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The True Sound of both the TR-808 and TR-909 in Software?

Posted on 30th November 2012  · 
Last week in our An Analogue Drum Machine Emulation to Replace Hardware? blog post we revealed our soon to be released Transistor Revolution Kontakt Player instrument and delved into some of the sampling techniques we used to recreate the classic sound of the TR-808 in a software plugin. This week we can reveal that we have indeed visited the TR-808's older brother - the TR-909 and together these instruments make up the final Transistor Revolution Kontakt Player Instrument.

That's right! the final version contains an extremely authentic and expertly designed TR-808 and TR-909 that you can easily load into your DAW of choice... all for a small fraction of the price you would pay for the original instruments.

So the question still stands... "Can an Analogue Drum machine be sampled in so much detail that it could be replaced by software?"

We say yes, we believe we have done just that. Here are a few pre-release demo's showcasing the Transistor Revolution instruments in action.

Here is a sneak preview of the Transistor Revolution 909 interface.

Next week! try out Transistor Revolution for free by downloading our soon to be released free demo version.




Drum Tools 02




Complete Drums 2


Tape Snares & Layers


"An intelligent combination of sound effects, analogue synths and transition tools, nicely suited for a good range of genres. An excellent, futuristic tool, that I strongly recommend to techno and tech-related producers!"

SFX Collection 02

Axel Karakasis - DJ and Producer