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Favorite Classic Roland Drum Machine

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Postby darwinarmy » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:17 pm

I love my MC-505, is my second groovebox and for live shows is true magic

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Postby BYTE-Smasher » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:46 pm

I'm partial to the infamous Roland Other... the first of it's kind to have automatic breakbeat pattern matching, granular humanizing of its already great physically modeled spectral modulation drum synthesis, predictive rhythm quantizer for live performance, and of course, the ever controversial neural interface.... many users protested against the manufacturer's decision to implement the neural interface through the intrusive, though mandatory anal "jack", but I kinda like how comfortable they made it.
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Roland drums

Postby Epitaph » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:26 pm

Since this topic only deals with Roland I picked the 909.

My real favorite, and still in my studio, is the Casio RZ1. This is the only profesional drum computer ever produced by Casio and it has a really unique sound (esspecially the open highhat).

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Postby thejackisback » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:45 pm

<3 the 909 kick but want a 505 for christmas so i can circuit bend it to oblivion!!! As its so old it can easily be screwed with without frying it.

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Postby gigassassin » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:30 am

I love a 909 because it's so dry. Still you can distort the shit out of it and it keeps its integrity while it gets dirty.

Dirty, and dry.

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Postby nsound » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:26 am

drum machines suck - get some samples down yer neck

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Postby AfA62 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:13 pm

Don't really like roland stuff but my favourite is 909.

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Postby Chance Nasty » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:31 pm

Beastie Boys said it best.
'Nothin' sounds quite like an 8...0....8....

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Postby Nibiru » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:31 am

I can't choose one. I like the 707, 606, 808 and 909 all for different reasons.

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Postby Sir.Vixx » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:04 am

anything by roland is good. :D

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Postby Emar » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:07 pm

i voted tr 727..

but when it comes to drum machines the cheaper the better. I love those old imports that are so abundant in pawn shops

also a fan of the hr-16b

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Postby kosmonavt » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:30 pm

today i played on a roland electric drum kit
it SUCKED. i almost hate it more than i hate breakcore

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Postby epilektric » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:10 pm

I'm a sucker for the warm analog goodness of the 808. Also, that sine wave bass is the best.

The first drum machine I ever used though was a Roland R8 Human Rhythm Composer. That thing was pretty sweet back in the day. I'd match it up with a Casio SK-1, Casio SK-5 and a Tascam 4 track tape deck... boy, I'm really dating myself here. :oops:

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Postby MrKoekje » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:27 am

808>everything else

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Postby Drukqs » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:30 am

Nothing sounds quite like an 808.

909 is a very close second place.


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