SampleScience has announced the release of a plugin that faithfully emulates the iconic sound of the TR-808 drum machine from Roland.

The new RC808 Pro drum module features a vinyl simulator, tape, sub, distortion, delay and reverb effects. 12 drum kits variations of the iconic 808 sounds are available including tube processed, bitcrushed and compressed drum kits.

With its unmistakable boom, snap, and sizzle, the 808 has been a staple of electronic music for decades, and now you can bring that same classic sound to your productions with ease!

Our plugin features all the classic drum sounds of the original hardware, with the added convenience and flexibility of digital control. Whether you’re producing hip-hop, techno, or any other style of electronic music, this plugin is sure to become an essential tool in your arsenal.

RC808 Pro features

  • The original 808 drum kit.
  • 11 variations of the 808 drum kit processed via tubes, amps, cassette, and dsp.
  • Multi-LFO.
  • Sub, Distortion, Delay, and Reverb.
  • Vinyl crackles simulator that morphs over time.
  • Tape hiss generator.
  • lowpass/highpass filter.
  • Low-CPU usage.
  • Amplitude range controls.
  • 3 voice modes: polyphonic, monophonic, and legato.

Available as a VST/VST3 and AU plugin for Windows and macOS, RC808 Pro is priced $30 USD.

More information: SampleScience / RC808 Pro