Roland US has joined forces with Symplesound and Carma Studio to create The Roland Cloud Techno Suite.
Developed by sound design rock star Francis Preve (Symplesound) and sampling guru Jim Stout (Carma Studio), the Suite features some of Roland’s most iconic products, including the TB-303, TR-808, TR-909, SH-101, Juno 106, and Jupiter-8.
Preve has remixed seminal rave acts Orbital and Utah Saints, and Stout’s work as Nebula 9 was an integral part of the US techno scene in the 90s. Roland says that the duo has ‘crafted a collection of presets and patterns that combines retro authenticity with contemporary sonic elements, optimized for the modern Melodic Techno movement’.
Roland Cloud’s new TB-303 set includes an array of 36 acid-flavored patterns, each with 8 variations for constructing full tracks.
The TR-808 and TR-909 packs both contain 32 patterns with 8 variations that cover intros, grooves, breakdowns and drops—all with customized drum parameters that further enhance their playability.
As for synths, the SH-101, Juno 106, and Jupiter-8 packs are each comprised of 40 presets, grouped in five categories: Bass, Pad, Lead, Pluck, and FX. These run the gamut from Juno-based chorused pads, punchy 101 basses, and melodic percussion with tuned resonance. Even the legendary “Hoover” sound makes an appearance.
Pricing and Availability
The Techno Suite is available now as part of Roland Cloud, which is available with a subscription price $19.95/month.