Ode to the Roland 808

Just as the Moog is to synths, the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is to drum machines.  Laying down a  distinctive percussive style and spanning a vast itinerary in the enrichment of electronic dance music for many genres, the TR-808 has cemented itself as THE definitive classic beat box/drum machine sound, so here’s a short video that just recently surfaced which helps to define its deserved place in the studio history books.

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