Every year January brings us NAMM; the convention in which every major brand in the world unveils their new products for the year.
This year, of course, things look slightly different, with every brand doing some variation of an online launch. Fortunately for us, being the fans we are, Roland have joined the fray and announced an incredible range of new products for 2021.
Let’s take a look at what they’re bringing us under the Roland and Boss banners.
Boss BCB Series
The Boss series of BCB pedalboards have been around for many years offering compact solutions to house Boss pedals. In 2021 they have reinvented the range, and added the flagship BCB-1000.
Boss Pocket GT
Pocket GT introduces a fun new way to practice, jam, and get better every day. Combining premium BOSS guitar tones with integrated YouTube learning, this pocket-size amp/effects processor pairs with your smartphone or tablet to create the ultimate go-everywhere lesson studio. Adding in great features like Bluetooth music streaming, USB audio interface capability, and more, Pocket GT is a must-have companion that no guitar player should be without.
Roland FP-X Pianos
The FP pianos has been one of Roland’s most successful piano ranges for many years. In 2021 the FP range is receiving a major update in the form of the FP-30X, FP-60X, and the FP-90X.
Representing the sweet spot of the FP-X series, the midrange FP-30X balances its competitive price with performance and features for ambitious musicians. Offering a wider selection of onboard sounds and more powerful internal speakers than the FP-10, it’s an affordable-yet-highly expressive instrument that will support you at every step of your musical journey.
For serious performance with an eye on budget, the FP-60X is the ideal upper-range choice. While you’ll find the same SuperNATURAL sound engine and 88-key PHA-4 Standard keyboard as models lower down the range, the FP-60X specs up with more onboard sounds, built-in ambience effects, more powerful speakers, and immersive Headphones 3D Ambience.
Invest in the flagship FP-90X for the best of Roland’s acclaimed piano technology. Featuring an endlessly playable PHA-50 hybrid keyboard, PureAcoustic Piano Modeling that brings your music to life, and a four-speaker system that delivers premium, room-filling sound, you’ll simply never play a better portable piano.
Roland Verselab MV-1
Roland introduces an innovative new composition tool for modern music creators. Offering an all-in-one design for go-everywhere production, VERSELAB allows composers to create professional multi-track songs with vocal recording, 16 velocity-sensitive pads, and Roland’s famous 16-step TR-REC rhythm sequencer. VERSELAB’s onboard ZEN-Core sound engine provides a vast library of premium instrument and rhythm sounds to choose from, while future integration with Roland’s Zenbeats music creation app will allow users to enhance their workflow with a computer or mobile device.
Remember these products are freshly announced and many of them are not yet available locally, but if something’s grabbed your attention, feel free to contact us about expected dates and pricing!