Synth Site: Roland: TR-505 Drum machine: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
page 8 of 14:   <<<  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  >>>
Burke a hobbyist user from usa writes:
I love this little thing. Got it for $15.00. Not too deep of course but SO easy to use. It's great for sketching out ideas -IF- you use it to trigger another module (I use a DM5). The sounds in it might be useful to some, although I doubt it. I've never used them but major effects could help. I just program as a live p.a. and sample off the parts i like. All in all, as simple as it gets.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-05-2002 at 11:51
Tue Find writes:

posted Friday-Nov-02-2001 at 15:48
jesse a part-time user from new york writes:
what do these morons expect? the tr505 came out in 1986, not 1996. its true, this thing has definitely got its share of limitations, but its can pound out some mean sounding shit if you really take the time to chain and insert beats atop of one another. the one complaint ive got is it wont let you program the beats to close to one another, even if you are in tempo, but the sounds still appear, they just dont register on the memory. what i suggest is running an instrument cable from the R/MONO jack to the mic/auxillary jack on your stereo or 4track, then youll be able to get the beats as close together as you want, youll just have to do it manually. i wouldnt trust this little bastard in a live or even a jam session, i say just tape what you do and get a loud stereo to play it back. it sounds ghetto, i know, but its better than spending a half hour cursing and pleading with the thing to work. i give it a 4 cause i actually dig the unit, unlike most other owners it seems. if youve got one to sell you dont want anymore, drop me an email.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-11-2001 at 10:02
Josh a hobbyist user from Dallasn Tx writes:
Ok elvis, i'm stupid for taking an old 80's retro budget item and making it usefull? Lol. I got this retro thing ripping out some hard tribal sounding grooves among other things... I would bet money anybody hearing the samples I make with the sucker be them professionally trained or not could even guess what the original sound came from! And there is not special effects that i'm using prick, just a few octaves down with some chorus and maybe a lil distortion. Not very complicated to be honest. So simple infact, maybe I am stupid? Lol.

posted Monday-Aug-13-2001 at 02:49
ukcoolat a hobbyist user from Nottingham, England writes:
Elvis - okay the TR505 sounds like trash compared to modern equivalents - but its so easy to use - hooking it up to a sampler and using the 505 to program the beats and triger the sampler just kicks! Since they can be had so cheap - it makes it worth having. I even remember assinging the top row of buttons to one midi channel, the bottom to another and making each button on each row a different Midi Note number.I then connected it to a synth - so that I could program cool patterns on it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-06-2001 at 00:04
page 8 of 14:   <<<  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  >>>