The 909 Day celebrations continue as Roland rolls out new versions of the TB-303, TR-909, VP-330, TT-99 turntables, a new DJ controller that lets you live program 909 sounds and more.
Roland closes out a big week of announcements for music tech with details on a new line of gear that includes updated versions of classic pieces as well as new bits. While Apple unveiled the headphone jack-free next generation of the iPhone and Technics dropped a huge price tag on its new model of turntables, Roland trumped them all by listing about 30 new products on its website. The line includes updated versions of TB-303 bassline synthesizer (the TB-03), the VP-330 vocoder (VP-03) and the TR-909 drum machine (TR-09), as well as a new TT-99 direct drive turntable and the Aerophone AE-10, an original wind instrument that allows users to manipulate built-in sounds like a traditional saxophone. DJs will be especially keen to hear that the company has also rolled out the DJ-808, a collaboration with Serato that combines producing and DJing by packing a four-channel mixer, TR drum sounds, a step sequencer and a voice transformer in one.
There are also drums, amplifiers, DJ controllers and more. Although there are no detailed specifications yet, you can find a full list of the new products here.