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Attack of the 808 CLONES!

Twelve of the best hardware clones of the Roland TR-808 drum machine from home kits, soundalikes to plastic grooveboxes.

808: The History of an Error

The Roland TR-808: How a fledgeling Japanese electronics company changed the sound of electronic music forever.

5 Mag Loves Disco! Welcome to the New Issue!

Our love of disco knows no bounds! The new issue of 5 Mag with more than 100 pages of disco heat, starring Danny Krivit, Linda Clifford, Nick The Record, Dr. Packer, Boogie Nite, Marcel Vogel and more!

Moby Is Selling 200 Drum Machines From His Kit

Moby is selling off nearly 200 drum machines from his collection at his official Reverb shop.

In The Groove: Welcome to the New Issue of 5 Mag

Bigger, thicker, stronger: a completely redesigned 5 Mag and our longest issue ever with features on underground legend Danny J. Lewis, DJ Aakmael, Pirate Radio, Streaming in Africa, the history of the 808 and its clones, new podcasts, reviews and more.

Get (Almost) Famous with Roland’s #808Day Showcase

Roland is promoting their Roland Cloud software with their first ever 808 Beat Maker's Showcase in August 2018.

Everything We Know About the Roland TR-8S

Rarely does a drum machine turn as many heads or generate as much of a buzz as Roland's new TR-8S Rhythm Performer. Announced on live video, supported by a half dozen demos and showcases around the world, the TR-8S has been at the center of conversation.

Roland Reinvents the Mobile Recorder with the Roland R-07

Roland's R-07 is the most dynamic and feature-packed mobile recorder on the market. But can a $5.99 app do the same things?

The Music Is Always Bigger Than All Of Us: Inside The...

We're talking about Jimpster, Lester Fitzpatrick, Pool Boy and Chip E. - inside a HUGE new issue of 5 Mag, out now!

The Sound of the Late ’80s, Roland’s Classic D-50 Gets the...

Roland releases the Roland D-05, the boutique edition of the famed Roland D-50 synthesizer.

MANIK Confessions: Inside the new 5 Magazine

Inside the new issue of 5 Magazine with MANIK! Plus DELLA, Sandy Turnbull, Mad Villains, Ashley Beedle, Darren Morris & Jo Wallace. Subscribe for just $1/issue for the best in Real House Music.

A Very Chicago House Tribute to the 808 & Ikutaro Kakehashi

Classic Chicago House Music lore about borrowing Marshall Jefferson's 808 and Tyree's "I Fear The Night."

Take a Virtual Video Tour of the Private Roland Museum

Iconic music manufacturer Roland offers you the chance to tour their glorious private museum from the comfort of your couch.

Roland’s DJ-808 Tour Rolls Through Chicago Today

Guitar Center on Halsted Street is hosting the Chicago stop for Roland's DJ-808 Tour today.

Ready Steady Go! Issue 137 of 5 Magazine Out Now

Featuring Demuir, DJ Heather, Dan X and Lil'Mark of Apollo Music Group, Igor Jadranin, a DJ's guide to Mixcloud, Roland's big retro-futurism day and more.

Roland Releases Schedule for #909 Day Celebration

Music festival meets product launch-a-palooza with DJ Pierre, Ian Pooley and others.

Win a Free Roland TR-8 for #808Day

The 808 drum machine has inspired a documentary and now a holiday. Roland and the team behind the AIRA product line are marking the...

808 The Documentary Makes its Chicago Premiere April 17

Fresh off a debut at SXSW, the documentary on dance music's quintessential machine is set to debut in Chicago this April 17. 808 The Documentary,...

Roland Drops Another Teaser Video for Aira: It’s Coming

Christ knows if Roland can still make a piece of world-changing machinery like the 808 or 909, but the company sure does know how...

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Another Big, Big Issue: Inside the New 5 Magazine

Dan Curtin on the cover and electronic music around the world with Ron Basejam (Crazy P), Anna Tur (Ibiza), Eddie Niguel (Singapore), Michael Donaldson & 8D Industries inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.

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