Roland CONNECT Mobile App Now Available
Roland Corporation U.S. is happy to announce 18 new products and several new multi-media tools that provide immediate access to the very latest product-launch news from Roland, BOSS and Cakewalk. Roland CONNECT, Roland’s online portal for new product releases, is live several days prior to the opening of the 2013 Winter NAMM show this year, giving Roland gear aficionados an exclusive preview of Roland’s new product lineup. Amongst the new gear debuting here is BOSS’ 100th compact pedal, the TE-2 Tera Echo, featuring BOSS’ new Multi-Dimensional Processing, the V-Combo VR- 09 Live Performance Keyboard, plus several new electronic percussion, recording, and digital piano instruments.
Special events for house of worship musicians, A/V techs and buyers at the 2013 NAMM Show
Thursday, Jan. 24th
The 4th Annual Night of Worship will be at the Hilton Hotel – Pacific Ballroom. This free concert will feature Brenton Brown, Peter Furler, Norm Stockton and special appearance by Al Perkins.
- Location: Hilton Hotel 777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA.
- Time: 7:00pm
- More Details: Night of Worship at NAMM on Facebook
Saturday, Jan. 26th
The H.O.T. Zone will feature the Christian Musician Mini-Summit with special presentations for house of worship audio techs, media directors and musicians.
- Location: Room 203 A-B
- Time: 1:00pm
- More Details: Christian Music Mini-Conference
Sunday, Jan. 27th
Worship Musician! Magazine will host the first annual Musician’s Chapel event with special music by Bob Bennett.
- Location: Hilton Hotel, Avila AB Room 777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA.
- Time: 8:30am
- More Details: Musician’s Chapel on Facebook
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In the early 1980s, Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi and Sequential Circuits founder Dave Smith had a dream—a simple interface that would allow all electronic musical instruments to communicate with each other and with computers. To make this dream a reality, these pioneers brought together an unprecedented coalition of manufacturers from the United States and Japan, and soon the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or “MIDI,” was born. 30 years ago, the 1983 Winter NAMM Show hosted its landmark public unveiling, where Roland and Sequential Circuits demonstrated the first two MIDI-equipped synthesizers “talking” to each other via this new universal communication standard. More
The annual NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, is always exciting. We’ll remember this one as the dawn of a new V-Guitar era with the debut of the G-5 VG Stratocaster® from Roland and Fender®, and the GK-Ready Stratocaster®. Guitarists will love the great-sounding GT-100 and the TU-10 clip-on tuner. For drummers, we’ve brought our killer SuperNATURAL® technology to the V-Drums® V-Pro® TD-30KV and TD-30K kits, and released the HD-3 V-Drums Lite, as well as DT-1 V-Drums Tutor software for PC and Mac. We’ve got gorgeous home pianos, the AT-900 Atelier organ, and the PK-6 Dynamic MIDI Pedal. And don’t miss the new CUBE™ monitors, the FR-1x and FR-1Xb V-Accordions®, or the awesome BK-5 Backing Keyboard.