Roland HS-5 Session Mixer Gives Up To 5 Users Custom Mixes

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Roland today announced the HS-5 Session Mixer, a digital mixer and recording interface that lets up to five musicians play and record together, with individual headphone mixes.

Players have individual hands-on control of their personal mix, plus access to reverb and COSM effects for guitar, bass, and vocals. Bands can capture stereo recordings directly to a USB thumb drive, or connect the HS-5 to a computer via a USB cable and record each channel to individual tracks in a DAW.

Additionally, each musician’s personalized settings can be saved for instant recall, providing quick setup for future rehearsals and recording sessions. Continue reading

Roland SBX-1 Sync Box Lets You Connect All Your Gear Together & Swing It

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Roland has officially introduced the SBX-1 Sync Box, a utility module that’s the lingua franca of electronic music gear – letting all your gear work together, whether its DIN, MIDI or control voltage gear, vintage or new, and hardware or software.

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Roland Updates SH-101 Plug-Out Software Synth

roland-sh-101-plugoutRoland US has recently announced an update to its SH-101 PLUG-OUT software synth.

Updated Features inVersion 1.01 include:

  • 32-bit AU is supported.
  • [OPTION] button not working in some DAWs is fixed.
  • Activation sometimes not working with Facebook is fixed.

A list of host applications (DAWs) that are compatible with the updated SH-101 PLUG-OUT is available on the Roland US website, and includes Cubase 7.5, Sonar X3, Presonus Studio One 2, Ableton Live 9, and Logic Pro X.

Roland SH-101 Plug-Out ‘Totally Capable Of Recreating SH-101 Voices’

Nick Batt of Sonic State has completed the second part of his Roland System-1 review, focusing at the SH-101 Plug-Out synth.

The SH-101 Plug-Out synth is a software synth that can run both as a plug-in in your computer, or run on the Roland System-1 keyboard.

Batt notes in his post for the video review, “I know it’s not on message to praise DSP instruments….but I was impressed by the accuracy of the SH-101 emulation.” Continue reading