Roland TR-909: the hat, the shirt, a nearly-free sound pack

A pricey jacket may have overshadowed the rest of the news, but yes, Roland does have some 909 swag and sounds for those of us on a budget, too.

Roland gives TR-707, 727 official software treatment

I’ve been eyeing that 7×7-shaped hole in Roland Cloud for a while, and I know I’m not alone. Now Roland has added the 707 and 727 drum machines to their growing software back catalog.

Peter Kirn - September 3, 2021

Playtronica’s Orbita explores sequences on physical, kinetic turntable, launching soon

Inspired by objects like wall clocks and reel-to-reel tape machines, Orbita is a sequencer whose interaction is physical and kinetic, via small discs placed on a turntable. The twist is, it’s not just a design demo – you’ll be able to buy one yourself.

Peter Kirn - August 30, 2021

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