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
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.
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
This tutorial looks at building x0x style kick drums in Reaktor, based on the sounds of the classic Roland TR-808 and TR-909.
The tutorial goes over how to calculate Freq and Q (Quality Factor) from reading schematics. The video also shows how to modify the Core static BP filter to use Q values instead of Resonance. Continue reading