Is the Roland TR-808 a sampler?

Rather than playing samples, it generates sounds using analog synthesis; the TR in TR-808 stands for “transistor rhythm”.

What songs use a Roland TR-808?

The history of the Roland TR-808 in eight iconic tracks

  • Marvin Gaye – ‘Sexual Healing’ (1982)
  • Beastie Boys – ‘Paul Revere’ (1986)
  • Whitney Houston – ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ (1987)
  • 808 State – ‘Flow Coma’ (1988)
  • Aphex Twin – ‘Xtal’ (1992)
  • Outkast – ‘The Way You Move’ (2003)

What are the best 808 samples?

The 6 Best 808 Sample Packs for Huge Low End

  1. Tape 808. This the definitive best 808 sample pack if you want to re-create the classic sounds of the original TR-808 drum machine.
  2. 808 Bass.
  3. 808 Trill.
  4. 808 Vol.
  5. Lo-Fi 808 Vol 1.
  6. 808 Vol.

Why are 808s so popular?

The 808 broke down the walls between genres, and spawned collaborations between some of the biggest acts from different spaces. Because the 808 was so adaptable, it was like the first open-sourced sound, with artists building on each other’s interpretations and making it their own.

Why is 808 so popular?

How many DB should my 808 be?

Instead of dressing up an 808 with half-a-dozen signal processors, just try making it louder than the other instruments. Start with all your faders down. Bring up the 808 so it’s at a reasonable level in your DAW (probably somewhere around -18 dBFS).

Did Kanye create 808s?

What Kanye was able to create with 808s paved the way for trap music and some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop today wouldn’t exist, or at least wouldn’t be who they are if it wasn’t for 808s.

Is 808 a kick or bass?

The difference between an 808 and a kick drum is that an 808 refers to just the low-end bass sounds that emanate from the kick, but not the attack of the kick drum. In other words, an 808 is the bass – the sound and frequency – whereas the kick refers to the actual kick drum or VST.