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Sniperschool 4th September 2019 02:02 PM

New Roland Synths Launch - Abbey Road, London, 29 August 2019
 
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On Thursday the 29th of August 2019 Gearslutz was invited to Abbey Road’s famous Studio 2 for a sneak preview of a whole bunch of new products from Roland

We weren’t allowed to share details until today but here they are!

Lots of new products including

Roland Fantom 6
Roland Fantom 7
Roland Fantom 8
Roland MC-707
Roland JU-06A
Roland MC-101
Roland Jupiter X
Roland Jupiter Xm
Roland Serato DJ-707M




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Roland Fantom 6 and Roland Fantom 8

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...a-fantom-e.jpg


Roland Fantom 6 and Roland Fantom 8

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...a-fantom-c.jpg


Roland Groovebox MC-707

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...x-mc-707-c.jpg


Roland Groovebox MC-707 & Roland MC-101

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...x-mc-707-b.jpg


Roland Fantom 7 and Roland Fantom 8

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...9-a-fantom.jpg


Roland Groovebox MC-707

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...x-mc-707-f.jpg


Roland Groovebox MC-707 & Roland MC-101

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...x-mc-707-d.jpg


Roland JU-06A

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...a-ju-06a-c.jpg


Roland JU-06A

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Roland JU-06A

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Roland JU-06A

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...-a-ju-06a-.jpg


Roland CEO Junichi Miki with the Roland Jupiter-X and Roland Jupiter Xm

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Roland Jupiter X

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Roland Jupiter X

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Roland Jupiter Xm

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Roland Jupiter Xm

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...upiter-xm-.jpg


Upstairs in the Studio 2's control room a Roland System-1

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And a vintage RE-201 Space Echo & RE-501 Chorus Delay

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Not Roland but Studio 2's amazing Neve 88RS

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Roland MC-707 Roland MC-101 Roland JU-06A

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Roland MC-707 Roland MC-101 Roland JU-06A

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Roland Fantom 6 and Roland Fantom 8

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Roland Fantom 6 and Roland Fantom 8

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...a-fantom-u.jpg


Roland Serato DJ-707M

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...-a-dj-707m.jpg

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Roland Fantom 7 and Roland Fantom 8

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Roland Fantom 7 and Roland Fantom 8

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Roland Fantom 8

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...a-fantom-g.jpg


Roland Fantom 7 and Roland Fantom 8

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/atta...a-fantom-f.jpg


Roland's amazing Bar!

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Sniperschool 5th September 2019 08:04 AM

More details to come shortly

wagoo 5th September 2019 08:16 AM

Sonic State dropping vids




Jamie munro 5th September 2019 08:16 AM

Did roland just.......
 
design the future (from the past ) again :facepalm:







more ? you want more :lol: hittthittt

Jamie munro 5th September 2019 08:17 AM

@ Mod s you can delete or merge, i have just pressed new thread and noticed there are dupes

fiddlestickz 5th September 2019 08:17 AM

prepare for GS to go into meltdown...3...2...1....

Gotcha 5th September 2019 08:18 AM

Oooooh yeah!

EvilDragon 5th September 2019 08:23 AM

Still 4 voices on JU-06A. :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Xm seems quite interesting, on the other hand! Sort of like a condensed version of JP-80/Integra?

watari banzai 5th September 2019 08:25 AM

No florescent green trim khrthjdrt

Sniperschool 5th September 2019 08:25 AM

Details on the MC707

Tracks
8 tracks

Maximum Polyphony
ZEN-Core:128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
LOOPER:8 (varies according to the available number of Looper track)

Track Type
Tone, Drum Kit, Looper (Audio Loop)

Sound Generator
ZEN-Core (Tone,Drum Kit)

Clips
128 clips (16 clips per track)

* Clip Type: Tone, Drum Kit, Looper (Audio Loop), it varies according to the track type.
Tones
Preset Tone: 3,000 or greater
Preset Drum Kit: 80 or greater
User Sample (as a Tone or Drum Kit): available by importing form SD CARD
Looper Sample (as a clip of Looper track): available by importing from SD CARD, recording via EXT IN/Tracks

* Available total time for User Sample: 12 minutes in mono, 6 minutes in stereo (44.1 kHz)
* Available format of User Sample: WAV 32–96 kHz/16-bit, 24-bit (mono, stereo)

