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Roland’s TR-808 Turns 40! Celebrate with a Free Sound Pack by BPM Create

DJ Experience, News, Technology | Aug 07, 2020   

Roland’s TR-808 Turns 40! Celebrate with a Free Sound Pack by BPM Create

This year Roland is marking the 40th anniversary of its legendary TR-808 Drum Machine on 808 Day. Celebrate the occasion with a free 808 Day Sound Pack courtesy of BPM Create! The pack features multiple versions of TR-808 drum samples, perfect for beat making in any genre.

Launching August 22, BPM Create is a new online sample library by BPM Supreme built for creative DJing, beat making, and music production. Download your free 808 Day Sound Pack by signing up for updates about the launch and you’ll receive 25 free credits to use on BPM Create’s platform at launch.

Included in the 808 Day Sound Pack:

  • Kicks, snares, claps, subs and more
  • Drum Racks for Ableton Live 10 and Serato Studio


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Introduced 40 years ago, the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was one of the first affordable and widely available drum machines to hit the market. Though only in production for about three years, its signature kick and snare, along with other unique sounds, became staple sounds in the hip hop and techno movements from the mid-’80s and onward. The 808 sound can be heard on thousands of hit records and dance tracks.

In honor of the TR-808’s 40th anniversary, Roland is offering fans a never-before-seen look at the legendary instrument through an exclusive new series of curated #808day content, including a Q&A with lead TR-808 engineer Tadao Kikumoto, interviews with legendary producers who helped make the 808 so influential, and a look at the new Roland apparel collaboration. See more on Roland’s website.


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