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Back to the Past: Roland TR´s

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Alécio Costa - Brazil, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Hi!
    I have heard and maybe seen:
    TR505, TR626, TR707, TR808, TR909, TR301 or TR101 ( Bass line I guess)...

    What else did exist? are these numbers correct?
    I remember I liked TR626 and hated the sounds of TR505.


    :)
    :s:
     
  2. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    TR 727.. great stuff!
    TR 606... the first drum machine I tried.
    TR 66... Old rythm-box
    Also CR-68 CompuRhythm , CR-78 CompuRhythm , CR-8000 CompuRhythm and CR-5000.
    See http://www.vintagesynth.com/ for more info.
    TR301 or TR101 is not there... Never heard of any 101... but TB303 is the Bassline.
     
  3. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Howdy

    Well, there was the SH101 synth.
     
  4. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    were the TR´s all bundled in similar boxes? I guess 909 was biger than the 505.
    Once I ws looking for a TB bass line.
    I am very into those synth basses of The wishpers, Kano, Giorgio Moroder, SOS Band, Shalamar, Change, Lips Inc.. What would you recommend me?
     
  5. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Howdy

    From the 909 to, I dunno...the R8 or so, they all were in that off-white box. The 808 was in a big black box.

    Synth bass? I don't think you can go wrong with a Minimoog. If you can't swing one, a microMoog can sound downright ferocious.

    Hey Alecio, don't you have a TDM rig? You could get the Access Virus as a TDM plugin...that would do a pretty darn good job.
     
  6. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Thanks Nate. I am looking for virus demo. I am pretty confused about Reason. Some bash, some love...
    I heard some stuff that sounded too plastic...
     
  7. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Howdy

    Sometimes plastic is good! Heh...
     
  8. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Is Micromoog a half rack unit? i it a reissue? Where can I see it?

    Also, have you used Match V?

    Thanks
     
  9. freaky

    freaky Guest

    A lot of the VA synths try to emulate the TB303 sound, (check the presets, there's bound to be a TB somethingorother... :) ) it's pretty easy to do on pretty much any synth, use only one (prefered...) or two but no more oscillators and mod the cutoff a lot! I've had some sucess with the novation bass-station, (which is pretty cheap used these days...) but it really doesn't shine as a meaty type bass synth. I'm very happy with the waldorf pulse though, it's an absolute beast! :tu:
     
  10. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    the wonder/yowza bas from the JV series are pretty cool. Sometimes I combine them with some synth basses frm the MDC-1.
     
  11. realdynamix

    realdynamix Well-Known Member

    :) Hey all, I have used a lot of various Roland products through the years. I remember a box that did all the rhythm for you, you just programed in the progressions.

    I liked the drum machines. I liked the Dx's, the synth boards with the programmable note for note sequencer, with it's speed control etc. There were others, getting old can't remember them all.
    I still to this day use a Roland S-50 sampler, sequencer workstation. I had to hang on to this one, after all it was 2800.00 new, in 85. It serves as the main keyboard controller, and four output tracks of whatever from the internal 48 channel sequencer, it has an RGB video output too, so I can draw waves, edit, create sequences, and store them to floppy. A very rugged piece of gear.

    This was the ticket for gigs, storing up to 32 song only, sequences to a disc.

    What next? When I walk into GC, I am turned off, makes me feel like I am in Sears. They will sell you anything, if they even know what you are looking for. Sad. Mom and pop music stores gone with the wind.
    --Rick
     
  12. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Howdy

    No, the Micromoog was a bit smaller than a Mini

    moomicro01.jpg

    It only had one oscillator and a cool ribbon bender thingy.

    Haven't played with Mach 5, I'm still trying to find time to get into my NI stuff.
     
  13. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
    48 chan sequencer with the S50? Cool
    I remember seeing S5 or S10 once.
    W30 was right after S50.
    Funny that after this Roland just relesed the S750/770/760 series. Recently, Fantom.
     

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