This listing is for a Roland TR-808 Analogue Drum Machine in Perfect Working Order. This Roland TR-808 is in Very Good cosmetic condition. This Roland TR-808 has recently been serviced so. No scratchy pots and all the buttons work as they should.
This TR-808 is the 120V US version and the UK Voltage adapter is included for 220-240v, therefore it can be used in any country. 2 x Free Guitar Plectrums. REST ASSURED ALL ITEMS ARE TESTED & GUARANTEED. 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.
Its 16 drum sounds include the famous boomy low kick, snappy snares, low/mid/hi toms, low/mid/hi congas, rimshot, claves, hand clap, maracas, cowbell, cymbal, open hihat, closed hihat and accent. All of the sounds can be edited and/or tuned and have individual outputs. Unfortunately it is not MIDI equipped but it does use Roland's DIN Sync. 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 Orbital, Überzone, Download, Aphex Twin, 808 State, BT, Bomb The Bass, Sense Datum, The Prodigy, Josh Wink, Faithless, Skinny Puppy, Bushflange, Jimi Tenor, A Guy Called Gerald, Eat Static, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Edgar, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Freddy Fresh, Richie Hawtin, Kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre, Cocteau Twins, Marvin Gaye, Luke Vibert, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, the Beastie Boys, and Puff Daddy.
Where a power supply is listed in the "What's included" section, please note that it is UK 3-Pin 220v-240v unless stated otherwise. The power supply may not be the manufactures original but a suitable replacement. You will receive only what is listed in the "What's Included" section. Please see the "What's Included" section for cosmetic condition of equipment.We prefer to under-estimate the cosmetic condition of all our equipment so as not to disappoint. All items are fully tested & cleaned prior to being packaged. The item "ROLAND TR-808 RHYTHM COMPOSER ANALOGUE DRUM MACHINE" is in sale since Thursday, November 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Percussion\Drums\Drum Machines". The seller is "surrey_musical_equipment" and is located in Banstead. This item can be shipped worldwide.