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Roland TR-55

 

 

 

Roland tr55

info Country: Japan
Weight: 4 Kg
Dimensions: na
audio demo trend price : 250€
manual demo video comments

Roland TR-55
Transistor Rhythm (1972)

 

Vintage drumbox from the first seventies features classic 100% analog circuits with preset patterns.

The TR-55 is the average model between models Tr-33 and Tr-77.

main panel
rolan d tr55

info DRUM MACHINE Main panel features 13 push buttons, 3 knobs, 1 selector and 1 electrostatic touch pad for pattern start-stop.


Back panel terminal connectors:
- main out low impedance
- main out high impedance
- start/stop pedalswitch input.





info VOICE
TR55 manages 6 channels polyphony.
The voice board generates 6 analog percussions with no sound controls but a simple balance mix between:
- bass / snare
- hihats / maracas.


kick snare high conga
low conga hihats claves


voiceboard
Tr55 analog board




info PATTERNS
there are 10 preset rhythm patterns available and 14 variations split in 2 banks A-B that alters the rhythms with different instruments:
A- 2 BEAT: bass drum, bass + snare, foxtrot1, swing1, march and parade
B- 4 BEAT: bass drum, bass + snare, foxtrot2, swing2, swing3 and tango.
SYNC tempo can be set directly by potentiometer, doubled with UP TEMPO button:
It is not possible to externally sync (or trig) the frequency.

waltz ballad slowrock rock n roll beguine
chacha mambo samba bossanova rhumba


variation


info MODIFICATION

tr55 demo

Found this weird modded TR55 on the web, by "staccato du mal" but no other info on the owner /modder.

FEATURES: TRIG INS, AUDIO OUTS, VOICE CANCEL, MASTER CLOCK OUT, MASTER CLOCK IN

tr55 demo

 

info RELATED FAMILY:

tr33

Roland TR-33 previous model VIDEO

model wood

Roland Tr-66 desktop model VIDEO

tr77

Roland TR-77 improved 55 version VIDEO


 

effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:

  name price link demo
Waveshapper Goldbaby commercial effet n/a
free tr55 sample pack here! FREE sample pack effet n/a


demo AUDIO DEMO
demo demo pattern 1
demo demo pattern 2
demo demo pattern 2


video VIDEO CLIP SELECTION

Roland TR-55 thru NI FM7 video2 Vintage Drumbox 1973
Roland TR-55 thru NI FM7
+Roland Juno 60
+ JX-3P
Vintage Drumbox 1973

roland tr-55

roland tr-55

 




manual
ROLAND TR-55 MANUAL
(only Japanese for now)

 

 




manual
-SERVICE MANUAL -USER MANUAL in ENGLISH

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Roland Tr-55 FOR SALE

Roland Tr-55 FOR SALE
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circuit 1 BD motherboard


manual

-TR breed
-analog
-vintage design

manual

-no edit
-no sound control


comment
FOR COLLECTORS


REVIEW " It is just another cheesy drumbox like many others with few controls and no sync option . Anyway it sounds nice and it is still a nice piece of music history. Only for TR vintage collectors"

 
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Roland tr55 3 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. price €200