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
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Manx has released SJ-2, a new version of their Roland-inspired Super Jay software synth (VSTi) for Windows. Continue reading
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Roland 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.
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
In this video, massivebeatzz takes a look at the Roland TR-8 AIRA Rhythm Performer Firmware Update 1.1. Continue reading