Celebrate 50 years of musical innovation with INSPIRE THE MUSIC, a comprehensive journey into the world of Roland. This hardcover coffee-table style book spans the entire history of Roland, from its conception to becoming one of the most influential music brands ever created.
Foreword by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
The book begins with a foreword by musical legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who detail their personal Roland collection, the creative process behind songwriting, and how their styles evolved with the equipment.
Interviews and Insights
INSPIRE THE MUSIC is packed with over 60 articles covering the music tech history of the past 50 years, featuring insights from award-winning record engineers, musicians, songwriters, and educators. You’ll find over 90 interviews with legendary artists and engineers, such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rachel Z, Sister Bliss, Swizz Beats, Steve Levine, and many more.
Stories Behind Iconic Instruments
Discover the stories behind the birth of legendary synthesizers such as the JUPITER-8, the Space Echo stompbox that was championed by the Jamaican dub scene, and the rise of the Octapad’s popularity within Indian music. This book has something for everyone, from grooveboxes and drum machines to the groundbreaking digital pianos and synthesizers that set a new precedent in the music world.
High-Quality Images and Annotations
Filled with over 400 pages of beautiful images of Roland instruments, including annotations and insights into the magic that went into creating them. Each page is printed on high-quality, certified eco-friendly paper to ensure a stunning reading experience.
Whether you’re a synth lover, a guitarist, a drummer or even a modern music producer, INSPIRE THE MUSIC is a must-have for any music enthusiast. Delve into the stories behind the dawn of Acid House and how the Space Echo was instrumental in the Jamaican dub culture.
- Pages: 400 colorful pages
- Book Format: Hardcover
- Dimensions: 25 x 25 cm
- Product Code: INSPIRE-THE-MUSIC
- Comprehensive journey through Roland’s 50-year history: INSPIRE THE MUSIC is a coffee-table style book that offers a comprehensive look at Roland’s 50-year history, from its conception to becoming one of the most influential and well-known music brands ever created.
- Over 90 interviews and insights from legendary artists and engineers: The book features over 90 interviews with legendary artists and engineers, such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rachel Z, Sister Bliss, Swizz Beats, and Steve Levine. Readers will gain insights into the magic that went into creating iconic instruments and gear, such as the JUPITER-8 synthesizer, Space Echo stompbox, and Octapad.
- Beautiful photography/images of iconic music gear and instruments: INSPIRE THE MUSIC includes over 400 pages filled with beautiful photography and images of some of the most iconic music gear and instruments in the world. The book covers everything from the birth of the TR-303 and TR-606 drum machines to the introduction of digital samplers.
- Foreword by seminal musicians Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis: The book includes a foreword by seminal musicians Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who detail their own personal Roland collection as well as the creative process behind songwriting and how their styles evolve along with the equipment.
- Essential reading for any musician: Whether you’re a synth lover, guitarist, drummer, or modern music producer, INSPIRE THE MUSIC has something interesting for every musician. Delve into the stories behind the dawn of Acid House, how the Space Echo was instrumental in the Jamaican dub culture, and much more. The book is perfect as a gift or a coffee-table read and is essential reading for any musician.
INSPIRE THE MUSIC is the perfect gift or coffee-table read, essential reading for any musician. Order now and explore the countless innovations of Roland!