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The Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer

The Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer | Roland Beat Machine Is Resurrected | Scoop.it
Roland today officially announced the TR-8 Rhythm Performer - a new drum machine that's inspired by the classic TR-808 & TR-909, but updated with deeper sound editing, live pattern manipulation...
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Here is an article that goes in depth about the key specs about the Tr-8. This product incorporates some of the same sounds that were originally built back in 1980.

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NAMM 2014 Rumors, Leaks, Product Announcements – Roland, Moog, Elektron, Nord, Motu, Waldorf, Allen & Heath, Bitwig + - Dubspot Blog

NAMM 2014 Rumors, Leaks, Product Announcements – Roland, Moog, Elektron, Nord, Motu, Waldorf, Allen & Heath, Bitwig + - Dubspot Blog | Roland Beat Machine Is Resurrected | Scoop.it
We take a look at some of the NAMM 2014 announcements that we're most excited about including new pieces from Roland, Moog, Elektron, Nord and more...
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Dubspot is an underground electronic music school that I was involved with for some time and they have a good reputation, especially in New York City where the school is located. They are involved with many events in the music industry such as the NAMM show which features new advances in products in the music industry. This article talks more about the Tr-808 and a video of what it sounds like. 

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Early Hip-Hop's Greatest Drum Machine Just Got Resurrected | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Early Hip-Hop's Greatest Drum Machine Just Got Resurrected | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Roland Beat Machine Is Resurrected | Scoop.it
Roland just combined two of its most iconic analog drum machines, the TR-808 and TR-909, into a new digital beat maker.
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This article is interesting to me because it recreates a new way to make unique music beats. It was used by many artists who became very successful and now Roland has decided to bring it back into the market.

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Namm 2014 | Sound Affects Music

Namm 2014 | Sound Affects Music | Roland Beat Machine Is Resurrected | Scoop.it
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This is a video of what the new Tr-8 sounds like.

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The Roland 808 Drum Machine Is Coming Back

The Roland 808 Drum Machine Is Coming Back | Roland Beat Machine Is Resurrected | Scoop.it
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Here we have a picture of what the original Tr-808 looks like. You can probably purchase the originals on eBay for thousands of dollars. The Tr-808 has a very unique sound that distinguishes it from other beat machines. 

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