ROLAND 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1972 - 2022

THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THE STORY SO FAR.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS.

2000

VP-9000 ELASTIC AUDIO PROCESSOR

VP-9000 ELASTIC AUDIO PROCESSOR

The first unit equipped with “VariPhrase,” a groundbreaking audio technology for independently controlling the three elements of sound - pitch, time and formant - in real time.

XV-88

Stage Keyboard

MC-307

Groovebox

XV-5080

Synth/Sample Playback Module

HPD-15 HANDSONIC

Hand Percussion Pad

2001

RC-20
LOOP STATION

This twin-footswitch looping pedal from BOSS changed everything, turning a cult performance technique into a mainstream phenomenon.

FANTOM FA-76
WORKSTATION

A new breed of workstation with a large graphical LCD. This 76-key workstation featured professional XV-5080 quality sounds and a wide range of realtime performance functions. The FA-76 was the stepping stone between the XP / XV family and the successful Fantom S, X and G series to come.

HPI-5
DIGITAL PIANO

The HPi-5 introduced DigiScore, a new way of practicing the piano via a screen built into the music rest, with automatic page turning as you played.

CY-12R/C
V-CYMBALS

With the launch of the CY and VH series V-Cymbals, drummers could finally experience the familiar feel and movement of their acoustic cymbal cousin but with near silence. V-Cymbals mounted on standard cymbal stands and featured edge and bow triggers while the rubber coating provided the excellent rebound important for advanced playing.

2002

SH-32 / SYNTHESIZER

After 20 years in retirement, the “SH” prefix was revived, evoking images of the first SH-series, plus programmable arpeggiator and many other new features.

V-4 / 4 CHANNEL VIDEO MIXER

One of Edirol’s first video products and well accepted by many VJs and church installations.

CUBE 15/30
GUITAR AMPLIFIER

The re-introduction of the Cube lineup, courtesy of two affordable-but-powerful amps. The new Cube range would quickly expand and become very popular with guitarists everywhere.

2003

V-SYNTH
POWERFUL HYBRID SYNTH

Equipped with an advanced VariPhrase and COSM engine, this synthesizer could create completely new sounds. Variphrase technology allowed realtime control of waveform pitch, time, and formant for organic and animated sounds. It also offered analog-modeling synthesis, COSM filtering, and the unique TimeTrip Pad.

MV-8000 / PRODUCTION STUDIO

SPD-S / SAMPLE PAD

HISTORY / STORIES

A History of Roland Samplers

“Roland’s sampling history continued into the 2000s with the MV-8000, aimed at hip-hop and R&B producers”

VARIOS
OPEN-ENDED SYNTH MODULE

VariOS could emulate Roland’s popular vintage synths including Juno, Jupiter, and TB- 303, without draining the host computer’s CPU.

2004

TD-20K / V-DRUMS

Electronic drum kit with V-Hi hat

FR-7 / ACCORDION

World’s first electronic accordion with a modeling sound generator.

HISTORY / STORIES

Time Machine: Remembering Neil Peart

When Neil passed in early 2020, the world lost an artistic inspiration. In remembrance of the Professor’s immeasurable drumming contributions, we journey back to revisit the Time Machine.

FANTOM-X SERIES / WORKSTATION

ONE REPUBLIC / SECRETS

2005

RMP-5

Rhythm Coach

RG-7

Grand Piano

CG-8 / VISUAL SYNTHESIZER

SP-404
PHRASE SAMPLER

Picking up where the popular SP-303 sampler left off, the SP-404 was built on a foundation of more: more features, more voices, more pads, and more memory.

SP SAMPLERS & THE SOUND OF LO-FI HIP-HOP

THE STORY OF HOW A LITTLE BLACK BOX FROM JAPAN HELPED THE WORLD TO KICK BACK AND RELAX.

2006

JUNO-G / SYNTHESIZER

MC-808 / SAMPLING GROOVEBOX

R-09
WAVE/MP3 RECORDER

The world’s first SD high capacity compatible stereo field recorder. The R-09 offered 24-bit uncompressed recording and a built-in stereo mic — shrunk down into a streamlined, stylish, and affordable package.

2007

HD-1 / V-DRUMS

M-400 / V-MIXING SYSTEM

BOSS/FENDER LEGEND SERIES
FDR-1 & FBM-1 & FRV-1

The BOSS Legend Series were modeling pedals that emulated three classic Fender amps and effects: a 1959 tweed Bassman Amp, a 1965 blackface DeluxeReverb Amp, and a 1963 brownface Fender Reverb Unit. Each pedal allowed guitarists to recreate the sound of Fender’s vintage tone monsters with any amp.

2008

FANTOM-G SERIES / WORKSTATION

LX-10 / DIGITAL PIANO

C-30
DIGITAL HARPSICHORD

A digital harpsichord encased in a beautiful cabinet, the C-30 delivered authentic tone infused with sophisticated control and expression.

2009

V-PIANO
STAGE PIANO

Equipped with a new sound generator that digitally reproduces the sound-generating elements of a piano, this revolutionary digital piano expanded the possibilities of piano sound and performance.

AX-SYNTH
SYNTHESIZER

The battery-powered AX-Synth was an eye-catching 49-key remote keyboard with a high-quality sound generator onboard. Equipped with powerful, solo-oriented sounds it became a firm favorite with performers wanting to take centre stage.

Photo: TONY CURRAN (TOEPIC) Jean-Michel Jarre / In-Doors World Arena tour / Manchester UK / 2009