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Old 13th August 2019
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by autoy View Post
It really clears up a couple of popular notions that are plain wrong, such as the TR machines intended to be realistic sounding. They were primarily open-ended percussion synthesizers. Synthesizing sounds vs the PCM rompler approach is a constant throughout all Roland instruments until the JD series, against the industry odds. Stubbornly doing what they thought it was right to do instead of following the trend is what ultimately enabled the creation of new musical genres. It was actions and consequences, not really all luck and providence as much as that romantic idea conquers the collective mindset.
how did you draw that out of this?

Also, it is noteworthy to mention that the aim of the TR-808 development team was to design not a drum machine, but a drum synthesizer. It was not for mimicking a real sound, but to provide possibilities to create ideal sound. However due to the limited performance, the physical volume, and the cost of the analog devices at that time, we had to abandon this original target that we were pursuing.

says tge original AIM was ABANDONED.
dont make up stuff..