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Roland Adds JX-3P Synth Classic To Roland Cloud

The virtual Roland JX-3P offers replication of the 1983 original’s sounds. From classic strings to crushing metallic pads, this 6 voice polyphonic recreation is identical to its hardware counterpart.

Roland Updates System-8 Soft Synth

Taking cues from the hardware System-8, the soft synth version available only via Roland Cloud, just got a shot in the arm with two new FM oscillators and five new filter variations.

Roland Unveils Juno-DS76 Mobile Hardware Synthesizer

The JUNO-DS76 is a lightweight 76-note performance synth from Roland with great sounds and intuitive operation designed for bands looking to expand their musical range.

Roland Announces AX Edge, Performance Synth Keytar

Is the music world ready for a new type of keytar? Roland think so and have unveiled the AX Edge keytar to prove it. A powerful performance synthesizer you can wear on stage. Bring it on.

Roland Celebrates 909 Day With Legendary Jeff Mills And The TR-909

Here's 3 videos to celebrate #909Day. First is an interview with Jeff Mills. Next up we discover the origin of the 909 cymbal sound. Finally we explore iconic records the TR-909 appears on.

909 Day: Behringer Reveals RD-909 Drum Machine Prototype

Hot on the heels of their RD-808 prototype jam last month, Behringer are back showing off the next big drum machine they're working on... a clone of the iconic TR-909.

System80 880 TR-808 Drum Machine Clone For Eurorack Now Available To Pre-Order

Imagine an 808-inspired drum machine that fits in your Eurorack synthesizer. That's the System80 880, and it's now available to pre-order... but it's not cheap.

Review: Roland TR-8S

Roland has released an updated version of its much-loved AIRA drum machine, the TR-8S. Combining Analog Circuit Behaviour-modelled sounds with samples, Rishabh Rajan put it to the test.

Review: Roland System 500 Modules 531 and 555

For adding extensive modulation and mixing capabilities to any modular setup, Roland's System 500 - 531 and 555 Modules are hard to beat. Matt Vanacoro explains why.

New Video Of Behringer RD-808 Prototype & Reveals Release Date?

One of the most popular news items of 2018 has been Behringer announcement of their Roland TR-808 clone. We saw their prototype in Berlin and now they've shot a video demo and hinted at a release date

Roland Adds Powerful Step Loop Feature To TR-8S & TR-8 Drum Machines

It's 808 Day and Roland have released a new feature for both the TR-8S and the TR-8. Step Loop is designed to improve live pattern improvisation on both drum machines. This update is free.

Review: Roland System 500 - 510 and 505 Eurorack Synth Modules

Derived from the legendary Roland SH-5, these new Eurorack modules pack all of its punch into a much smaller package, and won't break the bank. Matt Vanacoro finds much to like about the 510 and 505

Ultimate Patches For Roland SH-01A Synthesizer

In these high-quality patches for the SH-01A you'll have access to an excellent range of sounds from Mario Bros to Star Trek to 70s funk and everything in between you can imagine, and can't.

5 Of The Best Hardware Drum Machines 2018

Here's a list of our five favorite drum machines of 2018 so far, from super portable to heavy hitters. Behringer, Arturia, Roland, Modal... which one will you choose?

Roland Announces SRX KEYBOARDS Software Synthesizer for Roland Cloud

Roland Cloud, the online service where you can use top-quality Roland instruments from recreations of the 808 and 909 to new synths and effects just got another powerful plugin, SRX Keyboards.