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(Guardian)   Roland to re-release 909, 808 and 303. FAP, FAP and FAP   (theguardian.com) divider line 54
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2014-02-14 08:18:26 AM
Good, 'cause the 808 kick drum makes the girlies get dumb.
 
2014-02-14 08:35:14 AM
I really want the 303 one.  But if it sucks, I suppose the Bassbot will have to do.
 
2014-02-14 08:47:18 AM
Roooland the headless Thompson drummer...
 
2014-02-14 08:50:34 AM
5 years too late.
 
2014-02-14 09:10:58 AM
Roland the Bisexual Drum Machine!

/Still want a CR-78
 
2014-02-14 09:11:19 AM
I'm wondering if they're going to be true analogue like Korg's latest releases.
 
2014-02-14 09:12:03 AM
Reading is fundamental; analogue modeling.

Alas...
 
2014-02-14 09:15:03 AM
Maybe it'll make the sale prices go down for the original models.
 
2014-02-14 09:19:59 AM

Your Hind Brain: Maybe it'll make the sale prices go down for the original models.


Given the resurgence of analogue, I highly doubt it.

There's an interview on YouTube of Moby showing his collection of vintage drum machines. He explained that he bought up a lot of synths in the late 80s and early 90s cheap because so many people were buying ROMplers.
 
2014-02-14 09:25:59 AM

pxlboy: Your Hind Brain: Maybe it'll make the sale prices go down for the original models.

Given the resurgence of analogue, I highly doubt it.

There's an interview on YouTube of Moby showing his collection of vintage drum machines. He explained that he bought up a lot of synths in the late 80s and early 90s cheap because so many people were buying ROMplers.


I had a few items that I purchased during that time. It's all I could afford then.
 
2014-02-14 09:28:59 AM

Your Hind Brain: pxlboy: Your Hind Brain: Maybe it'll make the sale prices go down for the original models.

Given the resurgence of analogue, I highly doubt it.

There's an interview on YouTube of Moby showing his collection of vintage drum machines. He explained that he bought up a lot of synths in the late 80s and early 90s cheap because so many people were buying ROMplers.

I had a few items that I purchased during that time. It's all I could afford then.


Had I been smarter, I would have bought more useful hardware during that time. I don't have any hardware synths in my studio right now, and won't again until after I move.

Sometimes I wish I hadn't sold my Indigo.
 
2014-02-14 09:32:11 AM
Nothing sounds quite like the 8 (boom) 0 (boom) 8 (boom)
 
2014-02-14 09:34:45 AM
loved my roland sound card in the early 90s.  also had a gravis ultrasound (worst 150 bucks i ever spent)  The GUS had to be loaded and it only worked if the game had ultrasound support.  So most of the time you just emulated a sound blaster  ><

ahh early pc gaming memories
 
2014-02-14 09:46:08 AM

pxlboy: Your Hind Brain: pxlboy: Your Hind Brain: Maybe it'll make the sale prices go down for the original models.

Given the resurgence of analogue, I highly doubt it.

There's an interview on YouTube of Moby showing his collection of vintage drum machines. He explained that he bought up a lot of synths in the late 80s and early 90s cheap because so many people were buying ROMplers.

I had a few items that I purchased during that time. It's all I could afford then.

Had I been smarter, I would have bought more useful hardware during that time. I don't have any hardware synths in my studio right now, and won't again until after I move.

Sometimes I wish I hadn't sold my Indigo.


I don't thing it's so much of a "resurgence" of analogue. If it is, it's been going on for many, many years now. I think it's really just the coollness factor for the kids and nostalgia for the old farts. TB303 for $2500+? Holy hell!

/yeah, I just sold something very recently that I loved :(
 
2014-02-14 10:06:32 AM
NOTHIN' SOUNDS QUITE LIKE AN 8. 0. 8.
 
2014-02-14 10:07:08 AM

AzDownboy: Nothing sounds quite like the 8 (boom) 0 (boom) 8 (boom)


dammit.

/money makin
//money money makin
 
2014-02-14 10:11:10 AM
Much love for the 808, but the high-hat sounds for the Linn Drum is what does it for me.
 
2014-02-14 10:11:24 AM
Oh hey, my user name will be somewhat relevant and meaningful again. Neat!
 
2014-02-14 10:29:44 AM

ltdanman44: also had a gravis ultrasound (worst 150 bucks i ever spent) The GUS had to be loaded and it only worked if the game had ultrasound support. So most of the time you just emulated a sound blaster ><


The GUS had a slow start in PC gaming, but casual musicians and the demoscene loved the thing.  It was like the thing was designed specifically for playing MOD files.

Plus the red-lacquered circuit board was sexy.
 
2014-02-14 10:30:19 AM
"Three instruments which helped define everything from hip-hop to techno and acid house have been updated with a new look by manufacturer Roland "

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2014-02-14 10:37:39 AM

pxlboy: I'm wondering if they're going to be true analogue like Korg's latest releases.


No.


croesius: "Three instruments which helped define everything from hip-hop to techno and acid house have been updated with a new look by manufacturer Roland "

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And also no.

No, no and no. Thanks for getting my hopes up, Roland.
 
2014-02-14 10:44:40 AM
I have an Alesis (don't recall the model) that I use to record demos and the like.

But I've never played live gigs with anything other than a real drummer.
 
