Roland was founded by Ikutaro Kakehashi in Osaka in 1972, and today is one of the most respected Music Instrument and Audio Equipment brands in the world. Currently, it has factories in Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, and the USA manufacturing Pianos, Organs, Synthesisers, Keyboards, Guitars, Drums, Professional Audio gear, Amplifiers and more. Roland made a name for itself with the Juno-106 Synthesiser back in the 1980s. They were also renowned for their design and production of the TB303 synth, and TR909 drum machine.