Roland System 100m

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Monkeys + Synthesizers

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All Hail The Beat: a short history of the Roland TR808

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/40094608 w=660&h=495]

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Beautiful Tech: Roland RE 201 Space Echo

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/40331950 w=660&h=495]

An ode to/rant about arguably one of the most musical pieces of outboard gear you could own: the Roland RE201 Space Echo.

Don’t miss to read the full article on www.musicofsound.co.nz

short links, year end 2010 edition

Since we’ve had a great delay plug-in release this year some might be interested in some further reading about that topic. A short history about delay effects is given here and some more specific readings about tape delay can be found in the mixonline magazine. Need some overview about the Roland tape echo stuff? Just look here.

From time to time some effect developer apprentices are asking where to start. Today, almost everything can be found in the cloud. Sometimes DSP suppliers/developers are offering good overviews and introductions such as this example. Don’t hesitate to search for all those papers which are freely available, [Read more…]

cool video feature with Martyn Ware

Roland System 100

Roland System 100

On the german musician portal bonedo.de there is currently a way cool and interesting video feature with Martyn Ware (Human League) speaking about their music production and recreating of one of the late 70’s electronic music classics: “Being Boiled”.

Lots of Roland System 100 and Korg 700 coolness included. Enjoy the show over there at bonedo.de!