28 Jan · In the late 1970s, Gary Numan created synth-driven sounds that would inspire many artists to come. We look at the gear he used to do it!
Roland - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about Roland? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
27 Jan · Looking for more affordable ways to create beats? We take a look at some of the best budget beat-making equipment to get you started!
24 Jan · Roland brings the enormity of the ZEN-Core sound engine, vocal effects, auto accompaniment and recording to the FP series in the FP-E50.
21 Jan · It's the 25th Anniversary of Air's debut record Moon Safari, let's find out more about their creative process and how to sound like Air.
03 Jan · CES 2023 this week brings some exciting new tech into the fold. We take a look at the Roland BRIDGE CAST streaming mixer for gamers!
01 Jan · Japan’s domestic vintage synthesizer market is surprisingly cheap. We tell you the best tips and tricks for buying synthesizers from Japan.
31 Dec 2022 · One of the most respected duos in electronic music, The Chemical Brothers brought their hard-hitting style to the masses. We find out how!
17 Dec 2022 · Easily one of the most influential synthpop acts of all time, Eurythmics took the world by storm in the early 80s. We find out how!
14 Dec 2022 · Following the release of their Analog Polysynth Collection, Roland have released the Drum Machine Collection featuring 5 classic rhythm boxes
10 Dec 2022 · Celebrated DJ, producer, and remix artist, Fatboy Slim created his own brand of acid-infused breakbeat dance music. Let's find out how!
08 Dec 2022 · Roland announces JC-120 Jazz Chorus 50th Anniversary Limited Edition in Cherry Wood finish to celebrate 50 years of the amp model
03 Dec 2022 · Original synth-pop pioneers, The Human League made a huge impact in the early 80s with their minimalistic soundscapes. Let's find out how!
14 Nov 2022 · We look at two new books from Kim Bjorn; one gets you patching and tweaking with Korg semi-modulars and another celebrates 50 years of Roland.
12 Nov 2022 · The Prodigy rose from the rave scene in the late 1980s and became a hugely successful crossover act, we look at what went into their sound.
29 Oct 2022 · We check out some of the core studio and stage instruments that helped create the industrial, euphoric sound of rave pioneers Orbital.
22 Oct 2022 · As one of electronic music's early exponents, Jean-Michel Jarre is an inspiration for many. We check out some of his favourite synths!
21 Oct 2022 · Are you stuck in the mud creatively? We check out some of the best budget grooveboxes for standalone beat creation and live performance.
14 Oct 2022 · Drum machines provide the creative foundation for songwriting in so many musical Genres. We check out some of the best budget drum machines.
07 Oct 2022 · Now available! To celebrate 50 years of inspiration and innovation from Roland Bjooks has released a massive 400-page tome of Roland's fabulousness.
21 Sep 2022 · Over the summer Roland introduced us to 3 little AIRA Compact machines, the T-8, J-6 and E-4. Are they a perfect techno party or will they fall flat?
20 Sep 2022 · Roland releases a new level of sampling pad in the SPD-SX PRO. With a bunch of road-tested professional enhancements for the most demanding gigs.
16 Sep 2022 · Looking to make sounds out of the box? We check out some of the best desktop synths under $1000 for music creation and live performance.
15 Sep 2022 · The new update from Roland brings clip compatibility between devices, undo/redo, MIDI CC recording, new effects and a host of other updates.
31 Aug 2022 · Roland has added a bunch of new FM drums with full editing, a random kit generator, probability and some new FX to the TR-8S & TR-6S rhythm performers