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.
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.
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.
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 808 Clone: Thomann Shipping Orders & the First RD-8 Videos...
German music retailer Thomann is shipping the Behringer 808 clone, the RD-8, and the first customers are posting videos of their new gear. They seem... happy?
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.
Gearporn: Arturia’s DrumBrute Impact Locks Down the Cheap Analog Beat Machine
There's a golden age of hardware going on, continuing with the simple, compact and powerful Arturia DrumBrute Impact, an analog drum machine available for just $300.
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.
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...