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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…

  Behind The Drums

The Drummer’s Guide To The TD-50 – Make Your Crashes Sound Bigger

Along with the Ride cymbal, the Crash is one of the most frequently used cymbals on a modern drum kit. For emphasising or accenting a moment in a song, hitting at the end of a fill or as a quick jab to keep the audience (and the band) on their toes, the Crash is an…

  BOSS Talk

Shades of Time – What The BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay Can Do For You

The BOSS DD-500 Digital Delay is BOSS’ flagship, multi-mode delay pedal. With exceptional sound quality and customisable flexibility, the DD-500 is an absolute powerhouse of a delay, able to handle practically any delay-related task you assign to it. The core of the DD-500’s gigantic flexibility is the varied delay modes available for selection, accessible via…

  Behind The Drums

The Drummer’s Guide To The TD-50 – Making Your Toms Sound Deeper

Kicks and snares are obviously crucial to drumming, but your tom sounds are what really tie your kit together. From thunderous rolls to subtle builds, complex flourishes and fills or straightforward accents, the toms help to extend the playability of your kit for endless variations. So it’s important that they sound good! Tom sounds and…

  BOSS Talk

One Delay To Rule Them All – BOSS DD-500

BOSS delay pedals are legendary in the world of stompboxes. From the classic analog delay of the DM-2 Delay, to the world’s first digital delay pedal in the DD-2 Digital Delay and through to today with the unique TE-2 Tera Echo, BOSS have continually provided artists with delay pedals that deliver exceptional results. Guitar players,…

  Buying Guides

Amp Up Your Ukulele

The ukulele, which has never lost its popularity since its introduction by Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii in the late 1800s, is a continual best seller in Australian music stores. At Roland, we have several staff who play ukulele in many different styles and we realized that several of our new amplifiers are ideal for many…

  Behind The Drums

The Drummer’s Guide To The TD-50 – Give Your Snare Sound More Punch

The snare is the most varied part of the drum kit and gets its name from the rattling set of wires underneath it. These wires are known as the “snares”, which are held against the bottom head under tension by the snare strainer. From thin brass piccolo to medium depth aluminium or deep maple wood,…

  BOSS Talk

Tones in Time – 70s Rock

Rock music owes a lot to the 1970s. This was the era of dramatic shifts in the sound of Rock. It was when huge, loud amplifiers ruled, when new genres began to bubble away and when innovation and adventurous concepts helped to move Rock into previously unexplored territory. While there were some amazing albums released…

  Behind The Drums

The Drummer’s Guide To The TD-50 – Beef Up Your Kick

With incredibly powerful sound shaping and layering capabilities, the Roland TD-50 is designed for deep diving when it comes to drum sound creation. Like any custom acoustic kit, you get out what you put in. It won’t play itself! With that in mind, Roland V-Drums artists Michael Schack, Craig Blundell and Dirk Brand will guide…

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Roland Artist Interview – Underworld

With a career that spans more than 20 years, Underworld are bona-fide dance music icons. PowerOn speaks to musical mastermind Rick Smith about their sound, their equipment and why their live shows are designed to go a bit wrong. Contributed by Roland UK Roland are at the heart of the fall and rise of Underworld….

  BOSS Talk

Tones in Time – 60s Rock

The 1960s is undoubtedly one of the most beloved decades for music. It was during this time that some of the most influential bands in history were formed, releasing albums and songs that still resonate to this day. While the 1960s produced a huge scope of music, we’ll focus mostly in this article on Rock,…