Oh dear. The drama. The intensity. The grasping at straws.
ghettosynth's dramatic run to the finish line wrote:
Perfectly valid. We live today and make music today. Some still using 808/909 sounds.
Perfectly valid. That's where we make music.
Perfectly valid. Why can't it be used live? Indeed it can.
Which is true. The 808/909 did define different music genres.
modern performance features
Perfectly valid. There is a whole list of stuff that wasn't in the original 808/909, but is included in the TR-8. In this context, it works. However, of course in context of other modern designs, these look lame and conservative.
Absolutely right. There is a new generation of musicians who desire these sounds and want them in a hardware box (rather than obtained by using samples). Rather than spend £2000 on the 808 and £2000 on the 909, they can get TR8 for £400. What a bargain (for those who want these sounds! 'Cause I feel you will instruct me some more on how these sounds, that nobody supposedly use, are of any use even at £400!)
Recently David Ahlund and Sluwe Vos put the Aira products through their paces at the European DanceFair 2014 – with Roland heritage firmly cemented in the creation of electronic dance music, the new AIRA products have the TB-303, TR-808 and TR-909 to rely on and push new boundaries when it comes to creating electronic dance music.
Oh, there's some hyperbole, I give you that. But it's hardly worthy of use for basing your innovation argument on. Seriously. Would you rather use the Hubble Telescope next time to find fine straws in space?
ghettosynth wrote: So all of you that have been blabbing on about how I'm missing the point are confused with respect to Roland's vision.
you really have gotten you panties in a twist over a promotion blurb, which in the majority of cases is always about gobbledegook.
ghettosynth wrote:So please, enlighten me again with respect to my original question, who do they think is going to buy these MODERN PERFORMANCE FEATURES?
I'm afraid you are repeating yourself and enlightening wouldn't take effect in your case. Nobody will buy those modern performance features. People will buy a drum machine with cool 808/909 emulation sounds, easy of use, direct parameter control, stand alone....I'm beginning to think you are a bot, that's why you don't take this in.
ghettosynth wrote:have been blabbing
Yes, you have.
as you can see, there is nothing in the promo blurb that would invoke any controversy about the TR-8's innovatory status.
It's only a drum machine. You have lots of them, so you definitely don't need another one, thus I wonder what your mission here is all about?