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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67 Visitor comments
lr
January 5, 2011 @ 11:11 am
allso on Bjorks 'Hunter' (and others), lovely rolls on that track
michaelphibes
October 6, 2010 @ 12:00 pm
I own these sounds on my roland TDK-4 along with TR-808.I was thinking of tweaking it by plugging it into to the trigger in of the jomox 1_1. I think that would be rad.
aske
September 22, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
WHERE IS JEFF MILLS ON THAT LIST?
KitKat
September 19, 2010 @ 8:32 am
An artist list is somewhat pointless for this classic machine. Better, who hasn't used it?
Beatrage
September 12, 2010 @ 6:49 am
This is without a doubt THÉ most solid drummachine for House and Techno the world has ever known. Everything is so simple, yet so amazing. The price those days was incredibly cheap, if you look at how it's priced now. My uncle got one in 2002 for 1300 Dollars, which was actually quite cheap!
To add for the artist list, Thomas Bangalter (1/2 of Daft Punk, 1/2 of Stardust) used this machine many times in productions of him. His EP's, Trax On Da Rocks 1 and 2 both contained out of TR-909 Drums.
 
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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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