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The new microsite documents the creation of some of electronic music’s most iconic kit

Roland will turn 50 years old in 2022 and to celebrate they’ve launched a new website, covering the development and emergence of some of their...

For recording mixes at home, learning to DJ, live streaming or scratching the itch of playing your favourite tunes back to back, affordable controllers have...

Buying your first controller can be overwhelming. Not only is there an endless amount of choice, many of which look almost identical to each other...

The new mini models are based on the JD-800 and the JX-8P

Roland has announced two new hardware synths as part of their Boutique series – the JX-08 and the JD-08. Modelled on the JX-8P and the JD-800...

The news follows leaked details last week, as reported by DJ Mag

Roland’s infamous SP-404 sampler has been given its first major update since the original release back in 2005. The unit is famous for making lo-fi...

The leaked MkII info appeared on a subreddit last week

Roland’s popular SP-404 sampler has been a go-to for electronic music producers, especially those making lo-fi beats, since 2005. Leaked details of a MkII version...

The new apparel is a collab with BPM Supreme

Roland has launched a new apparel series including a 909 bomber jacket to celebrate 909 day – Sept 9th. The new accessories include hats, t-shirts...

The iconic units are now part of the plugin subscription service

Two iconic drum machines have been added to Roland’s Cloud synth subscription service. The 727 and the 707 aren’t quite as famous as the other...

Among the items available are 88 bomber jackets, priced at $808 each

Roland has launched a limited edition run of merch to mark this year's 808 Day, which took place on August 8th.

Among the items for...

The German Federal Cartel Office fined the manufacturers and retailers

Three music brands and two retailers have been fined a total of €21m for price-fixing and colluding over minimum pricing from 2014 to 2018. As...

The GO:MIXER gets an update

Roland has introduced a new mixer for livestreaming, recording podcasts, music videos and more – the GO:MIXER PRO-X. The original GO:MIXER was a popular choice for...

COURSES, SOFTWARE DEALS, FREEBIES & MORE

For this edition of Point Blank’s Friday Forum Live, they were joined by Cristian Varela, a global DJ and producer, to showcase some live DJ...

The classic analogue poly joins the Roland Cloud family

Roland has added the Juno-60 to their Roland Cloud range of synths and plugins and as part of their PlugOut format for the System-8 synth...

The new unit is designed to make a track from start to finish without a computer

Roland has announced a new all-in-one songwriting and music production unit the VERSELAB MV-1. The new unit is designed to write, record, mix and arrange...

The classic chorus is coming to a DAW near you

Arturia has released a holiday gift in the form of the classic Juno range BBD chorus effect. The new plugin, called Chorus JUN-6, is a...

They're giving away their classic acid box re-creation as part of the #ILoveLive campaign

The Chemical Brothers are auctioning off one of the touring Roland Boutique TB-03 bassline synths as part of a fundraiser for the #ILoveLive campaign, aimed...

The new devices are called the TR-6S, TR-06Drumatix and TR-606

Roland has announced three new drum machines, two hardware and one software. The TR-6S is a small-format six-track sequencer that features sounds from the 808...

There's also an 808 playlist

Roland will celebrate the TR-808 drum machine's 40th birthday this year.

The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, commonly known as the 808, was manufactured between 1980...

Version 2.0 of the popular drum machine is a free update

Roland has updated its AIRA TR-8S drum machine to add an FM synth, new FX features, a new reload function and more. The FM synthesis...

They follow similar fines for Casio and Fender for 'retail price maintenance'

Roland and Korg have been fined £5.5m by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) watchdog for breaking competition law in the UK. The music-tech brands...

The samples are also available for Roland’s TR8S and as a WAV download

Download these free Kraftwerk drum samples as part of a tribute to Florian Schneider who passed in April. Symplesound founder Francis Preve has put the...