$.99 App Brings 909 Sound To The iPad

boom-909Pulse Code, creator of Rhythm Studio, Modular Synthesizer & Boom 808!, has introduced Boom 909! – an iOS drum machine inspired by the classic Roland TR-909.

Here’s what they have to say about Boom 909!:

Along with the classic drum sounds, Boom 909 has a built in compressor that is tuned to add punch to your drum beats. Soft saturation overdrive rounds out the signal chain adding warm crunch to your beats.

Using Boom 909 with Audiobus allows you to add any number of Audiobus compatible effects as well as record your beats into the app of your choice. Writing beats is easy by using the internal step sequencer or trigger the drums with CoreMIDI. Control your groove with two swing variations.

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Free Roland TR-909 Sample Pack

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Bedroom Producers Blog has released a free sample library, featuring the sounds of the classic Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer.

To create the free sample library, a vintage 909 was sampled and then processed by recording to Cr02 cassette to add tape saturation and resampling.  The result is a collection of 155 carefully edited one shot samples of the TR-909 drum machine, with 71 clean samples and 84 tape processed hits (these are organized into two separate folders, according to the gain setting). Continue reading

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.

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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.

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