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Roland FP-10 digital piano
Roland has announced its latest entry-level digital piano, the FP-10, designed to offer premium sound and playability to those seeking out their first keyboard instrument. Featuring Roland’s high quality digital piano sound with an expressive 88-weighted key design, the FP-10 is also portable despite including inbuilt stereo speakers. It’s also […]

Roland FP-10 digital piano: affordable quality instrument








Roland TM-1 Trigger Module
Acoustic drums are versatile and authentic, and many drummers wouldn’t contemplate using a complete electronic rig. That said, there’s sometimes room for expanding repertoire by using triggers to augment playing with digital sounds and effects. Other musicians in a band can have some control over this, but when the drummer […]

Roland TM-2 Trigger Module revealed





Roland RD-800
Roland has updated its RD line of digital stage pianos with the introduction of the RD-800. Roland claims the RD-800 not only has a new, sleek look but also “many improvements in sound, feel, and versatility”. Sound-wise, Roland has added more acoustic piano samples, plus authentic vintage electric pianos, organs, […]

Roland RD-800 Stage Piano revealed


Roland FA-08
Preempting NAMM 2014, Roland has announced its new breed of music workstation. The FA Series, available in 61-key (FA-06) and 88-key (FA-08) models, is naturally being talked up by Roland, with hyped statements such as “taking the ‘work’ out of the music workstation”, “completely reimagines”, “effortless real-time power”, “ultra-fast workflow”, […]

Roland FA-06/FA-08 Music Workstation revealed


Roland has introduced its latest backing keyboard, the BK-3, following last year’s BK-5. Designed particularly to suit solo performers and home musicians, while this is an entry-level backing instrument it still packs in a decent number of features. The BK-3 features a wide range of international sounds and rhythms, making […]

Roland BK-3 Backing Keyboard [NAMM13]




Roland has introduced its latest performance-oriented keyboard, the V-Combo VR-09. Touted as an ideal all-in-one solution for performing keyboard players, it offers fast access to the sounds most frequently used by musicians. This means dedicated piano, organ and synth sound engines, quickly selectable and editable from the large LCD screen. […]

Roland V-Combo VR-09 Live Performance Keyboard [NAMM13]


Roland FR-1x V-Accordion Red open view 1
Roland takes another step on its decade-long V-Accordion journey with the introduction of the FR-1x V-Accordion. It builds upon the current FR-1 V-Accordions with the following key features: FR-1x Piano type and FR-1x Button type with stereo speaker system onboard USB memory port for Wave/MP3 player, new-sounds upload, data loading/saving […]

Roland intros FR-1x V-Accordion [NAMM12]



Roland PK-6 dynamic MIDI foot pedal top view
Roland has updated its impressive MIDI foot pedal with the introduction of the PK-6 dynamic MIDI pedal. Looking much like the pedals found on an organ, this versatile piece of kit allows the keyboard player/pianist great creativity and flexibility by controlling MIDI with the feet. Compatible with most MIDI devices […]

Roland intros PK-6 dynamic MIDI pedal [NAMM12]


Roland BK-5 backing keyboard top view
Auto-accompaniment features on electronic keyboards are nothing new, but Roland believes it has stepped up the game a notch with the introduction of its BK-5 Backing Keyboard. Designed for the one-man gigging keyboardist, or to use to accompany others, the BK-5 includes a powerhouse of authentic sounds, a large range […]

Roland intros BK-5 backing keyboard [NAMM12]


Roland Atelier AT-900 Platinum Edition organ top view
Three years after the launch of the Atelier AT-900 organ, Roland has updated and released the flagship “platinum edition” AT-900. This edition has a newly-updated cabinet design, expanded voices and additional features, including: Lustrous walnut finish Acclaimed Virtual Tone Wheel organ sound Improved and expanded Pipe Organ voices Expressive, organic […]

Roland intros Platinum Edition Atelier AT-900 organ [NAMM12]



Roland RP301R Digital Piano USB port
Roland has introduced the RP301 and RP301R digital pianos, both featuring its SuperNATURAL sound technology, Ivory Feel-G keyboard and a number of features designed to make piano playing more fun and rewarding. We don’t have the detailed specifications for each model, but it seems that the RP301R additionally features 60 […]

Roland intros RP301 and RP301R digital pianos [NAMM12]



Roland HP507 Digital Piano USB closeup
Hot on the heels of Roland’s LX-15 announcement come three upright digital pianos in the new HP500 series. By now you’ll be fairly familiar with Roland’s SuperNATURAL sound technology. It’s appeared in many of Roland’s newer digital pianos including all in the HP300 series (the HP302, HP305 and HP307) as […]

