More leaked images of Roland 909 day releases appeared on Moogulator’s Synthesizer.de blog last night. This time it’s the long rumoured re-issue of the TR-909 drum machine and TB-303 Bassline synth. But of course these are ACB Boutique versions they are calling the TR-09 and TB-03. Digital recreations of analogue classics in a tidy form factor. Not sure everyone will be pleased! As reported elsewhere on gearnews.com, the blog also has shots of the rumoured System 8 and VP-03 Vocoder.
TR-09 and TB-03
There is no information other than the images but to me they look completely fabulous. Obviously the hardcore fans will be heartbroken that they’ve changed the shape and are using virtually modelled analogue rather then the real thing. However, I’m betting they sound every bit as good as the other Boutique range of products which is as near to the real thing as you’re ever going to get.
I’m liking the Trigger input and CV/Gate output on the front of the TB-03.