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How Wanderwelle Created A Track With Only the JUNO-106

Berlin label One Instrument releases compositions by artists using a single instrument of their choice – and with this challenge, Amsterdam-based duo Wanderwelle had the opportunity to explore the full creative potential of the Roland JUNO-106 Synthesizer with two unique tracks. In our interview, members Phil van Dulm and Alexander Bartels dive into the details of creating their most recent One Instrument track using only the JUNO-106. This isn't their first time testing the vast capabilities of the synthesizer with One Instrument as they've also previously released another song with the label.   Wanderwelle - Roland JUNO-106 [embedyt][/embedyt]  …


An Interview with Dorothy

Dorothy on their Freedom Tour, new album and partnering with BOSS   Los Angeles rock group Dorothy made a stop in Vancouver, BC as part of their 2018 Freedom Tour to promote their upcoming album, 28 Days in the Valley. The band, comprised of Dorothy Martin, Jason Ganberg, Eliot Lorango, Nick Maybury and Eli Wulfmeier,…

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Melodics for V-Drums Just Introduced

  Roland and Melodics™ have joined forces to introduce Melodics for V-Drums, a dedicated desktop learning app for Mac and Windows. With its interactive interface and engaging exercises, the app helps V-Drums users build and maintain drumming techniques. The app supports V-Drums modules equipped with a USB computer connector, including the TD-50, TD-30, TD-25, TD-15,…

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The Beatles ‘Revolution’ Tone Dissected

The Beatles. What can be said that hasn’t already been written about (and over analysed) so many times before!? While we’re all familiar with the legacy of songs they’ve given us, they’re also directly (and indirectly) responsible for many new recording techniques that were developed during their recording career.

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Jimi Hendrix ‘Voodoo Child (Slight Return)’ Tone Dissected

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) is the final track on the 3rd (and, unfortunately final) 1968 studio album, Electric Ladyland, by the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. From the classic rocking wah fade-in, to the explosion of the whole band entering the riff, this is the sound of a guitar amplifier at full tilt! The classic fuzz…

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Drum Tech Tutorial: Customizing Kits on the TD-50

Recording live acoustic drums can be difficult. Throw in a full band and multiple vocalists and your simple off-the-floor recording gets much more complicated. Bobby James (DRUMNDIRTY) walks you through how he modeled the TD-50 V-Drums to sound like the Calvary Worship Centre’s original acoustic drum kit. The electronic V-Drums gave this church band more…

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Roland Canada’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Find the perfect gift for the musician in your life! Whether they’re a synth player, drummer, guitarist, or pianist, we’ve got you covered! Check out Roland Canada’s top holiday gift ideas this year!    


THE AMBiENT PiNG: 18th Anniversary

We sat down with Scott and Jamie of THE AMBiENT PiNG to chat music, influences, and the history of one of the oldest drone music collectives in Toronto. This year the Toronto based creative community of audio artists, performers, musicians and visual artists celebrates its 18th anniversary. Scott: THE AMBiENT PiNG is all about supporting…

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Creating Beats for Dance Styles with the DJ-808

In this article, we’ll show you how to create some typical breaks on the Roland DJ-808 DJ Controller. Whether you play House, Drum and Bass, Trap or Electro, you can use the TR-S on the DJ-808 to incorporate live drum elements into your mix and make your sets stand out from the crowd. The videos…

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Roland TB-03 and TR-09: A Classic Pair Resurrected

In the past few years we have seen a huge resurgence in both analog and digital hardware. Eurorack modular synthesizer systems have exploded in popularity and vintage synth prices have skyrocketed.  The tactile experience of using hardware instruments is drawing artists back to tabletops filled with drum machines and synthesizers.   The original Roland TB-303…


An Interview with Daniel Lanois

Interview with Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Daniel Lanois Hey Daniel, let’s jump right into it. Your latest album ‘Goodbye to Language’ is out now with Rocco Deluca – can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the album, the artwork and the title? The inspiration was a duality I had…