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    Roland Jupiter X

    Polyphonic Synthesizer

    The Jupiter name comes loaded with expectation. Can Roland hit their own high standards?

    Reviews . Jul 2020
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    Roland Fantom

    Workstation Synthesizer

    Emerging from the mists of time comes the rejuvenated Fantom, Roland's new flagship workstation synthesizer. Available in three models: Fantom 6 (61 keys), Fantom 7 (76 keys) and the 88-key Fantom 8.

    Reviews Nov 2019
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    Roland System 500

    Modular Synthesizer

    As rare and expensive as it is desirable, Roland's celebrated modular system has always been out of reach for most of us, but now the company have recreated it for Eurorack.

    Reviews May 2019
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    Roland SH-01A

    Synthesizer

    Roland continue to mine their considerable legacy with another Boutique module, this time based on the simple but much-loved SH-101.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Roland D-05

    Linear Synthesizer

    Thirty years after the launch of the groundbreaking D-50, Roland’s Boutique version offers the same iconic sound.

    Reviews Feb 2018
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    Roland SE-02

    Synthesizer

    The latest in the Boutique range is the result of an unexpected collaboration between Roland and Studio Electronics.

    Reviews Oct 2017
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    Roland System 8

    Virtual Analogue Synthesizer

    The System 8 may offer ‘plug-out’ recreations of Roland classics, but it’s also a versatile synthesizer with a character all of its own.

    Reviews Oct 2017
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    Roland Boutique VP-03

    Vocoder

    Roland have recreated their classic vocoder at a fraction of the cost — and size.

    Reviews Jul 2017
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    Roland Boutique TR-09 & TB-03

    Rhythm Composer & Bass Line

    Are Roland’s recreations the last word on these classic instruments?

    Reviews Jun 2017
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    Roland Boutique JP08, JX03 & JU06

    Synthesizers

    Roland’s Boutique range recreates three of the company’s classic synths at a fraction of the cost of the originals.

    Reviews Feb 2016
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    Roland System 1m

    Semi–modular Modelling Synthesizer

    Roland have embraced the Eurorack format with their semi–modular System 1m and four Aira effects modules.

    Reviews Jan 2016
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    Roland JDXA

    Analogue & Digital Synthesizer

    With a large, well–equipped control panel and a gratuitously laden effects rack, the JDXA could be Roland’s most ambitious, hands–on synthesizer in many years.

    Reviews Dec 2015
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    Roland Sound Canvas For iOS

    Sound Module App For iOS

    In 1991 Roland introduced the company’s first Sound Canvas module, the SC55. Aimed at the enthusiast market, the SC55 offered...

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    Roland JDXi

    Synthesizer

    Roland’s JDXi crams an awful lot of synth into a very small box.

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    Roland System 1

    Analogue Modelling Synthesizer

    The System 1 is a fully fledged synthesizer in its own right, but it can also assume the identity of Roland classics using its built–in ‘plug–out’ technology.

    Reviews Oct 2014
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    Roland TB3 Touch Bassline

    Bass Synthesizer

    As Roland revisit their classic Bassline, we ask does everybody need a TB3?

    Reviews Apr 2014
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    Roland Integra 7.

    Roland Integra 7

    Sound Module

    The Integra 7 might at first glance seem to be a Jupiter in rack form, but it turns out there’s more to it than that — much, much more...

    Reviews Feb 2013
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    Roland Jupiter 50

    Performance Synthesizer

    Roland’s Jupiter 80 has gained a little brother in the shape of the Jupiter 50. Does this slimmed-down synth offer the same Supernatural sound?

    Reviews Aug 2012
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    Roland GR55

    Guitar Synthesizer

    Roland have put elements of their two very different approaches to guitar synthesis in a single box. Could this be the best guitar synth ever?

    Reviews Nov 2011
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    Roland Jupiter 80

    Performance Synthesizer

    The Jupiter 8 looms large in synthesizer history, and any synth bearing the name has a lot to live up to. Is the Jupiter 80 destined for the same legendary status? Find out in our world‑exclusive review...

    Reviews Aug 2011
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    Roland Gaia SH01

    Analogue Modelling Synthesizer

    If you don't like programming synths via obscure two‑line displays and arcane menu systems, the Roland Gaia SH01 could be just what you're looking for...

    Reviews Aug 2010

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