It turns out we don’t know what 50 Roland pianos sound like together quite yet, but we will after this weekend. On November 10, 2012, internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang will lead 100 young pianists ages 8-18 on the concert hall stage of the Kennedy Center, with each paired two per piano to create a “piano orchestra.” The goal is to entertain and educate both young audience members and experienced concert goers. This unique program is part master class, part concert, and includes performances of Franz Schubert’s Marche Militarie No. 1 and Johannes Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5. More
Monthly Archives: November 2012
We just received a really cool update from Michael Schack who’s currently on tour with Netsky (Boris Daenen). Micheal is responsible for keeping pace with the frantic drum and bass BPM that Netsky is known for. In our iPad user’s group magazine we asked Michael how fast he has to drum to which he answered, “The average tempo is like 175 beats per minute, but after an hour it feels more like 198!” More
Image authorized by: Rob Ricketts
Graphic Designer Rob Ricketts has created a series of posters which teach you how to program a TR-808 drum groove for a well known song. Rob describes the posters like this, “A series of informative posters detailing how some of the most notable drum sequences were programmed using the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine. Each sequence has been analyzed and represented as to allow users to re-program each sequence, key for key.” More
With its small footprint and innovative folding design, the TD-4KP V-Drums Portable is the ultimate e-kit for mobile drumming and small spaces.
V-Guitar technology in a Twin Pedal with bold, high-clarity distortion and synth tones only possible with GK processing.
V-Guitar technology in a Twin Pedal with super-spacious tones and multi-string emulation only possible with GK processing.
Portable, self-contained backing keyboard with built-in sound system, high-quality sounds, rhythms, and Music Assistants.
The results are in but if you were following the conversation on Twitter (#vdrumscontest) you probably already know that this year’s V-Drums U.S. National Champion is Pat Kennedy from Manor, TX. The Runner-up is Phillip “PJ” Hill from Milwaukee, WI. Patrick will represent the U.S. at the V-Drums World Championship 2 contest in Frankfurt, Germany in April, 2013. You can still check out their entry videos and bios here. More
Roland has been making interfaces for music on computers since 1984 with the original MPU-401. The near 30 years of experience and understanding the importance of keeping pace with technology is clearly demonstrated with the release of Windows 8 drivers on October 26th, which is the same day Windows 8 began shipping.
To ensure delivery on the Windows 8 release, Roland’s engineering team has been building and testing the new drivers alongside the Windows 8 beta releases.
If you own any of the products below and have Windows 8 please download the drivers using the links below.
All CAPTURE series interfaces including the OCTA-CAPTURE USB Audio Interface and QUAD-CAPTURE USB Audio Interface have Windows 8 drivers available in both 32- and 64-bit formats.
Here is a full list of Roland products that already have Windows 8 driver support: www.RolandUS.com/Win8
We hope you enjoy Windows 8 and the new drivers!