Q: What’s better than a Roland TR-909 drum machine?
A: A massive 9 foot TR-909.
The 9 foot 909 was created by audiovisual group RAY (Brendan McCarthy / Sam Healy / Dave Hartmann / James Rutherford). This video captures the first sound test of the 9 Foot 909.
A Roland TD-12 sound module is being used, along with drum triggers, to capture button presses on the 9 foot 909. These are converted to MIDI and this is used to trigger a Roland TR-8.
Here’s a test video for the ‘internals’ of the 9 foot 909: