Roland attended CES 2023 in Las Vegas this weekend and showed off multiple items of audio related to mixing and music. The company has dropped several new audio items that will benefit streaming greatly: Bridge Cast (see below), AeroCaster and VC-1-DMX Video Lighting Converter. We’ve dropped some new tools to enhance some of the content you already own. Not to mention two cool drum kits for those looking for a modern set to fit your home. . You can read about them all below.
The cast of Rowland Bridge
This customizable desktop hub features dual mixes, vocal transformer effects, music playback, sound effects, and broadcast-grade XLR microphone support. A powerful onboard DSP handles the audio load, allowing users to dedicate their computing power to gaming and streaming. BRIDGE CAST allows gamers to create independent sound mixes for personal monitoring and online streaming. Personal mixes can prioritize game audio and voice chat, while stream mixes can be optimized for maximum audience engagement with sound effects, background music, and more. The BRIDGE CAST has a dedicated knob for quick volume control and an assignable button for muting the sound and accessing features. A removable panel allows users to easily customize the faceplate with their team or gamertag design. The companion BRIDGE CAST app unlocks deeper features such as mic and audio processing, voice transformer settings, game EQ presets and more. You can also reassign hardware controls and save/recall configurations for different games and streaming audiences. In Q2 2023, the BRIDGE CAST app will provide unlimited access to thousands of royalty-free backing music titles, sound effects and more on Roland’s online content service, Roland Cloud. increase.
TD-02K, TD-02KV V-drum
Based on the next-generation TD-02 sound module, these compact, affordable drum sets bring the playability of authentic V-Drums and the quiet at-home performance to drummers, trainees, and drummers alike for the first time. Bringing to adults who are about to start over. Since 1997, V-Drums has led the world of electronic drums, providing exceptional sound, expression and playability for everyone from novice drummers to concert-his level touring pros. Backed by decades of Roland innovation, the TD-02K and TD-02KV kits offer a premium music experience never before available at this price point. The TD-02 module contains 16 ready-to-play kits inspired by his high-end V-Drums, as well as Roland’s famous Coach features to help build and maintain your skills. Drummers can plug in headphones for quiet playing sessions and use the audio input to play along to their favorite tunes from their smartphone or other external device. His optional BOSS Bluetooth Audio MIDI Dual Adapter provides cable-free communication with mobile devices and computers to wirelessly stream music to the module or send data to music production apps. The TD-02K and TD-02K V offer a complete array of drum and cymbal pads with responsive playing surfaces for developing proper technique. The upgraded TD-02KV kit includes a Roland mesh head snare pad with the natural stickiness and rebound of an acoustic snare drum. The hi-hat and kick trigger pedals on both kits feature a noise-reducing design to minimize sound transmission in your living space. The TD-02K comes with a sturdy 3-post stand that is height-adjustable for players of all ages, and the TD-02KV comes with an acoustic-style 4-post stand with wide pad spacing. Both stands can be easily moved with the pad in place and stored in a nook or closet when not in use.
50th anniversary concept piano
For decades, Roland has pursued the most promising electronic technology, reinventing the acoustic piano playing experience and honoring the instrument’s beautiful sound and history. Since the launch of Japan’s first electronic pianos, the EP-10 and EP-20, in 1973, Roland has spent many years evolving the form and function of these timeless instruments. Last proven by Roland’s futuristic concept, his GPX – F1 Facet Grand Piano, unveiled at CES 2020, the brand is pushing the boundaries even further for its 50th anniversary. Roland’s 50th Anniversary Concept Piano paves the way for future instruments with unique innovations and structural changes. Born to celebrate our 50th anniversary, this 50th anniversary piano features Roland’s latest sound system and tones, including improved sound quality, improved connectivity and a beautiful finish, as well as Roland’s most legendary pianos. Sound and expressive, with a more natural and responsive keyboard touch than ever before. Designed in collaboration with the Japanese furniture maker Karimoku, the concept piano features an integrally molded wooden body that evokes the fusion of the past and the future, and a deep piano tone that emanates from the oak exterior. Play through the speakers. More than a beautiful design, the 50th Anniversary Piano aims to fill a gap in the industry. In the era of digital pianos, many have found that rich sound quality has been sacrificed for innovation. So Roland’s Concept His Piano offers his 360-degree speaker system, capable of sending sound in all directions through his 14 adjustable speakers strategically placed throughout.
