It’s 909 Day – so here are a few videos that take a look at the classic Roland TR-909 drum machine!
Above, Mumdance demos the TR-909 in his studio. Continue reading
Roland has introduced the HandSonic HPD-20, the latest in its line of drum synths.
- The HPD-20 offers 850 sounds, plus the ability to import your own custom sounds via USB flash memory.
- 13 pads provide sensitive response and flexible control options for playing onboard sounds and external MIDI instruments.
- The HandSonic pad interface can also be used for playing virtual instruments, recording MIDI and audio performances in DAW software, and more.
- Trigger inputs can be used to expand the HPD-20 with a Roland pad and hi-hat controller to build a super-compact percussion set.
Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading
The Roland Jupiter-8 and OP-X PRO-II go mano a mano in this analog vs virtual analog comparison, via virtualoberheim.
Here’s what they have to say about the comparison: Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a driving new synth jam, via synthjunk, that features the sound of Roland Jupiter synths, Jupiter Dream.
Here’s what synthjunk has to say about the track: Continue reading
Developer Alex Smith has released Studio1111 – a virtual studio that offers software takes on the classic Roland TB303 and TR808 sounds.
303 + 808 = 1111
Here’s what Smith has to say about Studio1111: Continue reading
Roland’s synth-explainer extraordinaire (officially Product and Marketing Specialist, Keyboards), Ed “Keys” Diaz, is featured in a new series of tutorial videos for the Roland V-Combo VR-09 keyboard synth.
In the video, above, Diaz demonstrates how to use the VR-09′s real-time effects to adjust some of the “TR 808″ drum sounds. Other videos explain how to edit other sounds, and show how to use the performance keyboard with the iPad editor.
You can find the full set of video tutorials on Roland US’s YouTube channel.