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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Roland Boutique VP-03

    Vocoder

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

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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?

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    Roland Fantom Xa

    Workstation Synth

    At £1099, the Xa is the most affordable keyboard in the Fantom range. But, inevitably, features have been removed to make it such a bargain. Have Roland thrown out the works from the workstation?

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    Roland FANXUP1 & Fantom XR

    OS Upgrade v2 Editor For Fantom X

    The Fantom X is Roland's best-ever workstation, but it has suffered from one or two annoying omissions, such as the ability to import Roland's own sample format. We explore the Fantom Xr rack module and ask if the v2 OS and editing software provide the solutions?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Roland Juno G

    Keyboard Workstation

    As Roland revisit the Juno name once again, we look at whether their latest offering is a serious contender, or merely a bantamweight Fantom.

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    Roland JDXi

    Synthesizer

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

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    Roland SH201

    Analogue Modelling Synthesizer

    The SH201 — a versatile new modelling synth from Roland or a cash-in on past glories? Let's find out...

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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.

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    Roland V-Synth GT

    Variphrase Synthesizer

    In 2003 the original V-Synth represented a bold leap forward in synthesizer technology. Can Roland take the concept further with the new V-Synth GT? Read on...

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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...

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    Roland TB3 Touch Bassline

    Bass Synthesizer

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

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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...

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