In the mid-1980s, Roland released the now-famous TR-707 and TR-727 Rhythm Composers. Loved deeply by groove-minded musicians the world over, these machines have been the beating heart of a wide range of styles including synth pop, acid house, techno, industrial, electro and experimental. Now, the sound of these classic rhythm machines, with every nuance accounted for, can be injected into your TR-8, taking the whole experience to an entirely new level.
- - Every sound of the TR-707 and TR-727 Rhythm Composers, faithfully reproduced using the original PCM wave data and detailed models of the original circuitry.
- - Analog Circuit Behavior captures the unmistakable sound of the original units—a result of lo-fi sampling and the behavior of the analog envelope and VCA circuitry design.
- - Newly modified TR-909 kick and snare sounds with enhanced attack characteristics.
- - Five new TR-808 sounds including Noise Toms, Noise Clap and Finger Snaps.
- - Unique flam and accent behaviors of the TR-909 and TR-707, with adjustable flam intensity and two levels of accent.
- - Upgrades the TR-8 to have all the sounds and articulations of four iconic TR drum machines, plus all new sounds, in one performance-ready instrument.
Generative Music with Ableton Live
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Moog Voyager + Moog MF Delay
Moog Little Phatty
Akai VX 90
Roland Alpha Juno 2
Novation Bass Station 2
Jomox AirBase 99
Lexicon MX 300
TC Electronic M 350
Boss CE 20
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Allen & Heath Zed 428
Vintage synthesizer demo track featuring the Roland Jupiter 4
all sounds: Roland Jupiter-4 Analog Synthesizer (1978)
drums: Roland TR-808 (1982)
recording: multi-track without Midi
fx: delay and reverb
The first Jupiter synth. It was among one of the first poly synthesizers (4 individual voices which could be synced together for one fat monophonic lead), it had a pitch wheel that could be assigned to the VCA, VCF, VCO or all together, there are 8 memory locations and a cool arpeggiator – the arpeggiator can be heard in the Duran Duran classic, “Rio”. It also has a very slow LFO for those ever-so-long filter sweeps. Pretty good for 1978!
Not so cool however, are the 10 preset sounds which sound nothing like the piano, brass or strings they claim to be. The placement of all the preset buttons below the keyboard can be inconvenient, especially while playing it. And as with most old analog synths, the Jupiter-4’s tuning can go out often. Still it is a nice analog synth for creating weird trippy analog sounds.
Vintage synthesizer track featuring the Roland M-VS1
supported by UVI: http://bit.ly/retrosound-uvi
all sounds: Roland M-VS-1 “Vintage Synth” module from the year 1995
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay
No vintage synthesizer but a synthesizer module with nice vintage synth sound.
256 waveforms (Oberheim, PPG, Moog, ARP, Mellotron, Solina, CS-80, Roland SH, Jupiter, JX, Juno, MKS, VP330, TR-808 samples and a lot more)
Enjoy this old school JP-8000 promo video from Roland in the late 90’s!
Dark electronic madness by Glenn Keteleer with pounding Rave sounds and techno hooks. No excuses regarding styles, Gloomy atmosphere’s ,Wave & Elektro infuences by legendary bands as TNJ and Front 242 are part of the game” – radicalg.com
“808” | The heart of the beat that changed music.
Film & Soundtrack Coming 2015
“808” features appearances and commentary from: Arthur Baker, Pharrell, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Rick Rubin, Diplo, Goldie and more.
Produced by You Know Films in association with Atlantic Films
Directed by Alexander Dunn
Executive Producer: Alex Noyer
Producers: Alex Noyer, Craig Kallman & Alexander Dunn
Producer & Co-Executive Producer Arthur Baker for Re-Covered Content Ltd
Written by Alexander Dunn & Luke Bainbridge
Keio (Korg) Mini Pops 7 Drum Machine + Roland RE 101 Space Echo
Keio Giken (former name of KORG in 60’s) Mini Pops 7 (1966, aka UNIVOX SR-95) + Roland Space Echo RE-101
Test of Roland System 1 with 3 covers of famous Vangelis songs:
– Blade Runner End Titles, where System 1 is used for pads / leads (CS80)
– Chariots of Fire (suite), where System 1 is used for lead (CS80)
– Soil Festivities Movement 4, where System 1 is used for lead (Prophet 5/10?)
Other instruments used in the covers:
– Xils-lab V+ for VP330
– U-He Diva, for different parts (for example the “blades” in B.R.)
– Steinberg The Grand 3, for piano parts
The patches used for Roland System 1 in this demo can be downloaded for free here:
* NOTICE *
All played music composed by Vangelis. The above music is property and copyright of its rightful owners and there is no claim nor ownership of the music. This is a video made for demonstrating and testing musical instruments purposes only.
NO COPYRIGHTED SAMPLES were used in this video, all sounds are recorded live from musical instruments
Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the Roland System-1 synthesizer, and shows how plug-out technology lets you play this plug-in-based synthesizer without a computer.
- Four oscillators for buckets of fat synth tones
- Oscillator colors create continuous waveform changes from simple to complex
- All parameters can be controlled with physical knobs and sliders with LED indicators
- Advanced arpeggiator with Scatter function
- Scatter jog dial offers 10 different phrase variations with dynamic, real-time control over 10 stages of depth
- -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
- Tone knob for easy tonal balancing
- Crusher knob for modern edge
- Integrated delay and reverb effects
- Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
- Innovative thin keyboard with 25 normal-sized keys
- The most compact Roland synth ever
The Roland System-1 has a street price of about US $600. Additional Plug-Out synths, including the SH-101 Plug-Out software synth and the SH-2 synth, are available at theRoland site.