Roland Australia

Blog

  TOP STORY

How To Assist Your Child's Learning With The Right Piano

There are tonnes of studies and articles about the benefits of children learning music. Music can play a big part in a child’s development – from memory to patience, plus helping with cognitive and social skills. Music is a universal language that can benefit anyone and everyone, regardless of background and age. So, you’ve decided to get your child started in learning a musical instrument. Congratulations! There are many instruments to choose from. Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion….but unless your child has a strong preference to play a particular instrument, I feel that learning a keyboard instrument is a great place…

  Article Series

Introducing the Kiyola Vol. 2 – How Roland and Karimoku Carved a New Piano

KIYOLA is created by a unique collaboration of two companies from different industries. Electronic music instrument maker, Roland and furniture designer Karimoku – a furniture maker known for its deep understanding and love of timber. Karimoku’s goal is to create a piano that has great harmony with the home interior, and one that the player…

  Product News

SE-02 Analog Synth Version 1.10: New Sounds, Enhanced Features, and Computer-Based Editing

Packed with discrete analog circuitry, the SE-02 from Roland and Studio Electronics delivers authentic vintage sound with vast programmability and modern connectivity. The just-released Version 1.10 firmware makes this compact mono synth even more powerful, with 128 all-new preset sounds plus user-requested features like increased PWM performance and numerous programming enhancements for improved workflow. Version…

  Buying Guides

Gig Ready Synths – Which One is Right for You?

Synthesizers have become an essential piece of the modern performer’s toolkit. No matter what genre of music you create or perform, chances are that the right performance synth will help you really kick things up a notch. With the overwhelming number of synths available however, comparing them can be a daunting task. That’s why it’s…

  Article Series

Introducing the Kiyola Vol. 1 – How Roland and Karimoku Carved a New Piano

KIYOLA is created by a unique collaboration of two companies from different industries. Electronic music instrument maker, Roland and furniture designer Karimoku – a furniture maker known for its deep understanding and love of timber. Karimoku’s goal is to create a piano that has great harmony with the home interior, and one that the player…

  Buying Guides

BOSS KATANA – Choose Your Weapon

You probably already know how great Katana is – the proof is all over the internet and in the hands of users all over the globe since Katana took the amp world by storm in 2016. What you might be struggling to decide is – which Katana is right for me? And there’s absolutely no…

  Buying Guides

The Top 5 Benefits of Digital Sheet Music for Pianists

Discover the Advantages of Reading Music on Mobile Devices and PCs The age of digital sheet music has arrived! Now, pianists and other musicians can take advantage of all the benefits from virtually any computer or mobile device. Whether you’re a teacher giving private lessons, a gigging musician, or a student just starting out, there’s…

  Product News

Roland DJ Series Update

The Roland DJ Controllers, DJ-202, DJ-505 and DJ-808 have received a powerful update with the version 1.10 firmware. It adds new ACB drum sounds to all controllers, new dedicated effects for the TR-S sequencer and new reverb and delay settings for the mic input on the DJ-808 and DJ-505. It also adds the incredible 6…

  Product News

Roland Announces Version 2.0 Update for the JUNO-DS Synthesizer Series

Lightweight, mobile, and filled with high-quality sounds and hands-on controls, Roland’s JUNO-DS61 and JUNO-DS88 synthesizers are ideal for both pro players and up-and-coming keyboardists. The just-announced Version 2.0 update brings many enhancements to the popular instrument series, including multisample support, expanded performance features, and the powerful JUNO-DS Tone Manager software for Mac and Windows. The…

  BOSS Talk

How To Use The BOSS NS-2 Noise Suppressor In Your Rig

Noise. Every musician, audio engineer or live sound mixer is familiar with it. That horrible, unwanted and mood-destroying hiss or screech that always seems to happen at the worst possible times. It can be present as high-pitched, nasal and mid-ranged, low and humming or via a heap of other ways. What we mean when we…

  BOSS Talk

Can I Use Guitar Pedals On Bass?

When it comes to pedal effects, it’s no secret that it’s a guitarist’s world. While significant advances in bass pedal effects over the years have emerged, the overwhelming majority of stompboxes seem to be guitar-centric. So, as any bass player might (reasonably) ask, can I use pedals designed for a guitar with my bass? The…