Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal

Controller Pedal for Roland, BOSS, and Other Synthesizers
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Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal image 1
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Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal
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An Essential Pedal for Your Keyboard!

Perhaps the finest independent expression pedal in professional audio! Use the Roland EV-5 as a multi-purpose expression pedal for a variety of Roland, BOSS and other gear! Depending on the instrument, you can use the EV-5 as a volume pedal, real-time parameter control pedal or data-entry pedal.

Works with many other keyboard instruments!
The Roland EV-5 pedal is the ideal accessory for the following Roland and other brand keyboards:

  • Roland D-70 Super LA Synthesizer
  • Roland A-50/ A-80 MIDI keyboard controllers
  • Roland R-8/ R-5 human rhythm composers
  • Roland JD-800 programmable synthesizer
  • Kurzweil PC88 and PC88MX Keyboard Controller
  • Alesis QS Series Synthesizers

Tech Specs

Height 2.1"
Depth 7.9"
Width 3.4"
Weight 0.9 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number EV-5

Customer Reviews

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Roland EV5 Expression Pedal

I combine this pedal with my Roland RD-800 Stage Piano. I cannot imagine not using the EV5 with the RD-800. The EV5 offers such versatility to the RD-800 that to play without this combination is a waste in my opinion. The two go hand in hand. I also, use the EV5 Pedal in conjunction with the Seymore Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal. Again, the two together lend each other very well for the wet mix.
Music background: Music & Visual Artist

Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

I have rather complicated guitar rig that utilises both dedicated outboard gear and software on a laptop. I currently use 12 of these pedals (and yes I DO use then) to control parameters of all sorts. They hardly ever fail, and when (and if) they do it tends to be after a decade or more of hard service. Don't leave home without 'em.
Music background: Rock, Jazz, Avant-Garde


Gosh, I think I now have 6 of these units. I use them on the Eventide SPACE, Time, Mod and Pitch Factor pedals, as well as on my Strymon delay pedals. Perfect, faultless. Plastic, yet rugged and lightweight. Ample length on the cord. Never had an issue. I prefer these units for guitar pedalboards due to their light weight and compact size. I haven't tried one on my Master Midi Keyboard as I have a metal BOSS unit and the additional weight keeps it in place when I fumble around with my feet.
Music background: Guitarist, Keyboards, Studio owner, composer

Great pedals

I've used these pedals with a variety of keyboards for many years and never had a problem with them other than the cords eventually wearing out where they attach to the pedal - which can happen after a few hundred one-nighters! I currently use them as volume and control pedals for a Kurzweil PC3. I especially like the low profile and ease of action.
Music background: Pro keyboardist

Nice Expression Pedal

Light weight , simple to use. Feels sturdy enough, I don't expect any problems using this pedal. It serves it's purpose well.
Music background: Pro Musician, Recording Engineer
See also: Footswitches, Roland, Roland Footswitch / Selector Pedals, Roland Keyboard Pedals