Roland's 'Boutique' synth line leaks, ratchets up the nostalgia

Roland's 'Boutique' synth line leaks, ratchets up the nostalgia

Roland might have already teased its upcoming ‘Boutique’ line of synthesizers, however because of a leak, we now have much more information. The trio of devices presents trendy takes on the basic Jupiter eight, Juno 106 and JX-3P synths with the JP-08, JU-06 and JX-03. In fact, this is not the primary time Roland has turned again the clock, because it revealed the AIRA line in 2014 that included new variations of the TR-303 and TR-808. The JP-08, JU-06 and JX-03 are all bought as particular person modules, with the choice of docking them in a Okay-25m keyboard that packs 25 velocity-delicate keys (therefore the identify). The trio additionally function sixteen-step sequencers, can run off 4 AA batteries and hook up with your pc by way of USB.

Along with Roland’s personal AIRA line, the reissues proceed to pile up. Yamaha’s Reface devices broke cowl earlier this yr, and there is Korg’s MS-20 mini and ARP Odyssey that each one jack up the nostalgia. Probably the most fascinating half about these Boutique synths? For me, it is the worth. The leak suggests they will retail for $299 (JU-06 and JX-03) and $399 (JP-08), so you should purchase the entire set for $1,000. In fact, that keyboard is more likely to value additional. It additionally says that the anticipated launch date is November eighth, so we’re positive to see an official announcement from Roland is the close to future.

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