Roland Virtual Sonics has announced the release of TR-909 Software Rhythm Composer to the Roland Cloud service.
Using Roland’s Analog Circuit Behavior modeling technology, Roland has created a software version of the original hardware circuitry that gave the TR-909 its distinctive sound.
In addition to detailed behavior models of the analog circuits, Roland has integrated the TR-909’s original sample ROM. According to Roland, they even modeled the early digital technology present in the vintage hardware, to capture the essence of the 909’s cymbals.
The TR-909 Software Rhythm Composer also introduces new integration with Roland’s recently released TR-8S Rhythm Performer. TR-8S users can send patterns from the hardware directly to the TR-909 plugin, including pattern variations and names. Users can also create patterns with the TR-909 plugin, and then send them to the TR-8S hardware for performance or further production.
The TR-8S also comes pre-mapped for hands-on remote control of the TR-909 Software Rhythm Composer’s parameters, like volume, tune, and decay. An update also adds the same functionality to the TR-808 Software Rhythm Composer.
For details, see the Roland Cloud site.