As part of Roland's 808 Day 2021 celebration, the instrument manufacturer is giving users a test drive of the TR-808 Software Rhythm Composer, the only official TR-808 plugin, for the month of August. They say that using proprietary Analog Circuit Behavior technology, Roland recreated the original analog circuits, so tracks have that classic boom, snap, and sizzle – no desk space required. The company says that, free with a Roland Account (no membership required*), aspiring artists can add the classic TR-808 sounds to their music right in their DAW.
*Test Drive is a time-based activation of the TR-808 instrument. After August 31st, access to the TR-808 will only be available as a Lifetime Key purchase or in Pro or Ultimate memberships.
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