Behind the scenes with Ritchie Fliegler during a recent GA-Amp artist impression video shoot in Burbank, California. If anyone knows amps it’s Ritchie, he wrote several articles and two books on amplifiers, “Amps! The Other Half of Rock ‘N’ Roll” and “The Complete Guide to Guitar and Amp Maintenance: A Practical Manual for Every Guitar Player” both of which are considered expert reference works. More
In this video Michael “Nomad” Ripoll demonstrates the GA-112‘s channel switching capability. For Michael, the GA Amp is a welcoming extension to his guitar rig because it covers a wide range of frequencies which eliminate the need for separate amps. This enables him to travel lighter and with less bulk. Furthermore, the amp’s wide frequency range gives hime the freedom to incorporate guitar synthesizers which vary in sounds and tones. More
A few weeks ago we gave Michael “Nomad” Ripoll a VG-99 guitar synthesizer to test drive and report. After a brief follow up we were surprised to learn that he’d been using the unit for his movie trailer projects. Michael says that within an hour of unboxing the unit he was committing to tape. Off camera, Michael explained that the unit has sparked his creativity, sped up his workflow and eliminated the need of extra musicians for his current studio projects. In these videos, both Michael and Joel Stevenett express how the VG-99 has inspired them musically. More
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
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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.
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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!
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As we head into this year’s V-Drums World Championship U.S. Finals it’s worth mentioning that every finalist has to incorporate the use of either an SPD-SX or an OCTAPAD® SPD-30 into their sets. Upon winning their semi-final competition, each contestant had a choice between these two units as their winning prize with the caveat of having to integrate it as part of their finals performance. Both units have tons of features that appeal to their legions of users.
Here are a few videos by Michael Schack demonstrating the SPD-SX and the SPD-30, Michael is Netsky’s touring drummer and also a Roland product specialist, demonstrator, and overall drum enthusiast. More
It’s fun to have great new products to announce. The cutting-edge INTEGRA-7 SuperNATURAL® sound module brings together our awesome SuperNATURAL sounds and our acclaimed SRX-Series sound library. Singers won’t believe the amazing pocket-sized VT-12 Vocal Trainer. The eBand® JS-10 takes jamming to a whole new level. And how about our battery-powered PA and acoustic guitar amps? New MIDI controllers, the DUO-CAPTURE EX, and SONAR X2 bring the pro-level fun to the studio. There’s digital piano news, too, with the DP-90/-90S and more, including Piano Partner for iPad. And let’s not forget the hot Version 2 software for the RD-700NX and RD-300NX.
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Music Director for Far East Movement, King Kanobby explains the process behind taking original songs from the album recording and turning them into a live show. As the MD, he works closely with Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and most of all Dj Virman to develop a performance out of music that is created in a studio with non-traditional instruments into a concert worthy spectacle. For these live shows Kanobby calls on the Jupiter-80, VP-770, and Fantom-G7 to deliver those dance thumping sounds Far East Movement is known for.
For more on King Kanobby follow him on Twitter @KingKanobby