New 808 + 909 Sound Library For Octatrack

goldbaby-808-303Elektron has introduced Caught on Tape: 808+909, a drum machine sample library for the Octatrack.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Classics never go out of style. The Roland TR-808 and TR-909 are legendary drum machines, cherished and praised for their sound and percussive abilities. Goldbaby has pulled out all the stops and carefully recorded these revered machines using an Ampex 351 1/2″ valve 2 track tape machine. The result is warm, round and beautifully saturated analog sounds – perfect sample material for the Octatrack.

The sound pack is specifically made for the Octatrack. Included is an Octatrack set featuring 1 project, 16 patterns and 4 parts. Also included are 16 scenes per part, providing a great starting point for experimenting with the demo patterns.

Here are the official audio demos:

Caught on Tape: 808 + 909 is available for US $32 at the Elektron site.

5 thoughts on “New 808 + 909 Sound Library For Octatrack

  1. I eagerly wait for a barrage of dislikes here, but am I the only person in the world that thinks there are many (and I mean very, very many) respectable, useful 808 & 909 samples and emulations already on the market?

  2. +1 @ steve.

    Elektron, for the OT, please concentrate on:
    – MIDI triggering of slots in slot mode
    – repitch/”vinyl” machine (enabling simultaneous internally controlled eqing of two channels, as well as varispeed algorithm instead of timestretching)
    – numeric or graphic feedback of playback position of static samples (i.e. numeric “time left”, or graphic, a spinning cake like in ableton)
    – more i forgot

    1. – friggin velocity sensitivity when triggering samples.
      – selecting fx via midi cc.

      ot is cool though but some stuff is a long time coming.

  3. To be fair, this is useful for anyone who hasn’t got their head around the workflow of the Octatrack (like me!) It would be useful to see an example of a set or some patterns utilising scenes etc. I also see 808 & 909’s as the bread & butter of drums for many styles of EDM and would always want these in my library.

    I think people should be less miserable and more supportive to small sample producers like Goldbaby who just want to release their material on multiple formats to help keep their cause afloat.

  4. not dissing the quality of the pack… the demos sound pretty nice and fat.
    it’s just not my top priority, when i can emulate these sounds elsewhere easily.

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