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Roland TR-707

Roland TR-707  ·  Source: Roland

Roland TR-707 and TR-727

Roland TR-707 and TR-727  ·  Source: Roland

Roland TR-727 VST

Roland TR-727 VST  ·  Source: Roland

Roland TR-707 VST

Roland TR-707 VST  ·  Source: Roland

Roland TR-707 and TR-727 VST

Roland TR-707 and TR-727 VST  ·  Source: Roland

Two classic Rhythm Composers get their authentic software versions via RolandCloud. TR-707 and TR-727 – this is your time.

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Rhythm Composers

The TR-707 and TR-727 were Roland’s first drum machines that were based on PCM samples. The orange highlighted 707 had 15 classic drum sounds while the blue highlights of the 727 focused on latin percussion. Both had a similar programming interface to the 909 but also had level sliders and an awesome computerised pattern display.

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The playback engine was pretty basic with 8-bit samples running at 25kHz. The samples were so short that they added Decay using analog circuitry. It all came across a little rough around the edges which is what we call “charm” and “character”.

Anyway, Roland has run the hardware through their ACB conversion technology to produce fabulously authentic-sounding software versions based upon the original PCM wave data. Of course, Roland has worked in a whole bunch of extra control with tuning, envelopes, overdrive and more that the originals never gave you access to. The internal sequencer has had an overhaul making it far more comprehensive.

Roland TR-707 and TR-727

Roland TR-707 and TR-727

The TR-707 and TR-727 look great and are available now for $149 each or as part of a RolandCloud Ultimate membership.

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One response to “Roland releases TR-707 and TR-727 onto RolandCloud”

  1. Tech house combo says:

    These ACB versions have been available in the TR8 and TR8s for some years, though the Cloud versions have a few more features. The 707 isn’t a bad drum machine, especially when coupled with the 727, but it has always sounded ‘cleaner and lighter’ to me than the 808 and 909. The 727 used together with the 808 or 909 is quite a good combination for techno or breakbeat, though you may have to EQ the 727 down a little.

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