“Uncover the long-lasting data, artists and manufacturers influenced through the 808’s distinctive beats and in finding out the name of the game at the back of its unexpected discontinuation,” teases Apple.
The documentary could also be to be had to pre-order thru iTunes for $16.99.
Right here’s a blurb from iTunes:
The Roland TR-808 drum device used to be meant to offer studio musicians a easy software for making backbeats. As an alternative, it kickstarted a revolution—one whose tale is captured in complete via the documentary ‘808’.The TR808’s legacy (“TR” stands for “Transistor Rhythm”) can't be overstated so watch this documentary in case you’re subscribed to Apple Music and notice why most sensible manufacturers followed Roland’s device although it does now not sound like an actual drum package in any respect.
Beastie Boys flipped the 808’s icy beats in opposite to make ‘Paul Revere’; Shannon’s freestyle pop breakout “Let the Music Play” is propelled through its gently swung kicks and snares; and Africa Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Pressure’s electro vintage ‘Planet Rock’ flourishes on its throbbing thuds and crisp hi-hats.
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One of the most first programmable drum machines, Roland’s TR-808 Rhythm Composer AKA the “808” used to be unveiled within the early 1980s. At $1,995, it used to be considerably extra reasonably priced than similar drum machines on the time, just like the $5,000 Linn LM-1.