Date = 1973

Country = Japan

Type = Analogue

Drum Voices = 8

Rhythms = 10 (Preset)

Rhythm Combining = Yes







The Rhythm 330 (TR-330) was the fourth analogue drum machine from the Roland stable and was released in 1973 (a year after the first (the TR-77). Whilst it only had the bare minimum of 10 patterns and 8 drum sounds, the Rhythm 330 differed in that it had a built in amplifier and speaker and was the first to sport the new "wooden cube" shape that would continue to the last of the '70s machines with the CR-78 (1978).

The speaker quality actually sounds like that lovely warm sound you might remember of the old radiogram hi-fi units of the seventies. It produces a very warm, punchy sound and can be very useful for recording as an alternative to the direct audio output. Like many of the early Rolands, each model has a unique sound and the 330 is no exception.

Unlike some other TR models, the 330's "balance control" can completely mute the hi-hat if required (or conversely remove the kick at the other extreme). Because of this, we've been able to provide you with two versions of each rhythm to suit your needs and it also enabled us to produce of a MASSIVE 124 x multi-sampled pack of all the individual sounds.







On this machine, they really got the hi-hat just right. The snare is very short and snappy and the kick has a lovely click and boom to it. Both sound very similar to the results you can achieve by tweaking the much later TR-808. The congas are unusual too, listen to that decaaaay! Although a relatively recent addition to the Dubsounds collection, the TR-330 is already being put to good use (we really love the kick sound).


We will be bringing out an additional set of samples recorded through the built in speaker soon so you can see what we mean about THAT sound! Once again, it will be free to those who purchased this sample pack.







Sample Pack Info:











Recycle RX2 Loops:

Single drum hits (WAV):

This sample set contains 10 four bar loops of all the preset rhythms, 10 breakdown mixes using the voice balance control providing variations with no hi-hat.

This set contains 124 individual drum hits:

16 Kicks, 28 Snares, 48 Hi-Hat/Cymbals and 32 percussion sounds.







What's so special about these sample packs? Quite simply, there isn't anywhere on the internet or in any commercial sample library where you can get this stuff. We made these samples because nobody else has.







All Dubsounds sample packs are sampled directly from our own drum machines. They are definitely NOT ripped from sample CD's, unlike many you see on Ebay at the moment, (which is a bit sad). All the rhythms are recorded directly into Pro-Tools from the machine's audio output and are not equalised, compressed or effected in any way. We want you to have the closest thing to the real machine as possible but with the added benefits of seamless integration into your VST host. The only thing we have done is to CAREFULLY remove any unwanted electrical noise and hum present in the signal, (if required) and taking extreme care to avoid damaging the delicate percussive transients. These samples were made for our own use first and foremost!







Rhythm 330 - 20 loops - 124 hits - (16Mb download)








Please note:

Before buying; please make sure that you have read the information on the drum sounds intro page