Roland TR-808 Sample Pack

Roland TR-808 Sample Pack

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Roland TR-808 is the classic of the classics. Hands down, one of the most popular drum machine ever created. The TR-808 has been used in all genres since it’s release in 1980 and is still used because of its cult status. Everyone from Marvin Gaye, Rick Rubin to the LCD Soundsystem has used this holy grail for a drum machine. This sample pack is totally free to download from

What’s included?

TR-808 sample pack consists of:

  • 26 Basedrums
  • 26 Snares
  • 3 Different Hi Hats
  • 5 Open Hi-hat
  • + Tons of cymbals and percussions

The history of the TR-808

TR-808 was manufactured by Roland between 1980 and 1983. It was one of the earliest drum machines that allowed users to program their own rhythms instead of using preset patterns. From Wikipedia: “With TR-808, Roland aimed to develop a drum machine for professionals, expecting that it would mainly be used to create demos. Though the engineers aimed to emulate real percussion, the prohibitive cost of memory drove them to design sound-generating hardware instead of using samples (prerecorded sounds)”.

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