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.
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23 Jan · Arturia releases EuroBrute, Roland puts ACB in a multi-functional Eurorack module, Yamaha re-releases the CS-80 and Moog converts everything to Eurorack. Here are my NAMM 2018 predictions and a mixer I want.
11 Jan · Ahead of NAMM 2018, Roland and Zoom each announced a new field recorder product, the R-07 and the H1n respectively. Both have some nifty features to lure musicians, journalists, podcasters and the like.
01 Jan · Many people are finding the knobs on the Roland Boutique SE-02 a bit too tiny and fiddly. Don't worry, there are alternatives that could make the synthesizer experience a much happier one.
27 Dec 2017 · Roland's latest Cloud service update adds a new, old software synthesizer - the JV-1080. According to Roland, the digital recreation has the look, feel, and factory patches of the 90s beast.
24 Dec 2017 · Was 2017 a classic year for synthesizers? Which synths captured the imagination, the sonic excitement and hands-on controllability that make for an awesome creative sound machine? Here are my thoughts on that.
01 Dec 2017 · 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.
02 Oct 2017 · 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 2017 · 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 2017 · 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 2017 · 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 2017 · 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 2017 · 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 2017 · 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 2017 · 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 2017 · 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 ...