Roland's TR-8S mashes all your favorite 80s drum machines together
An easier way to build more complex beats.
Roland announces software versions of its 808 and 909 drum machines
The best digital piano for students
The Yamaha Arius YDP-181 wins top honors.
The best audio gear to give as gifts
Headphones, speakers and a soundbar for good measure.
Pharrell Williams will co-own Roli's modular instrument business
He's our kind of N.E.R.D., apparently.
What we're buying: BeatsX wireless buds, Roland JP-08, Paprika app
New synth toys, recipe apps that are worth the money and Beat's wireless headphone buds.
Roland reissues classic D-50 synth for its 'Boutique' line
The new D-05 module has all the sounds of the original plus a few modern extras.
Roland's revival of the iconic TR-808 makes classic sounds portable
The TR-08 drum machine joins the TR-09 and TB-03 that debuted last year.
Roland founder and music legend Ikutaro Kakehashi dies
Digital sound wouldn't be the same without him.