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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by kuroichi » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:56 am

volumetrik wrote:
...from GS..

they were considering analog for the Aira series but decided not to because it (modern analog) didn't sound close enough.[/i]
Lol.

People wouldn't have been happy either way.

If anything they probably thought they could milk one last bit of cash out of VA. Besides, I wouldn't wait around on Roland to play catch up. They're too unreliable.
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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by pflosi » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:03 pm

The sync box certainly looks helpful. Kinda like a KMS30 with internal clock and gates.

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by princefan3 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:05 pm

This is fantastic news for soon to be TR 8 owners..im in already...how much.

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by ninja6485 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:45 am

Me want sync box.
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by Aaron2 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:35 am

My TB-3 was shipped today. I'll report back to everyone next week when it arrives! :D

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by wiss » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:44 pm

About 45 minutes ago the TR-08 arrived.....


Light, knobs and sliders slightly higher quality than I anticipated. The plastic pads are an upgrade from the Roland R-8.


Sounds...Yeah, it sounds good, the sequencer is super easy and fun. I have no use for that scatter knob but I can see it being useful for some people.

Having owned both the 808 and 909, I'm satisfied and will never seek out either machine again.
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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by Jabberwalky » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:54 pm

Hows the midi CC implementation? I might be into it if each knob, and slider sends individual CC, to control Ableton as well.

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Post by RetroSynthAds » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:27 am

Just picked up my TR8 and TB3 (Canada).

Made a quick vid of the comparison between the old and the new. Not the best -still learning how to video record properly with audio directly out of the mixer. But, its something. And I have to say my first impressions are quite positive.

The worst thing about them is actually the manuals. They are fold-outs like the manuals that came with the volcas. Ugh. A little disappointed with those. But really like the packaging (boxes) they come in, for what that it worth. But that's probably a personal fetiah. :-)

Quick comparison of TR-808/TR-8 and TB-303/TB-3.:
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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by Aaron2 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:53 am

Thanks for posting. I thought the old 808 sounded better than the TR-8, but oddly enough, I thought the TB-3 sounded better than the old 303. In your video, at least.

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Post by princefan3 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:28 am

Just about to collect my unit TR 8 today...

liked the comparison Retro..

ive got a suspision that the rides and cymbals are washey sounding and dont cut through as much as
the originals...i thinki will only be able to determine this in a quiet moment with the machine.

i think you might have had some effect applied to the TR 8 as sounded like a bit of reverb going on..perhaps im wrong..anyways hope you enjoy the next few days getting to know it..

would you now sell the 808 because of the TR 8...?

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Post by RetroSynthAds » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:50 am

Aaron2, Princefan3 - my audio recording doesn't do either machines justice, but I get the same first impression about the cymbals. You can't hear the BOOOOM of the bass drum from either machine, but its there in the headphones. Maybe over the weekend I'll have time to get deeper into programming.

Don't think I'll ever sell the 808. I have the whole XOX series and I'd hate to break up the family.

Next video will probably be a 303/xoxbox/tt303/tb3 comparison using a similar pattern.
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Post by princefan3 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:55 pm

AT LAST.... shes here sitting on my desk....i cant believe it.

the TR 8 is going to be huge...its got groove ...i love it.

frenzied pick ups at the store today and total strangers coming together holding the same bags
and boxes.

also treated myself to a micro brute while i was there.

fast food for the next week i feel.

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by Aaron2 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:50 pm

princefan3 wrote:AT LAST.... shes here sitting on my desk....i cant believe it.

the TR 8 is going to be huge...its got groove ...i love it.

frenzied pick ups at the store today and total strangers coming together holding the same bags
and boxes.

also treated myself to a micro brute while i was there.

fast food for the next week i feel.
A TR-8 and a Microbrute? Nice haul! :lol:

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Post by griffin avid » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:41 am

Picked up all three today.
Struggling to make each within reach without dumping something else out.
I have an idea where I want the bass and voice, almost vertical behind the TR.
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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by wiss » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:30 pm

Jabberwalky wrote:Hows the midi CC implementation? I might be into it if each knob, and slider sends individual CC, to control Ableton as well.
I had no success getting Logic to acknowledge that there was a USB midi decive hooked up.
I'm assuming there is a driver I need to download or my head cold has made my thought process illogical.
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