"This is my beloved 707. It’s a custom made one from Diabolical, from the States. What they did is that for every single instrument - bass drum, snare, toms - they put different filters in, bit crush, and pitch as well. This one I sync to the 303. I've used it on a couple of tracks already, like my acid track '1010'. It's called actually '1010' because 707 and 303 added together. It's cool, like especially on snare and toms, it sounds really cool with that effect."more
This 1996 interview offers a pretty close look at Tom Jenkinson's "full time residential studio", as he refers to it. At 2:00 into this video, his Roland TR-707 can be spotted at the background with what appears to be a Roland Memory Cartridge present on the 707's respective slot. This particular piece of gear already visually appeared in his work previously. Tom also released a record under the alias "Chaos A.D". The album is named "Buzz Caner", and features a pretty curious cover (link: http://quimby.gnus.org/circus/jukebox.php?image=display.jpg&group=Chaos%20A.D.&album=Buzz%20Caner). At the top left portion of it, there is a photograph of a guy (presumably Tom) tweaking a Roland TB-303. In this photograph, the 707 can also be spotted, along with what possibly is a 101 behind it.more
Roland TR-707 Rythm Composer The Roland TR-707 Rhythm Composer is a programmable digital sampling drum machine built by the Roland Corporation, beginning in 1984. The TR-707 was a staple in early house music, particularly with acid house. Because the TR-707 offers a limited number of instruments sampled at 12 bits, its sound is considered dated by modern standards. However, it is still in use because of its versatility in synchronizing with other hardware and its fully featured interface, comparable to that of high-end Roland drum machines such as the TR-808 and TR-909. Used: Liam has told that this machine was used to produce drums for Invaders Must Die single. He has probably used it also in many more older tracks too.more
Nick Taylor asks Ceephax in this [article from *Smart Shanghai*](http://www.smartshanghai.com/articles/nightlife/inside-the-dayglo-mind-of-ceephax-acid) “OK some nerdy gear questions. How much kit you bringing over to Shanghai? Is it not a huge pain in the arse to travel with all that stuff?” To which Ceephax replies “I'm bringing my flotilla of Roland hardware TR-707, [TR-909](https://equipboard.com/items/roland-tr-909-rhythm-composer), [SH-101](https://equipboard.com/items/roland-sh-101-synthesizer), [TB-303](https://equipboard.com/items/roland-tb-303), and my [Ensoniq SQ-80](https://equipboard.com/items/ensoniq-sq-80).”more
I just played my first show a couple weeks ago. It’s actually my favorite NYC party called Mutual Dreaming, always good vibes. That was probably the only reason I agreed to play, and so I spent the week before learning the songs…again. My live set-up is exactly the same as my studio set-up, minus a couple keyboards: Roland SH-101 Roland TR-707 MFB 522 MFB Fliterbox EHX 2880 loop pedal EHX reverb pedal Casio SK-1 Yamaha DX100 MPC500 and a small mixer.more
Forget about the 909. The Roland TR707 and 727 are the ultimate Chicago House drum machines. 64 patterns, 998 bars, step edit whilst you play the sequence, a nice big display that shows you the entire pattern in one single view (note: it is a shame it has no backlight), trigger output, din-sync in/out, midi (-sync) in and out, shuffle and flam... All in all, more than enough to satisfy your drum-sequencing needs. The 707’s 15 drum sounds are too cool to ignore. Nice and punchy bassdrums and snaredrums and a set of gritty hi-hats, funky rides and ear crushing crash cymbals… The samples in this budget machine rock beyond believe. Add the 727 to your 707 and you’ll be jacking it latino style like Mario ‘Smoking’ Diaz or playing it as smooth as Mr. Fingers with 15 more percussion sounds. Better get a big mixer if you are one of those control freaks; almost every sound has it’s own individual output… But then again… why bother? The volume sliders for each sound give you enough control, so you might as well use the stereo output. But hey, at least you have a choice!more
"We have a Yamaha RX11 drum machine but I'm a bit disappointed with that. For a start the memory is a bit limited, and because a drum machine is used like a sketchpad, it's very frustrating if you can't get enough bars into it. We use a LinnDrum with standard chips - our producer has some alternative sound chips too - and a Roland TR707 and 727 which are really good. They're amazing for the money, and we've just got an Octapad (Roland's MIDI drum pad set) which allows you to record drum patterns through MIDI onto the QX1."more
A very unique take on the digital drum machine. Cuts through a mix pretty well, has a volume slider for every drum sound and is extremely lightweight. All of these factors make the 707 the quintessential digital drum machine for live performances.