Program Your 808 by Rob Ricketts

Program Your 808 by Rob Ricketts

These posters by Birmingham graphic designer Rob Ricketts show how to recreate bassline percussion sequences from classic dance tracks on the iconic 1980s Roland TR-808 drum machine.

Program Your 808 by Rob Ricketts

The product was one of the first programmable drum machines and this series of four posters represents, key by key, four sequences from some of the most notable tracks that were originally created on the machine.

Program Your 808 by Rob Ricketts

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A series of informative posters detailing how some of the most notable drum sequences were programmed using the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine.

Program Your 808 by Rob Ricketts

Each sequence has been analyzed and represented as to allow users to re-programme each sequence, key for key.

Program Your 808 by Rob Ricketts