Roland Stories September 14

While you may not have heard of a keytar before, there is a good chance that you may have seen them in use before. In fact, if you’ve played Rock Band 3 back in the day, you may have jammed using the game’s Wireless Keyboard which is in fact the same kind of instrument. With instruments like the Yamaha SHS-10 having been around since the 1980s, keytars have been used for quite some time but have been called various names like ‘shoulder’ or ‘strap-on’ keyboards. Then there was a shift to adopt the keytar name a few years back when Alesis released its Vortex controller. With the unveiling of AX-Edge Keytar, Roland shows off its beautiful, high-end 49-key guitar/keyboard hybrid. expand full story

Roland Stories July 23

Japanese audio/electronics company Roland is once again teaming up with the folks at PUMA for an exclusive new sneaker design. Earlier this year, the two brands linked up for the RS-0 which brought vintage elements from PUMA’s early silhouettes together with Roland’s iconic TR-808 drum machine. And now, the two have joined forces once again on the new PUMA RS-100 Roland. expand full story

Roland Stories March 5

Today, the drum machine experts over at Roland are officially unveiling an updated version of the TR-8. The new TR-8S is designed to continue the company’s tradition of providing music makers and performers with some of the most iconic electronic drum sounds in history. expand full story

Roland Stories February 26

expiredRoland’s 909 2-Channel DJ Mixer matching all-time low: $100 shipped (Orig. $250)

Adorama is now offering the Roland DJ-99 2-Channel DJ Mixer for $99.99 shipped. That’s $150 under the original listing, at least $25 below the best listings on Amazon, matching our previous mention and the best around. B&H still sells it for $250. Rated 4+ stars.

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