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  • How 3 Boss Pedals Changed the World – Part 2
    As we discovered in our previous article, effects pedals prior to 1977 were quite clunky. Big and cumbersome, effects pedals were barely on the average guitar player’s radar throughout most of the 70s. This was due to the high cost, low production numbers and inconvenient nature of these boxes. BOSS changed all that in 1977,... The post How 3 Boss Pedals Changed the World – Part 2 appeared first o...
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  • Blues Cube Audition Winner Announcement
    We had an amazing response to our Blues Cube Audition competition. After going through a stack of great entries, we've chosen the grand-prize winner who has won the greatest Christmas present of all time! They'll receive a prize of over €12,000 worth of Roland & Boss gear. The response was so overwhelming that we've also decided to give a few extra runner-up prizes out in the new year, so keep an ...
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  • Bedford Guitars and the Boss ES-8 Effects Switcher
    Dean Rowbotham, owner of Bedford Guitars and professional guitar tour technician has been building rigs for years and after setting up shop has found the ES-8 to be a real key in building high quality touring rigs for his clients. Dean explains all the great features that ES-8 makes it’s it an invaluable piece of equipment. Check out Bedford guitars here: http://www.bedfordguitars.com/
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  • Keyboard Rigs: Ayo Oyerinde (Jessie J) on the Roland RD-800
    Learn more about Roland Keyboard Rigs: https://www.roland.com/uk/keyboard-rigs/ Keys player Ayo 'Ayce' Oyerinde talks about his "main board" the Roland RD-800 stage piano and how he uses it in a live situation. "The sound really worked for me and sat very well in the mix. The pianos are great and there is a world of possibility with their sound, which is as realistic as they come!" - Ayo Oyerind...
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  • Keyboard Rigs: Toby Chapman on the Roland JD-XA
    Learn more about Roland Keyboard Rigs: https://www.roland.com/uk/keyboard-rigs/ Toby Chapman has toured alongside many of the scene’s biggest names, joining Tom Jones, Spandau Ballet, Il Divo, Kylie Minogue and more, for triumphant stadium tours around the world. A musician this flexible needs a setup that bends the rules, and recent times have found Toby drilling into the Roland RD-800 stage pia...
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  • Keyboard Rigs: Berenice Scott on the JUNO-DS88 Synth
    Learn more about Roland Keyboard Rigs: https://www.roland.com/uk/keyboard-rigs/ London-based songwriter and session musician Berenice Scott splits her diary between live work for stars like Heaven 17 and Tony Visconti, while finding time for projects like 2015’s acclaimed solo album Polarity. Her latest passion is the new Roland JUNO DS-88 synth, which has become a cornerstone of both her home pr...
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  • Keyboard Rigs: Ayo Oyerinde (Jessie J) on the Roland JD-XA
    Learn more about Roland Keyboard Rigs: https://www.roland.com/uk/keyboard-rigs/ Ayo Oyerinde's soulful touch and adaptable style behind the keys have seen him work with major artists including Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Rebecca Ferguson and Duffy, and while each gig requires him to master a new genre and recreate a different album, Ayo rises to the challenge with a rig including his Roland RD-800 st...
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  • Boz Boorer - Life on the road with Morrissey
    After 25 years in Morrissey’s solo band, Boz Boorer has seen it all. Now, the rockabilly ace opens up on songwriting, pedal-hoarding, guitar maintenance – and his bad habits on the road. Read the full story - Boz Boorer, Boss pedals and life on the road with Morrissey: https://www.roland.co.uk/blog/boz-boorer-boss-pedals/
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  • Boz Boorer teaches Morrissey’s Irish Blood, English Heart
    As Morrissey’s guitarist since 1991, Boz Boorer has played on all the singer’s greatest solo hits. Now’s your chance to learn one of the best, as Boz gives us a video walkthrough of Irish Blood, English Heart. Read the full story - Boz Boorer, Boss pedals and life on the road with Morrissey: https://www.roland.co.uk/blog/boz-boorer-boss-pedals/
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  • Boz Boorer on the Boss pedals in his setlist
    Boz Boorer’s pedalboard takes some beating. In this exclusive video interview, the rockabilly kingpin and long-standing Morrissey wingman reveals how he uses his BOSS lineup on classic songs like Meat Is Murder. Read the full story - Boz Boorer, Boss pedals and life on the road with Morrissey: https://www.roland.co.uk/blog/boz-boorer-boss-pedals/
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  • DJ Lord Interview with Roland
    Backstage at the O2, Public Enemy’s DJ Lord reveals the beats that shaped him, his new all-star supergroup with Cypress Hill and Rage Against The Machine, and early days spent “terrorising the neighbours” with the Roland TR-8…
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  • Hybrid Drums
    How you play drums used to be a clear choice – your feet (and your hands, for that matter) were either in the established world of acoustic drums, or embracing the experimental world of electronic drums. But it no longer needs to be a choice. By embracing the energy of acoustic drums and the versatility of electronic drums, then combining them in one drum set, everyday drumming problems can be so...
