The Most Famous Drum Machine Ever Made Gets Its Own Documentary

If you're a fan of hip hop or electronic music, you've heard that sick, signature beat of the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer. Heck, if you're a fan of music in general you've probably heard it, because the 808 is the most famous drum machine ever made. And now, it's got its own documentary. » 10/15/14 2:22pm 10/15/14 2:22pm

The TR-808 Drum Machine Is Getting a Reboot and I Might Freak Out

The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is the most famous drum machine ever made. It remains a staple of modern production despite being more than 30 years old. Roland just posted a video teasing for a new product called the Aira TR-08, which it's positioning as a modern version of the 808. I have no idea what that means,… » 1/15/14 4:37pm 1/15/14 4:37pm

Drum Machine Beanbag Chairs Are Great If You're Beat

Even if you've never played with Roland's iconic TR-808 drum machine, you've most definitely heard it used in the background of hit songs over the past 3o years. So what could be a more appropriate way to enjoy those songs than kicking back on this massive TR-808 beanbag? » 11/12/12 5:20pm 11/12/12 5:20pm

A Bollywood Composer Invented Techno in 1982 and Nobody Knew About It…

I'm no techno aficionado. I like bleeps and bloops. Who cares if they're acid house or space jam or whatever? But I can tell you this: "Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat" is amazing. And it's from 1982. » 3/31/10 7:59pm 3/31/10 7:59pm