Liveschool has released Fairchild 808, a free Ableton Live drum rack featuring Roland TR-808 drum machine in ALP format. The Ableton Live drum rack contains Roland TR-808 sounds, which have been treated with high-end audio gear in Studios 301 in Sydney, Australia. Each captured sample has been played through the legendary Fairchild 670 compressor.
In order to play these 808 samples, you need to own Ableton Live DAW. The 808 WAV samples are not separately available, which is truly a misfortune for us who use other DAWs.
The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is a drum machine that needs no introduction – a classic piece of kit whose sounds have been sampled more times than James Brown. The iconic Roland TR-808 software and hardware more times than we’d care to count. Introduced by Roland in 1980 as a tool to help musicians creating demos without access to a drummer, the 808 went on to become a household name, appearing on more records than any other drum machine. While there are countless 808 samples packs available, it’s the way this particular collection was recorded that gets us excited… The samples were recorded by manager of Studios 301 and Ableton Certified Trainer Anthony Garvin as we were preparing for our next focus course on Mixing and Mastering.
UPDATE: This product no longer exists!
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