01 Dec · With a single exception, our selection includes only products announced and launched (or soon to be released) in 2017. They are spread in five price categories from entry-level to high end pro.
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!
02 Oct · Roland have announced that they have chosen SynthFest UK show for the first UK outing of the new Boutique D-05 Linear synthesizer. It's this Saturday 7th October in Sheffield.
18 Sep · Roland Cloud's latest update brings us an orchestral library from the days when it all had to fit on an 8MB expansion card. Anthology Orchestra brings back a classic JV-80 sound set.
13 Sep · The V-Combo VR-730 and VR-09-B are vintage looking keyboards for live performance with the sort of organ, piano and synth sounds the gigging keyboard player needs. Light, portable and very useful.
12 Sep · Can you tell the difference between the classic presets of the original D-50 and the same sounds on the new Roland Boutique D-05? No, we couldn't either - but give it a go!
09 Sep · Roland's hardware has been faithfully translated onto the iPhone and iPad's screen and features a 16-step sequencer with song mode. Swing and tap tempo controls let you shuffle up the rhythms...
09 Sep · Roland take us back to the era of menu diving, painful programming and the pop music of the late 1980's with the Roland Boutique D-05 Linear Synthesizer.
06 Sep · Roland hint at something to do with a D-50 Linear Synthesizer for 909 day this year. But they've already released the VSTi plugin version so why all the mystery?
08 Aug · Here it is, the Boutique synthesizer we've all been waiting for. Roland announces the SH-01A, their 4 voice polyphonic ACB reissue of the classic SH-101.
08 Aug · It's 808 day and Roland finally announce the TR-08, the Boutique reissue of the classic TR-808 Rhythm Composer we've all been waiting for. All those lovely knobs and buttons are all a bit tiny in this format ...
08 Aug · Roland announced a new sampler today, the SP-404A. With a maximum 12-voice polyphony, the SP-404A is able to store up to 120 samples and up to 120 patterns. It looks like a great tool for DJs wanting to ...
27 Jul · Roland's recently announced SE-02 caused some shockwaves to ripple through the synth community - now the first demos and reviews are in! Sit back and enjoy some twiddling!
23 Jul · Grabbed from an Instagram Story video posted in the middle of the night, could this be a Boutique Roland SH-101? Check out these images and tell us what you think.
13 Jul · Rock up with this DR-01S rhythm box of tastefully designed grooves and percussion for your acoustic set, busking or just jamming along to. It doesn't have to be complicated to be groovy and useful.
12 Jul · How close can Behringer's low-cost synth get to the sounds of classic instruments like the Jupiter 8? A new video pits the DeepMind 12 against Roland's classic, and offers tips on how to mimic the original.
28 Jun · Behringer goes on the offensive after Roland and Studio Electronics muscle in on their cheap-as-chips Moog Model D clone with the release of the SE-02. How far will the Behringer D go to stay cheapest?