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The Ultimate Guide to BOSS Loop Stations

Since the release of the first Loop Station, the twin pedal RC-20 in 2001, BOSS have constantly remained at the cutting edge of looping technology and are today the undisputed product leader of this worldwide phenomenon. With a more comprehensive lineup of looper devices available than any other single manufacturer, BOSS Loop Stations satisfy guitar players, beatboxers, DJs, accordion players, singers and producers within the audio looping community. With such a diverse selection of musicians using the wide range of BOSS Loop Stations, it’s fair to say that there is a BOSS Loop Station for everyone.   The more complex the…

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Typical Drum Playing Techniques with V-Drums

A common assumption about electronic drums is that as a player, you will lose the ability to express yourself as easily as you can on acoustic drums. Contributed by Simon Ayton for the Roland Australia Blog With acoustic drums and cymbals, sounds can vary dramatically. This depends on many factors, which include drum material, size,…

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Expanding And Customizing Your V-Drums

Drummers love to expand and customize their kits. Customizing a kit helps to reflect a drummers personality, as well as assisting them with fitting into any musical situation. Already well known for their huge possibilities for great sounds and playability, Roland’s V-Drums are also capable of some fantastic customizing. Apart from making sure you have…

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Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad vs Roland OCTAPAD SPD-30

Spend a little time loitering on the live circuit and pretty soon you’ll see a pro musician beating on two mysterious black boxes bearing the Roland logo. Both of these units sound equally awesome, creating mind-blowing sounds that drag percussion into a bold new dawn. They look kinda similar, too, with rubber pads, LEDs and…

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Supercharge Your Drumming with a Hybrid Kit

There’s a mesh head revolution going on in the drumming world. Apartment living, the need for easy live sound reinforcement and project studio recording are on the rise feeding a need for great sounding quiet drum kits. While some choose to go fully electronic, there is another group who choose to use their existing drum…

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Roland V-Drums: What’s The Difference? The Range Explained

With the V-Drums range of kits, your biggest obstacle is also one of the range’s biggest advantages—variety. As advantageous as variety is, it’s also responsible for one of the most frequently asked questions regarding the V-Drums range.

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Behind the Hybrid Hype by digitalDrummer Magazine

Hybrid may be the new black, but, as Michael Schack explains, it’s hardly new. By digitalDrummer Magazine.

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Why do I need a BOSS DI-1?

Contributed by David Jiang for the Roland Australia Blog Have you ever found your perfect tone, then plugged your instrument into a PA or recording desk and found that you didn’t have the correct connectors and that it was creating a strange humming sound that you just couldn’t get rid of?

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Best Practice Drum Kits for Live Performers

Contributed by Roland UK Team Ask any top drummer how they got so good, and every single one will mention the P word – practice. Nobody is born with the divine ability to paradiddle: hours of blood, sweat and tears have been shed to get as precise, fast and musical as possible. But practicing enough,…

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Beginners Guide to Buying a Drum Kit

Contributed by Roland UK Team Buying your first drum kit There’s nothing as exciting as buying new gear, especially when you’re first starting to play an instrument. But for aspiring drummers, it can feel like there’s a lot to learn before you even pick up a set of sticks. With so much choice, you can…

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What’s the difference Roland TD-11 and TD-15 electronic drum kits?

Contributed by Roland UK Team Hypothetically, let’s say you’re a planet-straddling, snakeskin-booted, Ray-Banned rock god who wants it all and wants it now. Choosing your Roland V-Drums kit is a no-brainer. It’s got to be a gleaming Roland V-Pro Series TD-30: the holy grail of electronic kits, delivering infinite tone, playing like a dream and easily assembled by your tech while…