The TR-09 Rhythm Composer is faithful to its famous ancestry, but also incorporates new technology to make it modern and useful. Like the 909, it features 16-step programming and a choice of step or tap write modes, and it’s extremely easy to connect to external gear, with MIDI, USB, and trigger ports onboard.
The other update of a classic is the TB-03 bass synth, with a new four-digit LED display allowing for more in depth programming. The familiar tuning, cutoff, resonance, envelope mod, decay and accent are all there with rotary dials to control them, with new overdrive, delay and reverb effects for use too. There’s also all-new step mode and fine tempo control for more tweaking of the sound.
The VP-03 Vocoder is the third unit in this release, and emulates the VP-330 Vocoder Plus to fuse the human voice with the synthesiser sounds. It also has string sound sources onboard, and comes with a gooseneck XLR microphone and the option to connect to the additional K-25m Keyboard Unit for extra keys.
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