Let' confront the two drum boxes from Roland:
the original legend TR-909 from 1983 INFO
and the remake AIRA TR-8 from 2013 INFO
TEST note: the tr909 is fully working and calibrated. The test is approximative since the pot values between the machines are different.
note also that the TR909 is 30 years old, and some component may now sound different: today two original 909 won't sound quite the same.
Files are wav non compressed, volume gains are matched.
part 1 KICK
part 2 Snare
a bit detuned
part 3 digital HH
HH open tr909
HH open tr8
Tr8 is more bright
ROLAND TR-8 VS TR-808
Text , review, special demos copyright polynominal.com / Eric Pochesci