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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 Fantom - in-depth SOS review

    Read our full in-depth test report

    With little advance warning, Roland have unleashed a new flagship workstation-cum-synthesizer which builds on the Fantom's legacy with a brand-new design developed from the ground up for modern music production. It comes in three models: Fantom 6 (61 keys), Fantom 7 (76 keys) and the 88-key Fantom 8.  Read the Sound On Sound full in-depth review here.

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    SynthFest UK — Roland JU-06A

    Roland's Boutique analogue modelling JU-06 module has had an upgrade and redesign

    The JU-06, which modelled the classic Juno 6/60/106 synths, has been upgraded to the JU-06A. Roland UK's Andy Pimblott explains what's new.

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    SynthFest UK — Roland MC707 and MC101

    Roland UK introduce the new MC-series Grooveboxes at Sheffield synth show

    Roland demo their latest MC-series Grooveboxes for SOS at SynthFest UK 2019.

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    SynthFest UK — Roland Jupiter Xm

    The Jupiter Xm makes a splash in Sheffield

    Andy Pimblott of Roland UK introduced us to the portable Roland Jupiter Xm synth at the Sheffield SynthFest UK show.

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    SynthFest UK — new Roland Fantom workstations

    See the Fantom 6 in action in our show video!

    We get a demo of the new Roland Fantom 6 workstation synth at SynthFest UK in Sheffield.

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    The new Roland Fantom 8, the 88-key model of the latest Fantom workstation family.

    Back to the future with Roland

    909 Day sees Roland paying homage to some classic synth tech

    Just ahead of 909 Day, Roland dropped a ton of new synth kit, paying homage to some of their classic past synths, including 1980s designs.

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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 announce new System-500 synth modules

    Malekko collaboration generates four more Eurorack synth modules

    First announced in 2015, Roland’s System-500 modular synth project was notable for a number of reasons....

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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 reveal D-05 Linear Synthesizer

    New Roland Boutique module recreates the renowned D-50 Linear Synthesizer from the 1980s

    The sound of the Roland D-50 was a staple of the late 1980s, famously appearing in the intro to Michael...

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    Roland unveil Boutique SH-01 & TR-08 and AIRA sampler 

    Iconic instruments modelled for compact series, SP-404SX reworked for TR-8

    Roland have announced that they will be releasing two modules based on classic products for their Boutique format. The SH-01A...

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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 launch SE-02 analogue monosynth

    Studio Electronics collaboration is first in new Boutique Designer Series

    The recent rekindling of Roland’s love affair with all things analogue and modular has taken an exciting new twist...

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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 unveil TR-09, TB-03, System-8 & more

    909 Day sees a raft of product announcements

    The dust has now settled from Roland’s 909 Day celebrations and, barring a website crash from too much...

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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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