There are rumors, that Roland might be working on updated re-issues of their all-time-favs TB-303 Bass Synthesizer and TR-808 Drum-Machine.
The updated version of the TR-808 is currently going under the name AIRA TR-08. You may subscribe to their AIRA newsletter on their website.
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The device is named AnalogKick 1.0 and was done by Peter McCulloch.
The author says: “AnalogKick is a bass drum synth based on the design of the TR-808’s bass drum, and is capable of producing sounds quite similar to the original.”
In contrast to the original 808 the emulation adds some nice-to-have’s:
- FM and distortion, as
- change the tuning curve of the oscillator envelope to adjust the snappiness of the attack.
- key-following, to use it as a percussive synth with FM.