Beatmaking With The Roland JD-Xi Synthesizer

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

Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer In Depth

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