Roland’s New AIRA: TR-8, TB-3, VT-3 & System-1 Revealed

Hier Vorbestellen! Enough of the teasing already. We can finally tell you all about the new Roland AIRA series, a group of meticulously modeled digital instruments based on the legendary Roland “xox” series — analog classics like the TB-303 Bassline and TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines, pieces that kicked off entire genres of dance music. The new TB-3, TR-8 and VT-3 Voice Transformer will be available in March, with the System-1 synth, inspired by the old SH-101, following in May or June. AT A GLANCE TR-8 Rhythm Performer Inspired by: TR-808 Rhythm Composer and TR-909 Rhythm Composer Available: March […]

The 808: Aira TR-808 Coming At NAMM

Roland first released the original TR-808 drum machine all the way back in 1980, and after 34 years they’re finally making a brand new version of the legendary unit. Offering just a simple retrospective teaser that promises the unit will be “the evolution of the TR-808 rhythm machine”, we’ve also gotten our hands on the above image being passed around the web. It’s supposedly a leaked photo of the new Aira TR-808. The unit appears to have gotten a complete visual upgrade, with a very green set of LEDs around the buttons and faders. Hier bei der Quelle geht es weiter: Tweet

mR-606 Roland TR-606 Clone for iPhone and iPad

„Inspired by classic drum synths of yesteryear, the mobileRhythm mR-606 is a classic in its own right. A fully featured, yet easy to use interface allows editing of all controls and patterns, and 2 banks of 16 patterns gives you plenty of space to store your creations. Features: -Universal app for iPhone and IPad. -All new sound engine for rock solid timing. -Hi-Hats now choke. -set tempo -individual level controls for each drum sound -easily switch between patterns to create whole rhythm tracks -edit scale and last step for fine detail and crazy effects All controls on the interface work […]

Roland TR 909 signed by Jeff Mills

via this auction „It is signed by Jeff Mills and was used by him during a set in Glasgow back in 2007 (ish, can’t remember the exact date). I used to have a copy of the set on CD but that has been lost during my move to Spain a couple of years ago. Here are a couple of videos I put on YouTube a while ago showing Jeff doing his thing on a 909 in Japan“ [below] mikedukblah | 15. Juli 2008 I’m selling my TR-909, signed by Jeff himself and used during a gig in Scotland Jeff Mills […]

808 Drum programming (by Eekkoo)

808 Drum programming (by Eekkoo) from Eekkoo on Vimeo. The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was one of the first programmable drum machines („TR“ serving as an initialism for Transistor Rhythm). Introduced by the Roland Corporation in early 1980. Tweet