Tag Archives: TR-808

Producer Tips: Picking the Perfect Drum Samples

Picking the right drums can make or break your track. I guess I’m lucky because I was taught this from the very beginning. When I started messing around with drum machines I had to rely on a equalizer to kind of boost up the sounds from the drum machine. The TR-808 was tricky because it […]

Native Instruments Maschine vs MPC, SP1200, TR-808, HR16

A Little History: I started my production career using a Roland TR-808 drum machine and moved up through the ranks from there. I thought the 808 was the greatest drum machine up until 1986 when I used the Emu Sp12 sampling drum machine. This blew the 808 out the water simply because it allowed you […]

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