Inspire The Music is a new book exploring 50 years of Roland history

A new book from the publisher who brought us Synth Gems and Push Turn Move celebrate 50 years of Roland’s influence on music and music technology.

The release of Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History coincides with Roland’s 50th anniversary, which the company celebrates this year. Exploring the brand’s rich history, the book will include over 70 interviews with designers and engineers who have worked on iconic Roland products, and artists such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Johnny Marr, Orbital and Nita Strauss.

The 400-page full-color hardcover book will offer detailed information on the development of some of Roland’s most famous products, unearth intriguing and lesser-known instruments, and explore the vast impact of synths and drum machines such as the Jupiter . -8 and TR-808 had on the formation of modern music.

Bjooks Founder and CEO Kim Bjørn had this to say about the post: “We had the privilege of accessing the company’s vast archive of interviews and technical information, interviewing the quiet geniuses who are shaping the future of music and connecting us with the world.Roland Community.Dozens of enthusiastic creators have contributed to the creation of this landmark in the history of music technology, documenting decades of technological innovation and art, told by the people who used the instruments and the engineers who brought them to life.

Inspire The Music: 50 Years of Roland History will be released this summer. Find out more on the Bjooks website.


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