Archive for December, 2016

Published by Nig on 21 Dec 2016

Plug-outs for System-8

The Promars, SH-2 and System-100 plug-outs are now available in the Roland Content Store:-)

Roland Content Store

Published by Nig on 19 Dec 2016

JUNO-106 for System-8

Is now available from Roland, and very lush it sounds too:-)

Roland System-8 Update Page

Don’t forget to do a system reset to load the new 106 patches.

Published by Nig on 03 Dec 2016

Modular Customizer on Kindle

The Roland Modular Customizer app for the EFX modules (Demora, Bitrazer, Torcido and Scooper) is available for Apple, Microsoft and Android devices but there is no version available of the Amazon app store to use on the Kindle despite the fact it is essentially an Android device. In order to install the app on a Kindle however, is a fairly straightforward process that invovles installing the Google Play Store on the Kindle.

  1. On the Kindle enable “Apps from Unknown Sources” found under Settings > Security.
  2. Install the following Android Application Packages (Note that these require Fire OS V5.1.1 or above):

    Google Account Manager

    Google Services Framework

    Google Play Services

    Google Play Store

  3. Load the Google Play Store and install the Roland Modular Customizer.

And that’s it:-)

One thing that should be noted about installing these APKs, however, and that is the extraordinary amount of access these apps want to your Kindle, and you have no choice but to accept them during the install. Nor can you easily turn these off after install without installing further 3rd party apps. If you don’t want these apps to use your camera, send you voicemails or create/delete accounts (yes, they really need to do that), then don’t install them! If you do decide to use them, you do so at your own risk, I take no responsibility! Additionally, it may be worth you disabling the Apps from Unknown Sources after installation as well.

These instructions adapted from this thread on the XDA Developers Website.

As far as the functionality of the Modular app on the Kindle is concerned, this all looks good and at least works fine with the Scooper.

Alternatively, you could try this:

Aira Modular APK.

I haven’t tried this myself, I’d already installed the Google Play APKs before discovering it:-(