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Encyclopedia > Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation
Type Public corporation
(TYO: 7944 , Osaka)
Founded April 18, 1972
Headquarters Hamamatsu, Japan
Key people Ikutaro Kakehashi
Industry Electronics
Products Musical instruments, Audio/Video, Electronics, Computer related products
Employees 2233, as of March 31, 2005
Website http://www.roland.com/

Roland Corporation (ローランド株式会社 Rōrando Kabushiki Kaisha?) TYO: 7944 is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software. It was founded by Ikutaro Kakehashi in Osaka on April 18, 1972 with 33 million yen in capital. In 2005 Roland headquarter relocated to Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture. Today it has factories in Japan, the United States, Italy, and Taiwan. As of March 31, 2005, it employed 2,233 employees [1], a rise of over 200% from 729 employees in 2003. It has existed in different forms since 1960, making it one of the oldest still-operating manufacturers of musical electronics, and has survived changes in technology to become one of the most noteworthy and widely-used brands in electronic music and production today. Image File history File links Roland_logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Corporate redirects here. ... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hamamatsu (浜松市) is a city located in western Shizuoka, Japan. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... An electronic musical instrument is a musical instrument that produces its sounds using electronics. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... Ikutaro Kakehashi (梯 郁太郎 KAKEHASHI Ikutarō) was born in Osaka on February 7th, 1930 , founder of the Roland Corporation. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hamamatsu (浜松市; -shi) is a city located in western Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shizuoka Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«bu region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Roland markets products under a number of brand names, each of which are used on products geared toward a different niche. Boss is a brand used for products geared towards guitar players and amateur musicians, and is used for guitar pedals, effects units, rhythm and accompaniment machines, and portable recording equipment. Edirol products are more production-oriented, and include computer audio interfaces, mixers, speakers, and video systems.* Rodgers Instruments was founded in 1958 as an organ company, and survives today as a subsidiary of Roland, still manufacturing high-quality electric, electronic, and pipe organs. A typical compact effects pedal. ... Rodgers Instruments designs and manufacturers classical organs, using digital technology and sometimes incorporating traditional wind blown pipes. ...


Roland company slogans include Inspire the enjoyment of creativity, Be the best rather than the biggest, and We design the future. Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Roland's name

It may seem strange for a Japanese company to have a Western name, but Roland was founded with export in mind. Ikutaro Kakehashi heard that the name of his previous company, Ace Electronic Industries Inc., was often mangled in pronunciation, sometimes unpleasantly; so he looked for a good-sounding name which would be pronounced roughly the same in all of his major export markets. He found the name Roland in a telephone directory, browsing for an American-sounding name amongst the "R"s because no other electronic instrument manufacturer's name started with this letter. An Ace Tone Mighty-5 Amplifier Ace Electronic Industries Inc. ...


Ironically, the name is difficult to pronounce correctly in Kakehashi's native Japanese, which does not distinguish the 'L' and 'R' sounds as in English. Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ...


Roland was not, as is often claimed, named after the French epic poem La Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland).[citation needed] The Song of Roland (La Chanson de Roland) is an 11th century Old French epic poem about the Battle of Roncevaux Pass (or Roncesvalles) fought by Roland of the Brittany Marches and his fellow paladins. ...


