If the TR727 had one problem
in the mid-'80s, it was its price.... only those who were fairly
serious about their rhythms could justify spending $900 to spice
up tracks with a bit of LA percussion and, unlike a 'proper' drum
machine, it was the kind of thing that could only be used sparingly.
That said, the unit was popular with songwriters and with studios
and was successful, of course, with the dance fraternity.
It sounds great too! In isolation,
perhaps you'll spot its vintage but used and mixed in tastefully
with a track, it can add a lot of class and polish even today. Of
course, any decent modern drum machine and sound module has LA percussion
sounds in abundance but the 727 samples do have a certain quality
and they sit well in a track.