Roland TR-727 Rhythm Composer

Roland TR-727 ImageRoland TR-727

The TR-727 is a Latin drum kit version of the TR-707. Very cool for tribal, latin and Indian house beats. Individual outputs and volume sliders for each sound, all the same great features and cool Matrix display and MIDI implementation as the TR-707. For programming, it features a shuffle and flam effect and its programming abilities are very impressive. But it does have its limitations, the only adjustment you can make to each drum tone is volume. Aphex Twin, Freddy Fresh, and Luke Vibert have used the TR-727.

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16 Visitor comments
July 27, 2014 @ 3:42 pm
also used by Jerry Paper!
February 20, 2014 @ 9:58 am
Hi! I have on TR 727 in perfect condition with extra memory module cartidge.
If you are interested ask for details:

January 8, 2014 @ 4:46 pm
I have one for sale in the UK. If you're interested hit me up at
June 16, 2013 @ 8:33 am
How come my 727 requites 9V DC PSU? I got mind from the original owner, & im pretty sure he had no ideas about modding his gears.
March 16, 2013 @ 2:45 pm
Stock Aitken Waterman used this 727 a lot! Hear 727 bongos and congas in their 80's projects, such as Rick Astley's "Together Forever", Jason Donovan's "When You Come Back To Me" and "You Can Depend On Me", Kylie Minogue's "Wouldn't Change A Thing", and lots lots more...
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - A bunch of loops and patterns showing the 727 knows latin / conga!

    Manual - Roland has made manuals for most of their products available as free PDF downloads.

  • Specifications
  • Effects - Shuffle / Flam
  • Oscillators - Sample Playback/Acoustic Simulation
  • Drum Tones - 15 Latin Kit Sounds
  • Patterns - 64
  • Songs - 4
  • Arpeg/Seq - Sequencer
  • Keyboard - none
  • Control - Midi in/out & DIN sync in/out
  • Date Produced - 1985
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