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7 Things To Know About SYSTEM-1 and PLUG-OUTS

With the Roland SYSTEM-1 now in stores, and the launch of our first PLUG-OUT, I wanted to let you in on the important things that you ...

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How Long Are Your Cables?

This article is intended to clarify a topic that is often surrounded by misinformation. Our intention is to present the facts and ...

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Musician of the Month – Kelsey Rosentreter

Kelsey is a new voice on Winnipeg’s jazz music scene. She is a passionate singer-songwriter with a big voice and a lot to give. ...

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Behind The Scenes: Flo Mounier Video Shoot

Let’s Face It – Flo Mounier Is One Cool Dude. Watching Flo during this video shoot was pretty darn cool. It is an absolute thrill to be that close watching Flo shred his way through intense Cryptopsy songs and playing complex beats with precision and at the speed of light. With intense attention ...

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Musician of the Month – Bob Silversides

Born in Winnipeg, Bob started playing piano when he was 13 years old.  At the time, the only portable instruments available were the Vox Continental Organ and Farfisa portable organ, which were very expensive. With a little ingenuity, the bass player in Bob's first band, Rick and the Ravens, was ...

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Musician of the Month – Geoff Peters

Geoff Peters is a software developer, videographer, and jazz pianist from Vancouver, BC. He recently became passionate about synthesis and electronic music and plays his Roland GAIA SH-01 synth in an electronic duo called Laundryman which also features Jamal Knight on electronic percussion and laptop. ...

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Musician of the Month – Justin D. Charney

Justin D. Charney is 12-year-old drummer from Kelowna, BC, who picked up his first set of drumsticks only 21 months ago and hasn’t looked back! In this short period of time, Justin has played concerts, won his first contest, the Kiwanis Music Festival Solo Award, and started his own Youtube ...

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AIRA’s ACB Unwrapped – The next generation of Virtual Analog Modeling

The extreme quality and authenticity of Roland’s AIRA Series are achieved by a Roland-developed technology called ‘Analog Circuit Behaviour’ – or ACB.  Here’s a brief explanation on why ACB is such a great thing. Some Samples Are Okay! ACB is 100% Virtual Analog Modeling (VA for short) and ...

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Musician of the Month – Laura Beach

Twin Voices is an indie electro-folk project with roots in the Ottawa Valley and wings in Saskatoon and Montreal. Laura Beach crafts a dark and lovely sound with live looping of violin, voice, synth, percussion and guitar. Her performance is equal parts stunning simplicity and playful ...

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Justifying the Keyboard Workstation

Why Go Workstation? It may be hard to see the need for a keyboard workstation these days, as the computer is rapidly taking over the music creation workflow. But the new FA-Series Workstations from Roland (FA-06 and FA-08) give a simple reason to their existence: they allow you to get musical ideas ...