IN SHORT

 

Roland just released new firmware for their DJ controller series, the DJ-202, DJ-505, and the DJ-808.

This firmware update brings a lot of new stuff, from new kits for each controller to new FX for the DJ-505 and DJ-808. If you own any of these controllers, be sure to upgrade (more details here) your controller.

I’m currently testing the DJ-505 in my studio so I will upgrade to this new firmware and test out these new features. It’s great to see Roland pushing extensive updates to the hardware like this, it makes an already great line of DJ controllers even better.

Key Features

DJ-808 Version 1.10: Newly Added Features

New TR-S drum sounds:

  • 909 Low Tom/808 Low Tom/707 Low Tom
  • 909 Rim Shot/808 Rim Shot/707 Rim Shot/606 Rim Shot
  • 909 Ride Cymbal/707 Ride Cymbal
  • 606 Crash Cymbal
  • 808 Cowbell

New TR-S Master effects:

  • Drive
  • Compressor
  • Transient

New Channel FX:

  • Delay
  • Phaser
  • Noise 2
  • Bit Crush

Expanded reverb types for the mic input:

  • Reverb
  • Delay
  • Delay + Reverb

New editing functions:

  • TR-S nudge
  • Tap tempo

Other DJ-808 additions:

  • Backspin Length setting
  • Six-channel Aux mode—send all line inputs and AIRA Link device to the master output

DJ-505 Version 1.10: Newly Added Features

New TR-S drum sounds

  • 707 Bass Drum/606 Bass Drum
  • 707 Snare Drum/606 Snare Drum
  • 707 Closed Hi-Hat/606 Closed Hi-Hat
  • 707 Open Hi-Hat/606 Open Hi-Hat
  • 707 Low Tom/606 Low Tom
  • 707 Hand Clap
  • 707 Rim Shot
  • 707 Ride Cymbal
  • 606 Cymbal

Kits:

  • Number of kits expanded from 8 to 12
  • Kit Select function
  • Kit Copy function

New TR-S Master effects:

  • Drive
  • Compressor
  • Transient

New performance feature:

  • Step Loop function for the TR-S sequencer—loop any of the sequencer’s 16 steps on demand

Other DJ-505 additions:

  • Backspin Length setting
  • Jog Wheel Release Response setting
  • BPM range expanded from 40-300 to 5-500
  • Color parameter for Low Tom instruments
  • Performance Pad Sensitivity setting

DJ-202 Version 1.10: Newly Added Features

New TR-S drum sounds:

  • 707 Bass Drum/606 Bass Drum
  • 707 Snare Drum/606 Snare Drum
  • 707 Closed Hi-Hat/606 Closed Hi-Hat
  • 707 Open Hi-Hat/606 Open Hi-Hat
  • 707 Low Tom/606 Low Tom
  • 707 Hand Clap
  • 707 Rim Shot
  • 707 Ride Cymbal
  • 606 Cymbal

Kits:

  • Number of kits expanded from 8 to 12

Other DJ-202 additions:

  • Backspin Length setting
  • Jog Wheel Release Response setting

Check out all the details here!

 

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