Introducing the new Roland Cloud Techno Suite of presets and patterns
Roland announces another big addition to the cloud in commemoration of International 303 Day – the Roland Cloud Techno Suite sound bank
Roland’s iconic synthesizers such as the TB-303, SH-101, JUNO-106 and JUPITER-8 and their drum machines such as the TR-808 and TR-909 became staple sounds in the Techno genre, from the early days right up to the modern stuff we hear today.
Roland has teamed up with Symplesound and Carma Studio, both with production credentials dating back to the early Techno scene, to create an all-new sound bank comprising of presets and patterns that cater to the retro and more modern Techno sounds.
The new sound bank brings together 40 presets for each of the SH-101, JUNO-106 and JUPITER-8 synths, spanning the full spectrum of instruments from Bass, Leads and Plucks to Pads and FX. Furthermore, the pack includes 100 classic and slightly more unique patterns for the TB-303, TR-808 and TR-909.
Who created the sounds in the new sound bank?
Here’s what Roland had to say about the new Roland Cloud Techno Suite, “Developed by acclaimed sound designer Francis Preve (Symplesound) and sample wizard Jim Stout (Carma Studio), the suite encompasses Roland’s most iconic products, including the TB-303, TR-808, TR-909, SH-101, JUNO-106, and JUPITER-8. At the dawn of techno, those instruments formed the core analog sound of the original rave generation. By using the note-perfect Roland Cloud versions, these synthesis experts recapture the sound of that era by leveraging their production experience during the genesis of techno. Notably, Preve remixed seminal rave acts Orbital and Utah Saints, whereas Stout’s work as Nebula 9 was an integral part of the US techno scene throughout the ‘90s.”
The new Roland Cloud Techno Suite sound bank is part of their cloud-based subscription service, like I’ve mentioned before if you’re only looking for a select few sounds or a specific instrument, this may be a bit overkill, however if Roland keeps adding new content like this, it’s an awesome system for new sounds.
For more information, visit the Roland Cloud website here.