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.
Portland downtempo electronica duo Soquelle has shared a free sample kit, based on a Roland TR-808 drum machine sampled with a vintage E-Mu SP-1200 sampler. What makes this Roland TR-808 sample kit unique? The samples were captured first through an E-mu SP-1200. They were then recorded through an Api Channel Strip into an Antelope Orion AD/DA. No effects, eq or processing… Read More Free Sample Library Features Classic 808 Sounds With Vintage 12-Bit Crunch
Sunday Synth Jam: This synth jam, 808 Ashra by SynthMania, takes a sonic trip in the Kosmische Musik style, inspired by early the early 70’s work of German electronic artists, like Ash Ra Tempel.
SampleScience has introduced RC808 – a sample-based emulation plugin that captures the sound of the Roland TR-808.
This video, via Roland U.S., captures LA producer & performer Daedelus sharing his take on the Roland TR-808 vs the Roland TR-8 – and the TR-808 plus the TR-8.
Charanjit Singh – a Indian musician and performer, best known for his pioneering electronic album Synthesizing: Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat – died yesterday. He was 74. Singh performed extensively as a soundtrack session musician, on guitar, violin and synthesizer. He was also active as a solo artist and released several albums of covers of popular… Read More Disco Raga Pioneer Charanjit Singh Has Died