Roland makes the JUNO-DS61 slightly larger: Enter the JUNO-DS76!

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A massive new release from Roland that will blow your socks off: The JUNO-DS range has been cruising along with a 61 keyed and 88 keyed version but I’ve felt there was always something missing. I couldn’t put my finger on it until Roland announced a brand new innovation in keyboard technology – the JUNO-DS76. […]

Roland tease Plug-out Number 3 for System 8. Which synth are they emulating?

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On the eve of 808 Day Roland let slip that they could well be releasing the third Plug-Out virtual synth for their System-8 synthesizer. We already have the Jupiter-8 and Juno-106, so which classic synth are they going to release? Plug-Out on 808 Day Maybe since Behringer were in danger of stealing the 808 Day thunder […]

Tracktion Retromod recreates a bunch of Nord, Roland and Moog synthesizers

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Tracktion sometimes seem to move under the radar. We heard a little bit about their Retromod range of sample-based software recreations from NAMM in January. And then they disappeared. Now, without any fanfare or press release they have quietly become available. And they deserve a bit of attention I think. Retromod There are a lot of […]

Roland System-8 gets new FM oscillators and filters in meaty 1.2 update

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The System-8 is the top-end device of the AIRA range of groovy green music-making machines. It’s an analogue modelling polysynth with the ability to load up fully realised versions of other classic Roland synths. It’s a lot of fun but Roland isn’t done with it yet. Firmware version 1.2 brings some really decent new goodies […]