• Roland TD-1K and TD-1KV Electronic Drum Sets

    Looking for an entry-level electronic drum set? Introducing the one… Choosing a drum kit for learning and practise was once a straightforward choice – shells and skins were the only affordable option; buy new but buy cheap, or buy second hand drums. Alternatively, electronic drums are perfect for practice and learning – but owning a quality electronic kit usually came at a cost. Recently, the price …
  • Piano Designer app for iOS and Android
    Fine tune the tone of your Roland piano The reason that acoustic pianos sound so rich and complex is due to the various physical components interacting with each other. The strings, soundboard, iron frame and wooden cabinet all work together to create that beloved grand piano sound. And in the hands of a skilled piano technician, the tonal character of an acoustic piano can be adjusted further, to suit a performer’s individual taste or to suit …
  • Roland talk exclusively with David Bowie producer, Tony Visconti
    As David Bowie’s producer since before the Space Oddity album – and sonic architect for everyone from Marc Bolan to Morrissey – Tony Visconti has the world’s ultimate desk job. In this exclusive interview, he talked Bowie, Berlin, the brutal modern industry – and why he won’t be seeing U2 again in a hurry… We spoke in Dean St Studios, London by asking Visconti about the start of The Next Day, Bowie’s recent album made in secret …
  • Roland Hybrid drums – improving your timing and musicality
    Welcome to the fourth instalment in our hybrid series – a guide dedicated to combining acoustic and electronic percussion together in one drum set, to bring a whole new experience to your drum sound and your playing. We’ve teamed up with the experts at Rhythm Magazine to talk about hybrid drums. We’ll explain what hybrid drums are, discuss what you need to get started and explore how you can solve the common problems that stalk drumm …
  • Star Man – exclusive interview with Bowie wingman, Gerry Leonard
    As David Bowie’s guitarist, wingman and musical director, Dublin-born ace Gerry Leonard was present at the birth of last year’s top-secret comeback album, The Next Day. He told PowerOn! how he went from “a little brat with dirty fingernails” to the most envied sideman on the scene… It all happened on the morning of January 8th, 2013. No warning. No fanfare. No cynically orchestrated marketing campaign. Just a brief announcement o …