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  TR-505 Drum machine At a Glance
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Richard Wintle ( ) writes:
Roland's budget rhythm box, the "x0x" that analogue lovers love to hate! 5 velocity levels (and programmable accent) output, responds to all incoming velocities. Nice MIDI implementation with separately programmable note # and channel for each instrument, and the pads MIDI out as well. Polyphony is limited to 8 (I think) because some instruments cut each other off (notably, low/mid/high tom/timbale, open/closed hh, etc.). Can handle odd time signatures through setting different numbers of beats in each pattern. All in all a wonderful little box if you can deal with the punchy and really short PCM samples.

Comments About the Sounds:
Short and punchy PCM drum samples.

(Thanks to Richard Wintle for this info.)

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x Online Manual - It is what it is man.
x Samplers Delight Vintage Drum Machine samples
x Agent 626´s music I also use the TR-505 for my Tracks
x Ralf T - 505 Dreams A dreamy house track (WMA format) where I've used the TR-505.

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