A celebration of the studio favorite Roland TR-909 is scheduled to go down next month. Promising the offer of “new and inspiring electronic instruments,” Roland is set to release a slew of new instruments with rumors of a possible 909 re release coming some 33 years after its original production. In fact, the techno favorite TR-909 technically hasn’t been on the market since 1985. (Not so) Arguably one of the industry’s seminal instruments, the TR-909 can fetch high prices via the second hand market, and with Roland actively bringing many of its classics back in the form of a “boutique ... Read more
Hours of fun right here, as Roland’s TR-808 is now available in browser version. There are a few 808 browser apps around, as we have reported here, but according to Electronic Beats this one is the “definitive browser-based version,” created by Programmer Vincent Riemer. So, what are you waiting for? Go waste some time..NOW! Oh, there’s also a 909. Find the io808 HERE
Gear fanatics, make sure you’re sitting down for this one. Because not only is this Roland TR-808 drum machine fresh out of 1983, its also in its original packaging. The Roland TR-808 is the signature beatbox that was used in most R&B and hip-hop productions as well as a lot of dance and techno music. However, most currently available versions carry-over the wear and tear of 20+ years. Attention: If you’ve been looking to get into the analog-gear game or add a gem to your collection – this will likely arouse your interest. The trouble is that this sale is not directed towards the typical consumer, with the unit pricing in at ... Read more
We already brough to your attention the browser drum machine app, and the 303 Acid Machine, but you can play around with the real Roland 909 sound – well, sort of. Web app developer Teemu Kallio has released drum machine html inspired solely on the iconic Roland 909. What else is there to say? Start playing now!
Because office hours can be spent much more wisely than actually working, the good people at Irritant Creative have constructed an in-browser drum machine called xOx that makes it possible to actually lay down a beat consisting of all the right instruments to make a simple, but catchy beat. Find your perfect drum, snare, tom, and hi-hats sound, lay down the rhythm and with all the different oscillators, cutoffs and other options that are tweakable you’ll be stuck to your screen for at least a few hours. See also: In-Browser Acid Machine Start making your beat here. Source: Createdigitalmusic.com
Sweden’s Teenage Engineering, the company best known for its popular and versatile OP-1 synthesizer, has recently unveiled a new line of three new synths dubbed Pocket Operator. To the contrary of their popular yet pricey OP-1 ($849), these tiny, easily transportable instruments will only cost 69 Euro, easily making them a production steal. Made in conjunction with cult clothing designer Cheap Monday (who offer an array of customisable accessories for the device) Each of the three Pocket Operator models literally leaves little to the imagination, with components and circuit board exposed. The PO-12 drum machine, PO-14 bass synth, and PO-16 lead-synth all feature ... Read more