Time machine: Roland Juno-60 Analog Synthesizer

May 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track featuring the Juno-60
supported by UVI: http://bit.ly/retrosound-uvi

all synthesizer sounds: Roland Juno-60 Analog Synthesizer (1982)
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
strings: Logan String Melody II
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

All you can eat gear video: AIRA Start – MX-1 (a short tutorial)

May 8, 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, these videos provide a strong base for further exploration.

This video is a short tutorial on the MX-1 Mix Performer. The MX-1 Mix Performer brings together your synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and more into a single performance-optimized mixing instrument. Combining elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, the MX-1 is designed to be the nerve center of your electronic music rig. It’s a mixer you can play – and so much more.

More about
TR-8 : http://www.roland.com/products/mx-1/
AIRA : http://www.roland.com/aira

R IS FOR ROLAND (Slices Special)

May 7, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Electronic Beats TV presents a special Slices feature that presents the story behind R IS FOR ROLAND. Michal Matlak (aka Analog Roland Orchestra) served as the book’s central author, and alongside illustrator and photographer Tabita Hub he created an epic book dedicated to some of the classic Roland instruments that have played an integral role in shaping electronic music. Its collection of exclusive descriptions and photos, plus interviews and stories from the likes of Legowelt, Egyptian Lover, Jeff Mills, Mark Ernestus, Modeselektor, Lee Scratch Perry, Moby, Robert Hood, Mathew Jonson, make it clear that these machines can create emotional connections.

R IS FOR ROLAND is released on May 11th 2015, exclusively available here: http://www.roland-book.com/

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Synth exploration featuring the Roland JD Xi Analog Oscillator Sounds

May 5, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video demonstrates the sounds of the JD-Xi’s analog oscillator section.

Tiny, mighty, and affordable, the JD-Xi puts a true analog synth engine, Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL synth sounds, and many other creative tools under one hood. Equipped with 37 mini keys, this compact instrument delivers fat, warm analog bass and lead tones with ample controls for hands-on tweaking, plus polyphonic PCM essentials like pads, strings, brass, and more. Create impressive loops in a flash with the pattern sequencer and built-in drum kits, and explore expressive vocal textures with the gooseneck mic, Vocoder, and AutoPitch. Small in size and large in versatility, the JD-Xi is all about big sounds and big fun!

Tenori-on & Gaia in action

April 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Roland Gaia features:

  • Huge sound with three virtual analog engines onboard, each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO
  • Layer up to five simultaneous effects, including distortion, flanger, delay, reverb, low boost, and more
  • 64-voice polyphony for massive sounds without note drop-out
  • Fun, hands-on control panel that’s great for instant gratification, and for learning synthesis
  • Lightweight, compact body with 37 full-size keys
  • Runs on AC or battery power for portable convenience
  • D Beam, arpeggiator, and Phrase Recorder onboard
  • USB ports for saving user patches to USB flash drives, and for audio/MIDI connection to computers

Checking out the Roland AIRA MODULAR EFFECTS & CUSTOMIZER

April 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

One more tour of the recently launched AIRA modular

The new effects modules are unique in that they are standalone, table-top and Eurorack compatible effects. The modules include distortion, crusher, delay and scatter.

This line of digital effects Euro modules can be used as audio interfaces and can even be customized via a desktop app.

Roland JD-Xi B | Sounddemo

April 24, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Googlish:

This video demonstrates Menno Beijer Roland JD-Xi B. This little powerhouse Roland is a complete synthesizer, focusing on the modern approach. Create your own music using grooves and make yourself at this challenging instrument.
For more information on this synthesizer, please refer to our website. https: //www.oostendorp-muziek.nl/synt …
This video was produced in-house.
The demonstrator is Menno Beijer.

https://www.oostendorp-muziek.nl/synt…
In deze video demonstreert Menno Beijer de Roland JD-Xi B. Deze kleine krachtpatser van Roland is een complete synthesizer, speciaal gericht op de moderne invalshoek. Creëer je eigen muziek door grooves te gebruiken en zelf te maken op dit uitdagende instrument.
Voor meer informatie over deze synthesizer verwijzen wij u graag naar onze website. https://www.oostendorp-muziek.nl/synt…
Deze video is geproduceerd in eigen beheer.
De demonstrateur is Menno Beijer.

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Taking a close look at Roland Modulars at Musikmesse 2015

April 19, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Roland Aira System-1m, new Aira effects modules and analogue System 500 modules.
For those with short attention spans, audio starts at 3.46.

Exploring the Roland JD-Xi Digital Osc Sounds

April 18, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video demonstrates the sounds of the JD-Xi’s digital oscillator section. This is Part 1 of 2.

JD-XA Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer – Roland’s new advanced keyboard

April 16, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Roland has announced the JD-XA Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer, an advanced new keyboard that offers a unique and powerful approach to synthesis.

Equipped with fully featured analog and digital sound engines that can be used independently or interactively, the JD-XA brings together analog warmth and digital versatility in one super-creative, no-compromise instrument.

With its distinctive crossover design, the JD-XA is truly two synths in one, providing keyboardists and sound designers an incredibly flexible platform for creating any sound they can imagine. The analog and digital engines can be used side by side, or layered together for monstrous hybrid sounds. Additionally, the two engines are able to interact in many creative ways, such as routing digital sounds through the analog filters or using them as modulation sources for the Cross Mod and Ring Mod functions in the analog section.

The JD-XA’s analog side features a discrete, four-part engine with true analog filters and a direct dry output. Each part has two oscillators, along with filter and amp sections and four envelopes with incredibly fast attack and response times. There are also two LFOs with super-smooth coverage from ultra-slow to ultra-fast. After building an analog sound, users can route it directly to the dry output, or send it to the onboard digital effects to shape the sound further.

On the digital side, the JD-XA is equipped with a four-part, 64-voice sound engine powered by Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL synthesizer technology, providing some of the most expressive and natural sounds available anywhere. The engine is compatible with the synth engine from the INTEGRA-7 sound module, a favorite of top producers, composers, and sound designers. This allows users to take advantage of the large library of custom INTEGRA-7 sounds available for free at Roland’s Axial website.

The JD-XA offers an enormous amount of effects horsepower for shaping sounds. Each analog and digital part is equipped with an MFX processor that offers 67 different effect types, including high-impact processing options like Bit Crusher. The essentials are also covered via the five system effects processors, which provide reverb, delay, and master EQ plus two TFX processors with 29 effect types each.

With its comprehensive 16-track pattern sequencer, users can build songs and beats directly inside the JD-XA. There are 8 tracks for internal parts and 8 tracks for external sources, plus real-time and step recording modes for capturing parts in the method that best suits the user’s style and music.

Friendly and intuitive, the JD-XA’s interface is built around harnessing the potential of its remarkable sound engines. The velocity-sensitive keyboard supports aftertouch, and there are plenty of backlit sliders, knobs, and wheel controllers for direct hands-on control while creating and performing.

JD-XA owners can add an extra dimension to their sound via the synth’s built-in mic input. A voice can be used as an additional modulation source, controlling filter cutoff, Cross Mod, or other parameters for unique effects. With the Vocoder, users are able to sing into the mic and control the tone and pitch via sounds played on the keyboard. The mic input can be used for normal singing as well, with a high-quality reverb available as a dedicated vocal effect.

Along with standard MIDI I/O, the JD-XA features a USB audio/MIDI interface for working seamlessly with computer music software. It’s also equipped with two CV/GATE outputs, making it easy to interface with popular CV/GATE instruments.

The JD-XA will be available in Summer 2015, with an expected price of 2,099 EUR.

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