Archive for March, 2012

Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer

Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer

Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer

The new Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer is a compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists. Featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design that can be easily attached to a mic stand for performing, the VE-5 is perfect for singers, rappers, beatboxers, webcasters, and anyone that wants to have fun with processing vocal sounds.

The VE5 Vocal Performer is small and light, yet its effects are heavyweight class, derived from the popular VE-20 Vocal Performer. With battery operation and built-in phrase looping, the VE-5 is also an ideal tool for street performers who want to bring a new dimension of creativity to their act.

* Easy one-touch operation
* Six types of high-quality vocal effects inherited from the VE-20 – Reverb, Delay, Double/Harmony, Dynamics, Pitch Correct, and Tone/SFX
* Phrase Looper adds impact to real-time vocal performances, including harmonizing and layered beat boxing
* Favorite Sound function provides immediate access to preferred sounds
* Ideal for live performance, as well as tabletop setups; mic-stand mount included
* Internal microphone for instant gratification
* Aux input for blending external music
* Battery operation for street performance (AC adapter sold separately)

For more information on the Roland VE5 Vocal Performer and other Roland and BOSS products, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New Roland Jupiter 50 Synthesizer

Roland Jupiter 50 Synthesizer

Roland Jupiter 50 Synthesizer

The new Roland JUPITER-50 Synthesizer has just been announced. It has a lightweight, streamlined design that makes it an essential keyboard for keyboard players everywhere.

The sound engine of the JUPITER-50 is the sonic equal of the Jupiter 80. Users can import JUPITER-80 sound data into the JUPITER-50 or utilize powerful onboard multi-effects and reverb for studio-quality sound processing.

The Roland JUPITER-50 brings state-of-the-art technology to a slim, light, and portable synthesizer keyboard designed for live performance. It has a 76-note weighted keyboard, with a well-organized user interface that’s intuitive to navigate while performing. The color-coded front panel and Registration function makes it extremely simple to find, create, and save sounds in the heat of music making.

Features include:
* SuperNATURAL sounds powered by Roland’s most advanced sound engine
* Travel-friendly design; 76-note weighted keyboard
* Fast, friendly user interface with intuitive color-coded buttons and sliders
* Registration function for saving and selecting sounds instantly
* Pro-quality multi-effects and reverb
* Expressive performance controllers, including D BEAM, pitch/mod lever, and control input jacks
* USB Song Player/Recorder
* USB audio/MIDI functionality; bundled with SONAR LE and JUPITER-50 Control Surface plug-in for SONAR

The JUPITER-50 will be ship in the spring of 2012. For more information on Roland keyboards, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

New Roland GA-212 and GA-112 Guitar Amplifiers

Roland GA-212 Guitar Amp

Roland GA-212 Guitar Amp

Roland has just announced the GA-212 and GA-112 guitar amplifiers for stage and studio. These new Roland amps are designed to meet the rigorous demands of performing guitarists.

The new GA series guitar amps leverage Roland’s versatile COSM technology to create newly-voiced amplifiers with expressive tones and simple, intuitive operation. They deliver a natural playing experience characteristic of top-level tube designs, with all the advantages that modern digital processing brings, including memory, low noise, and more. From the arena to the club, the GA amps deliver world-class power and tone.

Roland GA Amp Features:

GA-212: 200-watt amp with two 12″ speakers

GA-112: 100-watt amp with one 12″ speaker

COSM amp model (Progressive Amp) with incredible feel, attack, natural compression, and sustain

Morph through clean to super-extreme tones with the DRIVE knob and BOOST button

Intuitive operation with simple, fast-access structure; two volume controls, three tone controls, presence, and reverb

Smart Channel memorizes the current position of knobs in all four channels without programming or saving

LEDs in the knobs show current settings in any channel, great for dark stages