Why I bought the most famous drum machine of all time

From Alex Ball.

Like most people, I’ve always wanted to own an original Roland TR-808 but it’s always been the wrong price or the wrong time or both. Earlier this year my time finally came.

I wanted to make a video showing why it’s still a very relevant and useful instrument in a modern studio and that it’s not just purely about nostalgia, whilst that obviously plays a part!

0:00 Intro Jam
1:38 Individal Outs & FX
5:14 Trigger Outs and Synths
9:16 Sampling and Synching
12:52 Boutique Comparison
14:39 Sample Pack
15:15 Summary and Outro Jam

Sample pack, stems and music from the video: