Roland has introduced the SP-404A Linear Wave Sampler, a sampler that’s designed for live use, & a firmware update for the Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer.… Read More Roland Intros SP-404A Sampler & Updates TR-8 Drum Machine
The SH-01A recreates the Roland SH-101 using analog circuit modeling, adding polyphony, new performance features and more. … Read More Roland SH-01A – A Polyphonic Recreation Of The Classic SH-101
The Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer is a Boutique-format version of the original. It uses analog circuit modeling to recreate the original’s sound and has a scaled-down version of 80… Read More Roland TR-08 Drum Machine A Boutique Clone Of The Classic 808
No word on what the ‘MS’ in the name stands for, or who voted down ‘BS-101’.… Read More Behringer MS-101 – The Affordable Roland SH-101 You’ve Been Waiting For?
The YOCTO’s audio circuitry is a exact reproduction of the analog part of the TR – 808 – with one exception….… Read More The YOCTO Is A DIY Roland TR-808 Clone
The future is now!… Read More Celebrate 808 Day With This Retrotastic Roland TR-808 Drum Machine Ad
Happy 808 Day! Why is the 808 a classic? A few reasons include: a great collection of analog synthesized drum sounds, individual outputs, easy programming and knobby tweakability.
It’s 8/8/08 – so Experimentalists Anonymist has pointed out that it’s 808 day – a day to celebrate one of the two most important drum machines in electronic music, the Roland TR-808 Computer Controlled Rhythm Composer. The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was one of the first programmable drum machines. Introduced by the Roland Corporation in… Read More Happy 808 Day!