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  • Roland TB-03 and TR-09: A Classic Pair Resurrected
    In the past few years, we have seen a huge resurgence in both analog and digital hardware. Eurorack modular synthesizer systems have exploded in popularity and vintage synth prices have skyrocketed. The tactile experience of using hardware instruments is drawing artists back to tabletops filled with drum machines and synthesizers. The original Roland TB-303 Bass... The post Roland TB-03 and TR-09:...
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  • The Drummer’s Guide to the TD-50 – Using the Layer Function with the Roland TD-50
    Drum production techniques in the studio are boundless. Over the years, many techniques have been developed by engineers to create larger-than-life drum sounds and one of the most frequently used is layering. A very effective way to significantly change and enhance any drum sound is to build it up incrementally, using different textures that combine... The post The Drummer’s Guide to the TD-50 – U...
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  • How 3 BOSS Pedals Changed the World – PART 1
    If you’re a guitar player, there’s an extremely good chance that you’ll have used, are currently using, or plan to use, BOSS Compact Pedals at some stage in your life. Often considered a “Gold Standard” in design, sound and practicality, BOSS Compact Pedal sales reach over 15 million units worldwide. These beloved little stompboxes are... The post How 3 BOSS Pedals Changed the World – PART 1 appea...
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  • The Drummer’s Guide to the TD-50 – EQ and Compression
    Equalization is used to improve the clarity and audibility of sounds and its been used in nearly every music mix since the earliest days of sound recording. Most musical instruments will benefit from some type of EQ adjustment, in order to get the sound just right. Drumkits, for example, have a wide dynamic range meaning... The post The Drummer’s Guide to the TD-50 – EQ and Compression appeared fi...
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  • Get the most out of your Roland Boutique with MIDI Mapping
    The Roland Boutiques have had rave reviews ever since their release. These versatile and exquisite sounding modules allow access to rare and classic Roland instruments at a great price, in a portable and easy-to-use format. Along with the astounding TR-09 drum machine, the Boutique series also includes the powerful TB-03 Bass Line synth and the... The post Get the most out of your Roland Boutique ...
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  • What is a Vocoder?
    HISTORY The vocoder was developed in 1928 by Bell Labs, and first demonstrated in 1939 at the New York World’s Fair. Its intended use was to reduce the bandwidth of voice information, allowing it to be transferred across further distances. Unfortunately, the voice reproduction of these early systems was not great and they were never... The post What is a Vocoder? appeared first on PowerOn.
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  • Introducing the Roland SPD::ONE range
    Are you looking to grow your evolving electro-acoustic drum setup, or do you need a simple solution to begin incorporating electronic sounds into your music? Roland’s SPD::ONE pads empower musicians of all levels to enhance their sound palette and performances.   The SPD::ONE range comprises four individual, palm-sized digital percussion pads: Electro, Kick, Percussion, and... The post Introducing...
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  • The Drummer’s Guide to the TD-50 – Using the Transient Editor
    One of the simplest yet most powerful tools in the TD-50 Module is the transient editor. With this one screen, you can dramatically modify the attack and sustain characteristics of any of the acoustic-style factory sounds of the TD-50. It’s possible to back the attack and release right off, for minimal stick attack with a... The post The Drummer’s Guide to the TD-50 – Using the Transient Editor ap...
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  • The Drummer’s Guide to the TD-50 – How to Use Pad EFX and Multi EFX
    Each trigger input of the TD-50 module can have its own effect for creating new sounds, along with complimenting or enhancing their impact. There are also time-based multi-effects, such as delays, reverbs and enhancers that each sound of the kit can be “sent” to, for enhancing or dramatically changing the overall kit sound.    ... The post The Drummer’s Guide to the TD-50 – How to Use Pad EFX and ...
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  • Lawrence Insula and JD-XA synth: live keys with Rita Ora
    Nobody said session work was a walk in the park. Four years back, when bassist Lawrence Insula began working with British pop phenomenon Rita Ora, he found himself pushed outside his comfort zone. “I’d always played electric bass,” he tells us, “but I needed to learn synthesis, because a lot of the songs I was... The post Lawrence Insula and JD-XA synth: live keys with Rita Ora appeared first on P...
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  • How to Get Free Patches and Loops at Boss Tone Central
    BOSS Tone Central is an online library of free, downloadable content made available for users of selected BOSS Multi Effects, Synthesizers and Loop Stations* By connecting to BOSS Tone Central (BTC), users have immediate access to an entire portfolio of professionally crafted content including: Multi-effects patches designed to replicate guitar tones from well-known songs Workhorse... The post How...
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  • The Drummer’s Guide to the TD-50 – Using WAV Samples with the TD-50
    The sample load capability and myriad of editing possibilities in the TD-50 Module allows you to freely combine any of the 400+ internal sounds with your own WAV samples to create truly unique and world class sounding drum kits. With basic WAV preparation and a few button presses, it’s easy to load any sound imaginable... The post The Drummer’s Guide to the TD-50 – Using WAV Samples with the TD-50...

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