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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by garranimal » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:16 am

The VP-03 (VP-330) Boutique is long overdue! Hope it sounds as good as it looks. They seemed to be using the longer throw sliders, perfecto. Oh, and hope it has a stereo output, could only do it justice even if it's one of those TRS minijacks. Look at that bolted down XLR mic input on the front - love it!

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by jcn7 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:55 pm

I agree on the Vocoder plus boutique! I had hoped Roland would re create this in their new line up. I do hope it has a lot more than 4 voices though...it looks great and I happily wait on hearing about all the particulars on this one!

Thank you Roland!

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by garranimal » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:41 pm

jcn7 wrote:I agree on the Vocoder plus boutique! I had hoped Roland would re create this in their new line up. I do hope it has a lot more than 4 voices though...it looks great and I happily wait on hearing about all the particulars on this one!

Thank you Roland!
I have faith they are still doing the ACB thing, modelling the circuit itself correctly, so I expect it will have full paraphony. That reminds me, if this does not emulate the divide down circuitry and full paraphony behavior of the original - it WILL sound like bullshirt. It has to do with phase locked loops and phase cancellation artifacts when playing octave notes.

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by Percivale » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:07 pm

I think someone said $1499 for the System-8.
recordbot wrote: these photos are aira line things? they look cool, especially stoked for the system poly synth which will hopefully come in under 1000 (1799 more likely) and be available dent box style for 500-600 within 3 years. Would like to know how many old Roland poly sets will they make, will the plug outs be available for use with the system 1, will plug out production for the system 1 stop now that the system 8 is available.

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by salwa » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:20 pm

Percivale wrote:I think someone said $1499 for the System-8.
recordbot wrote: these photos are aira line things? they look cool, especially stoked for the system poly synth which will hopefully come in under 1000 (1799 more likely) and be available dent box style for 500-600 within 3 years. Would like to know how many old Roland poly sets will they make, will the plug outs be available for use with the system 1, will plug out production for the system 1 stop now that the system 8 is available.
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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:05 am

Looking forward to the System 8 vs Deep Mind 12 threads already!

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by Tekhed66 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:16 am

Personally, I'd like it if Roland decided to make a batch of replacement parts for their old legacy synths ... there's tons of old stuff being used but if something goes wrong, it's like trying to service a classic car... parts are harder and harder to find and you have to do all of the work yourself by trial and error.

I think they'd have no trouble shifting replacement knobs, sliders, pots etc etc... I'd put in an order for a brand new set of faders for my JD-800

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by salwa » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:33 am

ninja6485 wrote:I don't think roland want to go the Korg route and put out a reissue. That kills a lot of the craving for the product, and roland is continually capitalizing on the craving for 808s, 909s, etc. Right now, Korg can't really capitalize on the ms-20 anymore. Could you see a VA ms20 clone going well? Of course not, people would just buy the analog reissue. Roland understands this, as they understand the elusiveness of the originals is their cash cow. I predict they will stick to emulations as long as they can to get as much milk from the cow as possible.
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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by griffin avid » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:47 pm

http://www.factmag.com/2016/09/04/rolan ... ne-images/

Images emerge of Roland’s boutique TB-303 and TR-909
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The images come via German blog sequencer.de where a Sam Ash advert from the October 2016 edition of Keyboard Magazine appears to show a new Roland System-8 Synthesizer for sale at $1499.

The machine looks like it is modelled after the Aira System-1, released two years ago alongside the Aira TR-8, which included sounds from both the TR-808 and 909 machines.

The blog also posted images of the TR-909 and TB-303 reboots, now called TR-09 and TB-03. These two machines are likely to be part of Roland’s new Boutique Line.

Developers for the series had previously suggested that the two classic machines would be part of a new wave of releases in an official Roland Q&A. Footage of the new Boutique line was unveiled in September 2015.
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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by garranimal » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:43 pm

Has anyone noticed the cool features in the System-8? Third Osc/Sub-Osc, three plug-outs can be loaded at the same time, vocoder, multi-timbral split, chord memory, sequencer, and who knows what else.

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by Hybrid88 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:10 pm

hmm interesting. Regarding the boutiques, on the one hand I can see people loving and using these for the fun toys I'm sure they'll be, on the other the jaded part of me wonders how far we've really come when we have a massive company that keeps forever milking new limited versions/remakes of a product that was perfect the first time.

I do love the old Roland gear, but there's only so many times you can visit the past before you get stuck there. :?

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by Alphacode » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:02 pm

Oh my these TR an TB really look ugly in that square ish boxes . Cheap manufacturing for sure. Nothing interesting from Roland for another year or so.

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by Factory all stars » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:12 pm

depends how they sound for me, i bet there will be tons of kids just gettin started,with loads of talent and not much coin who'll be buzzin about these tho

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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:50 pm

VA 303? Waiting for haters :help:
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Re: Roland 909 Day

Post by Factory all stars » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:29 pm

hope they release an 808 or cr78, acb,va, not arsed as long as it sounds good

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