Roland’s official TR-808 plugin is now free until September

The drum machine that rocked the world, defined an era, and inspired generations is now available as a free plugin for your DAW. The TR-808 from Roland is without a doubt the most iconic drum…

The future of audio mixers and processors, a COVID-19 report

What kind of effect has Coronavirus had on professional audio mixers and how are they projected to look? A new report reveals all. Market Research Expertz have published a new research report on how the…

SoundCloud are giving away music gear every day for the next week!

SoundCloud have launched a contest to give away quality equipment from Native Instruments, Fender, Pioneer DJ, ROLI, and many more. A new gear giveaway contest from SoundCloud gives you the opportunity to win some incredible…

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…

MIDI 2.0 is on the way, but will it launch in 2020?

This year MIDI gets even better bringing more capability to instruments, better connections that communicate both ways, and much more. MIDI connections have been a vital part of electronic music, particularly with modern production and…

Roland have re-designed the Grand Piano for 2020

The Grand Piano has never looked more different with this prize-winning design come to fruition by Roland. Roland have premiered the GPX-F1 ‘Facet’ grand piano, a concept that has been years in the making. The…

Roland’s new mixing studio is perfect for livestreamers on smartphones

Roland are tapping in to the leagues of vloggers and streamers using their phones with a plug and play broadcast studio. Roland have announced the GO:LIVECAST, their first announcement for the Consumer Electronics Show –…

Roland unveils their first MIDI 2.0-ready keyboard

The latest MIDI keyboard controller from Roland features a bunch some exciting things, most importantly MIDI 2.0 functionality for the first time. Roland have just announced their A-88MKII keyboard at NAMM. The 88 note MIDI…

This pedal puts the sound of Roland’s classic Juno synth in your guitar

TC Electronic’s new pedal brings the classic sound of 80s style synthesizer modulation to your guitar. NAMM 2019 is already bringing us a lot of exciting new music tech and instruments to look forward to…