Roland Releases VST Emulation of TR-909 Drum Machine
Roland has extended Roland Cloud, an online platform for providing emulations of Roland’s famous hardware instruments, with the release of the TR-909 Software Rhythm Composer, an emulation of the famous TR-909 drum machine that followed the TR-808.
In 1983, Roland followed the massively influential TR-808 Rhythm Composer with the TR-909 Rhythm Composer. Desiring that their next offering sound more like acoustic drums, Roland took a unique and revolutionary hybrid approach that used analog circuitry for the kick, snare, hi-hat, clap, and toms, and used digital sampling for the cymbals.
While the Roland TR-808 drum machine has gained immense popularity throughout time, the TR-909 drum machine was ground breaking as well, serving as a bridge between electronic and analog drum kits for electronic music production.
You can learn more about the Roland Cloud and the release of the TR-909 Software Rhythm Composer by visiting the Roland website.