Are Roland Releasing Boutique Replicas Of The 303 & 909?
Rumours are building that Roland are to announce two new 'boutique' models of the famous acid stalwarts the TB-303 bass synthesiser and TR-909 drum machine. With the hardware firm announcing that 9th September will be a '909 Celebration Event' (in line with the calendar date), images have appeared online that pertain to be new reboots of the classic kit. As with other manufacturers, Roland have over the past year looked at producing scaled down versions of their classics to gain a share in the affordable analogue market driven by Korg and others recently. The TB03 and TR09 could also feature additional ins/outs/ triggers if these photos from sequencer.de are accurate.
Full details of the live streams from Roland for 909 Day can be found HERE