Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:07 am

Roger Linn also designed the MPC.

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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by SleepingInsomniac » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:05 pm

Yatmandu wrote:No
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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:24 am

Will Roland remake any TR series drum machines? No. Will Roland make a hard to use, do everything possible with samples of every TR , TB 303, Juno 106, SH 101, 02, etc etc etc machine? Probably. They did it with the SH 201 :roll:
I really don't understand why several modern companies are using classic prefixes for synths with absolutely no commonality. Admittedly, while not a huge fan of VA's, I think it would be really cool for Roland to make a drum machine that uses digital oscillators for only one or maybe two kits. No added extras or anything, just a straight 808 style box utilizing digital oscillators to produce drum sounds. That may actually be acceptable for a modern TR namesake.
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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by Syn303 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:39 am

sequentialsoftshock wrote:I think it would be really cool for Roland to make a drum machine that uses digital oscillators for only one or maybe two kits. No added extras or anything, just a straight 808 style box utilizing digital oscillators to produce drum sounds. That may actually be acceptable for a modern TR namesake.

There are already TR style drum machines out there: MB-808, Elektron Machinedrum, Jomox 09, 888 & 999, Acidlab Miami, MFB-503, 522 etc etc. If Roland do make another x0x style box it will be a souped up MC again. Roland is just adding to their old namesakes because in reality they can't think up anything new. It's all to do with R&D costs, component availability and markets.
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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:54 am

Syn303 wrote:
sequentialsoftshock wrote:I think it would be really cool for Roland to make a drum machine that uses digital oscillators for only one or maybe two kits. No added extras or anything, just a straight 808 style box utilizing digital oscillators to produce drum sounds. That may actually be acceptable for a modern TR namesake.

There are already TR style drum machines out there: MB-808, Elektron Machinedrum, Jomox 09, 888 & 999, Acidlab Miami, MFB-503, 522 etc etc. If Roland do make another x0x style box it will be a souped up MC again. Roland is just adding to their old namesakes because in reality they can't think up anything new. It's all to do with R&D costs, component availability and markets.
Aren't most of these, if not all, analog? Don't get me wrong, I love the analog stuff much more but the price for some of these can get to be a lot quick because it's a niche market. Although, I did almost buy a Jomox 09 a few months ago. It was in excellent condition, but I decided I needed to spend my money on keyboards since my two SCI (while sample based) drum machines serve well for now. Sigh. Yes, it would end up being another MC =(
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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by kuroichi » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:53 pm

There are only a couple that are completely analog. I think the mfb machines are an example of analog being cheaper in price although the build isn't as good as some machines.

A digital drum machine could be interesting but I guess that's already taken by the machinedrum. But even if a new one was made, because it's not analog people would expect it to do more than if it was analog. Which would either bring up the price or turn it into a Roland groovebox. Which is why Roland probably ended up making grooveboxes in the first place
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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by kuroichi » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:56 pm

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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by Hair » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:59 pm

sequentialsoftshock wrote:I think it would be really cool for Roland to make a drum machine that uses digital oscillators for only one or maybe two kits. No added extras or anything, just a straight 808 style box utilizing digital oscillators to produce drum sounds. That may actually be acceptable for a modern TR namesake.
Not Roland, but wasn't Korg's ER-1 pretty much exactly that?

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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by kuroichi » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:23 pm

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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by colmon » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:34 pm

I12 wrote:
steveman wrote:No.
bhrama wrote:....or David Linn (what happened!!!)
Who's David Linn?
If you're going to slag off (why?) possibly the best drum machine designer of the last 20 years, at least get his name right.

Then if your going to make posts like the above you should get the year right, somewhere around 30 yrs since the linn drum and nothing much has appeared recently that would be considered a great dm

Besides the fact that 99.99% understood what he posted and it wasn't a "slag off" imo
just a dig! ;)
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Re: Will Roland remake any TR series pieces?

Post by CS_TBL » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:43 pm

Will Roland soon make any early/skimmed down version of the NN50/NN550 synths they've released @ NAMM 2036?
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