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Roland recently introduced a whole new range of digital pianos featuring the same sound processing technology as found in the V-Piano. The RD-700NX, FP-7F, HPi-6F and HPi-7F are all stunning 88-key digital pianos in a variety of cabinet styles and features. RD-700NX SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine (3 grand-piano types, 30 […]

Roland introduces four SuperNATURAL digital piano models





Building on the DP990R digital piano launched this time last year, Roland has introduced two new digital pianos — the DP990F and DP990RF. At-a-glance features include Roland’s SuperNATURAL piano engine for enhanced audio authenticity and sophistication, 337 onboard tones, the PHA II piano feel with escapement, twin-piano keyboard splitting feature, […]

Roland introduces two new digital pianos: DP990F/DP990RF



Roland has expanded its line of JUNO synths with the addition of the JUNO-Di. Roland JUNO-Di Features high portability – can run off batteries 1000+ sounds including grand and electric pianos, lush strings, beautiful guitars, powerful brass, percussion, plus banks of exotic instruments, modern synth sounds, and much more. Easy […]

Roland intros new JUNO-Di portable versatile synth




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When a modern keyboard just won’t cut it for the sort of organ sounds you’re wanting to play, Roland’s C-330 Classic Organ could be just what you’re looking for. The unit features Rodgers highly acclaimed voice engine on board, offering gorgeous tone with highly flexible pipe-voicing capability, Windchest panning, and […]

Roland intros C-330 Classic Organ [Musikmesse 2009]


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In a world of modern keyboards, there’s something about Roland’s new C-230 Classic Keyboard that speaks of the past. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have cutting edge technology in it. The C-230 features 36 classical organ tones, 8 organ bass tones, 4 harpsichord tones, two fortepianos, celesta, and […]

Roland intros C-230 Classic Keyboard [Musikmesse 2009]



“Recreational keyboard” suggests to me some hybrid instrument that can not only function as a decent digital piano but also play back pre-recorded music and audio, thus making it more of an entertainment centre than a mere instrument. That seems to be the thinking behind one of Roland’s latest keyboards, […]

Roland launches VIMA RK-300 recreational keyboard [NAMM09]


Synthesised vocals (realistic ones, at least) can be pretty dire, but Roland reckons it has come up with something convincing in its latest vocal and ensemble keyboard, the VP-770. Rather than focusing on the likes of built instrument samples, it takes the incredibly versatile human voice as its base. No […]

Roland introduces VP-770 vocal/ensemble keyboard [NAMM09]





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Roland claims that its latest digital piano pushes the boundaries of realism far beyond that of existing sample-based digital pianos thanks to new “from scratch” technology that can be easily and creatively adjusted in real time to suit a pianist’s needs. Rather than simply sampling real acoustic pianos, Roland created […]

Roland shows off revolutionary new V-Piano [NAMM09]


Roland has announced its Prelude home music keyboard that features a range of top-notch sounds lifted from Roland’s other sound modules plus a range of software and decent amplification. This velocity-sensitive 61-note keyboard offers a very respectable 128 notes of polyphony with which to play the myriad of tones (896 […]

Roland intros Prelude music keyboard [NAMM09]



Roland unveiled a huge array of new musical instruments and accessories at this year’s Winter NAMM, including this: the AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer. Harking back to the glorious days of the 1980s when this kind of instrument was all the rage, it frees the keyboard player up to move about, while […]

Roland intros the AX-Synth Shoulder Synthesizer [NAMM09]



Roland has announced its new SA-1000 stage amplifier, a super-lightweight and portable stage amp customised for use with organs such as new ATELIER series and digital pianos. Features include an Organ Enhance button which adds bass nuances to a sound, onboard Anti-feedback function to automatically cancels unpleasant howling from being […]

Roland intros SA-1000 stage amplifier ideal for organs and digital ...





Roland has introduced three new organs in its Atelier series. The AT-800, AT-900, and AT-900C feature a new “Articulation Voice” sound set and proprietary SuperNATURAL technology, improving various sounds such as the Violin, Trombone, Cello, and Tenor Sax voices. It also offers new physical Harmonic Bars provide authentic, hands-on control […]

Roland intros new line of Atelier Organs: AT-800, AT-900, AT-900C




Roland has brought out a white version of its E-09 interactive arranger keyboard, unsurprisingly titled the E-09W. The E-09 features 61 velocity sensitive keys, 64 notes of polyphony, 32MB of wave memory comprised of 870 tones and 70 drum sets, 47 different effects, 130 styles, 100 user programs, sixteen track […]

Roland announces E-09W interactive arranger keyboard





Roland has announced the launch of its C-30 digital harpsichord, designed to reproduce the sound, nuance, and touch of the harpsichord but with the advantages of modern technology. Roland’s newly developed “click actionâ€? F-scale keyboard provides an authentic harpsichord feel, while two different types of unique harpsichord modes give you […]

Roland launches C-30 digital harpsichord


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April 2017: Massive Update in this brand new article: Choosing Your Child’s (First) Keyboard Instrument. Check it out! Updated 10th August 2013 The keyboard buyers’ guide I wrote a couple of years ago stands as a good introduction to buying a keyboard instrument for adults. In this feature I will […]

My First Keyboard: Buying a child’s first electronic keyboard instrument