Software Rhythm Composer

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Digital dynamite.

In 1985 Roland released the now-famous TR-707 Rhythm Composer. Taking its rightful place next to other classic Roland drum machines, this previously underrated instrument has since appeared on hit tracks in a long list of genres, including synth pop, acid house, industrial, electro, indie, alternative, and more. Thanks to our Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, you can now have the authentic sound and experience of this influential drum machine right inside your DAW—with modern upgrades that take it into all-new territory.

+ Features

  • Analog Circuit Behavior technology captures every detail of the original hardware
  • Uses the original TR-707 sample ROM
  • Includes all 15 original sounds and 64 original patterns
  • 43 new patterns and kits for modern styles
  • Get modern sounds with tuning, decay, attack, snappy, gain, sample rate adjustment, and more
  • Powerful sequencer with flams, sub-steps, last step, and per-instrument shuffle
  • Drag and drop audio or MIDI patterns directly to DAW tracks or cells
  • Original and aged skins along with LCD-style sequencer windows
  • Multiple outputs for flexible effects processing with plugins like ZENOLOGY FX
  • VST3, AU, and AAX support for popular DAWs
  • Native support for Apple silicon
707 Software Rhythm Composer | Digital transition.

Digital transition.

Before the TR-707, Roland released the now-legendary TR-909, which was developed as an analog-digital hybrid rather than a fully digital device. Memory chips and digital-to-analog converters were costly at the time, so there was concern that an all-digital design would make the product unaffordable for many musicians and would have limited sound shaping options. However, after the TR-909’s release, Roland embraced the trend towards digital technology with a drum machine that combined crisp and punchy sampled sounds with the user-friendly TR interface—newly enhanced with the hands-on immediacy of individual faders.

TR-707 Rhythm Composer

The sound of vintage digital.

Developed in the mid-1980s, the TR-707 had a 25 kHz, 8-bit (or 6-bit for some tones) sample playback engine that was primitive by today’s standards. These low bit rates caused quantization noise during the sound’s decay, so non-decaying PCM waveforms were used, with decay introduced later in the analog circuitry. Furthermore, deviations in the clock and the analog circuitry downstream of the D/A converter caused variances in the pitch and decay characteristics. And though the TR-707 lacked the ability to edit sounds, the combination of these factors ultimately led to it being highly sought after for its unique lo-fi punch.

100% authenticity and realism.

Even though the TR-707 was primarily a digital device, it’s impossible to perfectly capture its unique sound using samples. To replicate its sound in software, we started with the original PCM wave data found on the classic machine, then used our advanced circuit modeling to completely recreate the PCM output stage, carefully including all of its quirks and instabilities. Modeling the analog envelope and amplifier stages that came after the D/A converter allowed us to implement tuning, decay, attack, snappy, PCM clock adjustment, and other parameters available in the plugin but not present on the original unit.

707 Software Rhythm Composer | The full experience. And more.

The full experience. And more.

707 Software Rhythm Composer | The full experience. And more.

Great care has gone into making the TR-707 feel special to use, just like the original hardware. Realistic new and aged skins match your vibe, and all 15 original sounds and 64 patterns are included. But these recreations go way beyond vintage with 43 kits and patterns for modern genres, wicked sound-shaping options, powerful sequencing, drag and drop audio/MIDI to your DAW, multi-out, and more. The TR-707 even works together with the available TR-727, with matching kits and patterns that complement each other perfectly. Load a kit, load a pattern, and let the magic happen.

707 Software Rhythm Composer | Sound that goes from vintage to radical

Sound that goes from vintage to radical.

Taking inspiration from aftermarket modifications, our advanced circuit modeling offers parameters that let you dig under the hood and modify the sound in all manner of ways. You can adjust the Attack of the Bass Drum and the Snappy of the Snare, and every sound has ultra-smooth tuning and decay. You can even overdrive the internal circuitry, tweak how each PCM waveform behaves, and adjust the PCM clock from 6.25 kHz to 100 kHz for some serious sonic mischief.

707 Software Rhythm Composer | Ultra-powerful sequencing

Ultra-powerful sequencing.

While the sequencer on the original TR-707 was the most advanced we’d ever made, the updated sequencer here goes much further, incorporating features that let you add detail and nuance to your grooves. Opening the sequencer’s expanded edit panel reveals individual sequencer lanes with mute, solo, and adjustable shuffle for each instrument. Per-step accent is included, and each step can trigger hard or weak hits, alternate sounds, three types of sub-steps, and nine types of flams.

707 Software Rhythm Composer | From 1985 straight to your DAW

From 1985 straight to your DAW.

The TR-707 Software Rhythm Composer brings the totally authentic experience of using this classic machine direct to your studio. And while it captures the vintage vibe of the original, it’s thoroughly modern in its support for today’s workflow. The detailed user interface is fully resizable for any display setup, and you can drag and drop MIDI and audio patterns directly to tracks or cells. In addition, the TR-707 plugin is VST3, AAX, and AU compatible and has native support for Apple silicon.

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Maximum Polyphony
11 voices
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Step Sequencer
11 instrument parts
16 steps per 1 measure
8 (A - H) variations per 1 pattern
INST tone

* Slashed instruments are selectable.
Memories per bank
128 patterns
128 memories

* User can make new user banks.
Plug-In Formats
VSTi 3.6 (64 bit)
System Requirements Mac OS
Operating System
macOS 10.14
macOS 10.15
macOS 11
Host Application
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
AAX Compatible
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 or better
Apple M1 Chip
2 GB or more
Hard Disk
400 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors
1,280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more
You'll need Internet connectivity to Authenticate this software.
System Requirements Windows
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 10 (64-bit)

* This does not work with the Windows(R) RT.
* This does not work with the Windows(R) Phone.
* This does not work on the virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or Boot Camp.
Host Application
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
AAX Compatible
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 or better
2 GB or more
Hard Disk
400 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors
1,280 x 800 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or more
You'll need Internet connectivity to Authenticate this software.
* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the TR-707 Software Rhythm Composer, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the TR-707 Software Rhythm Composer based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.
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