The Roland Tr-808 was first introduced in 1980 as a drum machine to help studio musicians record demos without needing an actual drummer. They never could have imagined that only years later, it would become ubiquitous in all studios as a music making tool that would remain in the spotlight for 30 years (and it’s still going!). In the age of laptop music and VSTs, there is a seemingly endless selection of “flavors” of 808’s to choose from (producers, you know exactly what I mean) so to celebrate 8/08, I’ve compiled 10 of my favorite tracks using 808s!
What are your favorite tracks with 808s? Producers! What are your favorite 808 sample packs?
We want to know!WE NEED TO KNOW!
<3 happy 808 bae.
(Why do you think this track is so hot? Those 808s!)
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