Roland A01K 8-bit Boutique Synthesizer
£106.00 off RRP
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Roland A01K 8-bit Boutique SynthesizerBundled package with K-25m keyboard dock Powerful Pocket Module with MIDI/Analog Connectivity and Sound EngineA controller is a vital part of any music production setup, but choosing the right one can be a dilemma. You want a unit with the flexibility to drive all your MIDI and CV/GATE-equipped analog gear. You need to connect to the huge range of music-making apps for tablets and smartphones. And as a modern musician moving from gig to gig, you need to be able to work on projects whenever inspiration strikes. The Roland A-01 ticks all of your boxes—whether you want to warm up backstage, control every element of an elaborate home studio setup, or create original music from scratch, this flexible controller and sound generator is your one-stop solution. Ultra-compact controller and sound generator Highly portable for mobile music making High-quality construction with metal front panel Dual assignable ribbon controls for pitch bend, modulation, sound preview, CC, and more MIDI over Bluetooth CV/GATE outputs for legacy analog/modular synthesizers Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB bus-powered 192x40 graphic LCD screen Built-in 0.5 W mini-speaker for real-time sounds Compatible with optional Roland K-25m mini-keyboard Fits Into Your Setup with Flexible Connectivity to MIDI & Analog GearOnce you’ve built your music-production setup, it’s frustrating if your MIDI controller can’t interface with all the elements. Whether you’re playing modern MIDI or vintage analog synths, working on a home computer, or touring with an iOS device, the A-01 module is a truly open-ended controller offering multiple connectivity options for every MIDI format. For legacy MIDI synths, simply use the standard MIDI IN/OUT socket. To work with your favorite DAW software on a Mac or PC, there’s the USB MIDI jack, while MIDI over Bluetooth allows for production work on a tablet or smartphone as well as a computer. Better still, there’s no need to ditch your faithful analog gear, as the A-01’s CV/GATE OUT supports classic equipment, including vintage modular synths. More Than a Controller—Spark Original Music with the Sound Engine and K-25m KeyboardYou’d expect a good MIDI controller to take charge of your setup. What you might not realize is that the A-01 is also a pocket synthesizer that lets you create original music at home or away. With an 8-bit CPU sound engine developed by the engineer responsible for Roland classics including the JX-3P, this module echoes the concept of the Roland Boutique family. Docking into the optional Roland K-25m keyboard unit, you’ll have 25 velocity-sensitive keys at your fingertips for creating music in real time and driving external gear. Combined with a 16-step sequencer for sparking ambitious musical ideas, the A-01 goes far beyond control and kick starts your creativity. Easy Operation and LCD for Real-Time Control On Stage and In the Studio Whether you’re working on a complex studio arrangement or triggering synths at a gig, it’s vital to have a MIDI controller that gives you the information you need at a glance. Thanks to the A-01’s intuitive operation and visual representation of data—plus the optional K-25m keyboard unit—you’ll always be in control. Cleanly designed for real-time performance, the module has dedicated dials and dual ribbon controllers assignable to pitch bend, modulation, sound preview, and channel and polyphonic aftertouch, as well as CC and system exclusive data. Even in a pitch-black venue, you’ll be kept in the loop by a 192x40 graphic LCD screen, which gives you all the facts, right down to the shape of the output waveform. Compact, Battery-Powered, and Speaker-Equipped for Music Production On the Move As a modern musician, your career pulls you between stage, studio, and band practice, and you don’t want to be slowed down by a cumbersome MIDI controller. Despite its heavyweight tech, the A-01 is light on its feet. The ultra-compact, metal-paneled design is pocket-sized, weighs 950 grams/36 ounces, and is powered by either batteries (4 x AA) or USB bus power. It’s practical for playback, too, with your choice between the built-in 0.5 W mini-speaker or plugging in headphones.
