Juno-66 Upgrade Expands Roland Juno-6, Juno-60


Tubbutec has introduced the Juno-66 – an upgrade for the Roland Juno-6 and Juno-60 synthesizers.

The upgrade adds MIDI and many new features, including new play modes, advanced portamento, a powerful sequencer, filter LFOs, detuning, alternative tunings and more.

The Juno-66 kit includes:

  • Juno-66 board with MIDI connectors
  • 40 pin IC socket
  • 5 overlay stickers for your synth
  • Parts for filter and pitch bend control
  • Stencil to mark locations of holes
  • 4 black M3 Screws and nuts for the sockets

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R Is For Roland


R Is For Roland is a new hardcover book about the history of 23 selected Roland synthesizers and drum machines, from 1973 until 1987, that revolutionized the world of electronic music.

The book features over 384 pages, filled with portraits of the machines, detailed insight into the history and scores of artist interviews.

It features Lee “Scratch” Perry, Au Revoir Simone, Portishead, Nightmares On Wax, The Hacker, Jeff Mills, The Egyptian Lover, Plastikman, Mathew Jonson, Legowelt, Martyn Ware and many more… Continue reading

Roland AIRA Modular Effects & AIRA Module Customizer Overview

At Musikmesse 2015, Roland introduced not one, but three Eurorack systems:

This video, via RockoNCompany, takes a look at the new modular effects and how they can be customizes using a desktop AIRA Module Customizer app.

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New Roland Eurorack Effects Modules Introduced At Musikmesse


At Musikmesse 2015, Roland has introduced a new line of Eurorack effects modules, along with the System-1m rack modular synthesizer.

The new modules are standalone, table-top and Eurorack compatible effects that Roland says are ‘for next-level sound mangling and experimentation’.

The modules include distortion, crusher, delay and scatter.

Here’s a video intro to the new modular systems:

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