Roland 909 Day

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by Hybrid88 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:49 am

I wonder what the sales of the System 500 was like, that thing sounds immense but hasn't been a lot of buzz about it?

But given it's "909 Day" I'd be surprised if there wasn't a 909 remake involved, got to be a TR-9 or something.

The whole "Boutique" thing is very love it or hate it. I can see the point of going in that direction for Roland but as a professional studio tool they're a bit of a joke really.

Also would be nice to see something a bit different from them, the JD-XA sounded awesome but had a bloody terrible interface. It seems Roland only allows itself one big "risky" product every 5yrs and unfortunately they almost always find a way to f^&k it up. Everything else is 909, 808, Jupiter 8, Juno blah blah... rehashing the same stuff they've had for decades, just changing the form factor to keep it looking current, but hey if it works why change. Seems like since they've grown into such a big company, anything that involves being adventurous, taking risks and experimenting is not fostered anymore. Well that's commercialism for you.

Not to be negative but I'm not expecting anything groundbreaking from this release.

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by pflosi » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:15 am

Boutique 909 + 303?

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by salwa » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:22 am

Aren't that just photos of the originals?
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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by pflosi » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:35 am

No, the knobs and labelling ("Mode") are different on the 303 and the tom decay knobs are at a different location on the 909 (track play / pattern play buttons are also closer together than on the original).

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:25 pm

It also looks like the tiny boutique buttons on the 909.

Hmm ... not for everyone, but again, I'll check it out.
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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:44 pm

Where's the MC-303 20th anniversary reissue?
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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by ninja6485 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:45 pm

salwa wrote:Aren't that just photos of the originals?
the knobs on the 303 are totally different - the originals look a lot nicer, and are set into the device. What's the source on these pics? The website is unchanged, at least from the original link.

If the 303 is around 300, and a TT cyclone is around 500, is it worth saving $200 to go VA? If the 303 is 200, that would be a much better deal I think.
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by autechre » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:52 pm

I hope they do it better than the TR-8 this time. Honestly, when I got my real TR-606 and TR-808 and compared them to the TR-8, the difference was huge. The TR-8 sounds really thin and lame compared to the real things. You can't really tell this if you don't compare them IRL. And all this c**p about "there's more difference between 2 808s than an 808 and a TR-8" is just bullshit.

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by Hybrid88 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:31 pm

meatballfulton wrote:Where's the MC-303 20th anniversary reissue?
haha yes :clap:

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by princefan3 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:52 pm

I just know that it's going to have two outputs at most...if they can improve on that it could be a hit.
I also felt that the TR8 was lacking and wasn't as intuitive as I was hoping.

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by micahjonhughes » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:21 pm

I totally agree with they output issue. I looked at the Tr-8 for my 909 fix. Before really getting into the sound, the lack of individual outputs had me pass.

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by ninja6485 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:51 am

I guess they figure now that daws are so popular, recording techniques no longer rely heavily on the individual outs? Or they're just trying to cut whatever they can cut to get it to fit a certian price range...
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by ninja6485 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:52 am

I still want to know where those pictures came from, and if they are in fact legit
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by crystalmsc » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:29 am

It almost looks like this.
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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by pflosi » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:31 am

^ Not at all :dontknow:

Apparently, the pics were leaked on the Roland page. I found it on several German music "news" type websites as well as the popular German synth forum... :thumbright:

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