Not everyone is lucky enough to own a Roland TR-808 drum machine, but everyone can have access to its sounds.
We say that with confidence as you can download a library of them right now. The samples have been processed with a variety of analogue and digital effects and are ready to drop in to your productions right away.
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What you need to know
The 808 samples are divided into two main folders: hits and loops.
All the samples are supplied as WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW or sampler of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like - all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.
The 808 samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!
808 samples: click to download
These samples originally appeared on Computer Music magazine's cover DVD. Check out the latest issue for many more.