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ROLAND countdown (Sept. 15th-2011) ! Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 13th September 2011
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I'm a little surprised Roland has not jumped on the software instrument train yet
Well, duh, they own Cakewalk...
Old 14th September 2011
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Only 1 day to go...
Old 14th September 2011
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Less than 24 hours left to zero hour !

We shall soon know what new toys ROLAND will reveal.
Old 14th September 2011
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Fingers crossed they're etering the 4 voice analog poly Market!
Old 14th September 2011
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Fingers crossed they're etering the 4 voice analog poly Market!
Ha, ha -- I'd be blown away if they had even a Monotron counterpart on offer.

Their new R-26 field recorder really looks quite nice though.
Old 14th September 2011
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here's a preview they just posted of the system , looks very digital

Old 14th September 2011
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Let me guess:

Two new metronomes

A USB based 2 in/out interface

Some new monitor speakers

A new arranger keyboard

A new low-cost digital piano line



In other words, everything we dream about....
Old 14th September 2011
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Less than two hours left for zero hour !

New ROLAND Toys
Old 14th September 2011
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Nice ickle field recorder... I was looking at a Tascam DR100 but this is making me pause...

PLASA11: Roland Unveil 6 Channel Portable Recorder, R-26 - Omni pair, X-Y pair plus analog input (Video) -Sonicstate.com

Spot any new synths in the back ground heh
Old 15th September 2011
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why would they announce something on a wednesday at 8pm

good marketing move
Old 15th September 2011
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Nice ickle field recorder... I was looking at a Tascam DR100 but this is making me pause...

PLASA11: Roland Unveil 6 Channel Portable Recorder, R-26 - Omni pair, X-Y pair plus analog input (Video) -Sonicstate.com

Spot any new synths in the back ground heh

Thats the big news? Thats about as exciting as blurred out Asian porn.

So whatever happened to that crazy $30,000 synth that was being shown at the big show in Germany this year? Was it a Schneider or something like that?
Old 15th September 2011
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umm... so whats the new synth?
Old 15th September 2011
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Wow Roland is really impressing me now.
Could be the ultimate sampler w/ cut and paste..........
Old 15th September 2011
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Countdown to

Sweet Dreams till the next Countdown
Old 15th September 2011
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Anderson & Vreeland Videos and Media

Wow Roland is really impressing me now.
Could be the ultimate sampler w/ cut and paste..........
Well I don't know about any new synths but she says in that vid that 7.2 Inches is pretty small...
Old 15th September 2011
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Thats the big news? Thats about as exciting as blurred out Asian porn.
lmao!

anyway - i think it's the most interesting and useful thing roland has released in AGES! (srsly)
Old 15th September 2011
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Well I don't know about any new synths but she says in that vid that 7.2 Inches is pretty small...
And they normally load from the backside.



But seriously, that portable handgrip allows you
to not handle the body. Always useful in the field
nowadays.
Old 15th September 2011
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Well, there's always next year.

Old 15th September 2011
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SPD-SX Sampler/drumpad
PM-03 Drum monitor (2.1)
FB-2 Feedbacker/Booster pedal
BC-2 Combo Drive pedal
RC-300 Loop Station
R-26 Portable recorder
+ OP-R26CW
R-MIX Audio Processing Software
SONAR X1 Production Suite Digital Audio Workstation
AC-33 & AC-60 acoustic amps in rosewood cabinets.

Basic stuff...
Old 15th September 2011
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SPD-SX Sampler/drumpad
PM-03 Drum monitor (2.1)
FB-2 Feedbacker/Booster pedal
BC-2 Combo Drive pedal
RC-300 Loop Station
R-26 Portable recorder
+ OP-R26CW
R-MIX Audio Processing Software
SONAR X1 Production Suite Digital Audio Workstation
AC-33 & AC-60 acoustic amps in rosewood cabinets.

Basic stuff...
That new RC-300 loop station looks interesting. The specs sound pretty decent.
Old 15th September 2011
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and
Old 15th September 2011
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Damn I lost the bet!!!
Old 15th September 2011
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yay more roland crap nobody wants.
Old 15th September 2011
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recorder and loop station look good. Roland quality.
got that already covered here though. so not for me.

I agree (personal opinion) Roland should stick their neck out more. They're playing it too safe. They could do better EASILY.
Old 15th September 2011
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At this point imo what we're most likely going to see from most big companies (small boutique shops will be different) is gear that caters to soccer moms, weekend warrior/mancave studio dads, and barely-pro-sumers.

imo that's where the money is, and big companies like Roland are following the money.

Talking with salespeople at the big local music stores, what is selling right now?

Electronic drum kits (which blows me away since imo they sound and feel horrible, but the mancave studio dads live in a quiet neighborhood or a condo and cannot have real drums otherwise.

Virtual modeller small amps with headphone outs. The soccer moms know their little Johnny or Jane wants to rock out but even a small decent tube amp is too loud and too expensive and then there's all the effects. Buy a little all-in-one that has a bunch of built-in effects, yeah it all sounds horrible, but the kid will most likely not know the difference. Also the worship crowd likes these things too (and no, this is not a dis, I play at my church as well so I have a good idea of what my bandmates are looking for in terms of gear. Hint: won't be seeing a Diezel anytime soon but definitely a bunch of Line6 gear)

All-in-one performance keyboards, like the new Roland Jupiter. Ok, I think they missed the mark in terms of pricing but in terms of what needs of this crowd, it fits the bill. I have a rack of analog synths and probably the last decent ROMpler and I have never ever used an accordion patch, I may have used an oboe patch once when a friend wanted a Beatle-esque orchestration, but you get the point.

The point is, for better or worse (and I'm casting no judgement here, one man's accordion patch is another man's squelching TB-303 run through an ARP 2600), there's a huge segment of the market out there that wants this, people here on Gearslutz are probably not the average, we're that 5% that spend a lot of money on each piece of gear and sweat the details. But while this 5% are buying Pro Tools HD rigs, the other 95% are buying MBoxes, and they bring in 95% of the money for an Avid or Apogee (notice how well the Duet 2 is selling, the music stores can't keep them in stock) and M-Audio makes their bread and butter on this market.

Still, the ideas that inspire imaginations will still come through. Most everyone in the First World and Second World have access to a word processor, yet not everyone's going to be able to write Harry Potter.
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Not very exciting :(
Old 15th September 2011
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I agree, what a bore. The SPD SX and 300 series looper interest me vaguely, but probably not enough to actually buy one. The new Korg Wavedrum Mini? Thats a whole new instrument, waiting for albums to be made with it. To me, Roland is not really relevant anymore, outside of high end workstations which I would never buy anyway. They just dont make products that connect with me. My MC808 is probably my last post-analog Roland purchase for a long, long time.
Old 15th September 2011
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Just improvements in existing products...

Compared to this, the Jupiter 80 was really something for sure...
Old 15th September 2011
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Any news on the new Gaia 2 with D-Beam Max?

I guess I can hope.
Old 15th September 2011
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The SPD-SX is rather cool in its own way.

I'm holding out hope for a proper successor someday to the MC-909.
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