Roland TR-727

Kent Williams wrote in to let me know he has released a free set of Roland TR-727 Rhythm Composer Drum Machine samples.

I was inspired to do this set by the guys at Goldbaby — — who have done some obsessively loving sampling jobs on many old drum boxes, through a wide variety
of gear.

The sample set includes all 15 samples recorded in these ways:

  • Original: This is the TR-727 plugged directly into the audio input of an RME Hammerfall DSP+Multiface.
  • TubeEQ: Processed through a Behringer Tube Ultra-Q, a 4 band Parametric EQ.
  • TubeAmp-Clean: Plugged into a Peavey Classic 20 Tube Amplifier, EQ set flat. Microphone: Shure Beta 87-A, PreAmp: Art TubeMP.
  • TubeAmp-Dirty: Same as above only turned up to overdrive the amplifier.

Download the 24-bit 44.1khz wav samples from Kent’s website.