Timeline of noteworthy products

  • 1973 - Roland SH-1000: Claimed by Roland to be Japan's first commercial keyboard synthesizer.
  • 1973 - Roland RE-201: The renowned 'Space Echo' machine, one of the most popular tape delay-based echo machines ever produced.
  • 1973 - Roland SH-3A: Monophonic synthesizer.
  • 1975 - Roland System-100: Roland's first attempt at a modular synthesizer.
  • 1975 - Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Guitar Amplifier: A two channel 120 watt amplifier equipped with two 12" speakers, built-in chorus and vibrato effects and a 3-band EQ per channel, renowned for its super-clean sound and durability, it has remained in production for over 30 years.
  • 1976 - Roland System-700: Roland's first professional-quality modular synthesizer.
  • 1977 - Roland MC-8 Microcomposer: A ground breaking digital sequencer. The first product in the musical instrument industry to utilize a microprocessor.
  • 1977 - Roland GR-500: The world's first commercial guitar synthesizer.
  • 1978 - Roland CR-78: One of the world's first user programmable drum machine.
  • 1978 - Roland Jupiter-4: Roland's first self-contained polyphonic synthesizer.
  • 1980 - Roland CR-8000
  • 1981 - Roland Jupiter-8: This synthesizer put Roland in the forefront of professional synthesizers. A hugely successful 8-voice programmable analog synthesizer.
  • 1981 - Roland TR-808: Among the first and most popular programmable drum machines; its distinctive analog sounds, such as its cowbell sound, have become pop music clichés, heard on countless recordings.
Juno-60
  • 1982 - Roland Juno-6: Roland's first synthesizer with digitally-controlled oscillators. (Later released was the Juno-60, a similar model but with the addition of patch memory for storing sounds).
  • 1982 - Roland GR-505 - GR-202: Two of Roland's first electric guitar synthesizer controllers, popularized by Eric Clapton, Yannis Spathas, Jeff Baxter and Andy Summers. Both are modeled after a Fender Stratocaster guitar, featuring a 21-fret maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard and a matching headstock on certain models. Available with three single-coil pickups, 5-way switching and tremolo bridge or dual humbuckers with a 3-way toggle selector and hardtail bridge, equipped with a GK-1 synth pickup and a 24-pin MIDI socket.
  • 1982 - Roland TB-303: Defined the "acid" sound for house music.
  • 1983 - Roland JX-3P: First Roland synthesizer to support MIDI.
  • 1983 - Roland Jupiter-6: Second Roland synthesizer to support MIDI.
  • 1983 - Roland SH-101: Monophonic synthesizer designed to be worn hung around the neck with a strap, with an optional modulation attachment that protruded like the neck of a guitar.
  • 1984 - Roland TR-909: An extremely popular drum machine during the early 1990s, the sounds of which (particularly the kick drum and Open Hi-Hat) are still essential components of modern electronic dance music. The first Roland drum machine to use analog sound synthesis combined with digital sample playback.
  • 1984 - Roland TR-707 and Roland TR-727: The former was used extensively in the early days of house music and in non-Western pop music around the world to the present day. The latter was used extensively in polyrhythmic non-Western pop music to the present day.
  • 1984 - Roland Juno-106: A widely used synthesizer with digitally-controlled oscillators. Same synth engine as the Roland Juno-60 but with the addition of MIDI and the ability to transmit button and slider information through SysEx. Still, no MIDI control of volume in real time.
  • 1986 - Roland JX-10: One of Roland's last true analog synths.
  • 1986 - Roland RD-1000: Roland's first digital piano to feature Roland SA Synthesis technology [2].
  • 1987 - Roland D-50: One of the most popular digital synthesizers; Roland's first all-digital synthesizer implementing their "Linear Arithmetic" synthesis (a form of sample-based synthesis combined with subtractive synthesis). The D-50's descendants include the D-5, D-110 rack unit and D-20 synthesizers.
