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Roland Boutique Synths Enhance Roland Classics with the Latest Technology

Roland Future Redefined Boutique Synth
Roland Boutique Synths TR-03, TB-03 and VP-03

Roland has unveiled three new additions to the Roland Boutique Synth series including the TR-09 Rhythm Composer, TB-03 Bass Line, and VP-03 Vocoder. Each of these new models recreates the sound, interface, and operation of classic Roland products that many people love. All three new Boutique Synths are powered by 4 x AA batteries or USB bus power, and can be used in many applications, including studio, live performances and at home. In addition, each module includes a powered mini-speaker, which is ideal for todays mobile musicians.

The TR-09 Rhythm Composer recreates the influential hybrid sound of the iconic Roland TR-909 drum machine in a compact unit. As well as delivering this renowned tone, the TR-09 also includes the familiar 16-step TR-REC programming style and a choice of Step or Tap write modes. Unlike its predecessor, the TR-09 offers more flexibility with its host of connectivity to external gear, allowing users to tailor a unique performance without interrupting their beats.

The TB-03 Boutique Bass line takes its inspiration from the legendary Roland TB-303, and utilises ACB (Analog Circuit Behaviour) to deliver an authentic sound like the original. Featuring a new four-digit LED display, which allows for enhanced programming, as well as rotary dials which provide hands-on control for tuning, cutoff, resonance, envelop mod, decay, and accent. In addition to these features, the TB-03 also includes Saw and square waveforms, alongside new overdrive, delay, and reverb effects. Unlike the original, the new TB-03 is equipped with an all-new Step mode and fine tempo control, and sequences can continue playing while switching modes.

Last but not least, the new VP-03 has been greatly inspired by the legendary VP-303 Vocoder Plus, and uses ACB technology to recreate the original sound, along with the human voice. Like the original, the VP-03 comes equipped with a vocoder, human voice, and string sound sources on board. In addition, it also includes a full host of new features including 16 Chord Memory setups for one-finger chord playback, plus a new Voice Step Sequencer for dynamic rhythmic effects.

Shipping from October 2016, keep your eyes on this space for more info and updates about the new Roland Boutique Synths.

By Toop Harris

Posted on 10 Sep 2016 03:10 to category : Instruments News

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