Roland Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Retrospective Site
Japanese musical instrument company Roland is celebrating its 50th anniversary with this excellent website historical timeline.
It’s hard to overestimate the impact of Roland’s gear on popular music — from the 1974Space Echo to the 1980 TR-808 Drum Machine, from the acid house-defining 1981 TB-303 and Juno-6, from their 1998MC-505Groovebox, the 2005 SP-404 Phrase Sampler to the 2015 JD-XASynth, and the wildly futuristic 2020 Concept Grand Piano — Roland have been deeply involved with crafting the sounds of music.
Check the site for a timeline journey through Roland’s music gear history.
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