Roland Releases VST Recreation Of TR-808 Rhythm Composer
Via Roland Cloud, Roland has released a software reproduction (VST/AU) of the classic TR-808 Rhythm Composer, allowing you to fire up the classic TR-808 sounds that made the drum machine so popular.
Using its revolutionary Analog Circuit Behavior technology, Roland has painstakingly recreated the original analog circuits that are the essence of the TR-808’s distinctive sound. Every nuance and detail present in the original hardware is accounted for, resulting in a living, breathing TR-808. This software adaption not only sounds and acts true-to-life, but it also injects new and exciting enhancements into the classic 808 formula.
The classic 16-step “TR-REC” sequencer can be expanded to include a sequencer lane for each drum instrument so users can program faster and more fluidly. The built-in sequencer has adjustable flams and sub-steps so that detailed fills and ratcheting sequences can easily be created. Each instrument has its own “last step” and shuffle settings for atomic timing control, experimentation with polyrhythms, and to dial in just the right groove for a track.
For Roland Cloud Core Members, the TR-808 plugin is available for download via the Roland Cloud Manager. There is also a 30-day free trial available for new users.