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Roland Boutique

Post by Percivale » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:19 am

What is it? :ugeek:

See below (wrong link due to use of IE!!) :D
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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:43 am

What is it? Umm, it's a digital delay that emulates a tape delay. Been on the market since 2007. Like when this reviewer was still in elementary school ;)

You linked the wrong video, dude!

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by desmond » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:45 pm

Looks like Roland are pulling a "Reface" with these products...

How many more times can they trot out the "Jupiter-8" legacy and use it to introduce a lame-a*s product... grr..

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by CS_TBL » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:53 pm

I think it'll be like a MicroBrute, possibly with some plug-out implementation.
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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by salwa » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:10 pm

Somebody did this:
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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:45 pm

Elsewher on teh interwebz, people are saying it's a reaction to Reface but that's impossible because Reface was started two years ago and only arrived this summer. So Roland would have had this in the pipe for a while. Seems like both companies are aiming at Korg's success in the low end market.

From the shot above, it's yet another set of mini-key instruments. The video would suggest the JP8, JX3p and Juno are what these are based on.
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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by smith toppleton » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:11 pm

For f**k's sake, another teaser campaign. For f**k's sake.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:23 pm

smith toppleton wrote:For f**k's sake, another teaser campaign. For f**k's sake.
But it's working: people are talking about it.

What remains to be seen is whether or not it's worth talking about. I, for one, certainly hope so.
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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by desmond » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:29 pm

meatballfulton wrote:Elsewher on teh interwebz, people are saying it's a reaction to Reface but that's impossible because Reface was started two years ago and only arrived this summer. So Roland would have had this in the pipe for a while. Seems like both companies are aiming at Korg's success in the low end market.
Indeed. It seems many people on the interwebz don't engage their brains much of the time, and don't really understand the way the world *actually* works out there, away from their computers...

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Hybrid88 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:09 pm

Can someone please tell Roland their choice of LED colour makes their gear look like a teenagers car? :?

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Percivale » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:53 am

Center piece from photo looks like a cheap AKAI MIDI controller. No red words on shiny black smudge surface aka new JD-X series please.

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Re: Roland Boutique

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Aaron2 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:41 am

To me, all three units appear to have the same form factor as the Microbrute: 25 mini keys in a scaled-down case.

The question for me is, how are these machines in any way related to the JP8, JX-3P, or Juno-106? Will they be analog like their predecessors? Will they utilize the circuit-modeling technology like the AIRA line? What makes them "boutique"? The price? The quantity they intend to produce?

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Jabberwalky » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:09 am

Probably full analog. This is how Roland has always viewed this stuff. "Boutique" or something that only appeals to a small and specialized demographic.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by desmond » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:05 pm

Jabberwalky wrote:Probably full analog. This is how Roland has always viewed this stuff. "Boutique" or something that only appeals to a small and specialized demographic.
6 pure analog voices (including 12 oscillators, 12 EGs, 6 filters) in something that small?

Even the large JD-Xa manages only four analog voices (the JD-Xi only one)...

If it's from the Aira group, then it's more likely to be a digital emulation, possibly related to the poly plug-out synths that we'd all like to see coming, maybe...

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