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Octapad II

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1988
The Perfect Beat

Is this the ideal way to programme rhythm patterns into your drum machine? Paul Ireson gives Roland's updated drum-to-MIDI convertor a good bashing!

Roland Digital Drum Set

Review | International Musician, Nov 1985
Drumcheck

Bob Henrit misses the Kinks to hit the kit

Roland MPD4

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1987
MIDI Drum Pad

A clever pad-to-MIDI converter takes some stick from Matt Isaacson. A blow-by-blow account.

Roland Octapad

Review | International Musician, Feb 1986
Drumcheck

Eight pads, one reviewer. Bob Henrit puts one over the eight

Roland PAD5

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1989

Following the success of the Octapad and Octapad II, Roland have come down-budget with a MIDI percussion controller to suit all pockets. Simon Trask scores a hit.

Roland PAD80 Octapad II

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1988
MIDI Pad Controller

Roland's follow-up to their successful Pad8 Octapad features expanded memory and enhanced programmability. Simon Trask hits it off with Roland's new percussion controller.

Roland PM16

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1987
Electronic Drums

Pick up sticks; the latest electronic kit from Roland doesn't come with its own voices but Nicholas Rowland discovers its MIDI converter may have other uses in the studio.

Roland SPD8

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1990
Total Percussion Pad

On the trail of Roland's successful Octapads comes the SPD8 - a MIDI percussion controller with a neat line in onboard sounds. Simon Trask says beat it.

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

No Drumkit Required

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

Phil Collins explores the Octapads.

The Hit Kit!

Feature | Topic: Advertisement Feature | International Musician, Nov 1985

Hot percussion news

We Can't Go On... - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Jun 1987
Beating Like This

...Beating Like This. In the third part in our series on creative drum programming, Chris Meyer and Matt Isaacson take a detailed look at the various trigger-to-MIDI converters now available.

 

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