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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 Bass Line and Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer were a combo that contributed largely to defining the Acid House sounds of the late '80s and early '90s.  They would often be used together live, giving the artist a hands-on workflow that some feel has been lacking…

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How To Get The Most From Your Roland RD-800

Your Roland RD-800 Stage Piano is at home. And you love it. But now, you’re ready to do more. We’ve received a lot of questions about taking your RD-800 to the next level, such as: “How do I layer tones?” “How can I create the perfect acoustic piano sound on my RD-800?” “How can I…

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Create Your Own Piano Tone

As a life long piano player, I’m pretty picky about my piano feel and sound. So when we received our first RD-800 Stage Piano back in the middle of November, I was curious how it would stack up to its predecessor, the RD-700NX. When I first took the RD-800 out of the box, the first thing I noticed was…

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Updates for the Roland FP Series Pianos Now Available!

As of December 9th, 2013, there is a user installable firmware update available for the class leading Roland FP Series pianos. Version 1.10 adds 3 major user requested functions to both the FP-50 and FP-80 Pianos. The new functions include: A great organ sound requires control over the Rotary Speaker effect. Now you can control…