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It was way back in Spring when the phone started to ring. We wanted to get the shiny new V-Piano in front of Gary Barlow: singer, song writer, and architect of the biggest comeback since Halley’s Comet. Tough call though, what with Gary climbing mountains, hurting his back en-route then doing promo for the recently-released Take That album and rehearsals for the biggest UK tour in history, with a paltry 1.08 million people seeing the band.
The chance came when we were invited to Sunderland to show Gary the V-Piano before the first preview gig, scheduled for the night before the tour began. We dutifully set the V-Piano up in a small dressing room and Gary - along with band member Mark Owen and Gary’s protégé Gary Go - powered it up. Keys were played, bumps were goosed, glances exchanged and judgements made: Gary ordered the V-Piano to be hauled on stage, replacing his incumbent keyboard. Aiding the techs, we carried the V-Piano onto the huge stage and the sound checking began. Fast forward to the present and Gary has used the V-Piano every night on the tour and now wants one for his studio to record with – praise indeed from the songwriter’s songwriter.
01 09 2015 10:30
Roland's popular analog/digital crossover synth, the JD-Xi, gets a makeover, and will be soon available in two new, limited-edition colours!
04 08 2015 10:10
Roland has unveiled their new range of home pianos, which includes four different models: HP603, HP605, LX-7 and LX-17. Read on to find out more.
15 04 2015 11:05
As teased the previous week, Roland has returned to modular, with AIRA System-1m and a range of modular FX, including Delay and Distortion.
07 04 2015 05:02
This is your chance to learn more about Roland's AIRA range and synthesis, beat creation, sequencing, arrangement and effects. And even better - we are offering 10% discount off the course's fee! Find out more...
23 03 2015 03:32
Owners of the new Aira System-1 Plug Out synth are in for a treat: Roland has just released three sound banks, packed with great sounds, for FREE download!
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