Roland TR-808 rhythm machine that is the source of the bass track referred to below.
2. An 808 refers to a drum machine called a Roland TR-808.
3. Sometimes a reference to Hawaii. 808 is Hawaii's area code.
"We be going boom like an 808"- Blaque
Roland introduced this analogue synthesiser in 1981 and it was used in many 80's tunes. The sounds, when not processed by other equipment, has a trademark "hollow/tinny" sound. The trademark sound of this synth is the "cowbell".
16 total sounds, 12 voice polyphony. Midi In/Out
2. Refering to an analogue synthesiser called a Roland TR-808 used in many 80's tunes.
3. At times a reference to Hawaii's area code: 808.
"Drop that 808/The walls begin to shake/It's too much for the club to take" - "ERFQUAKE" by Family Force 5