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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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8 Things to Know About The SYSTEM-500 Complete Set

The Roland SYSTEM-500 Complete Set is a fully analog recreation based on Roland’s classic SYSTEM-100M. The modules have been adjusted to conform to the Eurorack standard. Below is a list of some other enhancements and useful bits of information to help you get the most out of the modules. Contributed by Roland Canada The SYSTEM-500…

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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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Songwriting With The BOSS RC-505 Loop Station

Contributed by Roland Canada Team The BOSS RC-505 Loop Station is for more than just beatboxing! Read on to see how CHERSEA used the RC-505 to write her latest masterpiece “Wolf”.

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Roland FA-06 Synthesizer: The All-In-One Workstation

  The new Roland FA-06 Synthesizer is the next step in the evolution of the workstation, inspired by the machines of the past to create an instrument for the future. But where did the music “workstation” begin?

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Roland Synth Chronicle: 1973 – 2014

Contributed by Roland US Team Download a PDF version of the Roland Synthesizer Chronicle, 1973 through 2010. 2014: SYSTEM-1 In the spirit of its predecessors (SYSTEM-100, SYSTEM-100M and SYSTEM-700), the SYSTEM-1 breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility.

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TR-808 Drum Machine Flashback

Let’s kick this off with a little bit of trivia: the TR- 808 has been used on more hit records than any other drum machine. Read that again.

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Ed’s Guide to Workstation Studio Sets

Contributed by Ed Diaz (Roland US Team) If you’ve used some of Roland’s earlier workstations, you’re probably familiar with multiple Sound Modes.

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Justifying the Keyboard Workstation

Contributed by Roland Canada Team It may be hard to see the need for a keyboard workstation these days, as the computer is rapidly taking over the music creation workflow.