Roland SYSTEM-8 synth is free to try in April – here’s why it’s a sound designer’s friend

Want that new synth feeling, but for free? That’s the hybrid-vintage-modeled-new synth SYSTEM-8 this month from Roland – and we’ve got the sound designer of its new preset library to tell us why we should download it.

Behringer 303 clones revealed: $149 street

Behringer’s analog remake of the 303 is now out in the open – a $199 set of red, blue, and silver synths called the TD-3.

Peter Kirn - November 11, 2019

Roland brings back the MC groovebox: MC-707, pint-sized MC-101 [Deep Dive]

The move back to hardware jams is in full force. And what better sign than Roland re-introducing the MC groovebox line – with the full-sized MC-707 and pint-sized MC-101. The reason you know it’s not the 1990s? They advertise them as replacing your laptop.

Peter Kirn - September 5, 2019

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