The Acidlab Miami – a boutique drum machine, based on the circuits of the classic Roland TR-808 – goes mano a mano against the machine that inspired it.
There are definitely differences – but do they matter? And would you see similar differences comparing two vintage 808’s?
See the AcidLab site for details on the Miami.
A/B comparison between Acidlab.de MIAMI and vintage Roland TR808; in some case, on some instruments, the TR’s oscillators seems to be tuned on a lowest value. It is VERY likely that, in a vintage instrument like the 808 at our disposal, tuning has changed with age. B.t.w., MIAMI is a great, expressive, electronic instrument.