The TR-808 is a classic drum machine that used analog synthesis to create its sounds. The sounds have a very thin and pure quality and aren’t grungy like it’s successor the TR-909. In fact, the 808 has become the signature beatbox used in most R&B and hip-hop as well as a lot of dance and techno music. Booming bass kicks, crispy snares and that annoying cowbell sound made famous during the 80’s are all part of the 808 and its famous sound.
The TR-808 was OK in its time. It just didn’t sound like real drums. When the Linn Drum machines appeared, the 808 seemed doomed. But its unique sound and analog allure have found it a long-lasting home in many forms of music. Clearly the 808 has been one of the more important and famous drum machines in the history of music, spawning imitators (ReBirth, DrumStation) and band names (808 State). Famous users include Lil Jon, Mannie Fresh, Timbaland, Dr.Dre, Neptunes, Dj Toomp,and many more including most of today’s top producers.
These sounds were recorded and designed by professional engineers using Pro Tools for the best sample quality available. These samples have been processed with Waves processing tools and SSL compressors for more impact and presence in your musical creations. Many drum libraries tend to have overused fx, have digital distortion and lack clarity as well as the natural sounds that some of our favorite producers have come to rely on to make hit after hit. Our samples are are carefully picked, recorded, and fully analyzed to ensure that they are clear of any faults and have more live sounding feel which is credited to the drum sets, sound modules, and samplers which are widely used by award winning producers. You will notice the difference once you apply these sounds to your musical works and you will not regret it.
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