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  Product News

System-1 Synth now with free SH-101 software synth and Ableton Live LE

For purchases made between 1st March and 31st May 2015 Go into any studio, or speak with any electronic music producer about their favourite gear, and you’ll stumble upon a few classic Roland synths. For example, the SH-101 and SH-2 have featured on countless records, due to their rich, warm sound as well as their

  Product News

Free stand with Roland FP-80/50 digital piano

Roland’s FP range of digital pianos have long been a favourite for pianists who need a simple, stylish piano that’s versatile enough to be used at home or even on stage. The latest models, the affordable FP-50 and the more powerful FP-80, bring the tradition right up to date with Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL engine for

  Artists

DJ Pierre vs Breach; producer interviews

With Acid-drenched techno making a massive return to the club scene and a Third Summer of Love imminent on the horizon, Roland ventured forth to the chic Amsterdam studio of respected UK DJ/Producer, Breach (AKA Ben Westbeech) to film him talking tech with one of Acid House’s legendary founding fathers, DJ Pierre. Back in the

  Artists

Eats Everything talks Aira at ADE

Over the years the city of Bristol has more than held its own as an environment where innovative musicians are forged. The latest talent to rise (at a speed that would shame a hurricane) from Bristol’s long line of musical luminaries is DJ, producer and re-mixer par-excellence, Dan Pearce (AKA Eats Everything). Voted Best Breakthrough

  How To Guides

How Does The Guitar Effects Loop Work?

You’ve assembled your dream lineup of effects pedals – but as you’ll discover in this video guide, the socket you use to connect those stompboxes to your amp can make the difference between sweet tone and nasty drone. If you’re new to the world of effects, chances are that you’ve never given much of a

  How To Guides

An Introduction To Guitar Multi-Effects

Dive into the world of guitar effects and you’ll soon hit a fork in the road. Some guitar players prefer to put together a pick-and-mix of individual stompboxes: a great option if you’ve got the time and the money. As an alternative, this video guide introduces the multi-effects unit: an all-in-one option that in packs

  How To Guides

An Introduction To The Loop Pedal For Guitar

Watch a singer-songwriter like Ed Sheeran play live and you might be baffled at how he creates epic symphonies of sound with just ten fingers and one guitar. This video lifts the lid on the solo performer’s best friend: the loop pedal. The concept is simple enough: one player records and layers multiple musical phrases

  How To Guides

Octave & Pitch Guitar Effects Explained

There are plenty of pedals out there to transform your guitar tone: now meet two effects that change the notes themselves. If you’ve heard octave and pitch pedals on record, but don’t know how to get started yourself, this video will let you into the club with a friendly explanation and hands-on demo of each

  How To Guides

Chorus, Tremolo, Phaser & Flange Guitar Effects Pedals

Hang around with a few guitar mavericks and you’ll soon hear them talk about modulation: an effects category that’s home to some of the weirdest and wildest pedals. The four major modulation effect types – chorus, tremolo, phaser and flange – all bring depth, dimension and movement to your guitar sound, but as you’ll see

  How To Guides

How To Set Up A Pedalboard For Your Guitar Effects

Once you’ve been bitten by the effects bug, you’ll need to manage your pedals properly to avoid a weak tone, a spaghetti junction of wires and an overflowing gigbag. Make like the pros with this step-by-step video guide. First, you’ll learn the correct order to hook up your stompboxes – also known as the signal