Overview

Built with a detailed Matrix display, MIDI in/out, DIN syn capability and individual drum tone outputs, the Roland TR-707 Rhythm Composer is an overlooked gem of a drum machine. Frequently said to capture many of the snare, bass, and hi-hat sounds of its more expensive brother, the TR-909, the TR-707 encapsulates the quintessence of '80s drum programming without crushing your wallet. Used by artists ranging from Phil Collins to Aphex Twin, this drum machine could be the next sleeper hit for your electronic setup.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • TR-707 Rhythm Composer
Finish
  • White
Year
  • 1985
Made In
  • Japan
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Reviews for the Roland TR-707 Rhythm Composer Drum Machine
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  • Great classic drum machine

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    Good price. Sounds great if it is the type of sound you are looking for. Individual outs!

  • Old School Beats

    The 707 has a classic drum machine sound but is now as boomy as the 808 or 909 (love those machines though, don't get me wrong). As far as I've gathered it was one of Roland's first attempts to mix analog circuitry with some digital circuitry and try to make it sound more like a real drum kit. Not t…

  • Fun and useful!

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    The TR-707 is a very fun, old school style drum machine. It may not have a huge amount of sound-sculpting options, but the sounds it has work well for many different types of music. It is also a very easy way to clock a Juno 6 arpeggiator, or any old school synth.

  • Aaaaaaccccciiiiiidddeeeeee

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    If you are into that classic acid sound then you'll love the Roland tr 707 . In some ways it's more classic than the 808 it has a more underground cult like following . Sounds glorious w a good shimmery reverb . Xek studios