Roland is a Japanese brand that specializes in electronic musical instruments, computer peripherals, and multimedia products.
Founded in Osaka, Japan in 1972 by Ikutaro Kakehashi
Pioneered the development of electronic musical instruments, including the synthesizer
Introduced breakthrough products like the TR-808 drum machine and the TB-303 bass synthesizer
Expanded its product line to include digital pianos, organs, and audio equipment
Continues to innovate with products like the Roland V-Drums, AIRA electronic instruments, and synthesizers like the Roland Jupiter and Roland SH-101
Japanese brand that produces electronic musical instruments such as synthesizers and digital pianos.
Japanese brand that produces a wide range of products, including electronic musical instruments such as digital pianos and synthesizers.
American brand that produces high-end analog synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments.
British brand that produces synthesizers, MIDI controllers, and audio interfaces for electronic music production.
French brand that produces software and hardware synthesizers, audio interfaces, and MIDI controllers for electronic music production.
Electronic drum kit that utilizes advanced triggering technology to provide a realistic drumming experience.
Series of electronic instruments, including synthesizers and drum machines, that combine digital and analog technologies.
Series of synthesizers that are known for their warm analog sound and versatile features.
Workstation synthesizer that combines high-quality sound engines with powerful sequencing and sampling capabilities.
Series of digital stage pianos that are designed for professional live and studio use.
Roland is famous for pioneering the development of electronic musical instruments, including the synthesizer, and for introducing breakthrough products like the TR-808 drum machine and the TB-303 bass synthesizer.
Most Roland products are made in Japan or China, but some products are also manufactured in the United States and elsewhere.
While both Roland and Yamaha produce electronic musical instruments such as digital pianos and synthesizers, Roland is known for its advanced triggering technology in its drum kits and AIRA series, while Yamaha is known for its realistic acoustic piano sounds.
Yes, Roland V-Drums are known for their realistic feel and sound, and their advanced triggering technology provides a great drumming experience.
Most Roland synthesizers can be connected to a computer via USB, and the necessary drivers can usually be downloaded from the Roland website. Consult the user manual for specific instructions.