Roland quietly made their DJ controllers into live-hybrid machines

Roland’s 1.10 DJ controller update adds a bunch of features – and plays to the machines’ strengths, drawn from the TR drum machine line, as live machines.

Roland updates AIRA TR-8 so it can trigger samples, MIDI gear

Roland’s new SP-404A sampler isn’t really a new product – but a firmware update for the AIRA TR-8 actually does make its AIRA drum machine more powerful.

Peter Kirn - August 8, 2017

Roland does subscription plug-ins and cloud rendering

Perhaps the most unexpected product news this month is Roland’s unveiling of RolandCloud. It’s a subscription service from the hardware maker, the biggest component of which is providing access to a range of software plug-ins. Roland, while one of biggest names ever in hardware and synthesizers, is still a relative newcomer to software. But their […]

Peter Kirn - January 25, 2017

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