TR-808 and DIN sync or MIDI beat clock

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TR-808 and DIN sync or MIDI beat clock

Postby dnewhous » 05:05, 24 October 2016

I am wondering if this product which came out in 1980 has either a DIN sync port or if it responds to the MIDI beat clock?

From the description on the wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_TR-808, it doesn't appear to have any MIDI ports at all. In particular, it was issued before MIDI was finished. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI
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Re: TR-808 and DIN sync or MIDI beat clock

Postby JUKE179r » 18:31, 24 October 2016

The TR-808's have DIN Sync but you can buy MIDI kits to mod it.
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Re: TR-808 and DIN sync or MIDI beat clock

Postby dnewhous » 22:23, 29 October 2016

Does the modern TR-8 use the MIDI beat clock?
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Re: TR-808 and DIN sync or MIDI beat clock

Postby JUKE179r » 04:19, 30 October 2016

Yep it uses MIDI.
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early Roland drum machines

Postby dnewhous » 01:27, 6 February 2017

I'm going to list the early drum machines with info from Vintage Synth.com: which have MIDI In/Out, which have DIN Sync; which, if I understand correctly, carries a metronome signal, and which have both:

TR-808, Sync, 1981
TR-606, Sync, 1982
TR-909, MIDI+Sync, 1984
TR-505, MIDI, 1985
TR-707, MIDI+Sync, 1985
TR-727, MIDI+Sync, 1985
TR-626, MIDI, 1987

The question is, did any of these devices use MIDI and Sync at the same time?
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