At Knobcon 2016, we talked with Roland’s Peter Brown and got a quick demo of their latest Boutique boxes:
Each of the new Boutique boxes is inspired by a vintage counterpart, but Brown also highlights the things that these boxes can do that the originals can’t – ranging from modular connectivity to DAW connectivity and even a few surprises, like the sample sequencing of the VP-03.
While the TB-03 and TR-09 will probably get the most attention, because they emulate such popular originals, Brown calls the VP-03 his favorite of the bunch – and demonstrates it has some interesting capabilities for sound design and rhythmic sequencing.
Pricing and Availability
The new Boutique gear is ‘coming soon’, priced at US $399 for the TR-09 drum machine and $349 for the TB-03 synth and VP-03 vocoder.