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Roland debuts extensive techno pack for producers

The presets are said to "encapsulate the history of the genre"...

Roland Cloud, the manufacturer's suite of software instruments, has announced the Techno Suite, an extensive set of 220 presets and grooves which the company says "encapsulate the history" of techno from its late '80s roots to current trends in the genre.

The suite of samples has been developed by sound designer Francis Preve and "sample wizard" Jim Stout, and takes in sounds from some of Roland's most iconic products, such as the TB-303, TR-808, TR-909, SH-101, JUNO-106 and JUPITER-8. 

The presets have been developed from the Cloud versions of those instruments. In all, the Techno Suite features 100 original groove elements and 120 synth patches, and is only available to subscribers of the Roland Cloud service. Find more information here.

The Techno Suite follows on from Roland just recently adding a software version of the TB-303 to the Cloud subscription service, while the company last month made moves to trademark their iconic TB-303 and TR-808 designs in response to recent clones by Behringer.

Read DJ Mag's recent feature on the history of the TR-909 drum machine.