Roland D-50 – Closer look at the 64 User Presets Demos

July 31, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is 64 User Presets demo from Roland D-50 (D-550).

Background vide description:

I choose mostly electronic sounds (synth, bass, bell, synthpad, ambient-textures etc). Recorded directly from D-50 stereo outputs, with internal effects, without any additional signal processing. Enjoy!

All these presets can be freely downloaded from the internet, but, I spent hours and hours (sometimes even days) collecting and edit the best of them to prepare a synth Bank for this demo.

You can buy now these 64 Presets in SysEx/MidiFile format. Bank with 64 Presets cost only 6 Euros (via PayPal). Just send me an email to vukansto@gmail.com and after PayPal payment you will receive SysXx/Midi file in your inbox.

Roland D-50 is a keyboard version of D-550 rack module.

Roland D-50 specifications:
LA (Linear Arithmetic) Synthesis
64 RAM Presets (4 elements), 64 Card Presets
Reverb effects
16 Poly
61 Keys with Velocity and Aftertouch
MIDI In/Out/Thru
2 Outs

Roland JD-Xa Analog Section Demo

July 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video only shows the sound of the analog section in the Roland JD-Xa. This is not a musical statement, review, or patch demo.

AIRA Start – AIRA MODULAR and SYSTEM-1m

July 18, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

AIRA gear is intuitive and easy to learn. It’s part of what makes it so musically inspiring. But it also has a deep bag of tricks, and these can take time to discover and master. Whether you’re curious about what AIRA can do, or just wondering where to begin, the AIRA Start videos provide a strong base for further exploration.

The AIRA Modular are the next-generation in modular synthesis. Each module can be re-programmed and recall patches using a virtual sub-modular system. This design allows you to customize each effect to your own personal modular system. The AIRA Modular includes:
• TORCIDO modular distortion effect
• BITRAZER modular crusher/filter effect
• DEMORA modular delay effect
• SCOOPER modular scatter/looper

This AIRA Start video for the AIRA Modular is divided into six chapters:

• BITRAZER Modular Crusher/Filter
• TORCIDO Modular Distortion
• DEMORA Modular Delay
• SCOOPER Modular Scatter/Looper
• FUNCTIONALITY showcases the four modules in a live performance and how you can create your own virtual modular patches via the fifteen sub-modules in the AIRA Modular Customizer – available on PC, Mac iOS and Android tablets.
• SETUP: Install the AIRA Modular into a Eurorack modular setup or use as a tabletop device. Learn how to utilise the various connections to your own system.

Visit http://www.roland.com/aira for more information.
Watch the other AIRA Start videos here:
TR-8 Rhythm Performer: https://youtu.be/fLx4bfBVSaI
TB-3 Touch Bassline: https://youtu.be/W7P6hxfw8SE
VT-3 Voice Transformer: https://youtu.be/CYhAhSEMO7s
SYSTEM-1 Plug-Out Synthesizer: https://youtu.be/vF7sGv7jIyU
MX-1 Mix Performer: https://youtu.be/nEkV0CnKehM

Product Information:
TORCIDO: http://www.roland.com/products/torcido/
BITRAZER: http://www.roland.com/products/bitrazer/
DEMORA: http://www.roland.com/products/demora/
SCOOPER: http://www.roland.com/products/scooper/
AIRA MODULAR CUSTOMIZER: http://www.roland.com/products/aira_m…

AIRA gear is intuitive and easy to learn. It’s part of what makes it so musically inspiring. But it also has a deep bag of tricks, and these can take time to discover and master. Whether you’re curious about what AIRA can do, or just wondering where to begin, the AIRA Start videos provide a strong base for further exploration.

The AIRA SYSTEM-1m Semi-Modular Synthesizer is a powerful standalone instrument – the external inputs and the array of CV/Gate connections allow it to be re-patched and to interface with other modular synthesizer systems.

This AIRA Start video for the SYSTEM-1m is divided into three chapters:

• OVERVIEW: A close look at the oscillators, filters, amplifier, envelopes, effects and the available PLUG-OUTs
• SYNC: Learn how to connect to the AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer and TB-3 sequencer via MIDI, and how to create a patch using the control voltage jacks to connect to analog and Eurorack modular synthesizers.
• SETUP: Install the SYSTEM-1 as a 19” rack-mount device, into a Eurorack modular setup or use as a tabletop device

Teaser video: Roland System 500 Analog Modular Synth

July 14, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, Roland was previewing their upcoming System 500 Eurorack modular synthesizer line.

