Roland announce 3 new secret products this Thursday

Roland have revealed that they will be announcing some exciting new products they’re working on this week, but what they are is a secret. Roland have created some of the most monumental instruments and devices…

Are you 13-15 and play the drums? Yamaha have an amazing competition for you

Yamaha have just started accepting entries to their 2018 #FUTUREBEAT competition to find the best young drummers and give them a once in a lifetime opportunity. Yamaha are on the search to find the next…

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…

Roland’s new electronic drum pads could change the way you drum

Roland are taking digital drums to the next level with their new SPD::ONE pads putting realistic drums at your fingertips. Roland’s new SPD::ONE series is a range of digital percussion pads that gives drummers authentic…

Meet the instrument that “pushes the threshold of electronic music production”

Klip is a powerful instrument and drum machine that creators Sample Magic say will push the threshold of electronic music. Klip is a unique digital instrument and drum machine designed by sample and plugin creators Sample…

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…

Arturia MiniLab MKII Review – A quality MIDI controller at an affordable price

Whether you’re new to the MIDI controller world or a veteran, the MiniLab MK 2 by Arturia could certainly be a great asset to your set-up. Firstly, I need to mention how aesthetically pleasing this…

A portable music studio for $130? That’s Minijam Studio

The creators behind Patchblocks are back on the scene with a new range of compact devices that connect together for a super cheap, compact studio setup. The idea of Minijam Studio is to transform the…

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…