This video, via Electronic Musician Magazine, captures an overview of the new Roland JD-Xi synthesizer at the 2015 NAMM Show, with direct audio from the synth: Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Roland is offering a preview of their ‘flagship’ JD-Xa Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Roland announced its return to analog synthesizers with the debut of the JD-Xi Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer.
The Roland JD-Xi is mini-synth that offers an analog monosynth, dual digital synths, 808-style drum sequencing and a digital effects section.
According to the company, the JD-Xi gives musicians the best of both worlds: the warm, smooth response of classic analog, and the clarity and versatility of modern digital.
The JD-Xi is the first in a planned line of hybrid analog synths. A full-size flagship hybrid analog & digital synth, the JD-Xa is also being previewed at the show.
2015 NAMM Show: Today Roland is introducing their MX-1 Mix Performer, a performance-oriented mixing instrument, designed to bring together synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, AIRA gear and more. Continue reading
2015 NAMM Show: If you’ve been wishing that Roland would introduce something analog – it looks like your wishes may soon be granted.
Roland recently introduced the 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion pack, a new add-on for the TR-8 that adds two new drum machine sound libraries – TR-707 and TR-727.
This video, via harvistful, is an A/B test between the TR8 + 7X&-TR8 Expansion Pack combo vs the original Roland TR-707. Continue reading
This video, via Tomash Ghzegovsky, demonstrates his handcrafted steampunk-style Roland TB-303 clone build. Continue reading
Developer Jan Östman has announced two new synthesizers inspired by the voice of the Roland Juno, the Jupiter-X monosynth and the smaller Ju-X.
Östman says that the DCO is a replica of the Juno-106 DCO, but the original 8253 timer is replaced with an ATmega. Continue reading