Roland’s cross-platform mobile DAW Zenbeats is now free

Roland have made the full version of their awesome music making app free for all you self-isolators. Whilst the Coronavirus pandemic gripping the world is a troubling thing and a concerning time for many –…

Behringer just unveiled the return of a Roland drum machine classic

It’s been a month since 808 Day and Behringer have just gotten the world drooling again over the return of another of Roland’s classic Drum Machines. At this year’s Knobcon, the self proclaimed “World’s Only…

Roland’s 808 reaches it’s natural conclusion and becomes a beer

Another year and another 808 Day passes celebrating the world’s most influential drum machine, and this years festivities saw the 808 relaunched in a brand new format. It’s been 38 years since Roland turned the…

Internet gets first authentic TR-808 added to Roland Cloud collection

The Roland Cloud is home to over $4000 worth of amazing synths, drum machines, samples and now they’ve got the legendary TR-808 drum machine. Earlier this month Roland updated their online subscription service which gives…

All Roland’s classic drum machines are packed into their new TR-8S

The best of Roland’s iconic drum machines are all coming together in one powerful and versatile new rhythm composer. Over the years Roland have created some of the most iconic machines in drum synthesis like…

The legendary 808 drum machine is free in your web browser

Roland TR-808’s defined drum machines when they launched and you can play with one for free, right in your web browser. The power of technology combined with the vast reach of the internet never fails to…

Roland’s famous TR-808 drum machine is back in Boutique

When you think of drum machines there is one that always stands out – the TR-808. Roland are bringing it back from the dead. Roland have announced that their infamous TR-808 machine will be resurrected…

130 amazing drum machines for Kontakt now available as free VST/AU plugin

This awesome plugin gives you access to 130 of the rarest classic drum machines and is no longer exclusive to users with Kontakt. We wrote about the Mega Drum Machines collection earlier this year when it…

Roland founder, pioneer and 808 creator Ikutaro Kakehashi has died

One of modern music’s biggest influencers, the Japanese engineer behind some of the world’s most iconic drum machines and synths has died. Roland’s original founder, Japanese engineer Ikutaro Kakehashi, has died at the age of…

Jimmy Iovine reveals more on Apple Music’s TV + Film expansions

Apple are planning a “significant new business” as they begin their journey into the world of original TV series and feature-length videos and films. The Wall Street Journal recently revealed reports that Apple had some…