Roland Boutique K25M Optional Keyboard
£10.00 off RRP
Roland Boutique K25M Optional Keyboard The K-25m is a 25-key, velocity sensitive keyboard designed for use with the Roland Boutique series. Measuring less than 12” across, the K-25m acts as a dock for any Roland Boutique module, and once in place the module can be tilted at two different angles for easier viewing and sound programming, or can be laid completely flat. The compact keyboard can also address a range from -4 to +5 octaves when used with the relevant module. 25-note velocity sensitive keyboard for use with Roland Boutique modules Three-position stand tilts the module for better viewing angle � also lays flat High-quality keyboard construction Transforms Roland boutique module into highly portable music making tool
Roland TB03 Boutique Bass Line
£61.01 off RRP
Roland Boutique TB-03 Bass Line The Classic TB-303 Sound in the Palm of Your Hand The battery-powered TB-03 is a direct descendant of the famous TB-303 Bass Line Synth. The layout and controls are unchanged, so it works just like the original. It sounds like it too, thanks to Roland’s advanced ACB technology that recreates the hypnotic liquid grooves of the magic silver box. But the new TB-03 goes even further, with several enhancements not found on the original model. The four-digit LED display makes programming easier and more accurate, while overdrive and delay effects let you unleash a twisted, tribal wall of sound to send the crowd into a frenzy. Back in the studio, the TB-03 can send control information via MIDI or its USB port, the latter of which also functions as a 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface. Realistic recreation of the iconic TB-303 Bass Line synth Retains the sound, character, and user interface of the original TB-303 Hands-on control over expressive parameters, including cutoff, resonance, envelope mod, decay, and accent New features not found on the original TB-303, including four-digit LED display, overdrive and delay effects, MIDI, fine tempo control, and additional functions for pattern creation Programmable via classic Pitch, Time, and Step write modes Continue playing a sequence even while switching between write and play modes CV/Gate outputs for controlling vintage analog gear and modular synthesizers Dedicated trigger input to drive the internal sequencer Highly portable for mobile music making High-quality construction with metal front panel Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered 24 bit/96 kHz stereo IN/OUT USB audio interface Control information can be sent and received via MIDI and USB Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment Compatible with optional K-25m Keyboard Unit Authentic 303 Sound and Behavior via Roland’s ACB Technology You know when you hear a TB-303—a hypnotic, tribal sound that works best in dark, crowded rooms with big sound systems. Using the same ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) technology from the acclaimed AIRA series, the TB-03 accurately emulates the expressive, slippery sound of its older brother, and even adds a few surprises. Saw and square waveforms are available, along with all of the rotary control knobs that help shape the 303’s unique character, including tuning, cutoff, resonance, envelope mod, decay, and accent. New Features Not Found in the Original The TB-03 includes several enhancements over the original TB-303. Firstly, the four-digit LED display makes programming easier and more detailed, since you now have a visual representation of the value being edited. Then there are a variety of overdrive, delay, and reverb effects that dramatically change the mood and tone of the TB-03, going from smooth to spiky to squealing. Programming patterns is also easier thanks to newly added functions that include step write, shuffle, and fine tempo control. Finally, the inclusion of MIDI and USB ports mean that the TB-03 can send and receive control information and connect easily to computer-based DAWs. Classic TB Sequencer with Enhanced Functions If you’re familiar with the TB-303’s programming method, then you’ll feel right at home with the TB-03. The original Pitch and Time write modes are included, along with an all-new Step mode. Pattern programming is also enhanced by the LED display, which shows the current step in the sequence as well as showing fine tempo values (such as 125.5 BPM). The internal sequencer can be triggered externally via the trigger input, and you can even switch between write and play modes without stopping pattern playback, opening up new possibilities for live performance. Connect with External gear The TB-03 includes MIDI IN/OUT ports and USB, allowing control information to be exchanged with other instruments and devices. This turns the TB-03 into a versatile controller, especially as you can use the CV/Gate output to control external analog gear and modular synthesizers. This level of control works both ways, thanks to the trigger input that lets external gear drive the TB-03’s internal sequencer. Once connected to a PC or Mac, both audio and MIDI data can be sent through the USB port. Battery or USB Bus Power Some of the best music is made away from the studio, so the Roland Boutique series runs on 4 x AA batteries, ready for when inspiration strikes. Alternatively, the TB-03 can run on USB bus power. USB Audio Interface for Direct Recording to Your DAW Via its USB port, the TB-03 functions as a high-quality 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface, providing a simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can keep your favorite settings and sequencer patterns safe too via the USB data backup function.
Roland TR09 Boutique Rhythm Composer
£69.00 off RRP
Roland Boutique TR-09 RHYTHM COMPOSER The Legendary TR-909 Sound in the Palm of Your Hand The influence of the TR-909 drum machine is still heard—and felt—more than three decades after it was launched. Now, the 909 sound is available as part of the Roland Boutique series in the form of the TR-09. Featuring the same front-panel layout and user interface of the original, the TR-09 is powered by Roland’s ACB technology, delivering the speaker-pummelling power of the TR-909 in a super-affordable and portable format. Offering precise control over an array of drum parameters and the ability to keep playing when switching modes, the TR-09 may be compact, but it still has the power to move people. Studio sessions are well catered for too, with four separate outputs via USB audio, external instrument control via a trigger output, and USB MIDI. Ultra-compact recreation of the iconic TR-909 drum machine Retains the sound, character, and user interface of the original TR-909 Hands-on control over many parameters, including tune, level, decay, etc. Programmable via classic Step and Tap write modes Continue playing beats even while switching between write and play modes Four separate outputs via USB audio Trigger output for controlling external instruments equipped with trigger input High-quality construction with metal front panel Highly portable for mobile music making Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered 24-bit/96 kHz stereo IN/OUT USB audio interface Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment Compatible with optional K-25m Keyboard Unit 909 Power via Roland’s ACB Technology The original TR-909 blended analog kick, snare, and tom drums with six-bit samples for the hi-hats and cymbals. This hybrid approach to sound generation meant that the 909 sounded like no other drum machine. Accurately recreating such an influential sound while retaining the ability to edit and tweak the various parameters is only possible via Roland’s ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) technology, which is also found in the popular AIRA series. Classic TR-REC Sequencer with Enhanced Functions Dedicated TR-909 users will recognise the classic TR-REC style of programming found in the TR-09, with a choice of Step or Tap write modes. You can even change modes while the pattern continues playing, something not possible on the original. The TR-09 sequencer has 16 steps, and each has 16 sub-steps so you can fine-tune your performances. And just like the original TR-909, the Shuffle/Flam parameter can be selected using the buttons—but if you need greater control, simply use the display and rotary encoder to perfect your pattern. Connect with External Gear The TR-09 is designed to easily connect with other gear. The main stereo mini-jack output can also be reconfigured to send the selected instrument to the right channel, with the other instruments output to the left. A mix input routes external audio through the main outputs, while the trigger output lets the TR-09 drive vintage analog synths such as the SH-101 or JX-3P, or modern gear like the current SYSTEM-500 modular series. Sync and control other gear via standard MIDI ports or USB, and even send the audio of four individual drum parts via USB to continue working in your favorite DAW. Battery or USB Bus Power Some of the best music is made away from the studio, so the Roland Boutique series runs on 4 x AA batteries, ready for when inspiration strikes. Alternatively, you can power the TR-09 with USB bus power. USB Audio Interface for Direct Recording to Your DAW Via its USB port, the TR-09 also functions as a high-quality 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface, providing a simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can even send individual drums to separate channels, thanks to the TR-09’s four discrete outputs over USB. Saving your favorite settings and sequencer patterns is easy too via the USB data backup function.
