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10 ways guaranteed to quickly improve your music production

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10 ways guaranteed to quickly improve your music production

Getting more from your music production setup doesn't have to be headache-inducing or break the bank; Today, home recording equipment is both affordable and compact, but there’s more to making a good recording than simply hitting the big red button and then playing. We’ve put together a few tips to help you get the best out of your music production setup, regardless of whether you are using DAW recording software, an integrated hardware recorder/mixer or even an old tape machine. It goes without saying that good music production starts with a good performance of a well-arranged song, but even a…

Producers talk Roland gear at ADE 2015

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Producers talk Roland gear at ADE 2015

ADE is Amsterdam’s yearly gathering of the electronic tribes where the great and the good hook up, network and share their passion for electronic music and production. With well over 2000 artists performing over the course of the event and dance music luminaries lurking in every venue, where better for Roland to hook up with…

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Deep Purple’s Ian Paice on the “genius” of Roland V-Drums

Ian Paice remembers the bad old days of digital drums. A time when the latency of lesser kits killed the groove. An age when dodgy triggering made audiences wince. But that was before the Deep Purple drum god pulled up a stool at the Roland TD-30KV. “I came across Roland’s V-Drums,” he explains in this…

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KIYOLA KF-10 digital piano: artisan craftsmanship matched with peerless digital technology

When it comes to music, collaborations often lead to something truly special. We’ve all heard two musicians from different genres strike up a bond resulting in something that’s way more than the sum of its parts. And if it works for musicians, it can also work for the companies who make the instruments they play….

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Craig Blundell on the exciting challenge of drumming for Steven Wilson

As a battle-tested session warrior, Craig Blundell doesn’t do nerves. Even so, the long-standing Roland artist will admit that slipping onto the drum stool for Steven Wilson was not a gig for the faint-hearted. In this exclusive video interview, filmed during soundcheck at the British prog giant’s Royal Albert Hall shows in September, Craig reveals…

  How To Guides

Are you wasting money in your home recording studio?

Home studios are wonderful things, and other than the pleasure they give the user, they can also be expanded gradually to increase facilities and to improve quality. However, I’ve seen home recording studio owners spend alarming amounts of money on things that I know are going to make little or no difference, so how should…

  Buying Guides

The Best Roland USB Audio Interface for Your Recording Needs

From basic 2-in/2-out boxes to professional multi-I/O recording powerhouses, there’s at least one model in Roland’s eight-strong fleet of USB USB audio interfaces for Mac, PC and iPad to suit every music producer and engineer, no matter what their experience level or budget. In this guide, we’ll take you through the full range, from bottom…

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Massive Attack in the studio with Roland AIRA

Massive Attack have been pushing the boundaries since the mid ‘80s, effortlessly fusing music with politics and controversy like no other band. They’re also masters of the collaboration, working with Portishead, Liz Fraser, Horace Andy, and Damon Albarn to name just a few. We recently got some studio time with the band as they checked…

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Download the Nick Rhodes JD-XA Synth Collection now

Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes is one of the best-known synth players on the planet and since the early 80s, Roland synths have become an integral part of the Duran Duran sound. Back in 1982, Nick used the Roland Jupiter-4 to create the arpeggio-driven intro to Rio and the rest is history, with over 100 million…

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DJ Pierre shares his love for AIRA and the new JU-06 Roland Boutique synth

Hailing from Chicago, DJ Pierre created the prototype sound of Acid House with his Roland TB-303 on Phuture’s seminal 1987 Acid Tracks EP. Originally intended as a bass accompaniment for guitarists, the ‘303 achieved hallowed status in club music circles after Pierre’s re-purposing of its sound. He explains, “We picked up this TB-303 at a…

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Create your perfect Roland piano with the Piano Designer app

Roland digital pianos include a wide range of piano sounds, keeping you interested and making practice more varied and enjoyable. But what about once you’ve tried the preset models? With most digital pianos, you’re stuck with the ‘factory’ sounds, and have little or no scope to change them. Choose certain Roland pianos though, and the…