08 Aug · Roland celebrates 808 Day by releasing an update for the System-8 synthesizer that includes the JX-3P 6 voice polysynth. Add in a pair of trainers and some limited edition vinyl and is that our lot for this ...
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07 Aug · A video on Facebook suggests that Roland are about to announce their third virtual Plug-Out recreate of a classic synthesizer for the System-8 on 808 Day. Firm favourite is the JX3P - what do you think?
06 Aug · Other than a pair of trainers Roland is not sparking much anticipation for 808 Day on the 8th August. Behringer meanwhile is hinting that they are going to make it all about their RD-808 analogue drum machine.
23 Jul · It's for real this time, Puma is releasing not one but two styles of TR-808 inspired trainers on 808 day in a couple of weeks. The RS-100 joins the RS-0 as the £100 footwear of choice for any drum machine fan.
20 Jul · The combination of GO:MIXER PRO smartphone audio mixer and the Virtual Stage Camera lets you create high quality video, while GO:MIXER PRO can connect to and mix up to nine audio sources.
03 Jul · Finally all you Pro Tools users can get access to the wealth of instruments and classic synthesizer emulations from the RolandCloud as they introduce support for AAX.
29 Jun · Roland has added two FM variations to the oscillators on the System-8 featuring 2 operator and 5 operator waveforms. It also gets filters from the Jupiter-8 and Juno-106 amongst other bits and bobs.
27 May · The UK offices of five major MI brands have been raided over alleged price-fixing! The probe is centred on Fender, Roland, Casio, Korg and Yamaha, according to reports.
07 May · With the 5.3 update to Roland Cloud, the manufacturer pays homage to retro video games with a chiptune synth/rompler called Blip Blop. You can install it right away from the Roland Cloud Manager.
02 May · Users of the Roland/Studio Electronics SE-02 will be pleased to hear that there's a software SE-02 Editor to access all the expanded parameters, manage user banks, blend patches and randomise everything.
01 May · To be revealed at Superbooth Roland have owned up to the 4 new System-500 modules that we saw at the Puma launch party. We get a synth voice, a filter, a multi-utility and a mixer - good times!
13 Apr · New Roland System 500 modules spotted at the Puma launch party in Berlin that featured those TR-808 trainers. Confused? Who cares - look, new unannounced System 500 Eurorack modules!
13 Apr · Remember those Adidas TR-808 trainers from last year that you couldn't buy. Well Roland have no teamed up with Puma to offer some trainers that might actually make it to the shops. Thank goodness!
05 Mar · Take the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, tone down the green and import your own samples and you have the TR-8S. It's not groundbreaking but it's probably exactly what we wanted for a live performance groovebox.
03 Mar · A mysterious and rather foggy video hints at something with glowing faders that Roland are planning to announce on Monday the 5th March. What do we think? Sampler? Mixer? Groovebox? TR-8 Mk2?
24 Jan · Roland Virtual Sonics have announced that the Roland Cloud online Legendary Series of virtual instruments will be joined by the first official software emulations of the TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines.