The Electronic Instrument that Changed Pop Music by generation2235 ()
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The Roland TR-808 is the electronic musical instrument that changed the style and flavour of American Pop music, forever. Many of the signature sounds contained in this instrument have not only been embraced by artists and producers of many genres of Contemporary Pop music and still today many artists refer to the original and unique sounds that only the original TR-808 can produce. Although the 808 has been imitated and replicated in quite a few forms, still nothing matches the original signature of the TR-808.
If you would like to see how this particular rhythm composer has revolutionised Pop music there are quite a few videos on YouTube that will let you see and hear how it was done.
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mightymysterio () 6:21AM | Mon, 28 June 2021
Cool model of the infamous drum machine. And, yes, much of hip-hop, house, 80s pop, and vaporwave would not have happened without that simple little analog synth.