On [this page](http://lonelady.co.uk/blog/fixing-the-unseen-days-snapshots-from-studio-life/) from her website, Julie recalls, "...I relearned simple things like how to programme a Roland TR 505 and a Yamaha RX17 drum machine, and how to make, load and assign samples onto an MPC 500 Akai sampler, and its updated version, the Akai MP8."more
According to this article Rouge Wave been using the 505 during the recording sessions for "Permalight": "Each song began with a click-track on a Roland TR-505 drum machine, with sounds subsequently added from the 505 to establish feel and tempo. Building upon that with drums, rhythm guitar, and scratch vocal tracks, the songs evolved."more
I bought this just for fun, but years later it now controls my DittoX4 looper live with MIDI and provides the live drums for a 3 piece Dark-Wave/Post-Punk band. I have also used it on a record. I also have a start and stop pedal mounted on my pedal board so I can stop it while I'm playing guitar and we run the 505 through the desk in stereo. The kick sounds great through subwoofers. Only issue is with the tempo, it can sometimes change by itself, apparently this is an issue with this model in general - will be looking into an external midi clock.