Whenever music technology makes a paradigm shift you can be sure Roland are at the forefront. Whether it's drum machines, guitar effects or digital pianos the Japanese giant has a knack of being first to the punch, or doing it best. Ironic then that two of their most iconic pieces of gear were first deemed a failure. The TB-303 bass synth and TR-808 drum machine didn't set the world alight on launch. What happened in the decades after was unprecedented, entire genres of electronic music owe their existence to these machines.
With the Aira series Roland have built on these foundations and provided functionality modern musos expect. Aira units work in combination with each other plus computers, MIDI keys rigs and modular synth setups with equal ease. If you fancy something more self contained and a full set of keys the JD analogue synths are an excellent choice.
For pianists of more traditional styles Roland have a range of workstations, digital and stage pianos. Whether classical, rock or pop the SuperNatural engine delivers piano tones, electric pianos and organs. For more contemporary sounds the Juno series is a popular option, if you need a full featured sequencer as well then the FA workstations are ideal.
Roland's Jazz Chorus amps launched back in the 70's but have remained in production ever since, solid state tone done right. They recently expanded the range and launched a new high end modelling amp, the Roland Blues Cube. For affordable practice amps or something to go busking with the Roland Cube series come in all shapes and prices.
Catering for bands Roland offer the V Drum range of electronic drum kits, revolutionary SuperNatural drum brains and real acoustic feel. Beginners can get started on the TD1 entry level set while pros can try the uncompromising TD30 range. No matter what level you play at there's always a kit to try in our dedicated Roland Planet stores.