Roland TR-09 Rhythm Composer

Roland TR-09 Rhythm Composer

THE LEGENDARY TR-909 SOUND IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND The influence of the TR-909 drum machine is still heard—and felt—more than three decades after...

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Type :Synthesizers

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THE LEGENDARY TR-909 SOUND IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

The influence of the TR-909 drum machine is still heard—and felt—more than three decades after it was launched. Now, the 909 sound is available as part of the Roland Boutique series in the form of the TR-09. Featuring the same front-panel layout and user interface of the original, the TR-09 is powered by Roland’s ACB technology, delivering the speaker-pummelling power of the TR-909 in a super-affordable and portable format. Offering precise control over an array of drum parameters and the ability to keep playing when switching modes, the TR-09 may be compact, but it still has the power to move people. Studio sessions are well catered for too, with four separate outputs via USB audio, external instrument control via a trigger output, and USB MIDI.

Main Features:

  • Ultra-compact recreation of the iconic TR-909 drum machine
  • Retains the sound, character, and user interface of the original TR-909
  • Hands-on control over many parameters, including tune, level, decay, etc.
  • Programmable via classic Step and Tap write modes
  • Continue playing beats even while switching between write and play modes
  • Four separate outputs via USB audio
  • Trigger output for controlling external instruments equipped with trigger input
  • High-quality construction with metal front panel
  • Highly portable for mobile music making
  • Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered
  • Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
  • Compatible with optional K-25m Keyboard Unit

 

909 Power via Roland’s ACB Technology

The original TR-909 blended analog kick, snare, and tom drums with six-bit samples for the hi-hats and cymbals. This hybrid approach to sound generation meant that the 909 sounded like no other drum machine. Accurately recreating such an influential sound while retaining the ability to edit and tweak the various parameters is only possible via Roland’s ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) technology, which is also found in the popular AIRA series.

Tech Specs:

User Memory

Patterns: 96 (2 banks x 3 groups x 16 patterns)
Tracks: 8 (2 banks x 4 tracks)
Kit: 1

Steps

16 steps with 16 sub steps

Instruments

BASS DRUM
SNARE DRUM
LOW TOM
MID TOM
HI TOM
RIM SHOT
HAND CLAP
CLOSED/OPEN HI HAT
CRASH CYMBAL
RIDE CYMBAL

Controllers

VOLUME knob
START button
STOP/CONT button
LAST STEP button
SCALE button
SHUFFLE/FLAM button
CLEAR button
INSTRUMENT SELECT button
SHIFT button
TOTAL ACCENT knob
TEMPO dial
TRACK 1–4 buttons
PATTERN 1–3 buttons
COMP button
TEMPO button
BACK button
FWD button
AVAILABLE MEAS button
CYCLE/GUIDE button
MENU button
ENTER button
Main keys 1–16 (16 step buttons)
BASS DRUM: TUNE, LEVEL, ATTACK, DECAY knobs
SNARE DRUM: TUNE, LEVEL, TONE, SNAPPY knobs
LOW/MID/HI TOM: TUNE, LEVEL, DECAY knobs
RIM/CLAP: LEVEL knob
HI HAT: LEVEL, CH DECAY, OH DECAY knob
CRASH CYMBAL: LEVEL, CRASH TUNE knob
RIDE CYMBAL: LEVEL, RIDE TUNE knob

Effects

Compressor

Indicators

7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
Scale LED

Connectors

TRIGGER OUT jack: Mono miniature phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)

Power Supply

Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
USB bus power

Current Draw

500 mA (USB bus power)

Expected battery life under continuous use

Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours
* This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

ACCESSORIES

 

Owner's Manual
DK-01 Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width

308 mm
12-1/8 inches

Depth

130 mm
5-1/8 inches

Height

51 mm
2-1/16 inches

Weight

980 g
2 lbs 3 oz