From practice to production through performance, Roland’s got something for everyone this season. Singers get a sweet new practice tool with the VT-12 vocal trainer. If you’ve ever wished you could have your own portable vocal coach, the VT-12 is for you. It’s got built-in vocal exercises and warm-ups to help you sound your best, and the illuminated pitch meter tells you when you’re off pitch. In fact, the VT-12 is smart enough to track two singers simultaneously, to help you practice harmonies!
A-88 and A-49
For producers and keyboardists, the A-88 USB MIDI keyboard controller gives you Roland’s acclaimed Ivory Feel-G keybed, setting a new standard for true piano feel in a controller keyboard. Its compact design still allows for hands-on control, with two assignable knobs, two switches, and Roland’s innovative D Beam controller — seriously expressive! And if you need an even more compact controller, the 49-key A-49 gives you the same hands-on control, with 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys.
Guitarists and bassists get a great practice tool with the JS-10 system. This personal trainer is basically a 2.1 sound system with a built-in music player and COSM effects from BOSS. Dial in a great tone for your instrument, then load up one of over 350 preloaded loops to play over. Or play along with your favorite songs — you can even change the tempo and pitch! And because you can easily use the JS-10 to record your practice, it’s easy to chart your progress.
High-quality recording on the go is easy with Roland’s Duo-Capture EX audio interface, which sports two of Roland’s fantastic VS microphone preamplifiers. It’s essentially a 2-in/ 2-out version of the Roland Octa-Capture USB interface, well regarded for its awesome sound, ease of use, and incredible build quality. If you’re looking for a compact interface that’s made to last, you’ll definitely want to check out the Duo-Capture EX.
RD-700NX and RD-300NX
Performing keyboardists have a lot to be excited about with the RD-700NX and RD-300NX, the latest generation of Roland’s world-famous stage pianos. They both feature Roland’s SuperNATURAL sound engine, which gives you lifelike piano sounds that respond to your playing nuances just as a real piano would. The RD-700NX boasts Roland’s deluxe PHA III Ivory Feel keybed with Escapement, whereas the RD-300NX uses the Ivory Feel-G keybed to bring you exceptional feel at a lower price.