Roland TAIKO-1 Brings Portability, User Sample Support To Traditional Japanese Drum

The TAIKO-1 can be used as a portable taiko, but also has a variety of features that let it go far beyond traditional roles. It has 100 drum kits; users can import custom sounds, with sounds up to 24 minutes long; it supports MIDI and audio over Bluetooth; and you can play it quietly over headphones.… Read More Roland TAIKO-1 Brings Portability, User Sample Support To Traditional Japanese Drum

Akai Pro Debuts Wireless, Streaming BT-500 Turntable at 2016 NAMM Show

Akai Professional debuted its new BT-500 audiophile belt- drive turntable today at the 2016 NAMM Show. Company officials say the turntable is their response “to the rapidly growing demand for high-performance turntables in the resurgent vinyl market.” They tout the BT-500 as a good match for the record enthusiast who wants “a unit with no-compromise… Read More Akai Pro Debuts Wireless, Streaming BT-500 Turntable at 2016 NAMM Show