Roland Cloud gets more SRX appeal with new electric piano, string and brass plugins

Roland Cloud SRX Expansions
(Image credit: Roland)

Introduced in 2000, Roland’s range of SRX expansion boards added extra sounds to its hardware synths, sound modules and workstations of the time. Now the sounds from three more of them have been added to the Roland Cloud: SRX Electric Piano, SRX Strings and SRX Brass.

When it was released back in the noughties, SRX Electric Piano was praised for its authentic Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Clavinet sounds, which cover plenty of tonal ground. SRX Strings, meanwhile, contains 128 presets that encompass multiple playing styles - pizzicato, legato and vibrato, for example - with certain patches responding dynamically to velocity.

Horn fans, meanwhile, will appreciate the inclusion of SRX Brass, which promises to be flexible enough for use on pop, film, classical and other productions.

Roland Cloud contains a growing library of plugins and costs $19.95 for a monthly subscription or $199 for a year. 2-year and 5-year plans are available for $349 and $799 respectively.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

Get over 70 FREE plugin instruments and effects… image
Get over 70 FREE plugin instruments and effects…
…with the latest issue of Computer Music magazine