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iPhone gets a Roland TR-909 Clone

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Roland’s TR-909 drum machine has been emulated countless times in software, so it was only a matter of time before a version was released for the iPhone. And that time is now: the IR-909 is ready to be purchased from the Apple App Store.

The emulation looks pretty basic, but the essentials seem to be in place. There are eight slots for the drum samples, four patterns and a 16-step sequencer. Each sample can be tweaked with pitch, attack and length controls.

Pleasingly, it’s not just 909-style sounds that are included – users are also supplied with TR-808, TR-707 and TR-606 drum sets. Two further kits are labelled Tech House and Kärv.

Priced at just $5/£3, the IR-909 is certainly affordable, though it does have its limitations. You can’t export or import audio, for example, and according to a reader on Create Digital Music, patterns can’t be saved and the tempo adjustment is a bit crude. Furthermore, a reviewer on the App Store has commented that the step sequencer is fiddly to use.

If you want to find out more, you can watch a video of the IR-909 in action.

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  1. Kerry says
    23 Feb 09, 4:52pm

    So I was in the studio the other day… this guy i know ordered some new ish..something i never heard of ..damn i forgot what it was called..but something like all the instruments mixed together.. i wasin there making beats all night..singing rapping and everything..even though im a inspiring pop artist…lol but as soon as I know the name ill tell you..probaly go to the studio tonight… Let me know you can probaly hear some of my songs…I.m tryna be a young star…inspire all the little kids..we need more young african American(17) artist like myself!

  2. Alicia Allout says
    23 Feb 09, 11:50pm

    How did it work out JD?

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  4. 12 Aug 10, 9:50pm

    the best drum set that i have used is the ones that is made by Pearl`:,

  5. 01 Oct 10, 4:39am

    drum sets made by pearl are nice sounding and tough too:-;

  6. 18 Oct 10, 4:22pm

    my brother has this zildjian drum set and they sound really great:*.

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