Buying Guides

Digital pianos FAQ

This digital pianos FAQ is based on questions that we get from customers, which will hopefully help you in deciding and understanding more about digital pianos and which one would be right for you – even if that’s an acoustic one! (Which Roland don’t actually sell) Buying a digital piano,…

Roland C-30 Harpsichord review

Professor George Pratt, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Huddersfield, UK, reviews the Roland C-30 digital harpsichord When, in the 1970s, music synthesizers became available to performers, they were eagerly seized upon by pop musicians. The classical world was more cautious, though we certainly found them fun – Walter Carlos’ Switched-on Bach…

A portable stage piano with pro-performance features

If you’re looking to buy a stage piano that’s lightweight, compact and easy to transport, here’s what you need to look out for. Make sure it has a fully-weighted action If you’re serious about playing, you’ll need a good quality, weighted action keyboard that replicates the feel of an acoustic…

What is gigging insurance?

Do you worry about your instruments when you play a gig? Insurance is the best way to make sure your gear is safe while you’re out and about. For all musicians, getting out and gigging is a key part of the experience. Whether you play for pay or just for…

Classic Roland Synths

Roland’s new Jupiter-50 was unveiled at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in March 2012 and though it sits at the cutting-edge of new technology, it’s a synth that sits firmly in line with Roland’s synth philosophy and history. The Jupiter 50 is a streamlined version of last year’s flagship Jupiter-80 and both…