Developer Martin Lüders has released PG-8X v2.0, a free virtual analog synthesizer for OS X & Windows, inspired by the Roland JX-8P.
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:
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
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
Markus Fuller got his hands on a rare vintage Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer drum machine. So he decided to open it up and look the rare beast’s guts. He notes, “No fix and no important info, just a quick look around.
This video, via Reverb, takes a look at a vintage 1979 Roland System 100M modular synthesizer.