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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Robot Drum & Bass

shockleewebpic_robotdnbThis is a must watch creative oddity that may be giving us a glimpse of what’s to come as more people experiment with creating more music and robotic type interfaces.

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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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Roland Announces The Next Evolution Of The Classic TR-808 Drum Machine: Aira

shockleewebpic_rolandaira808evolutionIn case you didn’t already know, 808′s Changed The World and manufacturer Roland, is teasing a new device that it is calling the next evolution of the TR-808, called the Aira TR-08, which is rumored to be officially unveiled at next week’s NAMM show.

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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

shockleewebpic_FSF100Out to all the music creators…sound designers…musicians…composers…songwriters.. #freesamplefriday continues to hook you up on a weekly basis with free sounds, samples, tools and new experimental instruments. This roundup is a big one – packed with the last few weeks worth of goods.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF99We’re back for another round of the best free audio tools around. Download these and get your music game up!

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF98In need of some new inspiration to get your musical ideas flowing? You’re in luck, here’s another installment of #freesamplefriday to get you through the week. If you’re in the NYC area come meet with us at Tekserve on Thursday May 9th for a special Ableton Advanced Users Meetup. RSVP’s are first come – first served!

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF97Some classic reverb, electric piano, guitar overdrive, pan modulations plus more in this double edition of #freesamplefriday – bringing you the free super hot audio tools weekly…hit us up with your links!

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF96Here’s the latest roundup of music making weapons for your arsenal. Get to these while they last!

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