The Roland Aira line has been one of the biggest introductions of the year. But months after the introduction, people are still debating how closely the Roland Aira TR-8 and Aira TB-3 match the original Roland TB-303, TR-808 and TR-909 – and trying to judge the new instruments on their own merits. Continue reading
Taiyo Pacific Partners LP (“Taiyo”) has joined Roland CEO Junichi Miki to conduct a management buyout (“MBO”) of Roland for ¥42.6 billion Yen (about $420 million US dollars).
Here’s what Taiyo has to say about the planned buyout: Continue reading
This video, via markusfuller, takes a look inside the classic Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer drum machine.
Synthmania has introduced a Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer editor, as a standalone and VST version for Windows 32/64 Bit and Mac OS X.
This video demonstrates setting up and using the editor within Cubase.
Here’s what they have to say about the editor: Continue reading