Legowelt releases free emulation of his own TR-808 for Ableton Live
“So all u analog justice warriors better deal with it.”
The Smackos 808 Simulator is the latest freebie from the Dutch producer, who regularly releases sample packs and instruments via his website.
“Tired of all those modern Roland 808 drumkits and emulations that sound like an old soggy biscuited sock?” he asks. “Weak claps and small sized snares??????? You worries are over…behold the SMACKOS 808 SIMULATOR”
Developed by Wolfers and Jimi Hellinga, the instrument is described as “the zenith of digital TR-808 emulation,” and is sampled from his own drum machine and uses “highly advanced virtual nomium transistor algorhythms.”
“It will give you the authentic old school TR808 experience that makes you a better person overall – and a WINNER in LIFE.”
You can set the production year between “a raw 1980 or a mint 1984 serial number,” dial in the amount of dust for an extra soothing noisefloor,” and simulate the 808 put through different mixers.
It also includes “Transistor Spread” technology, which will “take the virtual circuitboard simulation of the 808 to the brink of insanity” and vintage tape emulation “for that smudgey magnetic 808 sound.”
You can download the Smackos 808 Simulator and find full details of how to use it at Legowelt’s website. When you’ve finished playing with that, you can download his Amiga 909 drum machine for Ableton.