Seamus O’Sullivan using accordion midi controller with sounds inside accordion.
On your accordion midi system you WILL have a midi controller!
These come in many shapes and sizes….. and names. Basically, you can connect to any keyboard, digital piano or synthesiser. These may all be a bit too big for your studio or for carrying to a gig. Most accordionists go for a smaller unit, so you should be looking for a tone generator, midi sound module, expander or arranger module.
TYPES OF MODULES/EXPANDERS
Yamaha, Korg, Roland all make these modules or used to, it is very hard to find a brand new Sounds only module with onboard controller and memory for saving your settings. Ketron SD2 is a black box sound module (no controller or memory just a slave unit for a PROGRAMMABLE OUTPUT midi system and NOT usable with FIXED OUTPUT midi systems). You may find modules like the Roland BK7 which is a sound module with the ability to play styles, mp3s or midi files.
V3 Sound is a small independent company manufacturing sound modules for accordionists in Austria and Germany concentrating on producing folk sounds and styles for these regions. V3 Sound also have Scottish and Irish sounds and rhythms available in their flagship product V3 DESKTOP a versatile sound module and arranger unit.