Official Trailer For 808: The Heart Of The Beat That Changed Music

shockwepic_808docutrailer1The first official trailer for 808: The heart of the beat that changed music was just released. The 808 documentary features appearances and commentary from our own Hank Shocklee, Arthur Baker, Pharrell, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Norman Cook [Fatboy Slim], Rick Rubin, Diplo, Goldie and more.

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The 808 Update: Roland Revamps The 808, 909 & 303 – All The Videos You Need To See

shockleewebpic_airadebutsAfter a great teasing campaign about the evolution of Roland, today they have finally unveiled their new AIRA product line, giving the world famous, classic drum machines the 808, 909 and 303 an update into the future. The first four products introduced in the AIRA series are the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, TB-3 Touch Bassline, VT-3 Voice Transformer, and SYSTEM-1 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer. These new machines are component modeled analog AKA Roland’s own version of analog emulation for today’s digital world.

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808′s Changed The World – Upcoming Documentary + Free TR-808 Drum Samples

shockleewebpic_808dayHappy 808 day, with a salute to all the producers around the world who have ever used an 808 in their beats, we present this teaser of the soon coming Arthur Baker, Alex Dunn and Luke Bainbridge documentary, ‘Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808′ which features our own Hank Shocklee alongside a crazy cast of your favorite producers. The film is due out 2014.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

Producers – Music Makers – Noise Makers – DJ’s… bring good music back! Here’s the latest collection of #FREESAMPLEFRIDAY picks including a cool iOS remote controller for Ableton Live, a stylophone beatbox and a hefty pack of loops, presets and racks.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

Producers, you know how we do! Here’s the latest selection of freeware, sounds, loops and more to get your musical inspiration going. Defend the art of great music making and creativity! We want to hear you!

Let’s get to it!

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

Here’s the latest roundup of copyright free samples, loops and FX some cool VST’s including a nice wavedraw synth and lots of delay and echos.

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Pay What You Want For Reason 6 – The Start Of A New Era In Audio Software?

Today in a stunning move, Propellerhead has announced a ‘Pay What You Want’ model for Reason 6 which is set for release next week. Owners of Propellerhead’s Record-Reason Duo for a limited time will be able to choose what to pay for their Reason 6 upgrade.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

#FREESAMPLEFRIDAY = free high quality audio samples/loops/plugins & tools – every friday for 2 years strong – tell a friend!

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Instant Haus: New Max for Live Beat Generator By Alexkid

Berlin based French house & techno producer and DJ Alexkid introduces his newly created Max for Live device, Instant Haus. A pattern bank plugin that allows you to generate and randomize drum patterns.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

This week’s picks include a powerful VST sampler, lots of drums, basslines, kicks, snares, abstracts sounds and melodies.

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