Roland’s AE-01 Aerophone Mini

Mike Lawson • Instruments & Gear • September 25, 2019

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The AE-01 Aerophone mini digital wind instrument from Roland eliminates complicated fingerings and difficult breath control with this easy-to-learn instrument featuring BluetoothMIDI and Audio connectivity.

Roland also developed a companion app for the AE-01 with interactive lessons and tutorials, allowing new players to begin playing instantly and improve quickly.

The Aerophone mini comes packed with six different onboard sounds, including saxophone and violin, and offers over 50 additional modern and traditional tones through the free Aerophone mini Plus app for iOS and Android. The AE-01 offers features that experienced musicians can appreciate as well, like the ability to personalize breath sensitivity settings, fingering layouts, and connect via BluetoothMIDI to popular DAW software for recording and sound creation. Its many features are presented in an incredibly portable package, weighing just over one pound. The Aerophone mini runs on battery power, and features both an onboard speaker and a headphone jack.

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