  • 1987 - Roland MT-32: Also using "Linear Arithmetic" synthesis, it was supported by many PC games in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a high-quality music option, until support shifted to General MIDI sound cards.
  • 1988 - Roland E-20: Roland's first entry into the auto-accompaniment keyboard market, going head to head with Yamaha and Casio. The E-20's descendants include the E-70, E-86, G-800, G-1000 and the current G-70.
  • 1989 - Roland Octapad: A set of visually distinctive electronic drum triggers.
  • 1989 - Roland W-30: A sampling Workstation Keyboard (DAW).
  • 1990 - Roland HP-3700: Roland digital piano [3].
  • 1991 - Roland SC-55 Sound Canvas: The world's first General MIDI synthesizer.
  • 1991 - Roland JD-800: Digital synthesizer with analog style knobs and switches.
  • 1992 - Roland DJ-70: A DJ Sampling music workstation, synthesizer keyboard, which featured the first Scratch Wheel pad.
  • 1994 - Roland MS-1: 16 bit AD/DA conversion, First Portable Digital stereo Phrase Sampler, with R-DAC (Roland Digital Audio Coding).
  • 1994 - Roland S-760: 16 bits Digital sampler with resonant filters.
  • 1994 - Roland JV-1080: aka "Super" JV-1080, a 64-Voice Synthesizer Module. Used on more recordings than any other module in history, the JV-1080 boasts a full range of acclaimed Roland sounds, as well as four expansion slots.
  • 1995 - Roland XP-50: The first music workstation which featured Roland's Revolutionary MRC-Pro Sequencer.
  • 1996 - Roland DJ-70mkII: Successor to the DJ-70, with more powerful features, A DJ Sampling music workstation, which featured Scratch Wheel pad. Its a almost a S-760 Sampler with synthesizer keyboard.
  • 1996 - Roland MC-303 The first non-keyboard drum machine, sample based synthesizer and sequencer combination bearing the now generic term "Groovebox".
  • 1996 - Roland XP-80: 64 voice music workstation.
  • 1997 - Roland JP-8000: Roland's first "virtual analog" synthesizer.
  • 1997 - Roland V-Drums: Digital drums incorporating 'silent' mesh drum heads that realistically reproduce both the natural feel and sound of an acoustic drum.
  • 1997 - Roland JV-2080: 64 voice, 3 effects processor, 8 expansion slot, synthesizer module.
  • 1998 - Roland JP-8080: Rack-mountable version of the JP-8000, lacking a keyboard, but featuring 10-voice polyphony, where JP-8000 had 8. JP-8080 also has a vocoder and SmartMedia support.
  • 1998 - Roland MC-505: Successor to the MC-303 with a more powerful synthesizer and sequencer.
  • 1999 - Roland MC-09: A Roland TB-303 Emulator, effects processor, also a Phrase Sampler.
  • 2001 - Roland AX-7: Successor to the AX-1. A keytar noted for it's aesthetics and design.
  • 2002 - Roland MC-909: Successor to the MC Groovebox series and also the flagship to all MC Groovebox series. Featuring a full 16 track sequencer, SRX board upgrading, Built-in larger LCD Display Screen and built-in sampling.
Roland Fantom-X8
  • 2003 - Roland MV-8000 : Production Station with 24-bit sampling capabilities. Designed to rival Akai's legendary MPC series, specifically, the MPC-4000.
  • 2004 - Roland Fantom-X: Music Workstation/Professional Synthesizer expandable to 1 gig of sounds.
  • 2004 - Roland Juno-D: Popular entry-level synthesizer
  • 2004 - Roland V-Accordeon FR-7: World's first completely digital accordion
  • 2005 - Roland Micro Cube: First portable amplifier made by Roland. Allowed for A/C adaptor or battery use. 7 input effects, delay, and reverb options.
  • 2005 - Roland Fantom-Xa: Entry-level Fantom-X. The "a" stands for "access". (Discontinued)
  • 2006 - Roland MC-808 : A Cut down version of the MC-909, featuring a full 16 track sequencer, 512mb more memory then the MC-909, First Motorized faders on MC Groovebox series and built-in sampling, no SRX board to add-on.
  • 2006 - Roland SH-201 : The first affordable analog modeling synthesizer that can be bought for under £450.
  • 2006 - Roland Juno-G: Entry-level workstation based on the Fantom-X
  • 2007 - Roland MV-8800 : Successor to the MV-8000. Production Station with 24-bit sampling capabilities. Has New Built-in Color LCD Display.
  • 2007 - Roland V-Synth GT: an updated V-Synth

