as we all know, the roland tr-808 drum machine has played an important role in the development of electronic music. however, as daedalus points out, the actual kick drum sound of the tr-808 sounds nothing like what it's come to represent in the collective conscious. over the course of history, the sound was sampled, processed, & resampled countless times to create the subby thud we've come to associate with electronic kicks. the percussive sounds of the 808 are still beloved & well used but today's production has seen a version of the processed sound become popular as both kick & bass for tracks.
this free pack features 100 made-from-scratch tuned 808 bass sounds. most of the these were creating using analog synthesizers, digital sine waves, guitar amps, & unusual percussion from former pATCHES packs with help from the members of maz blanko.
all samples are royalty-free & organized by length & impact. we recommend using sampler or simpler to manipulate the 808 samples.
psa: all of these 808's knock. please see video demo below to prepare your body.