Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer

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The TR-909 is an awesome analog drum machine! THE standard House and Techno beatbox. Sounds include kick, snare, hand clap, open and closed hi hats, low mid and hi toms, rim shot, ride and crash cymbals. Sounds are tweakable - attack, tone, tuning, decay, snap and accent. This machine does not sound like true acoustic drums, and we don't want it to. It has a unique and very loveable analog sound that's all its own!

It is armed with Roland's DIN Sync and MIDI, individual outputs, external memory cartridges, and an essential shuffle & flam for great grooves. Use it as a sound module or program patterns, songs and beats into it...either way you'll be in analog drum heaven with the 909!

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Extremely popular today, especially for dance, it is used by 808 State, Air, Bushflange, Future Sound of London, Moby, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), Orbital, Hardfloor, Überzone, Underworld, The Prodigy, Faithless, ATB, Eat Static, Jimmy Edgar, Sense Datum, Richie Hawtin, A Guy Called Gerald, Astral Projection, Josh Wink, Freddy Fresh, Jean-Michel Jarre, Luke Vibert, the Chemical Brothers, and many more!

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68 Visitor comments
April 11, 2013 @ 6:45 am
I'm looking for TR 909 for some time now, if anyone is willing to sell their baby I can take good care of it, daddy will also pay good €€€ to whipe the sellers tears off :) cheers! Pawel
Emmet Gunn
April 5, 2013 @ 5:57 am
jamsynth, how much would you be selling the tr 909 for?
April 5, 2013 @ 12:00 am
Okay, I thinking of selling my TR 909. What??? Yeah, I think I'm crazy too, The machine has been stored for a couple of years now. The condition is good, it's a great machine. If you have every used a TR 909, you would think of selling it. I use to mix for film, television, video games, documentaries, so I have several pieces of equipment and sound effects libraries. I will probably sell my TR909 for a reasonable offer. I see there are none for sale on eBay...
money cat
March 21, 2013 @ 12:42 pm
can't believe mantronix is not on this list, "the king of beats". he is also holding a 909 on the cover of Back to the Old School" a classic hip hip gem if you haven't heard of it
February 21, 2013 @ 8:50 pm
I am looking to purchase a tr 909 email details of price and condition for quick sale.
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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.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 12 voices
  • Sounds - Kick, Snare, Low/Mid/Hi Toms, Rimshot, Hand clap, Cymbal, Open hihat, Closed hihat, Accents
  • Controls - Individual level, tuning, attack, decay, and tone controls for some sounds
  • Patterns - 96
  • Songs - 8
  • Arpeg/Seq - Sequencer
  • Keyboard - none
  • Control - Midi In/Out & DIN Sync In
  • Date Produced - 1984-85
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