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It is possible to edit your Rhythm Track. If you wish to add of delete Rhythm Pattern. re'cr to 0 Ed * Functions in Ad < While holding the Shift Button down, press the Track Selector Button of the relevant Rhythm Trac< This will turn the TR-909 into the Track Program mode. < Press the Start Key. and the Rhythm will start running. (JS < t Recall the measure which you are to edit by pressing the Forward Button Each time you press the Forward Button. the number on the Display will change...

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0) Make sure that the TR 909 is i> ot run-ni ng. S) Press any Track Selector Button 1 you like. This operation turns the TR-9C9 into Track Program mode. White holding the Shift Button down, press the Bank Selector I or II. This causes the indicator of the selected Bank to go on. fjjj9 If the TR-909 has been just turned on. you may skip the operations < j) and Now the TR-909 > s ready for Step Write or Pattern Play. If you have chtngod the Banks, please be It is not possible to play the...

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Another attractive function of the TR-909 * that you can progrdti a Rhythm Track of a wfvole music piece by combining Rhythm Patterns in memory. There are 8 Tracks (4 in Bank 1. and another 4 in Bank 2). and altogether 896 measures are available in eacti Bank. 1. Trick Program Programming Rhythm Trade) Be sure that the TR-909 is not running. < D Select either Bank I or II by pressing the relevant Bank Selector while holding the Shift Button down. < D While holding the Shift Button down,...

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Edit Function in Pattern Play and Track Write Chain function is used to allow for Rhythm that requires more than sixteen steps for programming. This may bo in the form of the thirty second notes as would be used in the Scale (J -16) to complete a 4 4 measure, or can be to accommodate odd rhythms (5 4. 7 8. etc.) that require more than sixteen steps. Such a Rhythm would cost more then two Rhythm Patterns, but the Chain function enables to combine these patterns (we call it Chain Patterns) to...

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This Scale selection procedure should be dene after Step Write p'ooedure or Tap Write procedure (J). (That is during the TR-909 running). Depending on the Scale currently cfcosen. the tempo of the Winking Indicator on the Main Keys will chan j. (That is because all the Rhythms are in tune with each other). Here, the last step is automatically set Jljj-j 16. j> Jj-* 12. The TR-909 allows you to freely change the number of steps in a Rhythm Pattern, so even odd rhythm can be written. While...

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It is possible to copy any Rhythm Pattern or a series ol Rhythm Patterns even in different Banks The existing Rhythm Patterns that follow the new comer will be shifted forward increasing the total number of measures by that rrany (D Assign the measure number where you wish to send the copy of a Rythm or series of Rhythms While holding the Shift Button down, press the Cooy Key, the Main Keys to assign the first measure of the series of Rhythm Patterns), the Enter Key. then the Mam Keys...

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Playing the TR-909 to the Sync Signa recorded on a tape. < DConnect the Sync In on the TR-909 to the Une Out of the tape recorder. < Press the Tape Sync Button of the TR-909. (D Turn the TR-909 to the Track Play mode, then se'ect the Rhythm Track to be played. 'If you wish to leave the Tape Sync mode before the TR-909 starts running, press the Tape Sync Button. And if you wish to leave the Tape Sync mode during the TR-909 playing, press the Stop Continue Key. While the TR-909 is running...

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MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital interface is international standard that enables communication of units by digital signal. Information which can be communicated are as follows. Rhythm Pattern Please never connect MIDI dcvice to r> on MIDI divice. Especially, when usng several devices, be careful not to cause loop effect Please take this setting procedure in Track Play mode. Setting Receiving Channel To set the Channel number for MIDI information which controls the internal sound source,...

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Wftirirtofor tw> f ng for Pilot Torw Modulated Too PWot Toot Modu*t d Oata r ir* found To t found compltted (D Then set the tape recorder to playback mode. Here, on pressing the Enter Key. all the Indicators exceot the Scale Indicator will go out. If the indicators come in just like before Verify prooodure is taken (as this indicates that data is properly saved), stop the tape recorder. If the Indicators do not return to the normal condition asthey should Rewind the tape and play it back once...

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You can insert any Rhythm Pattern into Assign the measure number w*> ere you wish to insert a Rhythm, (g (2> Select the Rhythm you wish to insert < Pattern Group and the Pattern Number). Jja (DVMiile holding the Shift Button down, press the Insert Key, then the Enter Key It s possible to nsert a series of the adjoining Rhythm Patterns. Refer to M C8 4 Pattern Play. To insert Rhythm Pattern 1 into the 3rd measure.

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This corresponds to the snappirvess of the Snare Drum. At its fully counterclockwise < O ) position. Snare Drum sound with snappy removed will be obtained. Rotating the knob clockwise O increases the pitch. Convoling the pitch of these three Tom sounds, you can use them as Melody Tom. This adjusts the dccay time. If you wish to mute the Tom sound, rotate this knob counterclockwise < Ol. This knob controls the Decay time of HUM sound. If you wish to mute the Hi-hat sound, rotate this knob...

