The iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine changed dance music in the 80s. Its booming, reverbed kick has become a defining sound and whole genres of music have emerged around it. Electro or Hip Hop would not exist without this machine. Its successor, Roland’s TR-909 drum machine, then became the sound of House music throughout the 90s.
Since their invention, both drum machines have been constantly sampled and their sounds still dominate. Roland have – finally after decades – recognised this and released a new machine, the TR-8, which combines both iconic drum machines into one unit. It’s a huge move for those still addicted to bass and heads straight to the top of our Want List. Boom! MDKtm
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