Posts Tagged ‘Roland’
The Jupiter-80 and Roland’s Jupiter Legacy On March 21, 2012, Roland announced the release of the Jupiter-50, a slimmer, stripped-down version of their Jupiter-80 which hit the shelves in 2011. Though the JP-50 was engineered as a more portable and affordable version of its big brother, the JP-80 holds its own as a live performance keyboard and powerful production tool in the studio. Veteran keyboard players, music producers, and songwriters may recall Roland’s Jupiter-8, which pushed the limits of analog synths back in the 1980s. It’s been widely used by everyone from Stevie Wonder to Duran Duran. Designed around Roland’s SuperNATURAL sound modeling technology,
The talented and charming Rob Marcello recently stopped by Austin Bazaar to demo a few products, including the new GT-100 Amp Effects Processor by Boss and Roland’s GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer. Rob is a crazy-talented and versatile musician who has played in tons of bands over the years, including glam metal outfit Danger Danger (which he joined in 2003). He now works with BOSS, touring the world doing demos and clinics. As well as being incredibly talented, Rob was super laid-back and joked around so much during the shoot that we couldn’t resist scattering a few “outtakes” throughout the GR-55 video
Attention Austin-area drummers! Austin Bazaar is hosting a preliminary competition for the 2011 Roland US V-Drums National Championship on June 23rd. Don’t miss your chance to win. Register today! The 2011 Roland US V-Drums® Contest allows drummers nationwide to compete in solo drum set performances for recognition and valuable prizes. Competitors will have the unique opportunity to showcase their drumming ability, creativity, stage presence, and use of technology in local, regional, and national competitions. The winner of the National Championship will represent the US in the V-Drums® World Championship during the NAMM show in January 2012.