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SOUTHWEST INVASION BLOG FROM ROLAND

In the green room, we had a chance to sit down and interview many artists, including the legendary duo MSTRKRFT and up-and-coming bands like The Heirs. During their sets, MSTRKRFT used Roland’s legacy TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines, while The Heirs performed using Roland drum triggerspercussion pads, and the AIRA SYSTEM-1. We hope to post some of these conversations soon, so be sure to check back.


The Heirs in the Roland lounge at Southwest Invasion

The Heirs in the Roland lounge at Southwest Invasion.



“Working with Roland is exciting because their brand lives where the intersection of technology and music meet, pairing nicely with our mission at Quantum Collective,” said Quantum Collective co-founder Dan Silver. “Their attention to detail for what the artist needs is impeccable. Bringing back classic synths while merging new technology into today’s usability and musical functionality is something that makes them unique and relevant.”


Co-founder Liz Leahy added, “We put together the most amazing green room, the Roland Jam Space, packed with loungy areas and instruments for artists to tweak and play within arm’s reach. This was a perfect match for our Fifth Anniversary Southwest Invasion event.”


MSTRKRFT onstage at Southwest Invasion with Roland's classic TR-909 drum machine

MSTRKRFT onstage at Southwest Invasion with Roland’s classic TR-909 drum machine.



Visiting artists got to jam with a fully stocked BOSS pedalboard at Southwest Invasion

Visiting artists got to jam with a fully stocked BOSS pedalboard at Southwest Invasion.



Visiting artists at Southwest Invasion explore the Roland Boutique synths

Visiting artists at Southwest Invasion explore the cool Roland Boutique synths.



Ready-to-play Roland and BOSS gear in the VIP lounge at Southwest Invasion

There was lots of ready-to-play Roland and BOSS gear in the VIP lounge at Southwest Invasion.



For more information on Southwest Invasion, visit their website.


View all our photos from this great event at our Flickr gallery.


 


BLOG courtesy of ROLAND 

 

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