2014-02-14 10:48:52 AM

poot_rootbeer: casual musicians and the demoscene loved the thing


When it worked it blew my mind!  It was light years ahead of FM synthesis.  It would make you replay the games just to hear it play.

 But like I said, most games did not support it (an audio file had to be specifically created for it).

 Most companies at the time only made sound/music files for soundblaster and roland only and turtle beach to a lesser extent.
 
2014-02-14 10:59:00 AM

croesius: updated with a new look
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You are right.

The only exterior updates these things need are a USB 'B' terminal next to the DIN-5 jacks.
 
2014-02-14 11:07:59 AM
Dude, didn't Rebirth use simulated versions of these exact machines?
 
2014-02-14 11:12:49 AM
INSERT BEASTIE BOYS SUPER DISCO BREAKING REFERENCE HERE
 
2014-02-14 11:14:41 AM
I'm sorry, I'm not an ecstasy-addled club-kid.  So I don't care.
 
2014-02-14 11:18:18 AM
Too bad, everyone has them on their iPads already.

Little late guys.
 
2014-02-14 11:40:58 AM

poot_rootbeer: ltdanman44: also had a gravis ultrasound (worst 150 bucks i ever spent) The GUS had to be loaded and it only worked if the game had ultrasound support. So most of the time you just emulated a sound blaster ><

The GUS had a slow start in PC gaming, but casual musicians and the demoscene loved the thing.  It was like the thing was designed specifically for playing MOD files.

Plus the red-lacquered circuit board was sexy.


THIS

ScummVM and DOSBox sorta kinda have GUS support, which is really nice on the few games that really took advantage of it. You wanna talk crappy soundcards, the SoundmanWave had shiat MIDI audio. The only saving grace was native SB16 support.

SB16 + Roland SoundCanvas daughterboard was the best (at that time). Whatever happened to that waveform mapping ASIC Creative Labs was supposed to be working on? Sounded like it would've been badass, in theory.
 
2014-02-14 11:58:12 AM

Hz so good: Whatever happened to that waveform mapping


direct X came into existence.
 
2014-02-14 12:00:08 PM
 
2014-02-14 12:00:39 PM

ApatheticMonkey: I really want the 303 one.  But if it sucks, I suppose the Bassbot will have to do.


I got a bassbot.  I'm returning it.
 
2014-02-14 12:11:01 PM
www.soundsinhd.com
 
2014-02-14 12:41:12 PM
The new Roland Boom Smack, Boom Smack II, and Smack Boom Plus.

Woo.
 
2014-02-14 12:44:48 PM
Anyone have any experience with the Ableton Push controller? I saw reviews that they turned out to be inconsistent POS, but I haven't looked lately.
 
2014-02-14 12:54:11 PM

ltdanman44: Hz so good: Whatever happened to that waveform mapping

direct X came into existence.


While streaming audio is great, compared to the miniscule sound files that used to be the norm, it still lacks that nerdy je ne sais quoi that waveform modeling promised. I mean, being able to represent each individual instrument as a model, instead of sound patches, then being able to tell the device "on channel 25, use a clarinet that's 15' long and made of brass" would've been just neat.
 
2014-02-14 12:55:08 PM
They have remembered the face of their father
 
2014-02-14 01:03:13 PM
I had an 808 long ago. I gave it to my nephew as a gift. I kinda miss it.

I produced a lot of music with that old thing.
 
2014-02-14 02:16:51 PM
 
2014-02-14 02:21:44 PM
www.rebirthapp.com
 
2014-02-14 03:20:06 PM

TheWhoppah: Pacific[villageunderground.co.uk image 600x400]


I lost my 808 on a rainy day
 
2014-02-14 05:01:09 PM

Gordon Bennett: pxlboy: I'm wondering if they're going to be true analogue like Korg's latest releases.

No.


croesius: "Three instruments which helped define everything from hip-hop to techno and acid house have been updated with a new look by manufacturer Roland "

[copypasterepost.com image 486x700]

And also no.

No, no and no. Thanks for getting my hopes up, Roland.


He has the horn of eld this time
 
2014-02-14 05:02:50 PM
We have a roland at the office, it makes an entirely different sort of noise 

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and yes they are part of the same company
 
2014-02-14 06:08:29 PM

loonatic112358: We have a roland at the office, it makes an entirely different sort of noise 

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and yes they are part of the same company


What the what!? They make 3d printers, too? That's kinda cool!

There, Roland, now you have an extra revenue stream. Let us freely emulate the MT-32/LAPC-1 already, dammit!
 
2014-02-14 06:49:14 PM
I bought a Roland but never use it
 
2014-02-14 06:54:40 PM
Those numbers are a lot more exciting when they are preceded by Zipp
 
2014-02-14 07:25:01 PM

cretinbob: I bought a Roland but never use it


I'll take it.
 
2014-02-14 08:13:44 PM
I'll be shocked shocked if the 303 sounds like/feels like an actual 303...
...but an actual 303 sounds like shiat really :P
 
2014-02-14 08:56:11 PM
I used to live a town over from Roland, ok.
 
2014-02-14 09:47:37 PM

vharshyde: Dude, didn't Rebirth use simulated versions of these exact machines?


Yup. The selling point is the hardware, not the modelling as that is already done by Rebirth et. al.

They should have gone analogue. Sure, these would be cool for the musicians of the genre to have more of a hands-on feel when creating music instead of using a laptop, but those knobs and faders will only have (likely) 127 'positions' instead of the ∞ offered by analogue.
 
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