As part of its 909 Day celebration, Roland is introducing 30+ new instruments – with more than half a dozen that will be of interest to electronic musicians.
While detailed specs are still to come, here’s a quick overview of the new electronic music gear that they’re debuting today.
The Roland System-8, above, is a new polyphonic synthesizer, based on the circuit-modeling technology that they introduced with the Aira System-1.
The second synth introduction is the Roland TB-03 Bass Line synthesizer – a modern take on the classic TB-303.
Joining the TB-03 is the Roland TR-09 Rhythm Composer drum machine:
The Roland VP-03, below, is a ’boutique’ version of the classic VP-330 Vocoder:
In the DJ products category, Roland is introducing the TT-99 Direct Drive Turntable:
The most original introduction of the day may be the Roland AE-10 – an all-new digital wind instrument, that’s uses traditional sax fingering and and has a built-in sound generator:
Note: Roland has debuted these product on their site, but not released details specifications yet. We will share the details as they become available.