Roland Cloud TR-808 (download)

The Boom, Snap, and Sizzle of the Most Famous Drum Machine Ever—Now in VST and AU format for your DAW.

€ 169,00
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The TR-808 Software Synthesizer is a detailed replica of the legendary TR-808—one of the most revered and sought-after electronic music instruments of all time. The plug-in version offers the sound and behavior of the original plus new features that virtually modify the hardware for more sound choices and faster, more fluid programming.

In 1980, the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was released as a quick and easy songwriting tool for musicians. At the time, the high cost of memory drove Roland engineers to use analog synthesis instead of samples for its sounds. Through a series of happy accidents, they utilized unique transistors, creating a one-of-a-kind sound that set the 808 in its own sonic universe. However, it didn’t exactly deliver “traditional” or “realistic” drum sounds, leading to it being dismissed by many at the time, with only about 12,000 units ever made.

Once a few adventurous musicians and producers got their hands on the TR-808 and started tweaking those knobs, the world began to (literally) feel the impact it would leave on music forever. For decades since, the sizzling hi-hats and snappy snare, the clicky rim shot, the unmistakable cowbell, and yes—that booming bass drum—have been heard on worldwide hits and underground classics.

Increasingly revered by musicians and producers around the globe, the TR-808’s influence only continues to grow. New musical genres make heavy use of the 808 sound, with some utilizing it as the main instrument and defining sound of the style. Its influence is so deep that it’s been name-dropped in famous songs, had albums dedicated to it, had bands named after it, and even been the subject of a feature-length documentary film. For some younger music fans, the 808 is no oddity—it’s simply “what drums sound like.”

Original TR-808 units sell for huge sums on the used market, and its sound is often imitated with sample-packs and knockoffs. But the 808 is a complex beast and far more than the sum of its parts. Using our proprietary Analog Circuit Behavior technology, we’ve painstakingly recreated the original analog circuits that are the essence of the TR-808’s sound. Our TR-808 plug-in sounds identical to the original—with all its nuance and detail—while adding some groundbreaking new features:

  • Tuning and decay on each instrument and the ability to overdrive the internal circuitry update the 808 for modern sounds
  • The classic 808 step sequencer expands with lanes for each sound, so you can program faster and more fluidly
  • Each pattern has eight variations for evolving sequences that keep things interesting
  • Drag and drop audio or MIDI patterns directly from the 808 into a project
  • Adjustable flams, sub-steps, and soft hits create detailed fills and ratcheted sequences
  • Each instrument has its own “last step” and shuffle settings so you can play with timing, experiment with complex meters, and dial in just the right groove

The TR-808 software instrument integrates seamlessly with our TR-8S Rhythm Performer and TR-08 Roland Boutique hardware. Transfer TR-8S patterns directly into the TR-808 plug-in or create beats on the go and send them back to the hardware. Or you can use the TR-8S or TR-08 for direct hands-on control of the plug-in.

Features :

  • 11 unique instrument tones including bass drum, snare, low tom, high tom, hand claps, cymbal, open hi-hat, closed hi-hat and much more!
  • Expanded tuning and decay control on every instrument
  • Overdrive the internal circuitry for modern, gritty tones
  • Classic 16 step sequencer with eight variations
  • Expanded lanes for each instrument tone for more fluid and faster programmingDrag and drop audio or MIDI from the plugin to your project
  • Detailed sequences and ratcheted sequences with adjustable flams, sub-steps and soft hits
  • Each instrument features a "last step" and shuffle settings to create unique and complex grooves

Specifications :

General :

  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Memories per bank: 128 Patterns / Memories* Users can create new user banks
  • Maximum Polyphony: 11 voices
  • Step Sequencer: 11 Instrument parts, 16 steps per 1 measure with eight (A-H) variations
  • Plugin format:
    ◦ VSTi 2.4 (64bit)* Windows only
    ◦ VSTi 3.6 (64 bit)
    ◦ AU

System requirements :

  • Operating system:
    ◦ Mac:
    ▪ Mac OS X 10.11 or later
    ◦ Windows:
    ▪ Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10. Not compatible with Windows RT, Phone or virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC or Boot Camp.
  • Host application:
    ◦ Mac:
    ▪ VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
    ▪ Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
    ▪ AAX format is supported in Pro Tools or Pro Tools | Ultimate
    ◦ Windows:
    ▪ VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
    ▪ AAX format is supported in Pro Tools or Pro Tools | Ultimate
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or better
  • RAM: 2GB or more
  • Hard disk space: 400MB or more
  • Display resolution and colour:
    ◦ Mac: 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more
    ◦ Windows: 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or more


  • You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software
  • You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help..
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