The Roland JD-Xi synthesizer is a new 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.
Is it all that? Continue reading
Roland has released three free sound banks for the System-1 Plug-Out synthesizer.
You can preview the sound banks with the videos, embedded above. Continue reading
This video, via keyboardmag1, is a hand-son demo with the new Roland JD-Xi synthesizer.
Roland JD-Xi Webinar
via Ed Diaz:
In this first webinar, I wanted to take a more in-depth look at the [Roland] JD-Xi.
In future webinars, we will cover other synths such as the FA-06/08, GAIA SH-01, FANTOM-G, FANTOM-X, and V-SYNTH GT.
Please check it out and hopefully we not only learn a lot, but let’s also have fun. Thanks for your support. -Ed.
The webinar is scheduled to begin at Noon (Central US time), Saturday, March 14.
Roland has released the PROMARS Plug-Out Software Synthesizer – a reproduction of the rare PROMARS synthesizer (introduced in 1979).
Designed for Roland System-1, as well as Mac and Windows, the new PROMARS uses Analog Circuit Behavior to recreate the ‘incredibly warm, dense sound’ of the original.
Here’s a video overview, with audio demos, from the 2015 NAMM Show: Continue reading
This video, via PortalKlawiszowy, takes a look at beatmaking with the Roland JD-Xi synthesizer, introduced at the 2015 NAMM Show.
The Roland JD-Xi marks the company’s return to analog. Instead of doing a reissue of one of the company’s many analog classics, though, Roland’s latest synth is a completely new design. Continue reading
The Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer was one of the most interesting introductions at the 2015 NAMM Show. The MX-1 is a deep, powerful device, though, that’s hard to understand from an overview from the NAMM Show floor.
In this video, via SweetwaterSound, Roland Group Strategy Manager Brandon Ryan provides an in-depth look at the MX-1 and how it differs from traditional mixers. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Roland previewed another ‘Plug-Out’ synthesizer for the Aira System-1 platform, a recreation of the Promars synthesizer. Continue reading