Way back in the 80s the clever engineers at Roland unleashed the TR-808 drum sequencer on the world and in doing so the Japanese company sowed the seeds for the evolution of EDM, hip hop and pop music in general for the next three and a half decades.
As iconic as the TR-808 is, every invention has its next level and Roland are ready to introduce that - soon - in the form of the Aira TR-08.
No specs just yet and no release date, but there is this teaser video which introduces the new generation model while reflecting on the glorious history of its predecessor.
Update: Roland Leaks impression and photo of the Aria TR-08 through promotion video.
FULL SPECS LEAK:
Roland also leaked a photo of this baby, the Roland VT-3 vocal transformer:
The classic TR-808: