Home Producer

The role of the producer and their place of work has evolved over the years
thanks to the advances in technology and modern music-making trends.

You no longer need a large and expensive “professional” studio to produce a successful
top 10 hit and the proof is in such successes as Billie Eilish, Beck and Owl City to name a few.

If you’re wanting to learn how to start out with basic beat making, or dive deeper
into sequencing and song recording, here is a great place to start.

Computer Music Production for Beginners
The Essentials - Part One

Not long ago, studio-quality recording, mixing and were only in reach of those who had the money to hire out a professional recording studio.

These days, with computer power on the rise and very affordable hardware and software, digital computer music production setups are easily accessible to the public. Welcome to computer music production for beginners part 1: The Essentials.

Computer Music Production for Beginners
Recording & Composition - Part Two

There are two ways to make music with a computer set up. These are, recording real instruments with microphones or going virtual with instrument plugins and MIDI.

While there are some producers who stick solely to one method, most of us find a comfortable balance between the two. Let’s have a look at both methods and see how they can benefit you, as an aspiring producer.

The Ultimate Guides: TR-6S & TR-8S

The Ultimate Guide to the TR-6S

Welcome to the TR-6S Ultimate Guide ! The new rhythm performer from Roland has much more than meets the eye and is a great way to get started with beat-making or get hands-on with music production.

Are You Wasting Money
in Your Home Recording Studio?

Home studios are wonderful things, and other than the pleasure they give the user, they can also be expanded gradually to increase facilities and to improve quality.

However, I’ve seen home recording studio owners spend alarming amounts of money on things that I know are going to make little or no difference, so how should you deploy your budget?

The Ultimate Guide to the TR-8S Rhythm Performer

Since the introduction of the legendary TR-808 in 1980, and the TR-909 in 1983, Roland TR drum machines have been used to create countless hit records, and have contributed to the development of entirely new genres of music.

This ultimate “how-to” guide includes everything you need to know to get the most out of your TR-8S in the studio. The articles include videos, diagrams, along with more detailed descriptions and tutorials. There are also some useful pro tips scattered throughout!

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Created by Roland V-Drums specialist Simon Ayton, these patches were designed using the internal factory sounds and many of the techniques covered in the TD-50 guide. Enjoy exploring the possibilities!