* Available total time for Looper Sample: Approx. 60 sec (44.1 kHz)
* Available format of Looper Sample: WAV 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit, 32-bit float (mono, stereo)

Effects
Track Multi-Effects: 90 types
Track EQ
Chorus/Delay: 9 types
Reverb: 7 types
Master Effects: 90 types
Master Compressor
Master EQ

Dimensions
Width
426 mm 16-13/16

Depth
263 mm 10-3/8

Height
60 mm 2-3/8 inches

Weight
2.1 kg 4 lbs 11 oz

https://www.roland.com/global/products/mc-707/

Sniperschool 5th September 2019 08:31 AM

Jupiter-Xm Spec

Keyboard
37 Keys (compact type with velocity)

Sound Generator
ZEN-Core Various MODEL sound generators

Parts
5 parts (Play part: 4, Rhythm part: 1)

Tones
Preset tone: 4,000 or greater
User tone: 256
Drum Kit: 90 or greater

Scene
256

Effects
Multi-Effects: 4 systems, 90 types
Part EQ: 5 systems
Overdrive
Reverb: 7 types
Chorus: 4 types
Delay: 5 types
Mic NS / Comp
Master EQ / Comp

Arpeggiator
I-ARPEGGIO (Multi parts arpeggiator with playing detection)

Arpeggio Parts
5 parts

Controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel
Modulation Wheel
Assignable Slider x 2
Assignable Switch x 3

Bluetooth
Ver 4.2
Profile Support: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)

Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots

Speaker Amplifier Power Output
4 W x 2

Speakers
Full range (3.5 x 8 cm) x 2
Tweeter 2 cm x 2

Connectors
HEADPHONES jacks: Stereo miniature phone type (front), Stereo 1/4-inch phone type (rear)
MAIN OUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT jacks (L, R): XLR type
MIC INPUT jack: 1/4 inch phone type/XLR type
AUX INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
HOLD PEDAL jack
CONTROL PEDAL jack
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
USB COMPUTER port (AUDIO/MIDI)
USB MEMORY port
DC IN jack

External Memory
USB Flash drive (sold separately)

Power Supply
DC 12 V: AC adaptor or rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 8

Current Draw
1,500 mA

Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptor (PSB-5U)
Power cord

Options (sold separately)
Pedal Switch: DP series
Expression Pedal: EV-5
USB Flash drive (*)

* Use a commercially available USB flash drive. However, we cannot guarantee that all commercially available USB flash drives will work.

https://www.roland.com/global/produc...pecifications/

digital 1010 5th September 2019 08:31 AM

Can see one UK seller already has have them all for pre order in UK. Pricier than i thought.

Fair play Roland.

Yoozer 5th September 2019 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fiddlestickz (Post 14185569)
prepare for GS to go into meltdown...3...2...1....

More choice is better and sometimes companies need a kick in the rear to do the right thing.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gotcha (Post 14185572)
Oooooh yeah!

Exactly.

Sniperschool 5th September 2019 08:39 AM

Jupiter X coming early 2020

This from Roland:

JUPITER-X
Iconic synthesizer with legendary sound and design.

The 61-key JUPITER-X is the peak of Roland sound quality and design. Its all-metal build uses premium materials throughout, and the all-new aftertouch-enabled keyboard is the best we’ve ever made. A familiar layout and large array of controls let you dig in and easily shape your sounds, whether you’re composing in the studio or performing on stage.

Big and beautiful.

JUPITER-X has a classic and expansive control layout that’s immediately familiar. The extended controls are large and comfortable while the big RGB lit buttons give assurance in dimly lit studios and stages. The aftertouch enabled 61-note keyboard is a dream to play with just the right amount of weight to handle anything from electric pianos to face-melting leads.

https://www.roland.com/global/promos/jupiter-x/

rockmanrock 5th September 2019 08:40 AM

And not one of these people will get back on the social bollocks and write "WTF are you playing at Roland?!"

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pelican 5th September 2019 08:41 AM

Sad

Deviljho 5th September 2019 08:44 AM

This is my first "Roland release" since I got into synths (got into the hobby after the JD-Xa/System 8 release).

I gotta say man....I'm not overly impressed. A few things really stand out and look nice...but Hydra and Minilogue XD was a lot more exciting for me than this collection.

