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VSTI TS-808 - for registered Users free to download!

[Image: ts-808-2.0-screenshot.png]

The TS-808 is a software emulation (VSTi plugin) of the Roland TR-808. The TR-808 service notes provide full schematics for each voice. I used them to make SPICE simulations of the circuits. I also analysed the best samples I could find (The Tape808, by Goldbaby), and tweaked the sounds until the waveforms and spectral content were as close as possible to the real thing.  Most of the voices have more parameters and a greater range than their hardware predecessor.
The TS-808 was a labour of love - I made it because I wanted to make music with it. I decided to make it available at no fixed cost because I thought others would enjoy using it too. If you use it a lot, and especially if you derive an income from your use of it, please consider making a donation. The TS-808 was made with SynthEdit.

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This is really a very nice emulation of the TR-808, and stands quite good compared even to some well known payware VSTs.

It can be made to sound really juicy and rich.

Most often, I can't believe my ears how great it sounds!  :anbet

This VST has found its way into some of my tracks to a limited extent for about 2 years now. Yet I never took the time to really dive deeper into it, mostly using it for the hihats, which sound particularly fresh and sparkly.

I feel that the default presets that are included don't do justice to how good this VST can sound.

So I set out to make a bank, trying to capture some of the most "iconic" 808 sounds, for a wide range of uses. Find it at the end of this post.

There are 18 presets. Hopefully the names will evoke what kind of grooves they are meant for. In many cases they are directly modelled on classic examples.

The idea is that each preset should give a very useable drum bus mix, straight "out of the box". They should sound pretty good and balanced, straight away, without having to adapt the levels very much, with or without compressor, limiting, eq, gate, etc...

This should make it easy to browse through presets, without being shocked into deafness due to extreme level changes.

Remember, the 808 kick's frequencies go VERY deep, the default sound being a G at 49 Hz. This means you definitely need to listen to these presets on speakers that are full range, preferably with a woofer that goes down to 25-35Hz, or you simply won't be able to correctly evaluate how well the sound is (not) balanced in a mix.

Most kick settings have a "click" part that can be heard even on speakers with a small frequency range. That's part of the magic of the 808 kick drum sound. A big bottom, but with a presence even on small speakers.

The TS-808 emulates the iconic TR-808's sounds quite closely. Is it 100% the same? No. But close it is, and most definitely useable.

The rim sound is probably the least well emulated, and not at the right pitch (a tune knob would have been handy). But this sound is generally the easiest of all to get in sample format. On the other hand, the TS-808's rim can be made to sound as a very nice "old school" rim, in the vein of some "bossa" sounds of other classic drum boxes.

The classic TR-808's kick "woodiness" is somewhat elusive, and hard to emulate on the TS-808, without ending with a sound that is too clicky. If you're looking for that "woody" knock, than you may have to turn to a good sample. On the other hand, layering it with the TS-808 kick may help in getting a real fat rich end result.

Likewise, the TS-808's snare can sound really juicy, but for some uses layering it with a sample may add the snap you're looking for.

Obviously, especially the snare can call for some elaborate effect processing in order to get certain iconic sounds, such as massive compression, gating, eq and reverbs.

Aside of these special cases, the presets I programmed should be a great starting point. If you find the right preset for your track, the sounds and levels should be quite close to where you want to them to be.

You may want to route intruments like kick, snare and hats to seperate outputs. If you start by setting all channels at the same level, your final levels should need little tweaking (depending on how radically you process the sound) .

Note that the most dynamic sound comes from using no compression at all! So only use it with good purpose in mind. If you use a compressor on the kick, it may be a good plan to have it compress in HPF mode, from around the 60 to 90 Hz range.

As a final tip, in order to adapt and get the right tuning of kick, toms, congas, and even the snare and cowbell, simply read-out the sound through a tuner, so you're sure about which tone is being played.

Now move it!  :drum


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