Roland Corporation is a Japanese electronics company that designs, develops, and manufactures electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment, and software. The company was founded by Ikutaro Kakehashi in 1972 in Osaka, Japan. It is currently headquartered in the city of Hamamatsu in the Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Over the years, Roland has developed and manufactured various musical instruments such as synthesizers, bass synthesizers, and drum machines. In fact, the company is best known for making a lasting impact in the music industry. Besides musical instruments and accessories, Roland also manufactures other devices such as printers, thermal transfer cutters, scanners, milling devices, and engravers.