Let’s get physical: MR-808 is the first drum robot that reproduces the drum sounds of the 80s – in the real world

MR-808: MR 808 by Moritz Simon geist.
Photo: Jürgen Lösel

Let’s free the sounds from the dictate of electronics! The robot installation MR-808 is a replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808 – with robots playing the drum sounds!

I (Moritz Simon Geist) have been playing electronic music for several years now, and at some place I was bored of the electronic music production process nowadays. With binary logic, everything is possible, and “random” or “live-feeling” is just another knob at the control panel of your favorite software synth.
So I decided to go back to the roots of sound generation – the physical sound generation – but combine it with the electronic music structure we all like so much.
I liked the idea so much, that [Read on… ]

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