Roland SH-4d polysynth: 11 models in one knob-y box with tons of extras, drums – and motion

Roland has built one packed instrument to celebrate 50 years of the company’s synths. The SH-4d sports eleven synth oscillator models in one box – from SH-101 and JUNO-106 to new cross FM and wavetable synths. But it’s still hands-on, battery-powered, and costs US$649. And there’s a twist, literally: D-MOTION motion control means you can pick up the synth and play it by moving it around.

Roland releases JUNO-X polysynth, which can be a vintage JUNO, or a lot more

The days of Roland slapping a vintage name on something fairly unrelated are over. The JUNO-X will absolutely behave like a vintage JUNO. But the digital heart underneath also means it’ll be everything from a vocoder to a JD-800 – which means if you are in the market for a Roland keyboard, you’ve got some choices to make.

Peter Kirn - April 27, 2022

Roland’s plug-ins are now Apple Silicon native, from 808 to JUPITER-8

Roland’s full stable of Roland Cloud plug-ins now has Apple Silicon support – a big breakthrough for rounding out your new Mac studio and recreating vintage gear in the box.

Peter Kirn - July 22, 2021

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