Buying Guides

5 reasons why the Roland TD-1K is the ultimate digital drumkit for beginners

You can’t do much with £400. Buy an unreliable car. Take a terrible holiday. Own one leg of a champion racehorse. Alternatively, if you’ve got a pocket full of Christmas cash, and a head full of musical dreams, then £400 is enough to start drumming today with the Roland TD-1K.…

Roland’s 10 year digital piano warranty

Effective December 1st 2014 Roland’s HP and LX range of digital pianos will be covered by a ten year warranty, protecting against failure from faulty workmanship. Product warranties aren’t the most exciting part of buying new and shiny gear. But they could be the most important – especially if your…

Top 15 Musical Gifts To Spark Creativity This Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, you may be looking for inspiration for the music lover in your life: if so, why not give them more of what they love? Luckily, we’ve created a top 15 gift list to spark their musical creativity. With musical must-haves and stocking fillers ranging from just £25…

Interest Free AIRA Packages

Roland have made it even easier for you to purchase AIRA gear, with five new interest free packages available in the lead up to Christmas. Packages start at just £29.87 per month, Click here to find your nearest participating store. PACKAGE 1 Only £29.87 a month for the Roland TB-3 Touch…

What’s the difference between Roland TD-11 and TD-15 electronic drum kits?

We help you understand the difference between the Roland TD-11 and TD-15 electronic drum kits, to ensure you choose the right gear for your needs. Hypothetically, let’s say you’re a planet-straddling, snakeskin-booted, Ray-Banned rock god who wants it all and wants it now. Choosing your Roland V-Drums kit is a…

Roland HPD-20 HandSonic vs the previous HPD-10/HPD-15

Last year the brand new Roland Handsonic HPD-20 was unveiled to the world. But what’s so different about the new one and the HPD-10 and HPD-15 it replaces? What’s new? The HPD-20 HandSonic uses key Roland technologies that have been developed since the HPD-10 and HPD-15 were released. Ultimately, these bring…

Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad vs Roland Octapad SPD-30

Spend a little time loitering on the live circuit and pretty soon you’ll see a pro musician beating on two mysterious black boxes bearing the Roland logo. Both of these units sound equally awesome, creating mind-blowing sounds that drag percussion into a bold new dawn. They look kinda similar, too,…

Finding the right electronic drum kit for you

Which electronic drum set is right for me? It’s the big day. You’re ready to sprint down to the Drum Palace, wad of crisp tenners burning a hole in your wallet. Before you make a knee-jerk choice, allow us to gently guide you to the kit that’s right for your…

Noise – The Drummer’s Biggest Problem

Let’s set the scene. A chap’s been working hard all day, endured the daily commute, finally arrives home, sits in his favourite chair for moment of peace and he hears ‘boom, bash, crack’ coming from the ceiling above. “You’ll never guess who’s moved into the flat above?” his wife says.…

Should I Learn on an Electronic or Acoustic Drum Kit?

It’s the big day. You’re down at the Drum Palace, wad of crisp tenners burning a hole in your wallet, ready to blow the lot on a gleaming box-fresh acoustic kit. We hate to interrupt the most exciting day of your life, but back up there a minute. Before you…