• Live Review of Roland Aira Electronic Dance Music Products
    With roots in the very origins of electronic music, Roland AIRA product range is a new series of products designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s electronic musicians. In the studio or on the stage, AIRA brings genre-defining sounds and modern performance features to a new generation. Recently David Ahlund and Sluwe Vos put the Aira products through their paces at the European DanceFair 2014 - with Roland heritage firmly cemented …
  • Roland Connect – New gear from Roland and Boss 2014
    If you’re a musician and you live in the UK, there are a few things you can be certain of; it’s cold, dark and wet outside, there’s nothing good on TV and there’s a ton of new music gear being announced by Roland and Boss. With the mighty NAMM show just over a week away (kicking off in Anaheim, Los Angeles  on Thursday 23rd Jan), we thought we’d get in early and lift the curtain on what’s to come in 2014. There’s always room in the …
  • Five tips for recording your drums
    Planning to take YouTube by storm with your drumming skills? Want to listen back to your groove to see if you’re on the money? Penning the next Stairway with your band mates? Then you’ll need to record yourself playing drums. Follow our guide and you’ll be well on your way to getting the perfect drum sound. 1. Do I record with acoustic or electronic drums? Recording drums can be a technological minefield. There’s no right or wrong w …
  • Arcane Roots – Belief – Roland & Boss Session
    Arcane Roots have just come off three stadium shows supporting Muse, so you can see why there is a buzz about this band with backing like that. With a love of Boss guitar effects pedals and killer songs to boot, it was a no brainer to invite the band to play a session for us at the world famous Metropolis studio A in West London. Putting the new Boss DA-2 and Boss TE-2 through their paces, the boys sang Belief...after pulling some shapes in f …
  • Tom Odell interview – digital pianos, writing his album and touring
    Just before he started his US tour, we met up with singer-songwriter de jour, Tom Odell to talk about songwriting, beloved covers and Glastonbury. We’re huge fans of his music and we know he’s a fan of Roland because he’s got a Roland FP-80 digital piano and a Roland LX-15 in his onstage arsenal. It’s been a whirlwind year for Tom. He was voted among 15 nominees for the BBC’s Sound of 2013, won the Critic’s Choice Award at the …