Roland TR-808 enters NAMM Hall of Fame

Roland’s legendary rhythm composer the TR-808 has just been inducted into the NAMM TECnology Hall of Fame.

“Roland’s TR-808 programmable drum machine became part of the foundation of music movements in hip-hop, rap and electronica,” said the judging panel. “And although made in 1980 – almost 40 years ago – the once $1,200 TR-808 remains a highly-prized studio tool today, with working units valued in the $4,000 range.”

Congratulations, Roland. The beat truly does go on… and on!