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Roland

Roland Corporation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software. Roland was founded by Ikutaro Kakehashi in Osaka, Japan in 1972. Today Roland is one of the biggest, and best-known names in audio.

Kakehashi founded Ace Electronic Industries in 1960, a manufacturer of numerous combo organs, guitar amplifiers, and effects pedals. He was also contracted by Hammond to produce rhythm machines for the company's line of home organs. In 1973, Kakehashi cut ties with both companies to found Roland.

As with many Japanese start-ups of the period, the name Roland was selected for export purposes as Kakehashi was interested in a name that was easy to pronounce for his worldwide target markets. Rumour has long circulated that he named his company after the French epic poem La Chanson de Roland. In reality, the name was found in a telephone directory. Kakehashi opted for it as he was satisfied with the simple two-syllable word and its soft consonants. The letter "R" was chosen because it was not used by many other music equipment companies, therefore it would stand out in trade show directories and industry listings.

The electronic music community has a special relationship with Roland. In the early eighties Roland products several machines which have been the defining sounds of several electronic genres. These included drum machines: TR-808 (Afrika Bambaataa, Marvin Gaye, Talking Heads, Beastie Boys) and Roland TR-909 (Inner City, Daft Punk, Jeff Mills, Moby, Underworld) and the Roland TR-303 Bass Line synthesiser with is responsible for the ‘acid’ sound (Josh Wink, Hardfloor, Fatboy Slim, Ritchie Hawtin).

At Store DJ we understand Roland product and stock a large range. Our staff have been using Roland for years, and are always excited to talk about their latest innovation. Roland’s motto is "Inspire the Enjoyment of Creativity" and they sure do that.

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Roland Cube Street EX Battery Powered Stereo Amp (Black)
Roland Cube Street EX Battery Powered Stereo Amp (Black)
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$739 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland UM-ONE mk2 USB MIDI Interface
Roland UM-ONE mk2 USB MIDI Interface
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$55 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Aira VT-3 Voice Transformer FX Vocoder Synth
Roland Aira VT-3 Voice Transformer FX Vocoder Synth
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$279 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Cube Street Battery Powered Stereo Amp (Black)
Roland Cube Street Battery Powered Stereo Amp (Black)
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$425 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland SE02 Analogue Synth Module Designed By Studio Electronics
Roland SE02 Analogue Synth Module Designed By Studio Electronics
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$699 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad Percussive Sampling Instrument
Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad Percussive Sampling Instrument
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$969 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer Drum Machine
Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer Drum Machine
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$639 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland A-49 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller (Black)
Roland A-49 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller (Black)
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$215 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Aira TR-8S Professional Rhythm Performer Drum Machine w/ Sample Playback
Roland Aira TR-8S Professional Rhythm Performer Drum Machine w/ Sample Playback
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$989 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Boutique TR08 Rhythm Composer Drum Machine Based On TR 808
Roland Boutique TR08 Rhythm Composer Drum Machine Based On TR 808
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$499 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland A-500PRO 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
Roland A-500PRO 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
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$369 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland JUNO-DS61 61-Key Velocity Sensitive Synthesizer
Roland JUNO-DS61 61-Key Velocity Sensitive Synthesizer
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$989 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Aira System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer
Roland Aira System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer
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$1879 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland A-800PRO 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
Roland A-800PRO 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
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$429 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Cube Street Battery Powered Stereo Amp (Red)
Roland Cube Street Battery Powered Stereo Amp (Red)
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$425 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland DJ808 Serato DJ Controller w/ Drum Machine, Vocoder & Aira Link
Roland DJ808 Serato DJ Controller w/ Drum Machine, Vocoder & Aira Link
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$1879 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Boutique SH01A Synthesizer Recreation of Legendary SH-101
Roland Boutique SH01A Synthesizer Recreation of Legendary SH-101
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$499 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland BA-330 Portable Stereo Digital PA System
Roland BA-330 Portable Stereo Digital PA System
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$865 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Boutique D05 Synthesizer Recreation of Legendary D50
Roland Boutique D05 Synthesizer Recreation of Legendary D50
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$449
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Roland Aira TB-3 Touch Bassline Bass Synthesizer
Roland Aira TB-3 Touch Bassline Bass Synthesizer
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$424 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland JUNO-DS88 88-Key Weighted-Action Synthesizer
Roland JUNO-DS88 88-Key Weighted-Action Synthesizer
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$1325 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland A-300PRO 32-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
Roland A-300PRO 32-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
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$305 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Aira System-1 Plug-Out Synthesizer
Roland Aira System-1 Plug-Out Synthesizer
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$765 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland SP404 Aira Portable Linear Wave Sampler w/ Loopmaster Samples
Roland SP404 Aira Portable Linear Wave Sampler w/ Loopmaster Samples
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$599 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal
Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal
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$85 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland Boutique VP03 Vocoder & Vocal Synthesizer
Roland Boutique VP03 Vocoder & Vocal Synthesizer
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$299
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Roland DP10 Damper Pedal / Footswitch
Roland DP10 Damper Pedal / Footswitch
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$65 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland GAIA SH-01 49-Key Synthesizer
Roland GAIA SH-01 49-Key Synthesizer
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$673 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland DP-2 Damper Pedal Momentary Footswitch
Roland DP-2 Damper Pedal Momentary Footswitch
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$19 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
Roland A-49 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller (White)
Roland A-49 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller (White)
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$215 In Stock Accepting Orders Please See Attributes
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