Roland has been steadily overhauling their plug-in range, but this one you shouldn’t miss. The 1983 JX-3P was always an overlooked gem – think a JUNO with two oscillators, cross-mod, and more pitch modulation. But now Roland finally nails their software recreation by improving the sound and adding a simulation of the PG-200 programmer for hands-on control.Read more
The MPC One Plus now adds WiFi and Bluetooth, 16 GB of storage, and brings this entry-level standalone up to the CPU specs of Akai’s other boxes. And it runs the just-announced Juno-60-inspired plugin from AIR, too (also available as software plug-in). Plus that US$699 price is appealing.
It might be time to hit the updater for the weekend. V Collection 8.1 brings alternative tuning support via a new standard, and new sound and control options.
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