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Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Amplifier is a guitar amplifier first produced in 1975. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Roland MC 8 MicroComposer. ... The word sequencer can mean: a microsequencer in a computer CPU a music sequencer in the field of electronic music a DNA sequencer or a protein sequencer in the field of biology Sequencer (album) This is a disambiguation page &#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... A microprocessor is a programmable digital electronic component that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit (CPU) on a single semiconducting integrated circuit (IC). ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland CR-78 Drum Machine The Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 is a drum machine that was released in 1978. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland Jupiter-4, released in 1978, was not only the first of Rolands legendary Jupiter series of synthesizers, but it was also Rolands first self-contained polyphonic synthesizer. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The Jupiter-8, Rolands flagship analog synthesizer of the early 1980s is an eight-voice polyphonic synth which is still quite popular today. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was one of the first programmable drum machines (TR serving as an acronym for Transistor Rhythm). Introduced by the Roland Corporation in late 1980, it was originally manufactured for use as a tool for studio musicians to create demos. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... Image File history File links RolandJuno60. ... Image File history File links RolandJuno60. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning British guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Yannis Spathas was the lead guitarist for the Greek rock band Socrates Drank The Conium in the early 1970s. ... Jeff Skunk Baxter (born December 13, 1948 in Washington, D.C.) is an American guitarist best known for his stints in the rock bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s. ... Andrew James Summers (born 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... “Stratocaster” redirects here. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland TB-303 Bass Line is a synthesizer with built-in sequencer manufactured by the Roland corporation in 1982 and 1983 that had a defining role in the development of contemporary electronic music. ... . The Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, which provided the electronic squelch sounds often heard in Acid House tracks A yellow smiley face is considered the emblem of acid house. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland JX-3P The Roland JX-3P emerged in 1983 as first MIDI capable synth produced by Roland. ... Synthesizer as used in music, is a term derived from a Greek word syntithetai < synthesis (συντίθεται < σύνθεσις) and is used to describe a device capable of generating and/or manipulating electronic signals for use in music creation, recording and performance. ... Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, is a system designed to transmit information between electronic musical instruments. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland Jupiter 6 The Roland Jupiter 6 is a synthesizer manufactured by the Roland Corporation introduced in 1983 as the successor of the Roland Jupiter-8. ... Synthesizer as used in music, is a term derived from a Greek word syntithetai < synthesis (συντίθεται < σύνθεσις) and is used to describe a device capable of generating and/or manipulating electronic signals for use in music creation, recording and performance. ... Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, is a system designed to transmit information between electronic musical instruments. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland SH-101 grey model Roland SH-101 is a synthesizer from the early 1980s, manufactured by Roland. ... Monophonic, with respect to synthesizers, refers to the ability to only sound one note, or voice, at a time. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland TR-909 The TR-909 was a partially analog, partially sample-based drum machine built by Roland Corporation in 1984. ... A bass drum in a drum kit A bass drum is a large, heavy drum that produces a thump of low but indefinite pitch. ... Electronic dance music (EDM) is a broad set of percussive music genres that largely inherit from 1970s disco music and, to some extent, the experimental pop music of Kraftwerk. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland Juno-106 was a hybrid digital/analogue polyphonic synth manufactured by Roland Corporation in 1984. ... Synthesizer as used in music, is a term derived from a Greek word syntithetai < synthesis (συντίθεται < σύνθεσις) and is used to describe a device capable of generating and/or manipulating electronic signals for use in music creation, recording and performance. ... The Roland Juno-60 is a popular analogue 61-key polyphonic synthesizer produced by Roland Corporation in the early 1980s and a successor to the slightly earlier Juno-6. ... Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, is a system designed to transmit information between electronic musical instruments. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland JX-10 (also known as the Roland Super JX) was a 12-voice analog synthesizer produced from 1986 to 1989, and was the last true analog synthesizer made by Roland. