7 Subtractive Synthesis Tutorials

Roland Canada Product Specialist Jacob Watters shared this series of video tutorials that explore the basics of subtractive synthesis. The tutorials are created on the Roland System-1, but they are general enough to apply to most subtractive synths. The first video, above, looks at making string synth sound.

Using The Roland Demora Euro Module As A Complete Synth Voice

The Roland Demora module was originally introduced as the delay effect in Roland’s line of Eurorack effects modules. But the introduction of Roland Aira Modular Customizer changed that. The Modular Customizer is a free app for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows that lets you customize the way Roland’s four Aira Eurorack effects modules work.   Here’s a demo that shows the… Read More Using The Roland Demora Euro Module As A Complete Synth Voice

303 Clone For Eurorack Available For $303

Open Music Labs has introduced a project to fund the production of the x0x heart Eurorack module. The x0x-heart module is the analog synth section extracted from the x0xb0x (a TB303 clone), made small enough to fit the Eurorack format. Here’s the official intro video:

808 Documentary Getting Simultaneous Apple Music/iTunes & Theatrical Release

Atlantic Films and You Know Films have announced plans to release the Roland TR-808 documentary, 808, simultaneously on Apple Music/iTunes and in theaters, later this year. The film chronicles the story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine and its use in popular music. The film features commentary and contributions from Pharrell Williams, Afrika Bambaataa, The… Read More 808 Documentary Getting Simultaneous Apple Music/iTunes & Theatrical Release

Build Your Own Roland TR-909-Inspired Drum Machine

e-licktronic has introduced the Nava – a DIY kit to build a Roland TR-909-inspired drum machine. According to the company – the analog circuitry of the Nava reproduces the design of the 909 and uses the original components. The sequencer, though, is redesigned ‘for a more intuitive approach to rhythmic composition’. Here’s a sneak preview of… Read More Build Your Own Roland TR-909-Inspired Drum Machine