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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…

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Evolution of the Roland Space Echo

Space Echo. It’s a very evocative name for an effects unit. It conveys a feeling of depth and complexity, which is certainly how many players describe the sound of Roland’s legendary series of echo machines. The warm delay sound, distinctive reverb and subtle chorusing effect are all hallmarks of the unmistakable tone that thousands of…

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BOSS Talk: Reverb for Guitarists

The BOSS Talk article looks deeper at the various types of traditional reverb of spring and hall, and the esoteric “shimmer” and modulate, to give your guitar tone that spatial magic!

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Fender G-5 VG Stratocaster

The Fender G-5 VG Stratocaster has the classic simplicity of a Fender Stratocaster combined with Roland’s advanced modelling technology.

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BOSS GT-100 Classic Patches Medley by Josh Munday

Contributed by Josh Munday – Tone Designer Back in 2012, BOSS launched their flagship multi-effects unit, the GT-100. At NAMM 2014 BOSS released a powerful GT-100 Version 2.0 update. 

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Fender USA G-5A VG Stratocaster

Contributed by Mark Smith One of the most amazing products to be released last year was the limited edition Fender USA G-5A VG Stratocaster in Candy Apple Red. There are two versions – one has a maple neck and the other a rosewood fingerboard.

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I Heart Guitar: Boss RE-20 Space Echo

 Contributed by I Heart Guitar When you’re talking about a digital piece of gear that replicates a classic of the past, the true test is in how successfully it convinces those who are used to the old-school analog version. When it comes to the Roland RE-20 Space Echo, Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf is convinced: “Roland…

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Compact Pedal Series: Types, Tones and Techniques

Contributed by Braegen Russell The compact pedal market has never been stronger, with hundreds of manufacturers offering improved designs on old models, plus a seemingly endless array of cool new buzzes, whistles, whips, and snorts to add to your rig. While this can be incredibly confusing for the young musical adventurer, the choices are there…

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Four Elements of Guitar Tone

Contributed by Josh Munday – Tone Designer Have you ever wondered how your favourite guitar tone was created? Most of us have. It’s not uncommon to hear a great guitar riff and then want to be able to reproduce the sound that initially drew you in. When trying to work out how to replicate that…

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BOSS ME-80 Classic Patches Medley by Josh Munday

Contributed by Josh Munday – Tone Designer Guitar Gods and Masterpieces recently filmed BOSS guitar demonstrator Josh Munday playing the Medley  he demonstrated at NAMM 2014. All tones are direct from the ME-80 line out, no amps or mics involved. To download the patches used in this demonstration visit BOSS Tone Central See Below for…

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New BOSS GP-10 Guitar Processor

Contributed by Roland US Team GP-10 Guitar Processor Featuring a powerful instrument modeling engine and diverse multi-effects, the new GP-10 Guitar Processor puts an incredible sonic spectrum under your fingers. Driven by BOSS’ acclaimed COSM technology, the GP-10 gives you instant access to guitar, bass, and synth models, tuning changes, and world-class amps and effects, all in one…