When Roland Goes Modular

roland-modular-synthesizer-documentary

Roland shared this mini-documentary, When Roland Goes Modular, that looks at the history of the company’s modular synthesizers.

The video includes looks at two of the classics of analog modular synthesis: the Roland SYSTEM-700 and SYSTEM-100m.

When Roland Goes Modular

This is the premiere of the mini-documentary "When Roland Goes Modular". This video takes a look back to the classics of analog modular synthesis: the Roland SYSTEM-700 and SYSTEM-100m. It also introduces the new Roland SYSTEM 500 analog Eurorack modules.MORE INFO: http://www.roland.com/aira/promos/airamodular/#rolandnamm #namm2016 #rolandaira #airamodular #eurorack #modular #synth #synthesizer Malekko Heavy Industry NAMM The NAMM Show

Posted by Roland AIRA on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

It also introduces the new Roland SYSTEM 500 analog Eurorack modules. Josh Holley, President of Malekko and the co-creator of the new Roland System 500 modules, shares background on the genesis and creation of the System 500 modules.

Note: This video is currently only shared via Facebook. If the video embed above does not display for your correctly, try viewing it on Facebook.

11 thoughts on “When Roland Goes Modular

  1. I had the priviledge to work with Bill Vorn (known for Rational Youth and his current robotic work) in 1979-1980 in an electronic duet called Machinations. He owned and played BOTH a System 700 and a 100. In particular the 700 was awesome, an incredible sonic powerhouse. We didn’t know how lucky we were!

  2. I have them, have had too minimal time to stress test them as I would want with traveling lately etc (they are smaller then the 100m! ((but still don’t fit in carry-on easily!)) )….. but I can not wait to spend days with these…
    I think Josh / Malekko and Roland have nailed these. I put them up against the OG system 100m, and they more then held their own… and without scratchy pots! funfunfun units!

  3. Nice to see Roland back in the modular game (even though subcontracted).
    Maybe now they can concentrate on a worthy keyboard/desktop synth…DSI and Korg have left them in their wake lately.
    C’mon guys!….JP-12.

  4. Malekko guy & Poser

    Hmmm….. he designs Rolands intro to Eurorack and you ???
    Had a chance for a hands-on with this Bad-Boy
    Thanks for a BadAss sounding Synth Mr. Holley

Leave a Reply