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Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1985
Roland Electronic Drums
Paul White picks up his sticks and puts Roland’s electronic kit through its paces. Can it hold its head up against some stiff competition?
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!
Review | International Musician, Nov 1985
Bob Henrit misses the Kinks to hit the kit
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.
Review | International Musician, Feb 1986
Eight pads, one reviewer. Bob Henrit puts one over the eight
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.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1986
Roland strike a happy note with a new MIDI percussion device that doesn't fill the stage or empty your pocket. Nigel Lord and Alex Murray declare it a hit.
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.
Review | Music Technology, Dec 1987
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.
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.
Preview | Sound On Sound, Jan 1991
Roland SPD8 Total Percussion Pad
Roland's latest 8-pad midi percussion controller adds internal sounds to a tried and tested formula. Paul Ireson checks it out.
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Feature | Topic: Advertisement Feature | International Musician, Jun 1986
Phil Collins explores the Octapads.
Feature | Topic: Advertisement Feature | International Musician, Nov 1985
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We Can't Go On... - Part 3
Feature Series | 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.