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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Happy 808 (8 August) day! Roland Content!

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The rain sounds like

a round of applause
Aug 8th, 2017 03:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Today is the day all us music freaks celebrate the introduction of the first mass-produced programmable drum machine: the Roland TR-808, introduced in 1980, and made for only three years.

Unlike the LinnDrum, which triggered stored sound samples, the 808 was all analog. And it did sound fantastic on recordings.

It is still in use today in more than a few recording studios.

More info here

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We all want

our time in hell
Aug 8th, 2017 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

There's a new version of it and the SH-101 out in the Boutique line as well now.

The SH-101 I can speak for is dead stupid good - I have all the features therein in a plugout in my System-1 and it is an astonishing little bit of programming.

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Aug 8th, 2017 06:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

I celebrate Aug. 8th for its rarity. It only happens once a year.

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The rain sounds like

a round of applause
Aug 8th, 2017 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not only that, but foosball is like a cross between soccer and shish-ke-bab.

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Aug 9th, 2017 05:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think the TR-707 is the drum machine I used to own back in the day.



Aug 9th, 2017 08:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

Why wasn't it Maxon OD808 Day?


Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Aug 31st, 2017 05:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's 808 day, erday in Hawaii!!! ;-)


U.S.A. Hotlanta

avise la fin
Aug 31st, 2017 06:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well....My nephew suggested today we use an 808 on the kick (recording) and it sounds Great!

Almost spiritual for him! Loves the tones.

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Too Much GAS
Sep 3rd, 2017 10:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

I had one of the first ones ever produced and got a smoking deal on it. I had a good friend who worked in a music store that sold it to me for cost. Kept it for a few years and sold it for a ridiculous amount of money. I never was really into that sound. I wanted something that sounded like real drums.

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I like guitars and amps
Sep 4th, 2017 08:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

Happy Belated Mackie 808 powered mixer head day.

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