01 Dec · Deciding which drum kit is better for you can be difficult. In our guide "Acoustic vs. Electronic Drums", we take a look at each drum's advantages.
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!
19 Nov · It's that time of year again, with Black Friday and Cyber Week deals coming thick and fast. Here are five amazing deals on e-drum kits.
15 Nov · In this week's edition of Synth Deals, we've selected some exciting offers on creative instruments for beatmaking and live performance.
15 Nov · Ever wanted that JUPITER-8 sound with the crisp punch of a JUNO-60, layered with a JD-800? Well, now you can with Roland's GALAXIAS!
13 Nov · We explore the legend that is Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark aka OMD and find out how they pioneered their early synth-pop sound.
12 Nov · Forget Akihabara and Mt. Fuji. Let us help you plan your tour of the beautiful country of Japan around what’s really important - synthesizers!
11 Nov · Looking to create some classic acid house and techno leads and basslines? Here's some of the best modern Roland SH-101 alternatives.
10 Nov · With so many drum machines released every year, it's hard to keep track. Here are 5 underrated drum machines that should be on your radar.
08 Nov · This week's edition of Synth Deals boasts an impressive range of desktop modules, grooveboxes, and eurorack synths to expand your arsenal.
08 Nov · Roland's expansion comes amidst a global downturn, signalling the straight-to-Bad Gear company is actually doing just fine, thank you.
08 Nov · Roland's flagship synthesizer gets a boost via the new FANTOM EX upgrade which adds ACB modelling, new pianos and ZEN-Core model expansions.
04 Nov · We explore the musical journey of self proclaimed Hip-Hop purist, DJ Shadow, and some of the instruments that shaped his production style.
01 Nov · The Roland Juno has dominated music for over four decades! We take a look at some of the best synth plugins that capture its classic sound.
31 Oct · This Halloween, we're looking into the production of Michael Jackson's Thriller to find out more about the creation of this iconic record.
28 Oct · We follow the journey of British New Wave Pioneers, Duran Duran, and find out more about the elements that created their signature sound.
26 Oct · In this week's edition of Synth Deals, you can find some perfect choices for beginners looking to go deeper into music production.
23 Oct · French electro pioneers, Justice rose to global fame in the early 2000s with their choppy and aggressive brand of EDM. We find our how!
20 Oct · We're checking out some of the best Space Echo Alternatives for recreating Roland's classic tape echo effect in studio and on stage.
19 Oct · Custom-skinned version of the popular SP-404MKII phrase sampler includes Stones Throw artist-created sample banks, a vinyl record and mixtape.
18 Oct · In this week's instalment of Synth Deals, we've got a range of instruments for studio and stage, from grooveboxes to workstations.
18 Oct · Producing authentic dub delay has always been tricky to do in the box. We go through some techniques and some of the best plugins available.
16 Oct · Has any other instrument company had so many unintentional hits as Roland? Here are five of its accidental icons, from TR-808 to JP-8000.
14 Oct · We take a look at building a budget streaming setup with some essential items that can add quality and efficiency to your workflow.
13 Oct · Need a creative outlet for your music that has to be Dawless? Here's some of the best Elektron Octatrack Alternatives for studio and stage.