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Take It Today

What is Take it Today? Take it Today is a new finance scheme run by Roland to help with the purchase of Roland musical instruments.  The scheme is available through participating music dealers in the UK.  Three options are available: Representative Example – 9 MONTHS INTEREST FREE FINANCE Interest free…

Roland and Boss UK at the Great British Guitar Show

Join Roland and Boss UK and the Great British Guitar Show 2014 in Birmingham on 1st and 2nd March, where we will be joined by Alex Hutchings and James Roberts. Visit our stand where we will be showcasing the GT-100 Amp Effects Processor, the brand new ME-80 Multiple Effects and DS-1X Distortion and…

V-Drums World Championship 2 Finals

The V-Drums World Championship sees 16 contestants from around the globe battle it out for the title of V-Drums World Champion. It’s not just about drumming ability; it’s about creating a breathtaking, musical performance by harnessing the power of V-Drums and percussion. The second V-Drums World Championship culminated in a…

PowerOn 4 out now

Issue four of PowerOn, Roland’s music magazine for the iPad and iPhone is now on the App Store. This issue includes interviews with Alt-J, Whitesnake’s Bernie Marsden, Paul Kodish from DJ Fresh Live and Charlie Prince who has played keys for Rhianna and John Meyer. We also examine recent trends…

The History of Boss Compact Pedals

Embed the code below to display History of Boss Compacts on your site.   Produced and developed by Roland – Manufacturer of V-Drums, V-Pianos, Boss Guitar Pedal Effects, Synthesizers and all of your electronic musical needs. Produced and developed by Roland – Manufacturer of V-Drums, V-Pianos, Boss Guitar Pedal Effects,…

Roland’s Founder to receive technical GRAMMY award

Roland’s founder, Mr. Ikutaro Kakehashi, is to receive a Technical GRAMMY Award along with Dave Smith, president of Sequential Circuits, for their role in developing MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) technology. This award is part of the world-famous GRAMMY Awards, an annual ceremony celebrating the good and the great of…

What is public liability insurance?

Accidents can happen when you’re gigging, and if they do, Public Liability Insurance can often ensure you aren’t left to foot the bill. Whether you’re a professional musician or you play occasional open mic nights, Public Liability Insurance (PLI) offers essential protection for musicians. In the most basic insurance terms,…

Roland V-Drums Championship: UK Final 2012

Top UK drummers battle it out for a chance to represent the UK in the V-Drums World Championship 2013 Last year’s V-Drums World Championship competition attracted hundreds of talented drummers from every corner of the globe. These were narrowed down to 16 finalists who traveled to the World final in…

Roland Synth Story Tour

The recent Roland Synth Story tour celebrated Roland’s fortieth anniversary, visiting Walsall, London and Huddersfield and. The events explored the rich history of Roland synths: the stories behind the synths, how they influenced synthesizer development and how some even helped create radical new musical genres. With a back catalogue in…

On the Rocks

By Ed Mitchell. Getting into trouble is part and parcel of being in a band. Join us as we celebrate the people who think that TV sets belong on the pavement and know exactly what to do when they see a line…. of ants. Once upon a time being a…