As part of Roland’s 808 Day 2021 celebration, the instrument manufacturer is giving users a test drive of the TR-808 Software Rhythm Composer, the only official TR-808 plugin, for the month of August.

Using proprietary Analog Circuit Behavior technology, Roland recreated the original analog circuits, so tracks have that classic boom, snap, and sizzle – no desk space required. Free with a Roland Account (no membership required*), aspiring artists can add the classic TR-808 sounds to their music right in their DAW.

Roland Lifestyle is also dropping 88 Limited Edition 808 Day 2021 Bomber Jackets on August 8, 2021, starting at 8.08am.

Roland Lifestyle 808 Jacket

The hottest music merch of the summer has arrived. For those who prefer to wear their TR-808 love on their sleeve (or back), Roland Lifestyle is releasing limited-edition 808 Day 2021 Bomber Jackets starting at 8:08 A.M. PDT on August 8, 2021.

Designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, the unique handmade jackets feature rich satin and heavy embroidery with TR-808 inspired elements. Only 88 of the custom jackets will be available to purchase, and each will be numbered for authenticity.

The 808 Day 2021 Bomber Jacket will be available from the Roland Lifestyle website for $808 USD while supplies last.

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