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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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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…