808 – the documentary about the Roland TR-808 and its influence on music – will be available as an Apple Music exclusive starting Dec 9th, 2016.… Read More 808 Movie Gets Exclusive Apple Release
Roland has shared a series of artist interview videos, featuring artists associated with the iconic TB-303 bassline synthesizer and TR-909 drum machine.… Read More Roland Boutique Interviews With Paul Hartnoll, A Guy Called Gerald & DJ Pierre
This video offers a preview of the raw sound of the new Roland TR-08 drum machine.… Read More Roland TR-09 Sound Demo
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
The 8raw8 Analog Drum Machine Expander is a new drum synth that’s a clone of the analog drum synth voices of the legendary Roland TR808. According to the developers, the 8raw8 is designed to be an affordable reproduction of the original 808, without any compromise on the sound. It is a MIDI drum synth module,… Read More New 8raw8 Clones Roland TR808 Analog Drum Circuits
Atlantic Films and You Know Films have announced plans to release the Roland TR-808 documentary, 808, simultaneously on Apple Music/iTunes and in theaters, later this year. The film chronicles the story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine and its use in popular music. The film features commentary and contributions from Pharrell Williams, Afrika Bambaataa, The… Read More 808 Documentary Getting Simultaneous Apple Music/iTunes & Theatrical Release
Markus Fuller got his hands on a rare vintage Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer drum machine. So he decided to open it up and look the rare beast’s guts. He notes, “No fix and no important info, just a quick look around.