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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Roland Aira TR-8 Drum Machine, VT-3 Voice Transformer & TB-3 Bassline Synth Now Shipping

Roland-Aira-LineRoland has announced that it is now shipping the first three members of its Aira line:

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Boom 808 – A Virtual TR-808 For The iPad

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Pulse Code has released Boom 808 – a virtual TR-808 for the iPad.

Boom 808 offers Audiobus compatibility, background audio, and audio export options. Along with the classic drum sounds, Boom 808 has a built in compressor that is ‘tuned to add punch to your drum beats’. Soft saturation overdrive rounds out the signal chain.

Using Boom 808 with Audiobus allows you to add any number of Audiobus compatible effects, as well as record your beats into the app of your choice. Boom 808 can be sequenced with the internal step sequencer or via CoreMIDI.

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