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Roland Boutique Synths Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjVpWsA-FjA Mitch Gallagher gives an overview of Roland's Boutique Series synthesizers: the JP-08, JU-06, and JX-03, along with the optional K-25m keyboard controller and module dock... Read more »

Roland HandSonic HPD-20 Percussion Controller Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CXHLAWP8RI Hi everybody, check out the Roland HandSonic HPD-20! This digital drum is a very cool instrument - it's fun and easy to play, sounds great, and has a ton of different... Read more »

Roland Debuts JUNO-DS

Roland's JUNO synths have always been beloved for their classic tones, synthesis power, flexibility, and great prices. Now with the brand-new, just-announced JUNO-DS, Roland has kicked things way up! This latest... Read more »

Roland Announces Update for M-5000

Roland has announced a new software update, version 1.101, for the popular M-5000 O.H.R.C.A. live mixing console. This new update equips the console with the latest M-48 Personal Mixing management and new GP I/O... Read more »

Roland SoundCanvas App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL3GcsWl8fM Mitch takes a look at the Roland SoundCanvas app on his iPad. The original SoundCanvas module was a breakthrough for MIDI composers, allowing multi-timbral operation and... Read more »

Roland JC-40 Combo Amp Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXKUcqOnwcI Mitch Gallagher puts the Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus combo amp to the test. The JC-40 Jazz Chorus is a 2 x 10″, 40-watt combo amp that gives you the classic clean sounds of... Read more »

Gig Bag Essentials: How to Use Your iPad Live

iPad Air with IK Multimedia iKlip Xpand The iPad is one of the most versatile tools for live performance. Its powerful processor can be the brain or engine behind many onstage duties. Thanks to the many creative app... Read more »

Studio Tips for Musicians

The studio can be one of the most fun, inspiring, satisfying, and creative places for a musician. It's where you sculpt creations into unique pieces that embody your musical vision. If you're a sideman, then the... Read more »

Roland AIRA Torcido Effects Module Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFLjojv_ys0 Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the AIRA Modular Torcido distortion effect. From warm overdrive to raging distortion, the Roland AIRA Modular Torcido distortion effect... Read more »

Roland AIRA Bitrazer Effects Module Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOVwH6Mr5jA Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the AIRA Bitrazer module here at Sweetwater. You can use it as a standalone effects processor or as a module in your Eurorack synth... Read more »

Roland AIRA Demora Effects Module Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJnRO2aTv7c Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the AIRA Modular Demora delay effects module. You can operate this multi-function unit standalone like a traditional effects processor or... Read more »

Roland AIRA Scooper Effects Module Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_e_IUgKlGQ Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the AIRA Modular Scooper here at Sweetwater. It gives you a great way to sample, mangle, degrade and glitch incoming audio, and you can... Read more »

Roland System-1m Plug-out Synthesizer Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yxBCVDrsT0 Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the System-1m Plug-out Synthesizer here at Sweetwater. It packs powerful plug-out capability, along with superb standalone operation... Read more »

Roland Cube-01 Combo Amplifier Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXTM-UGKulU Hey guitarists, check out the Cube-01 combo amp from Roland! The Cube series has been a huge hit for Roland, packing a wide range of tone in a range of combos that are... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Roland JC-40 Guitar Amp Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMW9-yZrRxU Sweetwater's Don Carr checks out the Roland JC-40 guitar amp at Summer NAMM '15 in Nashville, TN. The Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus is a 2 x 10″, 40-watt combo amp that gives... Read more »

Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lryMa9q74Lo Scott Tibbs from Roland presents the JD-XA analog/digital hybrid synthesizer. The JD-XA boasts a powerful analog synthesis engine, comprised of four parts each with two... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Roland SH-101 Plug-out Software Synthesizer

From classic hardware to System-1 Plug-out module, and finally to virtual instrument, the SH-101 has had quite a run. Introduced at the Summer NAMM Show, the SH-101 Plug-out Software Synthesizer lets in-the-box... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Roland JC-40

The Roland JC-40 Jazz Chorus is a 2 x 10", 40-watt combo amp that gives you the classic clean sounds of its big brother the JC-120, in a compact package. An updated selection of iconic effects include chorus... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Roland System-1 Software Synthesizer

Roland has taken their groundbreaking System-1 synthesizer from plug-out to plug-in, offering up the same electrifying sound as the original hardware to in-the-box music creators. The System-1 Software Synthesizer... Read more »

Roland Celebrates 40 Years of Jazz Chorus with JC-40

Roland has unveiled the latest in the Jazz Chorus family of amplifiers — which are also celebrating their 40th anniversary, by the way — the JC-40 Jazz Chorus. A stereo 40-watt, 2x10" combo amp, the... Read more »

Roland V-Drums TD-25KV Electronic Drum Set Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC3u2WVnGtM Get the Roland TD-25KV kit here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TD25KVSet In this video I am demonstrating the Roland V-Drums TD-25KV Electronic Drum Set. The... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: Roland TD-25 Drum Sound Module

The TD-25 Drum Sound Module's advanced SuperNATURAL sound engine gives you the expressiveness of Roland's flagship V-Drums along with fluid playability. With the TD-25's streamlined interface, you can easily... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: Roland Blues Cube Artist 212

Get vintage-flavored tone and tube amp-like response with the Roland Blues Cube Artist 212 combo guitar amplifier. Roland's Tube Logic circuitry reproduces every stage of a tweed-era amplifier from preamp to power... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: Roland AIRA Modular Torcido

From warm overdrive to raging distortion, the Roland AIRA Modular Torcido distortion effect is the perfect way to add grit to your drum machines, synths, and any other audio. The AIRA Modular Torcido can be used as... Read more »