Roland TR-727 Rhythm Composer

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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
September 10, 2011 @ 10:57 am
A nostalgic piece, but if you're into the early Detroit stuff ala Model 500 / Atkis et al..then this is a must have!!
Antonio John
September 19, 2010 @ 6:23 pm
Boys Noize has one too
July 25, 2010 @ 5:31 pm
This was used on Phuture's "Acid Tracks"!
April 11, 2010 @ 7:51 am
This little machine has been used on so many house and techno tracks I don't know where to begin.

UR used it on their song Panic (and probably a whole lot more)
Inner city used it on Good Life (Magic Juan's Mix)
Farley "Jackmaster" Funk used it extensively on "Dub Can't turn Around"
March 30, 2010 @ 2:54 am
First heard this on a Derrick May track called "Salsa Life".

Fantasic stuff!
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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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