Roland Bundle Five TR-iffic Drum Machines
Following in the footsteps of their Analog Polysynth Collection, Roland has released the Drum Machine Collection. Featuring five bona fide classic rhythm boxes, this package won’t require a subscription and will save you $/€250!
The Roland Drum Machine Collection
Roland’s legendary drum machines of the 1980s are regarded as some of the finest ever made. I don’t need to wax lyrical about the TR-808, 909 or 707. Those three drum machines alone account for a huge amount of drum content to this day. The Latin variation of the TR-707, the TR-727 is also a venerable classic and the TR-606, whilst not getting as much love as the others, still has many die-hard fans.
Roland ACB Modelling
It’s difficult to question the accuracy and authenticity achieved by Roland’s ACB modelling technology. This software marvel has been responsible for most of Roland’s digital offerings in recent years. Many of their Boutique and Cloud instruments feature it; it is that technology that powers these five legends.
All five of these plugins have been available to Roland Cloud subscribers for some time, but now Roland has bundled them up as a retail package for those people who may not like to subscribe. They have also effectively knocked €/$50 off the price of each of these. Lifetime Keys have been available for all five at €/$149 so the €/$499 bundle price is quite the steal!
Roland Drum Machines For The 21st Century Producer
As well as faithfully recreating the original hardware, each plugin comes with extended features that bring them bang up to date for the modern, “in-the-box” musician and producer. Each have powerful sequencers and can easily be synchronised with your DAW. All the original sounds are included and a whole load more new patches. Each plugin comes in VST3/AU/AAX format with full support for Apple Silicon. All the plugins are supplied with a Lifetime Key and owners will receive free access to future updates and feature enhancements.
Roland’s Drum Machine Collection is available now via Roland Cloud and their retail partners for €/$499. A 30 day demo is also available.
- TR-808: Roland
- TR-707: Roland
Robbery at half the price. I can’t imagine anyone paying for these. The samples from these machines are available with even the most rudimentary search. Five hundred Euro for some NFT, basically. To each their own, and yes, modern musicians in modern times etc, perhaps i am out of touch and so on but my god, Five Hundred Euro?!?
But, but they’re… TR-iffic! 🤣
Well I thought it was funny! 😉
not impressed with roland’s efforts. A drum machine is something you buy to tweak live and have fun with. In a DAW I just use samples and or an ableton drum rack
Yeah, as above.
This just stinks of a money grab.
I have the MC-707 (great machine) and that also has Roland’s ACB modelling technology. It also has all the samples of these kits.
I just get this. Or a lot that Roland does these days.
Not, it is Zenology based as far as I know. Not that it matters much.
Perhaps I’m wrong, or the article above is wrong, but this is what it says:
“Roland ACB Modelling
It’s difficult to question the accuracy and authenticity achieved by Roland’s ACB modelling technology. This software marvel has been responsible for most of Roland’s digital offerings in recent years. Many of their Boutique and Cloud instruments feature it; it is that technology that powers these five legends.”
The MC-707 is indeed a ZEN-Core based product, whilst the majority of Roland’s Boutique and Cloud-based emulations of their classic Analog synths and drum machines use ACB. These five drum machines are all ACB-based.
However, more recent emulations have been made using their ABM platform, which is part of the overall ZEN-Core approach. Synths like the Jupiter Xm and Juno-X are ABM/ZEN-Core based.
499€ for a virtual Vst simulation? Are they serious? I prefer the Behringer Clone, I can Touch with my Hands and it is not a simulation, it is really analog technics inside! I have the 606 Clone for 99 bucks, and its a real machine with music inside and analog technics. Nö simulation, and I love this little bastard. I use the individuell outputs to get crazy sounds out of this little machine. I concentrate in one machine and make music. I do not collect vsts just to own them on my Harddisk.
Not content to get high, eat a bag of chips and fall asleep watching TV… Roland have gotten completely dialed, stripped down and have climbed out onto the roof at 3:00 AM, screaming about the revolution with a lampshade on their head.
Trying to decide if I’m angry with them for insulting our intelligence or if I pity the depths of their delusion. Either way, they’ve overplayed their hand. Another product that is 10 years too late. Hard pass.
Roland should be working on a new MV8800 replacement. The MV-1 is an insult to real groovebox operators. Add computer interface, moving faders & a touch screen. A few more bells & whistles and the MV9000 could give Akai’s MPC-X a run for its money.
Battery 4 from Native Instruments costs 200€.
That’s all i need to say.
HI FOLKS! it is okay vst of classic machines in 2022 but give us the real analog thing as it was conceived back in the 80’s..can’t do it anymore?? C’mon what about guitar world..a Les Paul, Stratocaster, Telecaster classic solid bodies of the 30’s 50’s 60’s. They are still produced today..and YES! they are expensive.
Kind of amusing, could you not just buy a TR-8’s and complete the nostalgia with an actual piece of hardware. Me thinks this the strategy to be honest.
No doubt, the ACB modelling is great, but I just can’t get into cloud synths, cloud samples and cloud DAWs. It all looks a bit strange to me. Roland release the fantastic MC707, the cracking little Verselab, TR8s, TR6s, the Boutiques, all of which are good in their right, while at the same time trying to sell the cloud versions! Roland doesn’t need competition from Yahama, Korg, Moog etc as it’s competing with itself! Didn’t think it was a good idea for Korg to make VSTs of the Wavestate and Modwave either. The Opsix, a VST, yes, because the hardware’s been dropped. At the end of the day, we use these machines to make music. We maintain that the Volca Beats, the TR08 etc will long outlast any cloud versions made, but maybe these HARDWARE companies that we love have first to go there to find out? 😁
Hey Roly, me old mucker, where’s the Boutique CR78? Where is it? Why no in shop, Roly? Why no buy Boutique CR78? Popliar old drum machine, Roly. No in shop. Me no can buy. And where be Boutique MC202, Roly? Me search high and low, but me no find. Me no cloud fan, Roly. Me like-a-da hardware, popliar or no-popliar, if it make-a-da groovy riddim for me choons, Roly.