[PD] Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder or Roland & inventor of 808, RIP

Liam Goodacre liamg_uw at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 2 13:56:45 CEST 2017


I've always loved the story of the 808. It was a commercial failure when it was released in 1980, which was criticized for its poor sound and almost bankrupted the corporation. Then a few years later, hip-hop and house producers started buying them second hand because they were cheap and using them entirely new ways. Roland defined the sound of a generation "by accident", as it were.

Ikutaro Kakehashi, your vision and your achievements will not be forgotten.

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