Make a Beat for 808 Day


Hey ya’ll…planning on dusting off my very lonely TR8S when I get home from work to make a beat/track for 808 day. If anyone else wants to join in I’ll edit the OP here to list all the tracks together. Lets say send me a beat/track in about 14 days so the 22nd by Midnight EST.

Only hard and fast rule is you have to use an 808 drum kit, no other percussion sounds. And come @ me with a bunch of what ifs or side steps. 808 drum kit only. Otherwise do as you please : )

I thought it went w/o saying, but I thought I’d say this–not as a hard and fast rule, but more of a suggestion–the spirit of this project, in my mind, is to really let that 808 kit be a major feature of the track.


Just in time for the 822 day? :stuck_out_tongue:


Hahaha, yea, I should have started this two weeks ago ;p


Def counts me in on this. I’ve recently come to truly appreciate that sexy dirty bumps of the BOB.


Perfect timing. I just downloaded this and boy do these blow my 808 work out of the water.


Considering this, maybe someone should start a 909 beat thread w/ a more appropriate due date.


If someone wants to come up with a set of rules (I’d keep it simple) and made the post I’m happy to help doing any modding the thread needs.

I think it would be a good idea to say that the spirit of the project is to really hear that 909 drum kit in the track–I’m going to go ahead and edit my own OP here in a moment…


Is the Arturia drumbrute mk1 808ish enough to be within the rules?


My general answer to this is these tracks are supposed to rep the 808 sound so as long as the drum kit is in that wheel house and those drum sounds are a major feature if the track its cool


Well, this is going so well for me I decided to factory reset my TR8S and start from scratch. I’ll post something by the deadline since this is my baby, but I am UNinspired…