Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Roland TR-808 Championed by 808 State's Graham Massey on the BBC

Hear Graham Massey explain the TR-808's importance
Hear Graham Massey explain the TR-808's importance
Graham Massey, founding member of 808 State, spoke to BBC Radio 4's Today Programme about the legacy of the TR-808 drum machine.

On the show, Graham says, "It's the sound palette of this machine that made it a cut above the other drum machines." You can listen to the full clip on the Radio 4 website .

The TR-808 has influenced genres varying from Soul to Hip Hop to House and Electro.

Massey named his band after the iconic piece of kit, and the 808 has had songs written that namecheck the drum machine, over three decades after it was first released.

Take a look at the new Roland AIRA range. As well as the new TR-8 Rhythm Performer, an evolved version of the TR-808 and TR-909 combined featuring Analog Circuit Behaviour technology, the AIRA series features the TB-3 Touch Bassline, VT-3 Voice Transformer for robotic and synth voices, and the SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer.

Follow Gear4music on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear about product launches, music news and competitions.

By Alice Thomson

Posted on 21 Mar 2014 12:24 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

The follow-on from the hugely popular Reason 9.5 Software, Propellerhead's Reason 10 contains a number of exciting new additions

22 Sep 2017 10:36
thumbnail

Ever wanted to experience the full glory of your tube amp a low, house-friendly volume? Now you can with the revolutionary Two Notes Torpedo Captor unit.

19 Sep 2017 11:14
thumbnail

A new take on a modern-day classic, the Pioneer DJ DJM-900NXS2-W Controller presents all of your favourite functionality in a striking, bold new finish.

19 Sep 2017 11:09
thumbnail

Available for a strictly limited time only, the Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000NXS2 Controller comes available in a striking white finish and unique custom plaque

19 Sep 2017 10:01
thumbnail

After an image of Yamaha's Genos Workstation made its way on to the web, the new workstation has set the internet alight with speculation as to its final form.

15 Sep 2017 12:29
thumbnail

The Fender '64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Amp takes all of the vintage tonality of 1960's Fender amps and reiterates them into a completely new modern format.

15 Sep 2017 11:53

Recent Music News

thumbnail

The Roland SPD: ONE ELECTRO Trigger Pad is a next level sound solution developed to enhance and diversify your performances, giving your playing extra depth.

21 Sep 2017 11:12
thumbnail

The Roland SPD: ONE Percussion Trigger Pad offers percussion players a versatile and eclectic tonal palette for all of their percussion based needs.

21 Sep 2017 10:46
thumbnail

The Roland SPD: ONE KICK Trigger Pad gives the solo musician a convenient means to spice up their live performances and introduce a new percussive dynamic.

21 Sep 2017 10:15
thumbnail

Ideal for those looking to spice up their live performances, Roland's SPD:: ONE WAV Trigger Pad can take samples extending up to the length of an entire song.

21 Sep 2017 09:45
thumbnail

Ideal for fitting in places which other mics can't, the Hummingbird Small Diaphragm Mic is part of a two for one offer that runs until 30th of November.

20 Sep 2017 10:04
thumbnail

The TC Electronic Unitune Tuner is the latest tuning accessory developed by the Denmark based innovators. Modern, and wildly practical, the Unitune has it all.

20 Sep 2017 08:32