Roland Virtual Sonics have announced official software instruments for the eminent TR-808 and TR-909 Rhythm Composers, to be available exclusively through Roland Cloud.
The software will be demo’d at NAMM 2018.
Roland have unveiled software instrument versions of the TR-808 and TR-909 Rhythm composers, two of their most loved pieces of hardware.
The influence which both the TR-808 and the TR-909 have had on music history is impossible to summarise. The 808 changed hip-hop forever with it’s booming kick, which quickly became infamous for blowing sound systems all over the world.
Similarly the 909 has been instrumental in dance music, from Daft Punk’s Revolution 909 to Jeff Mills’ entire discography.
Countless unofficial plugins trying to emulate these machines already exist, so it will be interesting to see how Roland’s version compares.
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