AeroCaster is an innovative, easy-to-use system that allows anyone to create a wireless multi-camera streaming setup using their mobile device. The system consists of the VRC-01 AeroCaster hardware control surface and audio interface, the Aero Caster LIVE app for iPad, and the AeroCaster camera app for iOS and Android mobile devices. By leveraging the convenience and mobility of wireless connectivity, AeroCaster opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities for any live streaming application, from online talk shows and music performances to live commerce, distance learning, and more. AeroCaster allows users to switch between wireless camera feeds from smartphones and tablets, as well as screen sharing from computers and mobile devices. The system supports up to four wireless devices at once, along with the host iPad’s camera. Roland’s advanced video technology is also available for adding graphics, titles, video clips, photos and more. Operation is quick and intuitive with direct streaming connections to YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitch and custom RTMP channels via Wi-Fi or 4G/5G cellular networks.
The Aerophone AE-20 offers all the playability and expressiveness of the flagship Aerophone Pro in a more compact and streamlined design. Delivering a rich musical experience with premium detail and Roland’s most advanced sound engine, this inspiring instrument brings next-level power and versatility to brass players everywhere. Leading Wind His Synths Developed in collaboration with his artists, his Aerophone AE-20 is a top-of-the-line instrument with uncompromising musical response. It features the Aerophone Pro’s core sound and expressive controls, as well as the award-winning key touch, refined playability, and go-anywhere design of our premier models. The Aerophone AE-20 offers a wide range of amazingly authentic acoustic instrument sounds at the push of a button. Soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, plus clarinets, flutes, trumpets, and more. In addition to string instruments such as violins and cellos, there are also instruments from around the world such as the erhu, shakuhachi, and bagpipes. Backed by Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology, every playing nuance is perfectly translated with life-like dynamics, articulations and overtones.
AIRA Compact Series
AIRA Compact instruments allow anyone to jam, perform and develop ideas on the go with easy-to-use controls, inspiring sounds and intuitive musical tools. The user can achieve a complete configuration with just one, or expand the possibilities by connecting and synchronizing with other of his AIRA Compact models. Multiple AIRA Compacts can be mixed from one master unit and monitored via headphones or an external speaker system. You can also interface with her DAWS on your computer, mobile music apps, and hardware instruments via USB-C or MIDI. Powered by Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) and other advanced technologies found in Roland’s top-line instruments, AIRA Compact delivers the authentic sound behind decades of hits. Users can create with authentic voices of Roland icons such as TR rhythms, TB basses, JUNO synths, VT effects and more. AIRA Compact strikes the perfect balance between portability and power. Each model is small enough to fit in your pocket and features an attractive panel to get you started in your creative flow and getting instant results. An onboard lithium-ion battery provides hours of continuous use on a single charge, and Roland’s renowned build quality will support your musical adventures for years to come.
VC-1-DMX Video Lighting Converter
Dynamic lighting enhances the energy and excitement of any interactive event, from music concerts and dance clubs to house parties and local karaoke bars. With the VC-1-DMX Video Lighting Converter, it’s easier than ever to bring a professional lighting his show effect to your event. VC-1-DMX automatically generates control commands for DMX lighting settings based on input from video and audio sources, eliminating the need for a dedicated lighting operator. The colors and brightness change according to the current image, and the lights and mirror balls move according to the tempo of the music. If you want to dig deeper, VC – 1 – DMX supports external MIDI operation from hardware control surfaces, electronic musical instruments, and computer-based production software.
Roland VAD706 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit
The VAD706 is the top-of-the-line kit in Roland’s V-Drum’s Acoustic Design series, combining the best of Roland’s V-Drums technology with the look and detail of premium-grade acoustic drums. Also equipped with a digital pad configuration including the next-generation TD-50X sound module and the groundbreaking new VH-14D digital hi-hat. The VAD706 V – Drums Kit features Roland’s groundbreaking digital pad technology, harnessing the vast expressive power made possible by Prismatic Sound Modeling. The PD – 140DS snare, CY – 18DR ride, and the new VH – 14D hi-hat pad’s multi-sensors work together with the TD – 50X module’s ultra-fast processing to bring authentic acoustic nuances and detail to these core kit pieces. . This gives you the most acoustic experience with electronic drums today. The VAD706’s full-size wood shell is available in his four elegant finish options: Gloss Natural, Gloss Cherry, Gloss Ebony and Pearl White.