Roland TR-707 vs AIRA 7X7-TR8

Roland recently introduced the 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion pack, a new add-on for the TR-8 that adds two new drum machine sound libraries – TR-707 and TR-727.

This video, via harvistful, is an A/B test between the TR8 + 7X&-TR8 Expansion Pack combo vs the original Roland TR-707.  Continue reading

Roland TR-8 Doubles Sound Options With 7X7 Expansion Pack

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The Roland Aira TR-8 drum machine twice as interesting. Roland has announced the 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion pack, a new add-on for the TR-8 that adds two new drum machine sound libraries – TR-707 and TR-727.

All 30 original TR-707 and TR-727 sounds are there – each with Tune and Decay controls – opening up a whole world of sonic possibilities.

And, in addition to the TR-707 and TR-727 sounds, the 7X7 expansion includes new sounds inspired by the original 808/909 designs:

  • New TR-808 “noise” sounds and finger snaps bring more tonal variety; and
  • Modified TR-909 kick and snare sounds take the classic combo into new territory with enhanced attack characteristics.

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