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(D Make sure that the TR-909 is turned on but not running. (The TR-909's Main Keys'* indicators fl h from the left to right ihowing that it is now in the running mode. So. it is easily recognized whether the TR-909 is running or not.) While holding the Shift Button down, press the Pattern Group Selector Button 2. and it will start flashing, (Jl < D While holding the Clear Button, press the Main Key 1. This procedure will erne the Rhythm Pxwr previously written there (Bank 1, Pattern Group 2,...

Info

Press the Main Key corresponding xo e position on the Rhythm Chart one after another. How the Main Key* work in writing The Indicator on the Main key changes by pressing the key as shown below If writing Bess Drum. Snare Drum. Tom (low Mtf Hi). or C. Hi-hat, If writing the other sound sources e. g. Rim Shot. etc.

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Take copy procedure ard copy 23rd to 26th measures. JJ7' To copy 13th to 16th measures into the 19th measure. 1 2 3 4 11 1 13 14 15 16 17 16 19 20 21 f 28 27 28. 1 0 c 0 V f l fi n ' 1 2 3 4 11 1 13 U 15 16 17 16J19 20 21 22 23 2* 25 30 31 3 aocoefaDCoeni Take copy procodure and copy 13th to 16th measures ( +7*

Midi

If you wish to use the TR-909 as a slave device (the one to be controlled by the external devices), press the Tempo Mode Button while holding the Shift Button Dov-n. Each time you press the Tempo Mode Button, the Sync mode will charge INT- MIDI-DIN. fll > The units will be synchronized in perfect tempo of the TR-909 with each other. The units will be synchronized in perfect tempo of the TR-909 with each other. The units will r jn by tempo signal sent to OIN Sync In from the external unit. The...

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Hitting the Main Key. you will hear the corresponding sound source. OD Set up the TR-909 as shown in Con-nect ononp. 6. 2)Turn the TR-909 on. Note Pleave try handl the Power Switch os gently as possible. d Set the Level Control of each sound source to its middle. Tap each Main Key. and the corresponding voice wiU be hoard. Here, adjust the over* volume to pleasant level. Simple demonstration data is preprogrammed into the TR 909 < 8onk I. Track 1. Rhythm Patterns 1 to 8). You can erase it and...

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< S> While holding the Shift Button down, press the Delete Key. the Main Key(s) corresponding to the last measure of the series then the Enter Key. flgy> To delete a single measure, you do not need to assign last measure number, so skip pressing the Main Keys and continue to hitting the Enter Key right after pressing the Delete Key.flg * To delete the whoto Rhythm Patterns from a certain measure up to the end of the mus*c, you may press the Last Measure Button instead of assigning the...

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CD Write other sound sources and accent (Total accent) in the same way as procedures (R end . < D If writing has been completed, press the Stop Continue Key, and it will Stop playing the Rhythm. ( j> 2. Some more useful Information for Pattern Writ _ A. Memory System of the TR-909 B. Selecting Bank Before writing any Rhythm Pattern, you need to select a Bank (I or II) Pattern Group (1. 2 or 3) and Pattern Number (Main Key 1 to 16). In Steo Write on P. 9. nothing is mentioned on changing...

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Edit Function in Pattern Write mode It is possible to copy a Rhythm Pattern even in a different Pattern Group or Bank. (DTo assign the Pattern Number which is to receive the original Rhythm Pattern, press any Pattern Group Selector Button, while holding the Shift Button down. Then press the appropriate Main Key.fl (J> To assign the Rhythm Pattern to be copied, while holding the Shift Button down, press the Copy Key (Main Key 11). the Bank Button, the Pattern Group 8utton. the Main Key....

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You can write Flam ( ) into the Bass Drum. Snare Orum. Low Tom, Mid Tom. or Hi Tom. The eight options of Flam interval (between and J ) can be selected by using the Main Keys. White holding the Instrument Selector Button, press the two Main Keys corresponding to the voice to which you wish to wirte Flam, gfS Just like Step Write procedure explained in Basic Course, tap the Main Keys. While holding the Shuffle Flam Button down, press any of the Main Keys of 9 to 16 to set the Flam interval....

Shift

* Adding Rhythm Pattern to the existing Rhythm Track. < DAssign the last measure of the Track, ( y' oBy using the Forward Key. OYrtiile holding the Shift Button, press the Last Measure Key and the Enter Key. owhile holding the Shift Button down, press the Main Keys and the Enter Key. (J)Hit the Enter Key. There comes a measure ready to accept the additional Rhythm Patterns to be programmed into the Track.

