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Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5WYvl-tnCI Learn everything you need to know about Roland's AIRA series right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/manufacturer/Roland/Aira/ Brandon Ryan from Roland gives an... Read more »

Roland AIRA Gear Appears

They've kept us all waiting and wondering for weeks, but now Roland has unveiled its new AIRA line of synths and processors. And they're awesome! The four flagship models (a keyboard synth, a drum machine, a... Read more »

More AIRA Teasers

Roland has released more teaser videos — and a tantalizing glimpse of what the upcoming AIRA products (yes, "productS" with an "s") will look like. Hopefully we're getting close to the release, we can't stand... Read more »

Roland RD-800 88-key Stage Piano Demo – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwClIl1V9L0 Get the Roland RD-800 right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RD800 Get amazing grand piano sound, feel, and vibe with the Roland RD-800 Digital Stage Piano... Read more »

Roland TM-2 Trigger Module Demo – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuiUQDUP3Cc Get the Roland TM-2 Trigger Module here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TM2/ Roland's TM-2 Trigger Module lets you easily augment your acoustic drums with... Read more »

More Roland Aira Teasers

Roland has released two more "teaser" videos for their upcoming Aira release in February. What is Aira? The mystery remains! But until we can all find out, enjoy the videos!

Roland FA-06 and FA-08 Keyboard Workstation Demo – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z5JHvLisso Check out Sweetwater's complete Winter NAMM 2014 Show Report right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/show/winter-namm-2014/ Loaded with over 2,000 patches taken... Read more »

Live from NAMM: Roland FA workstation keyboards

The Roland FA family of workstation keyboards are loaded with everything from 2,000 awesome sounds (including realistic SuperNatural sounds), a sequencer, sampling drum pads, effects, tons of control, and a gorgeous... Read more »

Live from NAMM: Roland TM2

Add electronic sounds to your acoustic drum kit! The Roland TM2 works with drum triggers so you can use your regular drums, plus, you can load your own samples to create your own personal library of sounds. -- Mitch... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: Roland TM-2 Trigger Module

Roland's TM-2 Trigger Module lets you easily augment your acoustic drums with electronic percussion. Two trigger inputs support a variety of Roland pads and triggers, while the professional onboard sounds and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: Roland RD-800

Get amazing grand piano sound, feel, and vibe with the Roland RD-800 Digital Stage Piano. You get a whole collection of amazing sounds, including acoustic pianos pianos (with 34 variations), tone-wheel organs, and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: Roland Systems Group VR-3EX

The VR-3EX is a perfect example of what an all-in-one A/V mixing system can be. Loaded with a large touchscreen and intuitively laid out controls, you don't have to be a video tech to run this mixer. HDMI I/O... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: Roland DP-90e and DP-90Se

Roland introduced a couple of exciting new digital pianos for 2014, the DP-90e and the even more attractive DP-90Se, which features a gorgeous high-gloss finish. Both models give you the incredible sound of Roland's... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: Roland FA Series

Loaded with over 2,000 patches taken directly from the flagship INTEGRA-7 sound module, Roland's new FA series keyboard workstations are the perfect choice for any songwriter who never wants to be without the... Read more »

Aira Teaser #2!

Roland has posted another teaser video on their upcoming Aira technology — this one focuses on the venerable TR-909 Rhythm Composer. According to Roland's site, the first showing of the top-secret new Aira... Read more »

Roland FA-06 & FA-08 Keyboard Workstation Demo by Daniel Fisher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqT0KNR9Pt4 Learn more about the Roland FA-06 and FA-08 workstations at Sweetwater here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=roland+fa&Go=Search Daniel Fisher, Director... Read more »

Roland AIRA Teaser Posted

Today Roland posted an exciting teaser video to YouTube: AIRA — The evolution of the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Machine. The video features Roland engineers discussing the original concept and design of the TR-808... Read more »

New Roland Products for 2014 Overview – Sweetwater Minute Vol. 222

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ9kOdH_gSY Learn more about the FA-08 keyboard workstation here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FA08 Check out the ME-80 guitar effects processor here:... Read more »

Roland VR-09 Sweetwater Exclusive Sound Library Demo by Daniel Fisher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jIFngDSsMw Get the Roland VR-09 with this Sweetwater-exclusive sound library expansion here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/VR09 Daniel Fisher, Director of Product... Read more »

88-key Keyboard and Ultimate Support AX-48 Pro

Q: I have an Ultimate Support AX-48 Pro that I purchased from Sweetwater, and I use it with a Roland RD-300NX 88-key digital piano (also purchased from Sweetwater). The keyboard rocks a little bit on the stand when... Read more »

Roland Expands Mavericks Compatibility

Roland has updated the following products for Apple OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) compatibility: HandSonic HPD-20OCTAPAD SPD-30SPD-SXTD-11TD-15TD-30RC-505eBand JS-10MICRO BR BR-80SD-20SD-80SD-90

88 Keys of SuperNATURAL in an Affordable Keyboard

Roland’s compact F-20 digital piano gives you sound, features, and performance distilled from Roland’s high-end pianos, in an affordable package. The Ivory Feel-G keyboard with Escapement gives you authentic piano... Read more »

Roland Expands Windows 8.1 Compatibility

Roland has updated the following products for Windows 8.1 Compatibility: INTEGRA-7RC-505eBand JS-10HandSonic HPD-20OCTAPAD SPD-30SPD-SXTD-11TD-15TD-30SonicCell

SuperNATURAL Percussion Sounds with the NEW HPD-20

Digital hand drums just got better. Roland's HandSonic HPD-20 electronic percussion instrument will amaze you with its incredibly responsive nature, thanks to Roland's acclaimed SuperNATURAL sound technology. The... Read more »