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Funky Vintage: Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer | Reverb Gear Demo

Funky Vintage: Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer | Reverb Gear Demo


What’s up, Reverb? This is Davin, we’re here at Switched On in
Austin, Texas, USA. I’m going to do a quick demo here of the 808. It is a drum machine that really needs no
introduction, but in case you haven’t heard, this is a classic drum machine that came out
in the early ’80s. It came out at a really affordable price point,
about $1200 USD back then, compared to $5000 USD for some other digital drum machines. The affordability gave it a second life as
a hip hop and dance genre drum machine. So I’m going to go ahead and play some stuff
here for you. And build a pattern. So let’s get to it. Alright, so that’s the 808. You can find it in our shop on Reverb.com,
as well as many other synths and many other classic drum machines. Thanks for checking it out.

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