Percussa micro super signal processor

Roland’s latest keytar is more 80s than ever: AX-Edge

“Shoulder synthesizer”? “Strap-on keyboard?” No, Roland is calling their latest keytar a keytar – and giving into 80s retro vibes. And it’s a vocoder. And… you might kinda want one.

A new, powerful synth finds its soul in a cheap plastic FM past

Imagine starting with a painstaking emulation of the lofi sound of instruments like Yamaha’s SHS-10 keytar – but then modulating those quirks in powerful ways. Now you’re getting the mission of the new plug-in from Plogue – PortaFM.

Peter Kirn - May 29, 2018

Roland’s SH-101 – you could also play it while downhill skiing

One important comparison of the Roland boutique SH-01A to the original SH-101 I haven’t yet seen: can it ski?

Peter Kirn - October 30, 2017

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