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland D50 is a polyphonic 61-key synthesizer by Roland. ... Linear Arithmetic synthesis, or LA synthesis, is a term that was invented by the Roland Corporation when they released their ground-breaking D-50 synthesizer in 1987. ... Sample-based synthesis is a form of audio synthesis that can be similar in structure to either subtractive synthesis or additive synthesis. ... Subtractive synthesis is a method of sound synthesis characterised by the application of an audio filter to a source signal. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland MT-32 is a MIDI synthesizer module first released in 1987 by the Roland Corporation. ... Linear Arithmetic synthesis, or LA synthesis, is a term that was invented by the Roland Corporation when they released their ground-breaking D-50 synthesizer in 1987. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... General MIDI or GM is a specification for synthesizers which imposes several requirements beyond the more abstract MIDI standard. ... A sound card (also known as an audio card) is a computer expansion card that can input and output sound under control of computer programs. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland E-20 is a keyboard instrument introduced by Roland in 1988. ... Yamaha redirects here. ... Casio Computer Co. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland Octapad The popular Octapad is a product line of inexpensive, electronic MIDI percussion controllers produced by the Roland Corporation. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... A digital audio workstation (DAW) is a system designed to record, edit and play back digital audio. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland SC-55 Sound Canvas The Roland SC-55 (Sound Canvas) is a MIDI synthesizer sound module released in 1991 by Roland Corporation. ... General MIDI or GM is a specification for synthesizers which imposes several requirements beyond the more abstract MIDI standard. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland MS-1 Digital Sampler, has the following features: 16 bit stereo Phrase Sampler R-DAC (Roland Digital Audio Coding) AD/DA conversion 8 onboard trigger pads 4 sampling frequencies. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland XP-50 is the first music workstation which featured Rolands Revolutionary MRC-Pro sequencer. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland MC-303 Not to be confused with the MC series of MicroComposers by Roland, the MC-303 is the first of a series of synthesizer/drum machine/Sequencer combo instruments by Roland. ... The term Groovebox was originally used by Roland corporation to refer to their MC-303, but is now in more general use. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland Corporation XP-80 and its smaller variant the XP-60 are music workstations with 64-note polyphony, now discontinued. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland JP-8000 is an analog modeling synthesizer released by the Roland Corporation in 1997. ... Analog Modeling Synthesizer, also referred to as Virtual Analog or VA is a synthesizer that emulates the sounds of traditional analog synthesizers using digital signal processing high quality samples of analog sound waves. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Roland V-Pro Series TD-20S V-Drum Kit V-Drum is a trademarked umbrella term for a variety of electronic drums, drum brain modules, and related electronic percussion products. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roland Corporation MC-505 is a combination of MIDI Music sequencer, Synthesizer, Drum machine and control surface. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... An AX-7 The Roland AX-7 is a professional-grade keytar, manufactured by Roland corporation from 2001 to the present. ... The Roland AX-1 is a Keytar (a keyboard in the shape of a guitar) style keyboard. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... An MC-909 groovebox. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Roland_Fantom-X8. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Roland_Fantom-X8. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Akai () was a Japanese consumer electronics producer founded in 1929. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fantom-X6/X7/X8 are a series of music production workstations produced by the Roland Corporation. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fantom-X6/X7/X8 are a series of music production workstations produced by the Roland Corporation. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... MC-808 The Roland MC-808 is Rolands latest Groovebox released in 2006. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roland SH-201 is an analog modeling synthesizer introduced in 2006 by the Roland Corporation. ... Analog Modeling Synthesizer, also referred to as Virtual Analog or VA is a synthesizer that emulates the sounds of traditional analog synthesizers using digital signal processing components. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roland Juno-G is a music workstation introduced in 2006 by Roland Corporation as the successor of the popular Juno-D synthesizer. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

See also

  • SRX expansion board

SRX-07 Ultimate Keys board. ...

References

  1. ^ Roland Corporate Data
  2. ^ Roland Development History
  3. ^ Roland Development History

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