Buy A Roland Jupiter-80, Get An iPad

Roland UK has announced a promo for the Jupiter 80:

Buy a JUPITER-80 from a participating Roland UK dealer, and we’ll throw in an iPad 2 on which to run the newly announced iPad synth tone editor. (Available May 2012)

The iPad synth tone editor is part of the JUPITER-80 version 2 software update, which also includes the following improvements:

  • New synth sounds
  • New MFX structures
  • Vintage low-pass filters
  • Improved SONAR integration
  • New Registration Play screen

See the Roland UK site for details.

The Making Of Bolero Electronica

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The second of Virtuality podcast features The Making of Bolero Electronica and talks about the inspiration for using 75 years of synthesizers; the origins of the instruments; and the challenge of putting it all together, including footage of rare keyboards used at the esteemed Cantos Foundation.

Along with composer Amin Bhatia, guests including Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi, Steve Porcaro, Patrick Moraz, Michelle Moog-Koussa as well as producers, engineers and musicians from “Virtuality.”

The podcast series was produced by Mark Dwyer and Saul Pincus with contributions from cinematographers and journalists all over the world. Special thanks to the crew at Full Sail University, as well as the Bob Moog Foundation, the Cantos Foundation, and the offices of Steve Porcaro, Patrick Moraz, Bhatia Music and Splice Heist.