If you wanted to try out Roland’s virtual recreations of the iconic 808 and 909 without subscribing, you can now try them out in your DAW for free. This offer allows users a 30-day free trial to play with the VST/AU versions.
The TR-808 is renowned for its big, booming bass drum. Ever present, always relevant – the TR-808 is undeniably, indisputably, the biggest sound on the planet. The TR-909 is all about precision and power, with clattering, metallic hi-hats, pummelling tom drums and a rib-cracking kick drum that became the beating heart of house and techno.
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