British graphic designer Rob Ricketts has designed a series of posters that illustrate the seminal 808 basslines from classic tracks dance tracks of yore. The Roland TR-808 is one of the most fundamental instruments of EDM, with a very classic analog look, which makes the posters not only super appealing to music nerds but also beautifully designs pieces of art. As Ricketts explains:

“A series of informative posters detailing how some of the most notable drum sequences were programmed using the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine. Each sequence has been analyzed and represented as to allow users to re-programme each sequence, key for key.”

There are currently four posters in the Program Your 808 series : Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock”; Cybotron’s “Clear”; “A Guy Called Gerald’s “Voodoo Ray”; and Adonis’ “No Way Back”. No word on cost, but if you want your own poster, just email Ricketts and he’ll get one out to you.

One Response to “Program Your 808: TR-808 Drum Patterns From Classic Dance Tracks In Poster Form”

  1. Shane subashe says:

    I want them all!

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