Something For The Weekend: MR-808 Mechanical Drum Robot

How would a Roland TR-808 sound like in the real world? A question Moritz Simon Geist has answered with his MR-808 Mechanical Drum Robot installation. The robot installation MR-808 is a replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808 – with robots playing the drum sounds! 

In his own words:

“I (Moritz Simon Geist) have been playing electronic music for several years now, and at some place I was bored of the electronic music production process. With binary logic, everything is possible. So I decided to go back to the roots of sound generation – the physical sound generation – but combine it with the electronic music structure we like so much. I liked the idea so much, that I couldn’t stop building my own drum robots, and ended up replacing all the electronic sounds of a whole drum computer, placed in a 3,3 x 1,7m² case. I am very proud to present the “MR-808” – a mechanic replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808!”

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MR-808 – mechanic drum robot from Sonic Robots on Vimeo.





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