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Hardware vs software: Ryan Halifax created this head-t0-head comparison of the classic Roland TR-909 drum machine and its virtual recreation for the iPad, NineOnine.

“Of course, the Roland TR909 has a wider range compared to the iPad version,” notes Halifax. “But come on: $1.99 to $1199.00!”

Check out the comparison and let us know what you think.  Read more…

 

Roland Jupiter-80 Synthesizer

Roland has announced that their new Jupiter-80 synthesizer is now shipping.

According to the company, the Roland Jupiter-80 “represents an unprecedented leap forward in the pursuit of the most authentically expressive electronic musical instrument, just as the legendary Jupiter-8 did when it was launched 30 years ago.”

The Roland Jupiter-80 has a suggested retail price of US $3,999, but is available for about $3,500.

See our previous Roland Jupiter-80 posts for video and audio demos. Specs below.  Read more…