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Roland Synthesizer

Roland Aira – analog Synth coming up – Reon in a Roland case?

MusikMesse 2015:
Here’s a pic taken by someone at GS – on the right you see REON Synths (Driftboxes I guess – btw very high quality sounding synth!). on the left is a “normal” eurorack modular system and in between – there is a Aira-Styled something that does not seem to have patch jacks but may be some sort of:

-UPDATE: no – driftbox, they got a new modular system for us called the System 500 and digital modules series!

1) System 1 tech modeling which is obviously very good and could simulate System 100, 100m and 700 things – it may not provide a lot of voices but a good sound and access. there is a display and maybe patching is possible another way or it is sort of integrated.

2) it could be a more closed analog synth based on Reon
or
3) the new stuff that is in the JD Xi / Xa Synths

MY guess is – it’s a “repackaged” Reon – so it’s analog.
anyway it is new to me that Roland is doing this – but why not?
Reon got a full modular system, so sequencers and synth and other stuff could be in, not just the Driftbox – of course.

and a new System 1 Rack will be show up at Musikmesse as well!aira mod synth

Na? was könnte das sein? Neues Aira Modular-Ähnliches Ding? Das Format ist wirklich klein, daher wird die Spekulation einige Antworten nicht ermöglichen wie Mehrstimmig-irgendwas, eher ein klar abgegrenztes sehr anzunehmen ist auch das analoge “Zeug” von Reon (das ist was ich annehme, also analog und gut – aber die Größe ist weitgehend gleich) oder aber auch anders – denn rechts sieht man die Driftbox, die es bei Roland im Vertrieb gibt und die übrigens erstaunlich gut klingt.  Das kommt dann im nächsten SynMag Ausgabe 50 (yeah!)
Im Forum wird spekuliert:  Roland Aira Modular
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und außerdem gibt es eine Art neues System 1 als Rack – zur Messe..

Musotalk: Roland System 1 – SH2 Plugout (+Plugin)

.Und wieder einmal war ich bei Musotalk und rede mit Non Eric über das SH2 Plusout und Plugin und das Roland System 1 (audiodemos)..
Was kann es und wie ist das zu verstehen mit dem “Plug out” und – man kann den SH2 auch als Plugin bekommen (AUCH! nicht nur).. und – selber gucken:

angesprochen wurde das System 1 und das SH2 Plusout auch kurz in dieser Sendung…

Roland TR8 and TB3 – the best videos

additional to this I found the 3 best videos for those who really want to know how to handle the TR8 & TB3 and what is really in especially for real performance and usability.
there are masses of videos up, but only 2-3 good ones, and these come from this guy – Paul Crossman.

TB3 best explained

TR8 best explained

you got 11 individual outputs  via USB on the Computer..

everything else – can be found behind this TR8 / TB3 / System 1 sequencer.de news.

 

so – there will be lots of international ppl posting stuff – but not much more than this -well done PR. will update the System 1, TR and TB info (link above). more will and is posted on the forum.
roland has also a live stream form NL for today

Planet Rock and other tales of the 808 – documentary

Planet Rock and other tales of the 808.is an upcoming documentary on about and featuring the TR808, haa, where’s Kraftwerk? here’s a musical teaser to it.

what do you mean? TR808 Drummachine..? trust me, the EES MIDI was one of the best MIDI Kits I had in the TR, why? it’s really dynamic from a very subtle click (0-1 vel) to a big and deep BD. if you could live without the sequencer when using this. aaaand still lots of outboard needed. anyway, one of my fav. machines I used. 

