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 –…

These 200+ Roland TR-909 samples are available for free

Get your hands on over 200 delicious sounding samples to enliven your music at a cost of absolutely zero. We could all do with a little treat considering the current consideration. Few are the gifts…

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 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…

Discover the legacy of Roland’s famous 808 drum machine in this Apple exclusive documentary

‘808: The Movie’ is a deep exploration of history’s most influential drum machine, Roland’s famous TR-808 that created a generation of entirely new sounds. If there’s one name that people associate with when they think…

Roland to reveal 30+ new instruments during “online music festival”

To celebrate #909day Roland are hosting a one-of-it’s-kind online music festival featuring performances, reveals, new tech, interviews, and more. Roland have revealed details of “The Future. Redefined.” a 24-hour online music festival, and it looks…

Roland TR-909 emulator plugin free from Monade Sounds

Monade Sounds just launched their 909 emulator as a free plugin with a brilliant, expanded version available for cheap. Pure909 is a fantastic new plugin from the talented people at Monade Sounds. It emulates the…