I'll give it some more time. Nothing here has killed my GAS for a System-8 though. Maybe the Jupiter-X? Perhaps that, but I was playing my JD-Xi earlier today...it's such. good synth. Nothing here makes me want to replace it...

Gotcha 5th September 2019 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by digital 1010 (Post 14185596)
Can see one UK seller already has have them all for pre order in UK. Pricier than i thought.

Fair play Roland.

Link pls.

tricera 5th September 2019 08:47 AM

Got to say it .... a six voice JU06a I'd buy instantly. Four voices, no thank you.

Sniperschool 5th September 2019 08:47 AM

Standard Features of the Fantom 6/7/8

Seamless workflow with no confusing modes
Expandable sound engine delivers authentic electronic and acoustic sounds
Fresh hybrid sounds combining modern PCM, virtual analog, and a routable analog filter
V-Piano technology for stunning realism and expression
Scenes contain settings for all 16 layers, plus effects and patterns
Multitrack clip-based sequencing with instant pattern recording and triggering
TR-REC sequencer as found on classic Roland drum machines
High-resolution controls with dedicated synth control section
Massive DSP power for plenty of polyphony and smooth sound transitions
Deep integration with DAWs and softsynths and 16x3 stereo audio interface
Acclaimed 61/76 or 88-note weighted keyboard with aftertouch

Jamie munro 5th September 2019 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvilDragon (Post 14185581)
Still 4 voices on JU-06A. :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Xm seems quite interesting, on the other hand! Sort of like a condensed version of JP-80/Integra?

dude i was bowled over the by the XM looks and sound BUT 1500 for a 3octave digital is pushing it a bit more than i can take

the 707 is interesting to me, a proper groovebox and looks a right good crack even if a bit of a eww design

i do wish they would start a new namesake though :cop:

tricera 5th September 2019 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvilDragon (Post 14185581)
Still 4 voices on JU-06A. :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Ridiculous, isn't it. And once you get into polychaining, there are other synths that enter the price range. Never going to buy a four voice Juno Boutique.

Sebastian N 5th September 2019 09:01 AM

whoever is designing these things needs to be fired. what is this mezed ? jupiter thing looks like a prototype and the 707 looks like they stuck a bunch of crap together. i like all the stuff soundwise but the pricing is a bit crazy. like jamie said, 1500 for 3 octave slim keys digital is a bit pushing it. but not as much as the 707. why is it 300 euro more than the tr8s? i get it does a lot more but at that price there's a few other options out there

rockmanrock 5th September 2019 09:02 AM

Did they ever fix the polychaining?

Monotremata 5th September 2019 09:02 AM

Wait a minute.. Wasn't there already a JU-06 though?? The Xm might be kinda neat, too bad they HAD to throw in all the drum kits and go the workstation angle, but I guess if you live in the Earth's core and dont already have a set of 808/909/707 samples its handy heh. Roland's flagship stuff just goes over my head usually but gotta hear these so called 'Jupiters' first.

rasseru 5th September 2019 09:04 AM

I'm sold on the dual mini Juno, I held out on the boutiques and missed the og but use the cloud one a lot.

I would have liked to see a boutique jx8p, that would have got my interest, nice soft sound to compliment their other stuff, but they put it in the Jupiter and as someone said, it's quite pricey! 2 grand for the big one


Quite crazy that they can only get four voices with the acb tech and then however many in the Jupiter X

chrisso 5th September 2019 09:04 AM

Juno 06a seems quite useful in my studio, for my kind of music. The other new announcements not so.
I just wonder why any Roland announcement is immediately followed by the start of a negative thread? It's like not even occasional, it's every time.
Is this happening to Korg, Behringer, or Oberheim?

There are literally hundreds of products announced every month I don't like or have no interest in. If everyone started threads complaining about gear they didn't like Gearslutz would be even more unusable than it already is.....
shiee

Paranoia 5th September 2019 09:04 AM

nice, gonna get the juno cooge

chrisso 5th September 2019 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sebastian N (Post 14185661)
i get it does a lot more but at that price there's a few other options out there

Purchase one of the other options then?
What's the problem?

Sonic State said the 06a looked very well built and sounded great.

digital 1010 5th September 2019 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gotcha (Post 14185631)
Link pls.

Starts with A ends in sells lots of guitarsatons :)

Added - Actually seeing a few have them on line.