JX-3P gets a PG-200, circuit mod, as Roland continues plug-in UI overhauls

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.

808 Day round-up: music, deals, downloads and … a Roland BMX bike?!

#808day has become a predictable annual event, a content churn in the lazy days of summer. That is, predictable except for … the machine’s original manufacturer, Roland. I’m sure precisely no one had “custom BMX bike” on their bingo card. Here we go.

Peter Kirn - August 8, 2023

Recreating The Prodigy’s synth sounds on the original hardware – full of great tricks

Alex Ball deconstructs some of the best-known synth sounds from The Prodigy in a new, long-form video. You’re sure to find some inspiring takes on how to use these instruments, even if you aren’t trying to duplicate those sounds.

Peter Kirn - July 29, 2023

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