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Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:00 am
by Arddhu
I don't usually comment on this sort of thing but what the f**k was all that about?



Back in the 90's. Woo hoo!

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:22 am
by kvnvk
:facepalm:

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:19 pm
by nuipb
:facepalm: :facepalm:

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:35 pm
by Blue Monster 65
Is that the VR-09? It's supposed to be a good gigging keyboard, made to compete directly with the Nord Electro series.

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:45 pm
by nuipb
Not sure it justifies the "Roland is BACK !' though...

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:50 pm
by rhino
Much rather see "Ensoniq is Back!"

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:24 pm
by JayEm
back from where exactly?

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:52 pm
by Kenneth
They're not insane. They're just horribly misinformed and also ignorant to the current market and music communities, especially the ones built around electronic music.

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:53 pm
by Bluestreak747
I don't like it.

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:55 pm
by Sir Ruff
What are you guys on about? Roland have TOTALLY cornered the auto-accompaniment + fake drawbars market. Brilliant!

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:15 pm
by mute
Sir Ruff wrote:What are you guys on about? Roland have TOTALLY cornered the auto-accompaniment + fake drawbars market. Brilliant!
lol.

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:17 pm
by cgren72
rhino wrote:Much rather see "Ensoniq is Back!"
+1

This video wasn't interesting at all

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:23 pm
by danbroad
roland uk sent out a feedback survey yesterday - maybe others have had it aswell. My opinion is that they're an irrelevance to modern synthesists, though they make good audio interfaces/PCM ROmplers and V-Drums.

Roland, may you continue to ignore the analogue revival and peddle your PCM-workstation-lites to the cabaret acts of the world. You'll make money and continue to exist, and we'll take our synth pennies to Arturia, Korg, Elektron, Moog and DSI. Every 5 years or so we'll buy one of your audio interfaces, maybe. Don't stop making the V-Drums, though - they're great.

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:43 pm
by madtheory
Like it or not, the jobbing keyboardist who does weddings, barmitzvas etc. is the one with the actual cash to buy a Roland. Unfortunately, composers of electronic music with the assumed artistic integrity usually don't have any money. Those of us who like to just make bleeps and bloops as a hobby are a teensy tiny market in comparison.

And furthermore- it's been said before, but I'll say it again. The V-Synth is amazing. But no one bought it. Let's see how well Korg do with the new MS-20...

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:49 pm
by nuipb
Well, I doubt the "jobbing keyboardist who does weddings, barmitzvas etc." cares one minute wether Roland IS BACK ! or not.