Moreover, Roland will continue to update and expand the capabilities of the Alexa Skill to embrace new instruments and new benefits for novice and experienced musicians alike.
At CES 2019, we caught up with Corey Fournier, Market Development Mgr. at Roland and he shared how Alexa and MIDI work together to provide hands free, voice controlled MIDI.
Roland is also looking at updating their Piano Partner app to utilize Alexa skills and translate those Skills into MIDI commands.
The Piano Partner 2 app for iOS and Android mobile devices has a host of features to help you practice and record music.
DigiScore Lite show the piano's internal music collection on your device's display,
Rhythm and Flash Card help you build your musical skills.