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Buffy Sainte-Marie visits Roland Inspiration Centre

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming the legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie to our Roland Inspiration Centre in Toronto. Buffy Sainte-Marie’s bold new album, Power in the Blood, begins where it all started more than 50 years ago, with a contemporary version of “It’s My Way,” the title track of her 1964 debut. Its message, about the road to self-identity and the conviction to be oneself, still resonates with the Cree singer-songwriter, activist, educator, visual artist, and winner of countless awards (Oscar, Juno, and Golden Globe, among them). Check out our interview with Buffy below where we asked about her creative…

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Pedal Juice on the Fly

Written by Maurits Nienhuis for Roland Canada Have you ever set up your pedalboard only to find out there’s no power outlet at the front of the stage? Or, you’re ready to noodle on the couch but there’s no power socket nearby? Well, there’s a solution for that! For a limited time, BOSS is offering…


BOSS Tuners: A Lesson in Fine-Tuning

If you’re a musician, and have been around for a while, chances are you’ve seen or owned a BOSS Tuner. Maybe you’ve come across one of their pocket tuners or perhaps you’re that guitarist who starts its effects chain with one of their classic white stompboxes (which might even be the most important piece of…



Do you know your Flangers from your Phasers? How about the difference between a Vibrato and a Tremolo? This FX-101 is a resource that categorises and explains common guitar effects to find the tone you need. Contributed by David Jiang for the Roland Australia Blog A – ACOUSTIC SIMULATOR C – CHORUS, COMPRESSION/SUSTAIN D –…

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5 Reasons To Add the DM-2W to Your Pedalboard

Waza Craft DM-2W Delay from BOSS. For a long time, savvy guitar players have known about the special magic that the vintage BOSS DM-2 Delay brings to their sound. That’s why the long-discontinued pedal has fetched such high prices on the used market for two-plus decades now. With the Waza Craft DM-2W, the fabled stomp…

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Top 15 Roland Releases of ’15

As we gear up for an exciting 2016, check out our most popular releases of 2015. What were your favourite releases this past year?15. 

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5 Gift Ideas for the Musician in your life

Stuck on what to get the musician in your life?  Here’s 5 holiday gift ideas to get you started!

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Which BOSS Looper Is Right For You?

Does trying to figure out which looping pedal is right for you make you… loopy? Whether you’re a live looper, a beat boxer, or just a beginner, we’ve got the right looping pedal for you! The latest in a long line of looping pedals, the RC-1 is the simplest and most user-friendly looping pedal made…

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What Roland CUBE Guitar Amplifier Is For You?

There is a Roland CUBE guitar amp for every guitarist, with over 2 million amplifiers sold since 1978. So what CUBE is the one for you? Choosing a guitar amp can be a daunting task. There are so many amplifiers to choose from; different sizes, speakers, power output, channels, effects… there is a lot to…

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How Long Are Your Cables?

Article courtesy of Roland US. This article is intended to clarify a topic that is often surrounded by misinformation. Our intention is to present the facts and help the reader make informed decisions about using buffered and true bypass pedals, and to achieve the best tone.       Tone matters. To guitar players, it’s…

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Roland Cube Street – the Perfect Portable Guitar Amp

An oil tanker can take over six miles to make a turn and in many way s musicians’ opinions can be just as difficult to change. Take low-wattage battery-powered amplifiers for example — they may be OK for widdling away in front of the TV but they are grossly underpowered and invariably sound like a…