Roland has a number of subsidiary companies. This one specializes in audio recording.
What year was the TR-808 released?
What does TB stand for in the TB-303?
In 1975, Roland introduced its first semi-modular synthesizer. What was it?
In 1972, Roland was founded by Ikutaro Kakehashi in the city of:
Synthesizer Identity Parade
Identify the Roland synth used in each of the following audio clips. Some are clean and some are heavily processed.
Drum Machine Multiple Choice
Choose the correct answer to match the sound from the famous drum machine.
FX On The Gear
Name the effect(s) that are being used in each of the following audio clips.
Listen to the drum pattern and name the famous song.
We have chosen three famous melodies and programmed them into Ableton Live. Watch the accompanying video clips and tell us the song.
Spot The Difference
Look hard at the two pictures of the Cloud Juno-106 and write in what knobs, sliders and buttons have been changed.
Identify the instrument or software from a photograph.
Roland’s gear is visually iconic as well. Can you identify these two instruments based solely on their colour palette?
Ins and Outs
Knowing the livery isn’t enough. Can you recognise these instruments from their rear-panel layouts?
Guess The MIDI Pattern
This melody was made on a Roland SH-2, released in 1982 and recorded at 114 BPM. Can you guess the song based only on the piano roll?
Round and round she goes. What Roland products can you spot?