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What to expect from Roland's 2017 September Festival

Laura  Barnes
What to expect from Roland's 2017 September Festival

Roland has announced details about its Future Redefined Festival, which takes place throughout September.

The festival will showcase a range of new products from the company, including wind instruments, percussion, guitar products and more.

Roland has also planned a number of special events in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its D-50 synthesizer.

2017’s September Festival officially kicks off at 7am UTC (8am in the UK) on Thursday 7th with the unveiled of a brand new wind instrument described as a product for beginner players “designed to both inspire and enhance musical creativity”.
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There will be more products in various categories to follow, including a new guitar-related product from BOSS, two new digital organs, two new electronic percussion products, and four new digital pianos.

Roland is also hosting a special 30th-anniversary celebration of the legendary D-50 Synthesizer, its first entirely digital synthesizer. There will be a dedicated D-50 anniversary web page featuring exclusive interviews with the engineers who developed the synth and tributes from a roster of D-50 fans.

In addition to multiple new product releases and the D-50 celebration, Roland will present the “One Minute Challenge,” a fun online game featuring music and gear trivia.

Here’s the schedule for Roland’s product releases throughout September:

Thursday 7th – Digital Wind Instrument
Friday 8th – Guitar Products
Saturday 9th – D-50 Synthesizer 30th Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday 12th – Digital Organ
Wednesday 13th – Electronic Drums/Percussion
Thursday 14th – Digital Piano

Keep up-to-date with all the Roland announcements throughout the month on MI Pro.

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