The original Roland TR-808 managed to escape the first round of boutique hot washes. But now it's had the shrinking treatment — the TR-08 is finally here.
Kicks meet kick drum? The Adidas and Roland concept 808 trainer allegedly works on your feet and makes a beat. The story is better than this intro though.
Music giant Roland is about to unleash their new stuff over a 24 hour period on 909 day. And some of it is for DJs. But what can it be?
You could track down original Roland hardware on eBay, invest in the Roland Aira range of hardware, or load up any number of plugins and apps. Or if your interest is a little more casual, then you could simply fire up a browser and play with the Acid Machine. It's fun and it's free.
"Boom like an 808" sang Blaque. Bassnectar has an entire track made in its honour. Roland's iconic TR-808 drum machine has permeated music since its inception. And now there's a film that pays homage to this amazing box of beats suitably called "808". Watch the trailer today.
Social media timelines are awash with news of the Roland Aira system. And it took all of 5 minutes for me to know that I would be buying the TB-3 and TR-8.