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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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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.