NAMM 2013: Roland To Launch The CUBE Lite Guitar Amp and iOS Interface/App

Published 10 years ago on January 23, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Combining great COSM guitartones, iOS interfacing, and a quality 2.1 Channel audio system, theCUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier lets you play and record at home alongwith your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.


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PRESS RELEASE -- Combining great COSM guitartones, iOS interfacing, and a quality 2.1 Channel audio system, theCUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier lets you play and record at home alongwith your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Connect your iOS device tothe i-CUBE LINK jack and launch the free CUBE JAM app, then riffalong with backing tracks and record your playing to share yourmusic and archive song ideas. With stereo speakers and anintegrated subwoofer, you'll enjoy rich, satisfying soundreproduction for both guitar playing and casual music listening.And with an attractive look that blends with any home décor, theCUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier can occupy a permanent spot in yourliving space, always at the ready when you want to plug in andjam.


  • Compact guitar amp with a stylish look for home livingspaces
  • JC CLEAN, CRUNCH, and EXTREME COSM tones, plus stereo chorusand reverb effects
  • Great-sounding 2.1 Channel audio system, with stereo speakersand integrated subwoofer
  • i-CUBE LINK jack provides simple audio interfacing with Apple'siPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Free CUBE JAM app for iOS plays songs and minus-one jam tracks,and lets you record the CUBE Lite's COSM amp tones along with musicplayback
  • Includes cable for two-way communication (playback andrecording) with iOS devices
  • Available in three colors: black, white, or red


Killer Guitar Tones
The CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier provides three great COSM tones-JCCLEAN, CRUNCH, and EXTREME-giving you a wide range of sounds forplaying any style of music. Reverb and chorus effects are onboardas well, with true stereo performance for a wide, expansivesound.

2.1 Channel Audio System for ImpressiveSound
Equipped with stereo speakers and an integrated subwoofer, theCUBE Lite's powerful 2.1 Channel audio system delivers a rich, fullsound that belies the amp's compact footprint. When you want topractice silently, just plug in a set of headphones to mute theonboard speakers.

Easy iOS Device Integration with i-CUBELINK
With the newly developed i-CUBE LINK interface, the CUBE LiteGuitar Amplifier lets you integrate your iPhone, iPad, or iPodtouch with your axe in a familiar and satisfying way-through a realamp with great tone. Other interfaces require bulky, specializedadd-ons to plug your guitar direct into the iOS device, resultingin a clumsy, inconvenient playing experience. With i-CUBE LINK, youjust connect to your device's audio jack with the included cable,then blend the COSM tones and iOS audio together at the amp withsimple, intuitive controls. The versatile i-CUBE LINK jack can alsobe used as a simple stereo input, enabling you to hook up nearlyany music player or audio device and play it through the CUBELite.

The free Roland CUBE JAM app turns your iOS device into a funcommand center for jamming, recording, and learning. Play backcommercial songs and minus-one tracks through the CUBE Lite viai-CUBE LINK, and riff along for hours with awesome COSM tones. CUBEJAM also records audio through the i-CUBE LINK connection, allowingyou to easily capture your jams. After you're done recording, youcan adjust the volume of your guitar and backing musicindependently, then export your mix to a 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV file.The app also includes great tools for music practice, includingindependent speed and pitch adjustment of audio playback, CenterCancel to remove solos and create your own jam tracks, andmore.

Direct Mode
Normally, recording from the CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier into CUBEJAM or another app captures the sound as you hear it, with the COSMtone applied. Activating the CUBE Lite's Direct Mode feature letsyou capture dry guitar sounds while monitoring with the COSM sound.Recording dry tracks in this way gives you the option to experimentlater by "re-amping" with any guitar app of your choice. DirectMode also allows you to use real-time guitar processing in any app,monitoring the live output with the CUBE Lite.

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Stylish Design for Modern LivingSpaces
Offering an appearance more like a consumer audio systemthan a typical rugged-look guitar amp, the CUBE Lite blends inseamlessly with any home living space. In addition to being a greatguitar amp, it also doubles as a high-quality playback system foryour digital music library. With three different finishes to choosefrom (black, white, or red), you're sure to find the perfect matchfor your home furnishings.




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