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Old 23-09-2013, 02:52 PM   #21
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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

I can't find any online tutorials or help concerning repairing the velocity pads on the MC-909. I've seen postings about repair with carbon paint but no how to's. Thanks.

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Old 30-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #22
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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

Hi folks!

MC-909 is a great machine, there are so many connection approaches how one can use it in a setup. I happen to use it for couple of years now in most of my recordings and currently have it working both as a console send effect unit (mostly for compression/amp sim)/external synth sequencer.

Speaking about pad/button response quality, those should be properly glued to the supporting rubber frames underneath the front panel, otherwise misses or double presses can happen quite often...
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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

I recently picked up a JX-305 (for cheap) which is supposed to be like a 505 w keys.
Does anyone know of any good vid tutorials out there for the 505 that might be helpful.
I haven't found anything on a first pass.

I could pour over the manual but if there's videos it would save me a lot of time.
The JX-305 isn't gonna get heavy use (hence my resistance to dive deeply into the manual) but I'd like to throw it in the mix some.
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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

I had a MC-307 and it was awesome. I sold it though. I miss it. Would like to get a 909. they look super cool.
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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

I still have a 505, I don't use it anymore as it needs repair...

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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

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I still have a 505, I don't use it anymore as it needs repair...
What happened to it? How long did you have it till issues came about?
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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

Ops, I only saw your post now...
It travelled quite a bit and a few of the buttons stopped working...

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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

Can any of you guys tell me the names of the TR-808 and the TR-909 drum sounds? I am working on renaming several hundred drum samples I downloaded and I don't know what the abbreviations mean. It's useful for me to know what the sounds are originally called for my project.

So far I know only these: BD=bass drum, SD=snare drum, HH=high hat.

If this question isn't quite relevant to the products you own but you think you can provide a list of abbreviations, please let me know.

Also, does anybody have a link to the freeware (not crackz) version of Propellerhead Rebirth program? Last I saw it was a couple of years ago and it was only available as a CD-ROM torrent.

Peace and props to you guys for using awesome hardware. I like some of that type of stuff even though I don't own any of it. I sure miss hardware sequencing!

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Also, does anybody have a link to the freeware (not crackz) version of Propellerhead Rebirth program? Last I saw it was a couple of years ago and it was only available as a CD-ROM torrent.
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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

lol at this thread which started with the MC series, then went back to TR's and now we're at Rebirth.
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Thanks so much to you and to the other good person who replied. This solves my naming problem. I had forgotten that CB was "cowbell" for example ... Of course it sounds nothing like an actual cowbell, but it still sounds pretty awesome as an interesting sound even after all these years. the other names I had forgotten too because a few of those don't sound realistic either. But that's the beauty of it! I love those machines' sounds for the surrealism!

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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

Going back on topic. how easy it is to sample on a MC-909 and how does it handle loops?

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My friend has a 505, the resonance knob is messed up and causes the res to jump all over the place without even touching it :/

Would be nice to fix but I don't think they use standard pots for the knobs.
Plastic shafts on the pots, seriously Roland?
Sorry for the bump... But I have the same problem with the cut off. As I usually use it in MIDI mode and control the MANY parameters by cc msbs lsbs and sysex from max/msp or my Kenton control freak and DIY midi controllers the problem is absent. However I really wanna start using the sequencer.

I did try to take a look inside and spent an hour just trying to get the buttons aligned to put it back together without even taking it fully apart. I'm hoping a blast of air and some IPA should do it.

Anyone got advice on taking these buggers apart and being able to realign everything afterwards?

You guys may diss the mc-303 (in my case) but the MIDI implementation is amazing.... Everything is controllable including Tuning systems! But I want to twiddle its own knobs for simplicity live...

Any help at this late stage would be great.

The 303 got my head around decimal, binary, hex and why the MIDI spec is actually amazing. A well thought out and planned bit of work... Why 127 values? The first hex number is the type of message eg controller the second the value, what controller (10 for pan say) leaving only 0-128 in the third byte.

Sorry, got a semi MIDI-on!

No internet for me then, just my Atari. So that manual was THE MANual!
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rebirth doesn't like 64 bit windows. am dissapoint.

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Anyone here have any good tips on time stretching loops with the 909?
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Anyone here have any good tips on time stretching loops with the 909?
On the 808 you just tell it to not auto-sync to BPM and it'll time stretch by pitch just like a traditional sampler.

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Re: Roland MC 303 505 909 questions

I tried the 303, 307 and 505 (which I still have at home but in need of repair) I'd really love to try the 808 or 909 too...

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