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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by griffin avid » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:07 am

Yes, it states in several places : Install the driver BEFORE connecting any pieces.
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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by griffin avid » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:12 am

Here's a video from Sam Ash with a demo.


Tomorrow launches a blog post with samples from the TR-8, but here's the soundcloud link in advance.

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by Jabberwalky » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:33 pm

wiss wrote:
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.
Ok. That would certainly be cool. You could then automate each parameter, at least until the onboard CPU craps out. Thanks.

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by kuroichi » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:15 pm

Finally had a play on one briefly today. It sounded good although there were some differences in pitch ranges I noticed in the 808 kit, compared to my old 808, since it had been serviced and calibrated etc. it would've been good to have the ability to alter deeper things like that.

The only thing that I was a bit off about was the step keys. Which I thought would be the same as the Jupiter 80 but felt a bit harder and cheaper. I even checked with the in store Jupiter to see if I was imagining it. But that's only a small issue.

Other than that it's a good product. Build is better than I thought as others have said.

I'm not too keen on the price (£399) but if they were to add deeper editing functions (through PC even) and/or new (original) kits and sounds I would like it more. I would just like something original to give the product it's mark other than the scat (lol) button. I turned the scatter on in the store but actually felt a bit embarrassed trying that part out. Which is a bit silly I guess but it just reminded me of the first time an in store clerk demoed d-beam for me. And he just looked like an absolute c**t. Perhaps there is something interesting hidden within scat. That should be on a Roland t shirt btw.

One thing I haven't really read about it is latency. I imagine 10 or so outputs at 96khz running simultaneously could be taxing for me as I only use a MacBook Pro to record etc so that plus vsts could affect myself.
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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by Aaron2 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:27 pm

kuroichi wrote:I would just like something original to give the product it's mark other than the scat (lol) button. I turned the scatter on in the store but actually felt a bit embarrassed trying that part out. Which is a bit silly I guess but it just reminded me of the first time an in store clerk demoed d-beam for me. And he just looked like an absolute c**t. Perhaps there is something interesting hidden within scat. That should be on a Roland t shirt btw.
Priceless. :lol:

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by zoomtheline » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:38 pm

That made me smile too.

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by Re-Member » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:11 pm

kuroichi wrote:I turned the scatter on in the store but actually felt a bit embarrassed trying that part out. Which is a bit silly I guess but it just reminded me of the first time an in store clerk demoed d-beam for me. And he just looked like an absolute c**t.
Even Roland's own product reps can't avoid looking like total clowns...

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by griffin avid » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:34 pm

The only thing that I was a bit off about was the step keys.

I was quite disappointed when I realized I couldn't trigger the drums using the instrument selection buttons.
I rather liked the feel of those, as small as they were.
The plastic keys/plates work perfectly for Choosing Steps, but for real time note adding, I'd rather have traditional pads (of course).

Unlike a d-beam, Scatter requires two things : Taste and Timing.
Taste as it needs to be used in a subtle way to remain musical and avoid gimmicky and Timing because it doesn't follow the beats or bars. It's important to start and stop it on beat.
I also think it needs a better wet/dry ratio aside from intensity.

When compared to any kind of 'original' it's obviously an addition so 'hey, it's a BONUS feature!' but as a drum machine, which is what I consider the TR-8, it needs more control.
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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:09 pm

I'm having a blast with my TR-8, and here's the proof! :lol:

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by griffin avid » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:33 pm

The 3:40 mark is really awesome.
I like that.
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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by Hybrid88 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:26 am

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kuroichi wrote:I turned the scatter on in the store but actually felt a bit embarrassed trying that part out. Which is a bit silly I guess but it just reminded me of the first time an in store clerk demoed d-beam for me. And he just looked like an absolute c**t.
Even Roland's own product reps can't avoid looking like total clowns...

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Oh wow :lol:

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Post by commodorejohn » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:42 am

Between that and the "bender" it's like Roland never met a stupid controller they didn't like.
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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by Aaron2 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:35 am

Aaron2 wrote:
kuroichi wrote:I would just like something original to give the product it's mark other than the scat (lol) button. I turned the scatter on in the store but actually felt a bit embarrassed trying that part out. Which is a bit silly I guess but it just reminded me of the first time an in store clerk demoed d-beam for me. And he just looked like an absolute c**t.
Priceless. :lol:
I also think it's funny how people from the UK throw around the "C-Word" like it's nothing. You can't get away with that in the US! :lol:

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by monolith » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:40 am

Aaron2 wrote:
Aaron2 wrote:
kuroichi wrote:I would just like something original to give the product it's mark other than the scat (lol) button. I turned the scatter on in the store but actually felt a bit embarrassed trying that part out. Which is a bit silly I guess but it just reminded me of the first time an in store clerk demoed d-beam for me. And he just looked like an absolute c**t.
Priceless. :lol:
I also think it's funny how people from the UK throw around the "C-Word" like it's nothing. You can't get away with that in the US! :lol:

You should come to Australia :shock:

EDIT: or rather 'f**k carn to Straya c**t!'

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Re: New stuff from Roland!

Post by kuroichi » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:44 am

Aaron2 wrote:
Aaron2 wrote:
kuroichi wrote:I would just like something original to give the product it's mark other than the scat (lol) button. I turned the scatter on in the store but actually felt a bit embarrassed trying that part out. Which is a bit silly I guess but it just reminded me of the first time an in store clerk demoed d-beam for me. And he just looked like an absolute c**t.
Priceless. :lol:
I also think it's funny how people from the UK throw around the "C-Word" like it's nothing. You can't get away with that in the US! :lol:
It's still frowned upon here to be honest. But sometimes it just works...
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