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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…


Nick Wales Interview: Writing Music for “AM I” Dance Production

As part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival, Sydney’s Shaun Parker & Company presented Am I, an ambitious dance production featuring the music of Nick Wales. Greg Phillips caught up with Nick on the set of the show to discuss the creation of the music and finding that perfect balance between traditional instrumentation and electronics.


Interview With Kirin J Callinan

Contributed by Greg Phillips for the Roland Australia Blog Formerly a guitarist with independent Australian acts Mercy Arms and Jack Ladder, Kirin J Callinan has more recently built an impressive following both here and overseas for his own unique brand of music.


Video: MDP for the Modern Guitarist

BOSS OD-1X OverDrive and DS-1X Distortion Guitar nerd Pete Thorn, delivers a detailed demo of the BOSS OD-1X Overdrive and DS-1X Distortion effects pedals. He gives a play-by-play explanation of the pedals with low-gain, single-coil sounds, high-gain sounds and humbucker. He also demonstrates how the technology in these pedals responds to his playing and what it means to the modern guitarist. The following is Pete Thorn’s…

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Brian May’s ‘Killer Queen’ Guitar Tone Dissected

Contributed by Josh Munday – Tone Designer It’s hard to believe that this classic rock song is now 40 years old! Often cited as the turning point Brian May has gone on the record to say “there’s a lot to listen to, but it never gets cluttered. There’s always space for all the little ideas…


Who is Joshua Munday?

Contributed by Roland Australia Team If you’re going to ask someone to provide some educational and insightful articles around the subject of capturing perfect guitar tone, you want to make sure that person knows what they’re talking about. Sure there are plenty of people out there that can play countless classic guitar riffs and/or solos,…


ME-80 Marty’s Mood

Contributed by: Braegen Russell Marty Hailey One of Australias busiest guitarists, works with BOSS on the new ME-80 Multi Effects processor, with some amazing results! Balancing roles as a producer, recording engineer and performer with his work as a composer, Marty has written and produced soundtracks for broadcast, independent film and composed for the stage. …


Johnny Marr Talks About His Guitar Sound With Boss UK

Johnny Marr Talks About His Guitar Sound With Boss UK Contributed by Boss UK Johnny Marr invited us down to the last festival of the season, Festival Number 6 in the beautiful, Portmeirion. After battling with a storm on the way, we arrived to be told part of the festival was closed due to safety…


In the Studio: Randall Waller (Shania Twain)

Contributed by: Braegen Russell Guitarist Randall Waller talks to Roland Australia about life as a session musician and touring performer. He explains how he was able to do more with the GT-series of multi effects processors than he ever could have done with compact pedals. Guitarist, singer, writer and producer, Randall Waller has only ever…


In the Studio: Stuart ‘Stuie’ French

Contributed by: Braegen Russell Australian born Golden Guitar award winner Stuart ‘Stuie’ French is a master of the country/jazz guitar-style (Les Paul invited him up to play when he was in New York!) and many of his guitar heroes are the great Americans: Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins, Roy Nichols and Danny Gatton. His awesome technique…

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Omar Rodriguez Lopez on Boss Guitar Effects

 Contributed by Roland UK Team There is no doubt that Omar Rodriguez Lopez is a talented guy, he’s a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, film director, writer and actor but his imaginative guitar work and extensive use of effects for cult band At The Drive-in and modern prog legends The Mars Volta is the real reason us pedal geeks love to…