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Mapping 50 years of disco on a speaker circuit diagram

Dorothy's Disco Love Blueprint traces the history of disco through the people and places who connected one another.

House Music is a Spiritual Thing: Inside 5 Mag #210

Sacred beats: Levon Vincent, DJ Disciple, Gehno Aviance aka One A and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, house music from Chicago.

Introducing Roland’s S-1 Tweak Synth

Hardware for the masses: The Aira Compact polysynth is inspired by the legendary Roland SH-101, capturing the sound of Voodoo Ray in a compact AIRA compatible tweak synth.

Time Capsule: Inside the new 5 Mag

Joyce Muniz, Fred Everything, LF System, Conrad Colson, How to Save a Landmark, the AI botnet eating streaming platforms alive and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.

Roland wins $4.6 million in tortuous patent lawsuit

The judgment against the parent company of Alesis covers electronic drum technology and might represent a renewed defense of its technology against product clones.

Acid Redux: Donner debuts with a 303 clone

Chinese brand Donner's first synth is an inexpensive remake of the classic Roland TB-303. Is it worth it?

Ian Pooley gets raw & deep on Studio A Part 2

Ian Pooley is killing with the back-to-basics house and techno approach of his two party "Studio A" series on vinyl from Rekids.

My Life in Analog Hell

It started with a Roland Juno-106. Thousands of dollars later, I had all this beautiful analog gear and couldn't write a note on it. A year in analog hell by Ed Martinez.

Roland demos Zenology FX plugin for Mac & Windows (Video)

Roland is rolling out Zenology FX, a plugin for macOS and Windows with "nearly 50 years of legendary Roland sounds, including over 90 genre-defining effects."

Chicago House pioneer Rodney Bakerr has died

Rodney Baker, known professionally as Rodney Bakerr and the brilliant artist behind early Chicago label Rockin' House passed away last week.

Roland launches TR-6S compact drum machine

Roland rolls out their new TR-6S drum machine: Compact, cheap and packed with classic drum machine flavor.

#TheTeardown Clavis on “Wirefire” and Making Music in a Time of Quarantine

Manuel Tur and Adrian Hoffman on the making of "Wirefire," title track of their new EP on Freerange.

It’s #404 Day. Roland Launches Beat Maker Contest for the SP-404.

Grab some royalty-free samples and submit a track for the first Roland SP Beat Tape.

After 37 years, the MIDI Spec Moves to Version 2.0

Backwards compatible and promising a revolutionary way to network instruments together, the first MIDI 2.0 capable instruments will be released in March.

Roland Unveils ZEN-Core, a Brand New Synthesis System

Powering all new instruments and integrating them like never before, ZEN-Core will be baked into the heart of all new electronic instruments.

Hard(ware) Wars: Roland vs. the Clones

In the battle of Roland clones vs. Roland's Cloud, the cloners are winning. Why won't Roland make the classic gear that people want?

Behringer is Shipping Its 808 Clone, the RD-8

Behringer's clone of the iconic TR-808 is among the most anticipated new drum machines of the year. They're now shipping to retailers.

Roland Explains Why Their 303 Cloud Emulator Is Better

There is not a "new TB-303" on the horizon, but the creators of the Cloud version of the 303 are explaining the tech behind the new "virtual instrument."

Behringer Clones Roland While Roland Puts a 303 in the Cloud

Instead of the long-desired hardware revision, Roland has put the TB-303 into the cloud as part of the 303 day festivities.

Roland Files for Trademark Protection of 303 and 808 Designs

Trademark filings in Germany suggest Roland is firing a warning shot to Behringer and other clonemakers of their classic Roland hardware.

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Rooted: Laurent Garnier in the new issue of 5 Mag

Electronic music pioneer Laurent Garnier, Monty Luke, Petals In Sound, Henna Onna, Paul Johnson and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, released May 2024.