Roland VP03 Boutique VP-03
£78.00 off RRP
Roland Boutique VP-03 Vocoder The Iconic VP-330 Vocoder in the Palm of Your Hand The VP-03 is a miniature version of the VP-330 Vocoder Plus, one of the most popular vocoders ever made. Part of the Roland Boutique series, the VP-03 brings together the worlds of synthesized sound and the human voice, using the latest ACB technology to accurately emulate the sound that made the original so influential. The VP-03 has the VP-330’s vocoder, human voice, and strings sound sources on board, and comes with a gooseneck microphone. And when paired with the optional K-25m Keyboard Unit, you’ve got the authentic VP-330 vibe in a reliable, low-cost setup that’s highly portable. There are new features too, including 16 Chord Memory setups and a Voice Step Sequencer for even more creative potential. Whether you want the classic, electro-infused “talking robot” sound or the expressive power of shaping synth sounds with the human voice, the VP-03 puts it all at your fingertips. Ultra-compact recreation of the iconic VP-330 Vocoder Plus Retains the sound, character, and user interface of the original VP-330 Gooseneck XLR mic included New features include Voice Step Sequencer and Chord Memory function for one-finger performance High-quality construction with metal front panel Highly portable for mobile music making Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered 24-bit/96 kHz stereo IN/OUT USB audio interface Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment Dual ribbon controllers for pitch bend, modulation, and one-touch sound preview Compatible with optional K-25m Keyboard Unit and DK-01 Docking Case New Voice Step Sequencer The VP-03 includes a new Voice Step Sequencer not included in the original VP-330, which allows you to input a single note, chord, or your voice into each of the 16 steps, with each step comprising up to six notes. The result is a distinctive rhythmic effect that brings dynamic motion to the VP-03. You can use a series of functions to change the order of steps within the sequence for unpredictable and inspiring results. Saving your best sequences to a computer via USB is easy using the backup/restore function. New Chord Memory Function Another new function not found in the original VP-330 is Chord Memory, which lets you play back chords using just one finger. With 16 locations available, you can quickly store and recall your favorite chords using one of the 16 step buttons. You can also create your own chords and save them into these locations, and back them up to your computer using the backup/restore function. Connect with External Gear In addition to line and headphone outputs (both in mini-jack format), the VP-03 is equipped with a full-size XLR mic input. Simply connect the supplied gooseneck mic to fully unlock the VP-03’s creative potential, using your voice (or any other sound) to filter and shape the onboard synthesized sounds. You can also connect the VP-03 to other devices, either through the standard MIDI IN/OUT ports or via a Micro-B USB connection that handles both audio and MIDI data. Optional K-25m Keyboard Unit The VP-03 works especially well with the K-25m, an optional 25-note keyboard that takes your music making to the next level. Once docked in the keyboard, the module’s front panel adjusts to three positions for convenient access to the knobs and sliders. Just attach the included gooseneck mic and you’re ready to go! Battery or USB Bus Power Some of the best music is made away from the studio, so the Roland Boutique series runs on 4 x AA batteries, ready for when inspiration strikes. Alternatively, you can use the VP-03 with USB bus power. Incredibly portable, the VP-03 weighs just 940 g/33 oz. with the batteries installed. USB Audio Interface for Direct Recording to Your DAW Via its USB port, the VP-03 also functions as a high-quality 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface, providing a simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can keep your favorite settings and voice step sequencer patterns safe too via the USB data backup function.
The new Roland Boutique synthesizer range features accurate re-creations of some of Roland's legendary synthesizers from the 1970's and 1980's, including the Roland Jupiter 8, Roland JX3P and Roland Juno106. This range was introduced in 2015 and includes the Roland Boutique JP08 Roland Boutique JU06 Roland Boutique JX03 and the Roland K25m optional keyboard controller