Roland announces software plugins of the iconic TR-808 & TR-909
Roland is set to release two brand new software plugins of their seminal TR-808 & TR-909 drum machines. The original analog technologies were lauded by underground producers for their deep, booming bass sounds and relative accessibility at their release (the TR-808 was priced at $1,195, the TR-909 at $1,195.)
Roland’s newest VST extensions will be available to Roland Cloud subscribers, who will also gain access to the company’s new orchestral VST plug-in, SRX Orchestra.
The TR-808 was largely popularized by Marvin Gaye‘s “Sexual Healing” and Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock”. Both analog drum machines, though, had massive effects on electronic and popular music and continue to be the go to selection for some of the top producers of the day.