ROLAND JD-XA Analog Engine – Review

July 14, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this section, we look at the Analog Engine section of the JD-XA, Roland’s new flagship Crossover synthesizer with a SuperNatural digital engine plus 4 analog voices.

Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Prototype Demo Overview Video

July 13, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A look at the new Roland JD-XA synthesizer and how it plays its part in The Circuit symphony Live 2015 shows. After spending a few days with it, integrating to the Live Set-up – this is what we have done so far.

This is a prototype model so specification may be subject to change.

Roland’s AIRA line of products is expanding – check out the new stuff

July 9, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Roland (Booth #924 at the Summer NAMM show) has expanded its popular line of AIRA products with a new free customizer app and two software synths that offer flexible options and infinite music creation possibilities that further blur the lines between software and hardware.

The AIRA Modular Customizer app lets AIRA users fully re-program the internal signal path of AIRA Modular effects units (compatible with TORCIDO, BITRAZER, DEMORA and SCOOPER effects). The app’s array of virtual, re-patchable sub-modules offers complete control of each effect’s signal path, for full user customization. For added flexibility, patches can also be saved and recalled in real time, and shared with other AIRA Modular effect users.

There are currently 15 virtual sub-modules, with more available in the near future. They include: LFO, ADSR, NOISE, SAMPLE & HOLD, RING MOD, FILTER 6 dB, FILTER 12 dB, TONE, AMP, MIXER, STEREO MIXER, CURVE CONV, GATE DIVIDER, TRIG TO CV DELAY TIME, and MIDI CLOCK TO GATE. Musicians can use them to easily customize the signal path of their AIRA effect by connecting the headphone jack of their smartphone or tablet to the REMOTE IN jack on any AIRA modular effect module. Alternatively, users can connect via USB to MAC or PC for realtime control.

The AIRA Modular Customizer app is available for download for iOS, Android, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Roland also debuts two new AIRA soft synths on July 8 — the SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer, and the SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer with Librarian.

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Like its hardware counterpart, the new SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer is a complete and authentic reproduction of Roland’s iconic SH-101 monophonic synth from the 1980s, right down to the fine details and odd quirks that make it one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time. Based on Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, the new soft synth version not only reproduces the original SH-101’s legendary sounds, but faithfully recreates the very behavior of its analog circuitry. Included are classic SH-101 synth sounds — bass, lead, noise, and sound effects, plus reverb, chorus, delay and crusher effects that were not included in the original.

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The SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer with Librarian features many of the same functions as the hardware SYSTEM-1/1m version. It offers the same sound quality as its hardware counterpart, making it ideal for musicians who either work solely in the software world, or who are considering the hardware version and would like to audition it first. In addition, based on popular user request from the hardware version, the Librarian software has been expanded to now include 64 patches.

Both synths are available for purchase via download; a free trial version is also available. In addition, the Librarian software for SYSTEM-1 is available for free to registered SYSTEM-1/1m owners.

MOOG LITTLE PHATTY ROLAND JUNO-106 THRU KORG KRONOS EFX ANALOG SYNTHESIZER

July 7, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

MOOG LITTLE PHATTY “Toxic” GREEN Edition
ROLAND JUNO-106 “The HOLY SYNTH”
THRU KORG KRONOS Insert Effects Delay & Reverb
***Watch in HD***

First we have the Moog Little Phatty TOXIC thru
the Korg Kronos insert effects….
I use the JUNO-106 as a midi controller in this part.
Then we layer the two analog synths via MIDI thru
the Korg Kronos insert effects!!! Sa-WEEEEET!
I also am controlling the Moog with the JUNO-106.
Keeping the pad sound “Moogy” with the JUNO-106,
the layer is totally Wakeman… I LOVE it!!
Not trying to show off any playing skills,
just having fun on a rainy day!
Always a good thing to do on a rainy day!!!

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Rik

NAVPIC

System 100m Series Teaser

July 6, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A series dedicated to exploring the Roland System 100m modular synthesizer, the most elegantly designed modular in history.

Roland JD-Xa Patches Demo

July 4, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video series shows some of our favorite factory patches from the JD-Xa. More in-depth demos coming soon!

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