01 Jul · Roland's Zenology virtual instrument gets its first Model Expansion in the shape of the classic 1985 JX-8P polyphonic synthesizer and includes the editing functions of the PG-800 programmer.
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12 May · Now they've done it. Roland has broken free of the confines of their history and takes everything forward into the world of ZENOLOGY and it could be tragic or terribly exciting!
14 Mar · So, you're self-isolating and run out of things to watch on Netflix? Here are the best synthesizers to spend 14 days with to help you stay sane as you wait out the Coronavirus.
05 Mar · Graphic designer Robert Chrispijn has conceptualised the perfect companion to the Roland Boutique JX-03 by reimagining the PG-200 hardware programmer as the GP 002 virtual extension. Shame it's not real.
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.
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?