Roland Integra 7 Rack Synth, Remote Keys 49/88 and a funny vocal trainer


this seems a mixture from the Jupiter 50/80 series and vdrums based on samples and physical modeling – and an iPad app to control surround 5.1 in the “listening field” between your speakers.
since there is not much said about synthesis and structure we’d assume it is the Gaia/Jupiter50/80 new style sound engine which is about layering and quite classic structure ->; INTEGRA-7: SuperNATURAL Sound Module.UPDATE: Yes – it is in fact a Jupiter 80 Rack – maybe cool for everyone who do not need 73 keys and might want to choose yourself. it’s the same engine and features ..

also Roland has a 88-key keyboard (light weight!) out with rather small case, so this may be cool for live ambition along with computers. it’s called A88 MIDI Keyboard Controller – additional to that there are 49-key versions named A49.

fun thing: a vocal trainer that seem to “invert” autotune. it will tell you if you sung all your stuff right and comes in a small round case which looks like “Senso” that 80’s game. 3 colours ;) it’s correct name is VT-12: Vocal Trainer,

Free Editor App Screenshot – since it is free – nice to check the architecture, very much like Gaia plus Samples 3 Layers, multiple of them..

note to everyone: I will NOT repost older things when videos are added but will add updates to the current posts now like:
updates: Wavegenerator ipad synth (video), Magellan ipad synth (Video demo added)

 

Roland Integra 7 Rack Synth, Remote Keys 49/88 and a funny vocal trainer


this seems a mixture of the Jupiter 50/80 series and vdrums based on samples and physical modeling – and an iPad app to control surround 5.1 in the “listening field” between your speakers.
since there is not much said about synthesis and structure we’d assume it is the Gaia/Jupiter50/80 new style sound engine which is about layering and quite classic structure ->;; INTEGRA-7: SuperNATURAL Sound Module.UPDATE: Yes – it is in fact a Jupiter 80 Rack – maybe cool for everyone who do not need 73 keys and might want to choose yourself. it’s the same engine and features ..

also Roland has a 88-key keyboard (light weight!) out with rather small case, so this may be cool for live ambition along with computers. it’s called A88 MIDI Keyboard Controller – additional to that there are 49-key versions named A49.

fun thing: a vocal trainer that seem to “invert” autotune. it will tell you if you sung all your stuff right and comes in a small round case which looks like “Senso” that 80’s game. 3 colours ;) it’s correct name is VT-12: Vocal Trainer,

Free Editor App Screenshot – since it is free – nice to check the architecture, very much like Gaia plus Samples 3 Layers, multiple of them..

note to everyone: I will NOT repost older things when videos are added but will add updates to the current posts now like:
updates: Wavegenerator ipad synth (video), Magellan ipad synth (Video demo added)

Roland Jupiter 4 Prototype – SH colour scheme

some images of the early Jupiter 4 Analog Synthesizer  from an Auction show the SH-styled colour scheme of the first Prototype of the first Roland polyphonic synth that started a new era and appeared on Yazoo / Vince Clarkes music as well as Human League, The Twins and many more..
Forum Beitrag von Fred (Reiman): Jupiter 4 Prototyp/Erstserie ?

Jupiter 6 – recucing thin out of the filter resonance – den Pegelabfall beim Filter minimieren, Widerstände tauschen!

Florian Anwander • Jupiter 6 – Ausgleich des Pegelabfall bei erhöhter Resonanz.

how to get rid of low level filter sound, a little mod, listen to the audio file to hear the difference. http://fa.utfs.org/diy/rolandjp6/JP6_Re … me-Mod.mp3

in fact the resonance thin out will be reduced by this mod (adding one simple resistor between R62 where it is NOT connected to R67 – connect it to the point, where R81-84 meet). Mostly recognisable in low pass mode. the audio file is in english, so everyone can follow, the german one is the one he posted in the forum. thanks a lot – thx a lot Florian Anwander:


Einfach einen 1MOhm Widerstand zwischen R62 (auf der Seite, wo er nicht mit R61 verbunden ist) und dem Sammelpunkt von R81,82,83,84.
Bei neueren Seriennummer sind es die Teilenummer bisschen höher: zwischen R68 (auf der Seite, wo er nicht mit R67 verbunden ist) und dem Sammelpunkt von R86,87,88,89.

Auf dem fourvoice-board gibts R62/68 zweimal, das muss man da natürlich nur einmal machen.

Roland Jupiter6 synthesizer