Roland has announced today a big new update for the Roland Cloud service. Version 5 brings a new anthology 1993 plugin as well as a SRX Orchestra expansion for the JV-1080 Synthesizer plugin. The new Anthology instrument features the best PCM synth sounds from 1993.
Anthology 1993 Overview
When the inspiration for Anthology 1993 was released over 25 years ago, it was hailed as ‘the best synth ever produced by Roland” and “the best PCM synth ever made by anyone” by musicians worldwide. Known for having luscious, fat bass, punchy, driving mids, and crisp and distinguished highs, it is no surprise that this synth would maintain its place of privilege in musician’s racks to this day. Best known for its “massive sound,” all one needs to do is load up some strings, pads or basses and simply play a few notes to understand how this instrument received this well-deserved reputation.
With Anthology 1993 we’ve captured many of the subtleties, character, and personality of the original instrument and recreated a uniqueness that could only be found in the original… Until now.
SRX-Orchestra Expansion Overview
The first software adaption of Roland’s legendary SRX expansion boards, SRX Orchestra brings to your DAW some of the most beloved and recorded orchestral sounds in history.
SRX-Orchestra provides hundreds of fresh, inspiring sounds for composers, film scoring or any situation where realistic orchestral sounds and vocals are needed. Flutes, clarinets, choirs and even robust percussion are featured prominently alongside patches that deliver multiple orchestral voices via a single keypress. With over 425 orchestral patches and the ability to create and customize your own, SRX Orchestra is destined to become a legend for the second time.
Originally only available as a user-installed expansion board for the popular SRX compatible JV and Fantom series of hardware synthesizers, Roland has modeled every aspect of these beloved cards down to the circuit and in software so that they can be used by today’s musicians from the convenience of their favorite DAW and without having to use a screwdriver. SRX Orchestra showcases the following features:
- Digital Circuit Behavior (DCB) faithfully captures every detail of the original SRX based expansion
- 425 orchestral patches and 128 user configurable slots
- All new user interface provides quick access to the original controls and parameters
- 64-bit VST2, VST3 and AU support
- Simple installation and updates via Roland Cloud Manager
Anthology 1993 and SRX-Orchestra Expansion for JV-1080 Synthesizer is now available to Roland Cloud Members via the manager software. New users can sign up for a 30-day trial.
More information here: Roland Cloud