Tag Archives: roland

A weekend with Cakewalk’s Sonar V-Studio 100

A digital music dilattente, I’m hardly qualified to evaluate the quality of Sonar’s VS-100 compared to rival equipment. So I won’t. Instead, I’ll just tell you why I like this pricey $700 box, and look forward to the day I’m … Continue reading

TR707 modified to play diabolical tunes

Diabolical Modified TR707 from Meadows Ling on Vimeo. Enjoy a cacophony of chip on your way into the weekend, courtesy of a Roland TR707 with some tricks up its sleeve. Diabolical Modified TR707 [Meadows Ling via Matrixsynth and Make]

Cakewalk and Roland V-Studio 700: First mixing hardware specifically for Sonar

Cakewalk’s Sonar digital audio editor has a lot of fans. (Most of my musician friends that aren’t using Macs are almost exclusively on Sonar these days, for what little data that’s worth.) But there’s never been a dedicated hardware mixing … Continue reading

Where Are the New Keytars?

Image: Bombardier Peter from Create Digital Music whacks Roland on the head for their inability to spot trends. This time they’re missing the Keytar resurgence, forcing retro enthusiasts to go out and buy older models on eBay. I looked for … Continue reading

Roland FR-2 V-Accordion

Being gifted with a prodigious talent at playing one note on piano so repetitiously that I often lull myself to sleep (no joke), I’ve often thought that I would have been better served by the accordion. All that bellows-pumping would … Continue reading

Roland SH-101 Synthesizer Cake

This fantastic cake is a tribute to the Roland SH-101 synthesizer, with Kit-Kat black keys, Rollo knobs, and sliders made from Andes mints. Adorable. at long last! [Livejournal.com/synth_widows via Music Thing]