Let' confront the two drum boxes from Roland:
the original legend TR-808 from 1980 INFO
and the remake AIRA TR-8 from 2013 INFO
TEST note: the tr808 0 is fully working and calibrated. The test is approximative since the pot values between the machines are different.
note also that the TR808 is 30 years old, and some component may now sound different: today two original 808 won't sound quite the same.
Files are wav non compressed, volume gains are matched.
part 1 KICK
part 2 HIHAT
a bit detuned but the 808 is more harmonic.
part 3 Cowbell
quite tuned :)
ROLAND TR-8 VS TR-909
Text , review, special demos copyright polynominal.com / Eric Pochesci