This video, via javd007, is described as an unbiased comparison between the classic Roland TR-909 and the new Roland TR-8.
There have been plenty of comparisons against the TR-808, but this is one of the first looking at the 909.
Here’s what he’s got to say about the comparison: Continue reading
Here’s another look at the new Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer, their new drum machine, modeled on the classic Roland TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines. Continue reading
Roland today officially announced the TR-8 Rhythm Performer – a new drum machine that’s inspired by the classic TR-808 & TR-909, but updated with deeper sound editing, live pattern manipulation and intuitive performance controls.
Here’s what they have to say about the TR-8: Continue reading
Roland has released another teaser video for their Aira drum machine: Continue reading
Wave Alchemy has announced the release of Transistor Revolution MKII, their re-creation, for Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5 Player, of the iconic TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines.
TR MKII has been “fully redesigned and re-scripted from the ground up.” Designers have tweaked the workflow and added a new, more intuitive graphical interface, a ‘TR style’ 16-track step sequencer, unified instruments for both the 808 and 909, a dedicated 10-track mixer with individual processing, reverb / delay sends, volume control and pan for each drum sound, a master tape section with individual tape saturation per sound, and so on.
Pricing and Availability. Wave Alchemy’s Transistor Revolution MKII is available from Wave Alchemy for £89.95 – $137US. Existing owners of the previous version, Transistor Revolution MKI, can upgrade to TR MKII for £10 ($16US). For additional information, sample sounds, and screen shots, check out the product page at Wave Alchemy’s website.
This video, via SynthMania, takes a quick look at an old-school sequencing trick, using a drum machine to rhythmically clock an arpeggiator (or sequencer). Continue reading
This video, via massivebeatzz, offers his take on the Roland TR-909 inspired drum machine, the Jomox XBase 09.
When it comes to emulating the original 909, this is what Sound On Sound magazine had to say about the XBase 09: Continue reading
It’s 909 Day – so here are a few videos that take a look at the classic Roland TR-909 drum machine!
Above, Mumdance demos the TR-909 in his studio. Continue reading