Roland intros HP500 Series of digital pianos [NAMM12]



Roland LX-15 digital piano USB port close up 1
Roland has introduced its LX-15 digital piano, building on the technology found in the LX-10 and LX-10F. Featuring the SuperNATURAL sound engine with Soundboard Behaviour system, it offers organic sound and expressive potential. The Acoustic Projection system delivers a natural, multi-dimensional sound, with a range of new and expanded keyboard […]

Roland intros LX-15 upright digital piano [NAMM12]


Roland HD-3 V-Drum drum kit snare drum
The Roland HD-3 V-Drums Lite drum kit is ideal as a starter kit for beginner drummers and anyone who wants a compact, relatively inexpensive electronic drum kit in their home. It uses much of the same decade-developed technology found in Roland’s latest V-Pro series kit but is smaller and cheaper. […]

Roland intros V-Drums Lite HD-3 electronic drum kit [NAMM12]


Roland V-Drums TD-30KV drum kit
Roland continues to build on its decade-long history of V-Drums with the introduction of the SuperNATURAL-powered TD-30KV and TD-30K V-Pro Series electronic drum set. You’ll probably best know SuperNATURAL from its role in the V-Piano. Key features include Behaviour Modelling and advanced sensing technology that reacts and responds to a […]

Roland introduces V-Drums V-Pro Series [NAMM12]





Calling it “the ultimate percussive sampling instrument”, Roland introduces the SPD-SX Sampling Pad, making it easy to capture, manipulate and play back audio. Features include: Unique sampling-pad concept — the only instrument of its kind in the world 2 GB internal memory, enabling approximately 360 minutes of sampling (mono) without […]

Roland intros SPD-SX Sampling Pad







Roland has introduced a lighter relative of its popular FP-4 digital piano. The FP-4F is designed to be travel-friendly, taking the best features of the FP-4 such as V-Piano technology, SuperNATURAL piano engine, Ivory Feel-G 88-key keyboard with escapement and session partner accompaniment and putting them in a stylish, practical […]

Roland FP-4F: the lighter quality digital piano


Roland BA-55 portable amplifier
Roland has introduced its latest portable amplifier with a range of easy to use features including automatic mono/stereo output switching, echo and reverb modes, wireless microphones and either battery or mains powered operation. Built in to the BA-55 portable amplifier is an accelerometer, similar to what you’d expect to find […]

Roland intros BA-55 portable amp with easy switching modes


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Sometimes (in fact, most of the time in my experience) musical inspiration hits you when you’re away from your studio. In the rush to get down the ideas before those creative juices dry up, or your memory plays tricks and you forget the melody line for that future masterpiece, equipment […]

Roland intros BOSS Micro BR BR-80 portable digital recorder



Roland has launched the Quad-Capture USB portable audio interface featuring a pair of premium VS Preamps, 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality, ultra-low latency performance, and convenient USB bus power. Features include: Two combo XLR/TRS inputs with premium mic preamps (VS Preamps), two TRS outputs, coaxial I/O, headphone out, and MIDI I/O […]

Roland intros Quad-Capture USB audio interface


roland jupiter-80
Synth history meets synth future as Roland unveils its showcase Jupiter-80. It features proven hardware and a massive sound and integrates the Roland’s latest SuperNATURAL audio processing technology. Main Features Powerful integrated SuperNATURAL synthesis engines designed for legendary vintage synth sounds to realistic organic acoustic sounds and more Single Tone […]

Roland shows off Jupiter-80 synth


Anyone interested in personal audio recording could do worse than take a look at Roland’s latest pair of USB audio interfaces, the TRI-CAPTURE and DUO-CAPTURE. Whether you want to record vocals, guitar or other types of mobile audio, the TRI-CAPTURE lets you do it. It features a mixer-like design with […]

Roland intros two USB and one MIDI interface [NAMM11]



roland bk-7m backing module
Unless your musical style is dance, electronic or some other highly synthesised genre, surely the ideal backing band is a live one. In reality, though, that’s never practical — humans are temperamental, they tire easily, and most don’t do what you want all (most) of the time. Enter auto-accompaniment. Whether […]

Roland BK-7m backing module offers versatile accompaniments and voicing [NAMM11]





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Based on last autumn’s flagship Roland RD-700NX digital piano but at a lower price point comes the RD-300NX. This new digital piano features the same SuperNATURAL piano sound engine as found on last year’s four models, together with new electric piano sounds, a Sound Focus feature, ivory Feel-G Keyboard with […]

Roland RD-300NX digital piano: SuperNATURAL flagship on economy [NAMM11]