Roland TR-909 vs Roland Aira TR-8 – “I May Never Use My TR-808/909 Again”

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

The Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer

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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

Wave Alchemy’s Transistor Revolution MKII Channels TR-808 and TR-909

Wave_Alchemy_TransistorRevolution_MK2Wave 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.