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Musikmesse 2015: Roland TD-25KV

Powered by Roland's TD-25 module, the TD-25KV gives you the renowned expressiveness that makes Roland's V-Drums the go-to e-drums for pro drummers worldwide. The streamlined interface makes it easy to customize your... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: Roland AIRA Bitrazer

Roland's AIRA Bitrazer effects module gives you amazing bit and sample rate crushing effects in a flexible format that lets you use it as a standalone effects processor or as a module in your Eurorack synth setup... Read more »

Roland MX-1 Mix Performer

A mixer rarely catches the attention of so many of us here at Sweetwater the way the Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer has. This remarkable gadget is equal parts mixer, sequencer, and effects engine, and it all comes... Read more »

Roland RT-30 Series Drum Triggers Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wtDIetT5HM Learn more about Roland's RT-30 drum triggers here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=rt-30&Go=Search David Garza from Roland presents the RT-30 series of... Read more »

Roland JD-Xi Hybrid Synthesizer Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXgc_LxnjLo Get the Roland JD-Xi here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/JDXi Scott Tibbs from Roland presents the JD-Xi hybrid synthesizer. After the demo, click the link above... Read more »

Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PRfL0kDJzs Get the AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MX1 Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer. After the video, click the... Read more »

Roland Eric Johnson Tone Capsule for Blues Cube Amplifiers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDlS2QtnjFY Sweetwater's Guitars and Gear, Vol. 108 Get the Eric Johnson tone capsule here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BC-TC-EJ Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the Roland... Read more »

Roland Eric Johnson Tone Capsule Demo – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ4Ayi_rtsU Get the Eric Johnson Tone Capsule for the Blues Cube amplifier here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BC-TC-EJ Alex Hutchings presents the Eric Johnson Tone Capsule... Read more »

Roland JD-Xi Synthesizer – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEqElvt06h8 Get the Roland JD-Xi here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/JDXi/ Check out the Roland JD-Xi hybrid synthesizer in action at Winter NAMM 2015, then click the link... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Roland JD-Xi

Roland's new JD-Xi analog/digital crossover synthesizer gives you a true analog synth engine, along with Roland's SuperNATURAL synth tones, a 4-track pattern sequencer, a gooseneck mic with built-in Vocoder and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Roland RT-30 Drum Triggers

Roland rolled out a new line of drum triggers designed to be easier than ever to set up and foolproof to use. The RT-30H single trigger installs easily on any metal drum hoop, even models that curve inwards. The... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Roland SuperUA

Roland answers the need for superior audiophile sound quality in a mobile format. The SuperUA offers low-latency 32-bit/192kHz floating point PCM playback, a new S1Lki DSP engine, and both 1-bit DSD and 32-bit... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Roland RH-300V

Roland's RH-300V headphones are optimized for monitoring while playing V-Drums. From your bass drum to your cymbals, the RH-300V are designed to deliver punchy, accurate sound. The tight, full-range performance of... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Roland Eric Johnson Blues Cube Tone Capsule

Get that coveted Eric Johnson sound with Roland's new Eric Johnson Blues Cube Tone Capsule. This signature-edition Tone Capsule plugs into the back of your Roland Blues Cube amplifier changing your base tones to... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer

Roland created the AIRA line to expand your performance beyond anything you've experienced before, and the new MX-1 Mix Performer is the only way to make the most of your AIRA instruments. The input section holds... Read more »

Interview with Steve Stevens – Sweetwater’s Guitars and Gear, Vol. 102

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm98RMueYbQ While in L.A. Mitch Gallagher visited with Roland artist Steve Stevens, who has worked with such artists as Billy Idol, Vince Neil, and Robert Palmer. Enjoy the interview!

Dan Krisher Interview – The Sweetwater Minute, Vol. 268

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXm2fPzYxks Check out Roland gear at Sweetwater here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/manufacturer/Roland While in L.A. Mitch Gallagher visited with Dan Krisher, Artist Relations... Read more »

Roland M-5000 Digital Mixing Console Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSwjyLsmynY Get the Roland M-5000 right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/M5000 Doug Schouten from Roland presents the M-5000 digital live audio console, the first in... Read more »

Roland iOS 8 Compatibility

Roland is posting compatibility information for their products with iOS 8 to a page on their support site. Plus, any additional requirements, such as wireless USB adapters, are listed on this page for specific... Read more »

Roland Compatibility with Yosemite

Roland is posting compatibility information for their products with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite to a page on their support site. In addition, updated compatible drivers are also accessible from this page for specific... Read more »

Roland Rolls Out New Gear

Recent releases by Roland have made waves at Sweetwater, offering cool new options for drummers, bands, home recording engineers, and old-school synth nuts. For starters, let's take a look at the TD-1K electronic... Read more »

Win a Roland Drum Kit and CD Production Package

Sweetwater and Disc Makers have teamed up to give you the chance to win an amazing TD-15K V-Tour set and a production package that includes 650 CDs in 4-panel Digipacks and a Mega Distribution Bundle worth over over... Read more »

Roland Extends Rebates on RD-64 and TD-15K

Roland has recently announced an extension of their $100 rebates on both the RD-64 digital stage piano and TD-15K V-Tour electronic drum kit. The rebates are in effect through this year, ending on 12/31/14. The... Read more »

Roland System-1 Plug-out Synthesizer Review – The Sweetwater Minute, Vol. 257

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oqnK6Mg4Ng Get the Roland System-1 here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/System1 Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the Roland System-1 synthesizer, and shows how plug-out... Read more »