Watch a "unique performance" on Roland's new Aerophone AE-10

As well as a studio's worth of guitar, tech and drum products, Roland's 909 day event also saw the announcement of the Aerophone AE-10, a new digital wind instrument "with advanced breath-sensor technology and highly expressive sounds."

The instrument can also be used as a controller and, in the "unique" performance above, you can watch Spanish sax player Llibert Fortuny blending the AE-10's onboard sounds with soft synths and various backing loops playing in Ableton Live.

The end result is certainly memorable: an experimental jazz/drum 'n' bass workout that may or may not feature some of the incidental slap bass grooves from Seinfeld.

Find out more on the Roland website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

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.