Does Roland hate the 'net or something?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Joris, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. Does Roland hate the 'net or something?

    Whenever I need info on Roland/Boss stuff, I walk up to this outrageous silence. Roland must really hate the internet, because they supply NO info on their stuff. They're missing advertising opportunities BIG TIME. Every manufactorer I ever considered looking into have tons of info on the net about their products, you can download the manual, hear soundsamples, get the specs, dealer addresses etc etc etc. Roland only supplies a brief description and a small picture. That's all.

    Do you guys have the same experiences? Care to let them know? I did send them an email about this, but guess what? No answer! Would it help if we all united and jammed their mailbox with complaints?
  2. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
  3. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
  4. broken link?
  5. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
  6. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    I too was astonished at how ridiculously little information there is up at Roland. Surprising for a hi-tech outfit like them. It's alomost as though the Roland site thinks their competitors will get too much info...

    Definitely more info at Thanks!


    May 29, 2000
    hooksett NH USA
    I have Roland studio equipment, V-drums and, Guitar synth. I moved recently and lost all Of my Manuals (And lots of expesive/unreplaceable literature), I've been trying to repace my manuals but I'm getting no help From Roland US:mad:
    I think Ill have to check out some new companies. ;)
  8. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
  9. With all due respect, that's not what I mean. I don't want to see a 2 line description of a unit and a small picture, I want to see through the manual, get MIDI implementation tables, SysEx lists, sound samples, a tech page, software upgrades, drivers, etc. etc. of past, recent and new, unreleased equipment.

    All the other manufactorers are doing it, why doesn't the market leader?

    I believe Roland holds the highest count of user groups, exchanging information Roland doesn't supply.

    Man, they must hate the net!
  10. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    If you ever read a Roland manual you should be glad that they don't post them...

    "If you desire sound changing, parameter selection will satisfy".
  11. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Ok, now I get the point........

    I you are so rigth!!!!!!!
  12. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    I know exactly what you mean Joris. I was looking at synths over winter break, and just couldn't find what I wanted from Roland's website. Ended up getting a Yamaha instead. I wonder what Roland customer service is like. If it's anything like their website I'm glad I don't own any Roland gear.
  13. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    I'd like to hear the ODB3 samples from the BOSS web site but am having problems with my PC. Can anyone post them here in .WAV format?
  14. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I've been trying to find a manual for my D-20 for about 2 weeks; no luck. I've seen references to places to buy a manual but it always leads no where. The best help I've found is at
  15. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i don't think this is too much to ask for either; i do a lot of research for new gear and i haven't bought some Roland products due to the lack of info on the site.