Build Your Own Roland TR-909-Inspired Drum Machine

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e-licktronic has introduced the Nava – a DIY kit to build a Roland TR-909-inspired drum machine.

According to the company – the analog circuitry of the Nava reproduces the design of the 909 and uses the original components. The sequencer, though, is redesigned ‘for a more intuitive approach to rhythmic composition’.

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EGDR909 Recreates The Roland TR-909 On Your iPad

elliot-garage-egdr909-909-drum-machineElliott Garage has released EGDR909, a drum machine that emulates the sound of the classic Roland TR-909.

The iPad virtual instrument lets you create tweak sounds and create beats, and supports Inter-App Audio, Audiobus, Core MIDI and clock MIDI.

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$.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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