Internet gets first authentic TR-808 added to Roland Cloud collection

The Roland Cloud is home to over $4000 worth of amazing synths, drum machines, samples and now they’ve got the legendary TR-808 drum machine. Earlier this month Roland updated their online subscription service which gives…

The legendary 808 drum machine is free in your web browser

Roland TR-808’s defined drum machines when they launched and you can play with one for free, right in your web browser. The power of technology combined with the vast reach of the internet never fails to…

Roland’s famous TR-808 drum machine is back in Boutique

When you think of drum machines there is one that always stands out – the TR-808. Roland are bringing it back from the dead. Roland have announced that their infamous TR-808 machine will be resurrected…

130 amazing drum machines for Kontakt now available as free VST/AU plugin

This awesome plugin gives you access to 130 of the rarest classic drum machines and is no longer exclusive to users with Kontakt. We wrote about the Mega Drum Machines collection earlier this year when it…

Roland founder, pioneer and 808 creator Ikutaro Kakehashi has died

One of modern music’s biggest influencers, the Japanese engineer behind some of the world’s most iconic drum machines and synths has died. Roland’s original founder, Japanese engineer Ikutaro Kakehashi, has died at the age of…

Discover the legacy of Roland’s famous 808 drum machine in this Apple exclusive documentary

‘808: The Movie’ is a deep exploration of history’s most influential drum machine, Roland’s famous TR-808 that created a generation of entirely new sounds. If there’s one name that people associate with when they think…

Get a free pack of great sounding 808 samples from BPB

Bedroom Producers Blog have released BPB Cassette 808, a free collection of brilliant 808 samples including high quality one-hits based on Gregor Zemljic’s brilliant sounding 808 recordings. Well, these samples have definitely spent enough time collection dust…

Get over 100+ free 808 samples from Sample Magic

Sample Magic have launched a free sample pack filled with loads of great classic 808 drum machine sounds. This free pack is stuffed full with 107 samples of great sounding hits from the world renowned…

Roland’s stake in new company hints at more headphones from the music tech vets

Roland have revealed that they plan to buy a 70% stake in headphone makers V-Moda, suggesting we could be seeing some new headphones from Roland. Japanese music tech manufacturers Roland have revealed their plans to pick…