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ROLAND CLOUD JD-800 MODEL EXPANSION

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - March 2, 2021

Following on from the inclusion of the legendary Juno-60 into their array of Roland Cloud synths and plugins, Roland now announces the JD-800 Model Expansion, the latest addition to the ZEN-Core Model Expansion lineup available through Roland Cloud. Based on Roland’s influential JD-800 hardware synthesizer released in 1991, the JD-800 Model…

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ROLAND ANNOUNCES ZENBEATS 2.1 with VERSELAB INTEGRATION

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - February 26, 2021

Roland has announced the availability of Zenbeats 2.1, a free update for their award-winning music creation app. Zenbeats 2.1 is packed with music creation tools allowing anyone to be creative, anytime, anywhere. New features include plug-and-play functionality with the recently released Roland VERSELAB MV-1 Song Production Studio hardware, Audio Editor…

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ROLAND’S JUNO-60 SOFTWARE SYNTH HAS ARRIVED

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - February 18, 2021

Synth lovers rejoice! Roland has announced the inclusion of the legendary Juno-60 in their array of Roland Cloud synths and plugins and as also part of their PlugOut format for the System-8 synth. The Roland JUNO-60 helped define the sound of the ‘80s and is highly prized for its vintage vibe…

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FENDER PLAY THROUGH GIVEAWAY EXTENDED AGAIN

Posted in Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - October 2, 2020

  Fender announced today that they are extending their Play Through giveaway, continuing to offer three free months of guitar, bass and ukulele lessons on the Fender Play app to all new players. This is available now at www.fender.com/playfree for new players to Play Loud, Play Free, Play On.   On…

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ROLAND HITS US WITH THEIR RHYTHM BITS

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - October 1, 2020

While we’ve all been in lockdown, it seems that the team at Roland have had their heads down and getting busy to deliver some wonderful new products including the TR-6S Rhythm Performer, TR-06 Drumatix, and TR-606 Software Rhythm Composer as a plug-in for DAW music production. There will also be…

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LOGIC PRO X STEPS UP WITH 10.5 MAJOR UPGRADE

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - May 15, 2020

This week Apple unveiled their new version of Logic Pro X production software, the significantly updated Logic Pro X 10.5, featuring a completely redesigned sampling workflow and a fabulous set of new beat-making tools, among numerous other cool additions. The developers worked closely with some of the world’s most successful…

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NEW ROLAND CLOUD MEMBERSHIPS, ZENOLOGY & LIFETIME KEYS

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - May 14, 2020

Roland Cloud’s ever-expanding universe just got bigger with today’s announcement. Starting today, Roland is excited to announce the new ZENOLOGY software synthesizer, new Roland Cloud membership options, and the ability to buy Lifetime Keys to your favorite instruments. You can discover Roland Cloud today with a FREE 30-day trial of…

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REVIEW: ROLAND MC707 & MC101 GROOVEBOX

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), DJ/dance, Gear, Product Reviews    //    Post Date - February 11, 2020

Review by Baz Bardoe I recently ventured out to Store DJ on Victoria street in Richmond (Victoria) to review Roland’s two new ‘Grooveboxes’ the MC707 and its smaller companion the MC101. Roland really pioneered the idea of an all in one hardware based sequencer and synthesiser when it released the…

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NAMM 2020: DV MARK SWAMP GUITAR INTERFACE

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - February 5, 2020

At the MarkWorld booth at Winter NAMM 2020, Peter Murray presents the new The DV Mark Swamp. It’s fab  guitar interface which connects to your IOS device to provide a great range of effects processing options. DV Mark distributed in Australia by CMC Music.

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NAMM 2020: AMPIFY STUDIO MUSIC CREATION SOFTWARE

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - February 4, 2020

John from Focusrite/Novation shows us the new Ampify Studio free app. Ampify has introduced its new music creation software, Ampify Studio at NAMM 2020. The software is available for Windows and Mac via Ampify’s beta programme, enabling music makers to audition and create tracks easily with simple controls over temp…

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