For this year’s all-digital CES, Roland has announced some new products.
The VERSELAB MV-1 Song Production Studio is an all-in-one composition tool that brings an inspiring workflow, vocal recording, sequencing, ZEN-Core sounds, and more.
VERSELAB allows composers to create professional multi-track songs with vocal recording, 16 velocity-sensitive pads, and Roland’s famous 16-step TR-REC rhythm sequencer. VERSELAB’s onboard ZEN-Core sound engine provides a vast library of premium instrument and rhythm sounds to choose from, while future integration with Roland’s Zenbeats music creation app will allow users to enhance their workflow with a computer or mobile device.
VERSELAB gives vocalists and beatmakers everything they need to develop songs anywhere. With templates, pattern generators, and a guided workflow that smoothly moves through the process of making tracks, VERSELAB eliminates option paralysis and lets creators focus on what matters most—finishing their music.
Users can easily record vocals via the built-in mic or an external XLR mic and add an array of contemporary effects, from auto-pitch to harmonizers. The powerful ZEN-Core engine delivers a history of classic Roland instruments and a wide range of curated sounds for quick-fire inspiration. The TR-REC sequencer and 4×4 pads provide a direct, hands-on interface that’s perfect for building drum tracks, bass lines, and melodic parts as fast as the ideas come.
VERSELAB also includes an arsenal of pro mixing and mastering effects to create polished tracks ready for distribution. Plug-and-play integration with Roland’s popular Zenbeats app will be coming soon, providing even more production options by interfacing with a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
The VERSELAB MV-1 Song Production Studio will be available in January 2021 for $699.99 USD.
New digital pianos
Roland has also announced the FP-X series, the latest generation of Roland’s long-running FP series of portable digital pianos.
The FP-90X, FP-60X, and FP-30X each deliver best-in-class performance, with Roland’s acclaimed piano engines and hammer-action keyboards coupled with Bluetooth audio/MIDI and USB connectivity, recording and metronome functions, and more.
Offering no-compromise sound and playability in stylish, portable designs, the FP-X series is the ideal choice for home pianists, modern families, educators, and anyone looking for a premium piano experience in a compact instrument.
FP-X finishes include black or white, and there’s an optional stand and pedals available for each model to create a compact upright piano configuration.
The FP-90X, FP-60X and FP-30X will be available in February 2021 for $2,099.99 USD, $999.99 USD and $699.99 USD, respectively.
Also introduced are the RP701 and F701 digital pianos, two compact and affordable instruments for the home.
Roland’s famous piano technologies deliver an inspiring piano experience, while onboard education features and Bluetooth audio/MIDI connectivity with music apps encourage learning and enjoyment.
The RP701 offers a traditional upright design in a space-saving footprint, making it an ideal first piano for growing families. With its sleek, contemporary upright appearance, the F701 is a great choice for adult piano enthusiasts living in smaller modern spaces.
The RP701 and F701 are available in contemporary black, white, and light oak finishes, and include a matching adjustable bench. The RP701 is also available in dark rosewood.
The RP701 and F701 digital pianos will be available in February 2021 for $1,499.99 USD and $1,399.99 USD, respectively.
More information: Roland