Almost one month on from the slew of new product announcements from Roland, the following gear is available: DJ-808 Serato DJ controller, TR-09 Rhythm Composer, TB-03 Bass Line & the VP-03 Vocoder!
If you love the Roland JD-XA but want a solution for the shiny, reflective front cover panel, this video shows how to install the JD-XA overlay for a lovely matte finish. And it's FREE!
Roland's re-issue of its classic 909 drum machine as the TR-09 has happened already. But doesn't mean the story is over. This video demonstrates how to access some hidden parameters in the machine.
What could be better than an 808-style drum machine you can fit in your bag? How about one you could barely fit in a bedroom that's played by mechanical robots? Say hello to MR-808.
Is it a controller? Is it a synth? The Roland A-01 is a small, portable MIDI controller and 8-bit sound generator with a step sequencer. Sara Simms finds out if it's as attractive to play as it looks.
If you have the Roland Boutique JU-06 synthesizer then you can get a standalone and VST MIDI editor and remote control for less than 6 Euros! Watch the video below to see this in action.
The internet has been divided since Roland introduced the new ACB-powered TR-09 rhythm composer on 9th September. Many want comparisons between it and the original 909. This video goes one better.
The VP-03 is a new version of the original Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus, swapping analog for ACB and adding 16 chord memory setups and a voice step sequencer. Plus, here's a review by Kosmic Sound.
If you want the classic sound of the 303 Bass Line analog synthesiser, Roland feel they have you covered with their ACB version in the Boutique range called the TB-03. Here's all the official details.
Here's what Roland have officially toldÂ us about their new, reimagined TR-909, in the form of the ultra portable Boutique TR-09 synth drum machine. Plus here's a video review by Kosmic Sound included.
With an eye on bringing the old into the new Roland have announced their expandable synth with next-gen ACB technology, Direct-Access Controls, and advanced features. Here's all the official info.
Fancy DJing with a built-in drum sequencer, a voice transformer, low latency platters and Serato DJ integration? Then you're going to find the new Serato & Roland DJ-808 a blast.
909Day is finally here. If you want to stream live from the different events being held worldwide by Roland to celebrate 30+ product and service launches, then you can do it here on AskAudio.
The AIRA Bitrazer, Demora, Scooper & Torcido from Roland are 21HP eurorack synth modules and USB audio interfaces. And using the software editor they become very flexible indeed. We test them out.
We heard vague rumors about this and now Serato have announced that they have indeed be working with Roland on something new. Watch the teaser video below. Only 14 days to wait to see the results.