Virtuoso

FutureDJs is partnering with Manchester Metropolitan University on 28th November for a live event in the Virtuoso classroom. This will be a celebration of the Roland TR-808 drum machine and its continuing impact on music. The event will consist of a panel discussion on 80s and 90s club culture, as well as a demonstration of the TR-08 (the modern successor to the TR-808) by Virtuoso music tutors. Read on to find out how you could win a TR-08!

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The TR-08, a compact modern successor to the legendary TR-808

Despite being released 40 years ago, sounds of the TR-808 can still be heard in music today. The most obvious of these is the 808 kick, which on the original drum machine could be programmed to have a long ‘decay’, meaning the sound of the kick takes longer to fade. This effect was designed to emulate the decay of a real kick drum, however, because of its deep and ‘sizzly’ sound, producers quickly began to use it experimentally in their music. …

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