Handclap

This is provided for every sound source and controls each volume. Routing his clockwise (O) will increase the volume. This is to control the attacx sound Rotating this knob dockwi O increases it. This adjusts tho decay timo. If you wish to mute the kick drum sound, rotate this knob counterclockwise O. This is to control the pitch. Whatever the position this knob is set, the Decay knob works at its set time. This is to change timber of the sound. As you rotate this knob, the *> und will become...

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Thb mode is provided for potential control of externa' sound source through MIOI. Whan uiin axttm* tound sourcts. tfia Main Kayi I fljHHW lact tha 16 hindi of musical mrtoimenu. (Flam Is not avaUabtvJ Rhythm P tt rn of Internal Sound Sourct Rhychm Patten 0 EKtariMl Sound Sourca (through MIDI Out) Rhythm P tt rn of Internal Sound Sourct Whan uiin axttm* tound sourcts. tfia Main Kayi I fljHHW lact tha 16 hindi of musical mrtoimenu. (Flam Is not avaUabtvJ Rhychm Patten 0 EKtariMl Sound Sourca...

Repair Roland Tr-909 Tune Ride

Mtmory Capacity 48 Rhythm Patterns (16 x 3 Pattern Groups) x 2 (Bank I, II) 4 Tracks (1 to 4 Continuous Maximum measures896) x 2 (Banks l, II) Sound Source (and Controls) Bass Drum* (Level. Tune, Decay, Attack) Snare Drum* (lM(, Tune. Tone. Snappy) Low Ton* (Level. Tune. Decay) Mid Tom* (Level, Tune, Decay) HI Tom* (Level. Tune. Decay) Rim Shot (Level) Hand Clap (Level) Closed* Open Hi-Hat (Level. Decay) Crash Cymbal (Level. Tune) Ride Cymbal (Level. Tune) The ones with *merk features the...

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Pressing the Available Measure Button will cause the Display to show the number of how many measures are left to be written. Pressing the Enter Key during Track Program mode may cause the Oisplay to show 0 Instead of the next measure number. This tells that there is no memory left. 4. Track Ptay (Playing Rhythm Trade) (D Select the Track to be played simply by pressing a relevant Track Selector Button. Here, the first mod sure of the Track will be automatically ready to bo played. Selecting an...

Roland Tr 909 Power Repair

Selecting Sound Source (Choosing Be sure to cess the Mam Key white holding the Instrument Selector Button down. You may notioc that the indicators on the left of the Bass Drum, Snare Drum. Tom (Hi. Mid. Low) and Closed Hi-hat light dimmer than the fight ones There is a reason for ilj the left ones give sounds with acccnts and the right ones in normal volume. This allows you to select dither of normal or accent sound depending which you prefer. (Refer to Advanced Cource for the details.) In...

Rhvthm Composer

The Roland TR-909 rhythm compoier it i fully programmable rhythm machine with various attractive functions. By using up to 48 kinds of Rhythm Patterns, you can program 4 Rhythm Tracks altogether 896 measures in a Bank, and there are two separate Banks, which doubles the capacity of the TR-909. It is possible to wtite accent data independently to Bass Drum. Snare Drum. Low. Mid. and HI Toms and Closed Hi-hat. as well as Total accent to all the voices within each step. Each sound source includes...

Last Step

There are 2 typ of Accents available in the TR-909. This accent is to b set by each step. All the vocies in that step will take on accents. You can put accent to any voice in any step you like. This accent is available only for Bass Drum. Snare Drum. Low Tom. Mid Tom, Hi Tom, and Closed Hi-hat. In this manual we call Accent A Total Accent, and B merely Accent. How to write Total Accent has been already explained in the Basic Course In this manual. lt D While holding the instrument Selector...

Total Accent

Snare Drum. Low Tom. Mid Tom, Hi Tom or Closed Hi-hat down, the Indicator of the corresponding Main Key will act as shown below. Stays dark No sound is heard. Lights dimly Sounds in normal volume. Lights brighter Sounds with accent. In short, oressing the Main Key twice will add an accent exclusively to the voice in that step. Tapping the left key of the voce will write the sound with accent ano right one in normal volume. In short, sounds are written faithfully as...

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Sot more useful Information for Pattern Write Advanced Course 3 Variations of Writing Rhythm 1. Seiecting a Sca e 24 2. Setting Lest Step 24 7 4. 7 5. 7 Q Edit 9 1. 9 2. Chain Function 28 12 4. 1 5. 14 2 Other Functions 32 15 1. Tempo Memory 32 1 2. Multl Out 32 16 3. Memory Cartridge 33 17 4. Sync Functions 34 18 5. External Instrument Mode 37 19 6. Trigger Out Stop Start 38 Tempo Button Step Write Button 8 ck Button Tap Write Button Pattern Group Selector Buttons Play 1 Write f modi Track...