Meet The Most Amazing DJ Controller In The World, And It’s By Roland
DJ and music tech blogger Kyle reviews the Roland DJ-808 for startup publication Nibletz with the confidence that the new controller will become as iconic as its namesake drum machine.This article originally appeared on Nibletz
The Roland DJ 808 Will Be As Iconic As It’s Namesake Drum Machine
In the music industry, Roland has often been synonymous with keyboards and drum machines. It’s the legendary Roland TR-808 drum machine that provided the beat tracks to the most iconic hip hop groups of all time, including Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. Before Rick Rubin settled down to producing albums for Adele, he was behind the TR-808 creating history like My Adidas, and the entire License To Ill album (I know I’m getting nostalgic).
So it should come as no surprise that in the age of Pioneer and Rane DJ controllers, Roland introduced the most amazing controller ever, the DJ-808.
In designing the DJ-808 Roland didn’t leave any stone un-turned. It was developed in conjunction with Serato so it’s designed for Serato DJ. Of course die hard software DJs have already mapped it for Traktor and Virtual DJ as well. But out of the box, you’ve got the preeminent Serato DJ controller...