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Re: tr-909 - sample based?

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:25 am
by Automatic Gainsay
There is nothing less relevant in regard to a drum machine than whether it is analog or not.

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:01 pm
by roland4387
kuroichi wrote:
roland4387 wrote:Kick, snare, and toms are analog. All the rest are 8 bit samples.
looking at your equipment list and reading this just confused me.....
It did? Why?

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:58 pm
by kuroichi
roland4387 wrote:
kuroichi wrote:
roland4387 wrote:Kick, snare, and toms are analog. All the rest are 8 bit samples.
looking at your equipment list and reading this just confused me.....
It did? Why?
I thought you would've known that the claps, and rim were analog... youve got all the 'classics', plus roland in your name....

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:55 pm
by StepLogik
The DAC circuit in the 909 for the HH is really a marvel of Roland's "how cheap can we do this?" engineering. There is a good analysis of it here ( http://hardware.freepage.de/cgi-bin/fee ... hatand.htm ) for those not familiar with the circuit.

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:15 pm
by Syn303
kuroichi wrote:
roland4387 wrote:Kick, snare, and toms are analog. All the rest are 8 bit samples.
I thought you would've known that the claps, and rim were analog... youve got all the 'classics', plus roland in your name....
There are a lot out there who own Roland gear, but don't necessarily know much about the inner workings of them.

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:25 pm
by magnus
If you really wanted to be pointlessly geeky about this question, you could point out that the 909's cymbals are a combo of sample-based and analogue synthesis: 909 Cymbals breakdown

But ultimately, who cares as long as it sounds good? (unless you're planning to mutilate your drum machine with a soldering iron and a bunch of pots...)

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:36 pm
by micahjonhughes
Isn't the entire purpose of this forum to be "pointlessly geeky"?

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:47 pm
by magnus
That's why I like it

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:57 pm
by roland4387
Syn303 wrote:
kuroichi wrote:
roland4387 wrote:Kick, snare, and toms are analog. All the rest are 8 bit samples.
I thought you would've known that the claps, and rim were analog... youve got all the 'classics', plus roland in your name....
There are a lot out there who own Roland gear, but don't necessarily know much about the inner workings of them.
I'm definitely one of them. I look at it this way, I've had three cars in my life and have probably driven 500,000 miles, but I couldn't tell you where the spark plugs are if my life depended on it.

Kuroichi, I updated my gear list for ya, got rid of the 909 a long time ago for the 999.

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:42 pm
by kuroichi
roland4387 wrote:
I'm definitely one of them. I look at it this way, I've had three cars in my life and have probably driven 500,000 miles, but I couldn't tell you where the spark plugs are if my life depended on it.
Ha ha ha, I see your point.