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The rain sounds like

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

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. <br /> <br /> Unlike the LinnDrum, which triggered stored sound samples, the 808 was all analog. And it did sound fantastic on recordings. <br /> <br /> It is still in use today in more than a few recording studios.


FDP Data Goon

We all want

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

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

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        

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        

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



Aug 9th, 2017 08:01 AM        

Why wasn't it Maxon OD808 Day?


Hawaii, USA

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

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


U.S.A. Hotlanta

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

Well....My nephew suggested today we use an 808 on the kick (recording) and it sounds Great! <br /> <br /> Almost spiritual for him! Loves the tones.


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

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        

Happy Belated Mackie 808 powered mixer head day.

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