MP3 Drum Sound Library - Roland TR-808 Drum Machine (99 Drum Samples)
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Related styles: HIP-HOP/RAP: Instrumental Hip-Hop, URBAN/R&B: R&B Rap mix
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The Roland TR-808 (popularly known as the "808") is, perhaps, the most popular analogue electronic drum machine of all time. Since its debut in 1982, it has been the drum machine used the most by dance, pop, rap, and rhythm and blues artists to produce the drum rhythm tracks for their songs. (The famous cowbell sound at the beginning of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna' Dance with Somebody", or the famous bass drum sound that vibrates the ground when a car playing loud rap music drives by) Without a doubt, the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is a "classic beat box".
In recent years, many electronic musical instrument companies (Roland and many others...) and studio engineer types have attempted to capture its timeless sound through the use of sampling. This has however, proven to be an often disappointing endeavour, due the the analogue nature of the "808". Because the "808" is a truly "analogue" drum machine, with very many (22 to be exact) knobs for the settings for its drum sounds, sampling the unit often yields sample sets which are too discrete (i.e. too "static" and too "limited" in variation) and simply do not do justice to the wide sound range the "808" can produce. As a result, people still, to this day, are in hot pursuit of real "808"'s, and its U.S. dollar resale value today ($250 - $1,000) is often not too far off from its U.S. dollar retail price at its introduction more than a decade ago ($1,000).
We sincerely believe We have made major progress in narrowing the difference between owning a real "808" and owning samples of one. When put to proper use, these samples can be considered better than using a real "808". Unlike a real "808", with these samples one can have the certain drum sounds playing simultaneously that cannot do so on a real "808", (Hand Claps and Maracas, for example.) as well as scale the velocities of the sounds, and even apply grooves and timing to the beat in a manner much more sophisticated and clearly beyond the capabilities of a real "808". With the right sampler, these "808" samples can, for all practical purposes, make a real "808" obsolete. We feel these samples are of higher quality than those found in current commercial drum machines & vendors.
What We have attempted to do is create a high quality sound sample set of the "808" that is so comprehensive in sample range, that even the "analogue purist" (the types who are actively pursing real "808"'s still today...) would be satisfied. We have, through very time consuming, painstaking sampling and sample editing work, using professional grade equipment, sampled the "808" at five uniformly spaced positions for each sound modifier knob. ("LEVEL" being the only exception---as we always kept "LEVEL" at full to maintain the best signal to noise ratio.) SO DON'T BE LEFT OUT OF THE GAME, DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY TODAY!
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All Drum Sound Library samples and loops were recorded by Professional engineers using Pro Tools, SSL Board, MPC, Korg, Reasons, Triton, Roland, and some of the best mono and poly synthesis elements. All samples have been carefully and professionally recorded in 16BIT/44.1 FORMAT with modern computer technology, giving them the punch, presence, and hard hitting sound that meets todayâs music demands. Just put these sounds in your sampler and find out what a lot of âTop Producersâ already know. All of these samples are compatible with most hardware and software samplers including: Pro Tools, Cubase, Cakewalk, Recycle, Sonar, Reasons, Sony Acid, Exs 24, Gigastudio, Halion, Kontakt, Wavelab, Sound Forge, Vegas, Fruity Loops, Native Instruments, Nuendo, Cool Edit, Akai Samplers, MPC 2000,4000, 1000, Korg Triton, Kurzweil, K2000, 2500, 2600, ASR10, ASR-X, Roland Samplers, MC 909, SP 808, MV 8000, Yamaha samplers, and (ANY INSTRUMENT OR PROGRAM THAT READS .WAV Files. We might not be able to guarantee you a hit record, but we guarantee it will sound like one!
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