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.
In honor of the Roland TR-808 Computer Controlled Rhythm Composer, we offer All Hail The Beat, a look at the classic drum machine:
6 thoughts on “Happy 808 Day!”
Nothing beats that 808 kick.
The last guy beat me to it. Its all about the kick. Booming sub bass. Hiphop/electro classic shit….
This is a great video, well done .It is great to see you reference, Birmingham.
This is a great film you made well done.
i know why the 808 is so famous but why does no one explane why today should be the 808 day ? ^^
I don’t think the 808 will ever die. That kick is just perfect as far as sub bass goes, and genres are constantly being spawned around it. Now with this burgeoning “Trap” genre, get ready for a whole new army of producers rapaciously employing that classic bass bin humming kick, those “ticky” hats, that iconic clap and those “tinny” snares. The 808 is here to stay.