15 Jan · Roland's CEO opens up about ZEN-Core that makes all sounds available across all instruments. He also explains why the Jupiter-Xm is the ultimate synth studio and why they're not looking to the past.
Roland - News and Rumours
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15 Jan · Roland has announced a lighter, more portable and more affordable RD Stage Piano called the RD-88. It takes the RD 30 year history and puts it in a gig and home-friendly compact package.
11 Jan · Winner of Roland's Digital Piano Design Award the GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano is an extraordinary instrument that showcases many Roland breakthroughs and inspires them for the future.
08 Jan · Roland has announced the GO:LIVECAST live streaming studio for smartphones. It's a hardware/app combo for delivering live streams directly from your phone, without the need for other gear.
07 Jan · Roland has announced a new version of their slim but fully weighted A-88 MIDI controller. The A-88MKII comes with some useful expressive control but most remarkable is that it supports MIDI 2.0
11 Dec 2019 · Roland defined the sound of the "naughties" with the XV-5080 PCM-based sound module and now it's available on Roland Cloud with all the editing that software can offer.
09 Dec 2019 · Roland has produced a very limited edition run of its Juno-DS and FA-06 synthesizers, a Black Edition with all-black keys. But if you want one, you'll have to be quick...
19 Sep 2019 · An unlikely image of two new groovy machines from Roland popped up in the internet. Have they nailed it with the TR-X and MC-X or is this just wishful thinking and Photoshop?
17 Sep 2019 · Open Labs has taken Stagelight as far as they can go and Roland has picked up this versatile touch-orientated DAW and will move it forward as Zenbeats. Free move for existing users plus classic Roland kits
05 Sep 2019 · If you're after a huge workstation that will be everything and do everything while looking like the flight deck of a moon-sized space station then Fantom is right up your exhaust port.
05 Sep 2019 · Much improved front panel design on the reworked JU-06A that brings in the Juno-60 to play with the Juno-106 complete with chorus, arpeggiator and sequencer.
05 Sep 2019 · The MC-707 is packed with 8 tracks of sequencing, sampling, loops and phrases with the synthesizer, drum and effects engine of the new Jupiter-X. The MC-101 does the same with 8 tracks - but where's the D-Beam?
05 Sep 2019 · The Jupiter-X looks fantastic and runs all their vintage models and has a built-in drum machine. The Jupiter-Xm has all that in a more hipster package. Is this the flagship we've been waiting for?
08 May 2019 · Roland brings some high-end professional sounds into the Roland Cloud subscription with a virtual instrument version of the classic SRX Studio expansion card.
03 Mar 2019 · Roland has taken on the 3rd March as 303 day to reclaim the beloved TB-303 Bass Line synth and released an authentically modelled software version of the analogue classic - dammit!
07 Feb 2019 · Roland pulls their finger out and registers the design and layout of the iconic TR-808 and TB-303 as trademarks in Germany. How will this affect Behringer and other clone manufacturers?