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Big Guns

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988
Roland S550/S330 Sampling Modules

David Mellor looks at Roland's flagship rackmount sampler, the S550, and its newly launched escort vessel, the S330. Are they squaring up to fire a broadside at the enemy's sampling fleet? Find out inside.

Disco Tech

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1992
Roland DJ70 Sampling Keyboard

Roland's DJ70 repackages the guts of an S750 as a DJ-oriented sampling keyboard with a glut of time-saving features. Wilf Smarties welcomes the unit that redefines user friendly sampling.

Loop scoop

Review | The Mix, Jun 1995
Roland JS-30

Desktop sampler

Pocket pioneer

Review Audio | The Mix, Mar 1995
Roland MS1

Ground-breaking miniature sampler

Roland CD5

Review | Music Technology, May 1989
CD ROM Player

Expensive it maybe, but CD ROM storage is one way of making a sampler a much more powerful instrument. And if you're using a Roland S550, it may not be as expensive as you think, as Simon Trask discovers.

Roland S-10 Sampling Keyboard

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1986

'Is this the one we have all been waiting for?' asks Julian Colbeck. Slotting neatly into the vacant sub-£1000 price bracket, Roland's new keyboard is a fast and easy to use sampler with plenty of attractive qualities. But how does it fare against the competition? Read on to find out...

Roland S-50 Sampling Keyboard

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1986

Roland's top of the range sampler is the last of those announced at Frankfurt to reach the marketplace, but its 16-note polyphony, 512K memory, and built-in visual editing software could well give it an edge over existing £2000 samplers. Paul Wiffen takes up the case.

Roland S10

Review | International Musician, Dec 1986

Tony Mills samples Roland's first entry into serious user-n..n..nineteen-ing

Roland S10

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1986
Sampling Keyboard

Simon Trask again, this time experiencing the simple delights of the budget Roland sampler. It's easy to use, but has the low cost brought too many compromises?

Roland S10 Sampler

Review | Making Music, Oct 1986

Roland S220 Sampler

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1987

The latest addition to the company's family of 12-bit samplers offers many of the features of their top-of-the-line S50 in a less expensive, rack-mount format. Aaron Hallas reports.

Roland S330

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1988
Sampling Module

An inquisitive Gordon Reid poses the question "how much sampler can you get into a single rack space?". Roland's S330 sampling module replies "more than you might expect".

Roland S50

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1986
Digital Sampling Keyboard

The competition is tough for Roland's upmarket sampler. Paul Wiffen discovers if 16 voices, a fine keyboard, and direct monitor connection are enough to put it at the top of the tree.

Roland S550

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1988
Sampling module

Roland follow up their successful S50 sampler with a more highly-specified rack-mount alternative that includes sample display capabilities. Bob O'Donnell monitors its performance.

Roland S750 Sampler

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1991
Digital Quality — Analogue Feel

Roland's acclaimed S770 sampler has been quietly growing in popularity, and the release of version 2.0 software and the floppy drive-only S750 should ensure that Roland samplers become still more popular. Wilf Smarties explains why.

Roland S750 Sampler

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1991
Stereo Digital Sampler

If Roland's S770 super sampler presented too high a target for many of us, the S750 may be the news we've been waiting for. Simon Trask investigates the challenger to the Akai S1000 crown.

Roland S760

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1994

A mid-priced sampler with a spec that'll worry the high-priced competition

Roland S770 - Part 2

Review Series | Music Technology, Jul 1990

If Roland samplers have previously been under-recognised by the music industry, the S770 may be about to straighten things out. Simon Trask returns to Roland's super sampler to "delve deeper".

Roland S770 - Part 1

Review Series | Music Technology, Jun 1990

We've waited patiently for Roland's super sampler - but now it's here, and every bit as hot as expected. Simon Trask asks if Roland have set a new standard in digital samplers.

Roland S770 Sampler

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1990

Roland's flagship sampling module boasts an impressive specification, and its page-based screens are oddly reminiscent of the famous Fairlight. Kendall Wrightson finds out how impressive it is in the flesh.

Roland W30

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1989
Music Workstation

The cynics will say the W30 is nothing but a repackaging exercise on Roland's part, but Simon Trask looks a little deeper. Do a combined sampler and sequencer make the ideal workstation?

Roland W30 Music Workstation

Review | Music Technology, May 1989

In an exclusive preview of Roland's forthcoming W30 workstation, Bob O'Donnell checks out Roland's idea of the facilities a MIDI workstation should offer.

Roland W30 Workstation

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1989

Is Roland's new W30 just another sampling workstation? Paul Ireson checks it out and finds features that allow it to excel both as a stand-alone system and as the heart of a more extensive MIDI setup.

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Hands On: Roland S750

Feature | Topic: Sampling | Sound On Sound, Sep 1992

David Mellor throws away the Roland S750 manual and gets down to some practical advice for novice users.

Product News

News | Topic: Advertisement Feature | International Musician, Jun 1986

A new Super-synth, Samples, and more



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