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Big Mother

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1984
Roland Mother System

Roland's innovative MIDI set-up; Mother Keyboard, Planet-P piano voice module, Planet-S synth module, and the impressive Super Jupiter... an in-depth test.

Roland CM Modules

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1990
ROLAND CM32L, CM32P, CM64 & LAPC1 Sound Modules

Roland's CM32L, CM32P, CM64 and LAPC1 modules are a selection of their more familiar expanders re-configured and re-packaged with the computer synthesist in mind. Modulating with Ian Waugh.

Roland D110

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1988
LA Synthesiser

Roland's MT32 LA synth expander proved so popular with pro musicians, the company had trouble explaining that it was aimed at the domestic market. Now Thomas Clement test-drives the professionals' LA expander.

Roland D110 LA Expander

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988
The Expanded Expander

Here it is - the professional version MT32 complete with separate voice outputs, built-in reverb and hardly any noise. Martin Russ looks at Roland’s new studio-oriented rackmount LA synthesizer.

Roland JD-990

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1993
Synthesiser Module

It’s more than just a rackmountable version of the JD-800, but just exactly how much more you’ll have to ask Ian Waugh to find out. A flagship is the ship aboard which the commander of the fleet is quartered, by the way - so look out for portraits of the Roland Board Of Directors on the back panel

Roland JV880

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1992
Multitimbral Synthesiser Module

Take a JV80, add 8, subtract 61...

Roland Mother Keyboard System

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984

A new prestige keyboard line-up that fuses traditional modular synthesis concepts with the latest interface technology. The complete system surveyed by Dan Goldstein.

Roland MT-32

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1987
Multi-Timbral Expander

Hot foot from the BMF, hard-working Martin Russ brings us his review of this innocent-looking multitimbral LA expander which packs many of the features of Roland's D-50 synthesizer, including onboard digital reverb, but with the added bonus of 28 sampled drum sounds!

Roland MT32

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1987
Multitimbral Synth Expander

The latest box out of the Roland stable to incorporate the D50's L/A synthesis. Simon Trask examines how a multitimbral expander designed with the home organ market in mind will find its way into pro studios.

Roland MT32 Update & Editors

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1988

If you own an MT32 then you really should be using a computer-based voice editing program to make the most of its facilities. Martin Russ compares three possible contenders for your money from Tigress Designs, Dr T and Steinberg.

Roland Planet-S

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1986

Synthesist Ian Boddy leaves off from recording his latest independent album to inform us of the merits of MIDI expander modules such as the Planet-S.

Roland U110 PCM Sound Module

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1989

What is 1¾" high, has 31 voices, plays the piano, vibraphone and sax, and has its own library? Simon Trask checks out Roland's latest PCM sample module.

Roland U110 Sample Player

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1989

Do you like sampled instrument sounds, but hate all of that tedious disk loading, looping and general messing about? Then you'll love Roland's new U110 sample player. Paul Ireson takes it for a spin.

The Computer Connection

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990
Roland’s Computer Music range

Martin Russ looks at the evolution of Roland's approach to computers in music, culminating in their latest CM products.

The Jupiter Legacy

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1990

Not only did Roland's Super Jupiter make a worthy replacement for the Jupiter 8, it is still a sought-after instrument today, as Steve Howell is happy to report.

U got the Look

Review | Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

Roland's U-110 is proving to be one of the most popular expanders this year. Darrin Williamson finds out why

We found these other (non-review) articles that are linked to this gear:-

A Programmer's Guide to the Roland D110 - Part 2

Feature | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989

PART 2: Greg Truckell winds up his two-part power user's guide to this popular LA expander with some applications techniques.

A Programmer's Guide to the Roland D110 - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Jul 1989

PART 1: Ace programmer Greg Truckell begins a power user’s guide to this popular LA synth expander.

Enhancing Your Roland MT32

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Apr 1988

By combining plenty of different sounds with the built-in percussion voices and digital reverb, Roland's MT32 multitimbral expander makes the ideal add-on for any sequencer. But it really takes a software editing program to get the very best out of it. Brian Howarth shows you how.

Patchwork

Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Mar 1988

Patches for the Yamaha DX21, Roland MKS80, Casio CZ101 and Ensoniq ESQ1 make up this month's selection of readers' sounds for you to try for yourself.

Patchwork

Feature | Music Technology, Jun 1992

The final disc in the Zero-G Datafile series joins Coldcut's Kleptomania in the growing library of sample CDs - Tim Goodyer checks them out, while Andy Neve loads The Sound Foundation's programming efforts into his Roland MKS70 in this month's Patchwork.

Patchwork

Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Mar 1990

Readers' patches for the OSC OSCar and the Yamaha CS30 make this month's patchwork an all-analogue affar. This and Stiletto's Roland D-series and Casio CZ-series synths.

Patchwork

Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, May 1989

A review of the Desert Island sample collection for the Mirage joins readers' own patches for the Roland D110, Ensoniq ESQ1 and Casio CZ5000 in this month's action-packed edition of Patchwork.

Patchwork

Feature | Music Technology, Oct 1990

A wide selection of sound libraries from Sound Source Unlimited, Roland and Stiletto come under the scrutiny of the Patchwork reviewers.

Patchwork

Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Sep 1989

Readers' patches for Casio's CZ5000 and Ensoniq ESQ1, and a review of Leister Productions' Professional patches for D110 & TX81Z make up this month's Patchwork.

 

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