Beatmatch has released 808 Grooves, a free Ableton Live project featuring a collection of loops made with classic Roland TR-808 drum machine sounds.
To use the project file, you’ll need a working installation of Ableton Live 8 or higher. The project is optimized for use with the Novation Launchpad, Akai Apc40 and Ableton Push controllers, although these are not required. Individual WAV files can be extracted from the download pack too, so you’ll be able to use the included loops in your favorite DAW even if you’re not a Live user.
808 Grooves contains 40 drum loops in total, spread across five presets for easy triggering on the fly. The included drum loops are inspired by minimal techno and tech house. A selection of bass lines and synth loops from the Minimal Techno : Mini Pack project are also included in the download.
To grab the free download, you’ll need to submit your email address on the download page linked below. The download will start immediately and there’s no need to verify your email address before downloading. For more similar drum loops for Ableton Live, take a look at the 909 Grooves pack by the same company.
Check out the 808 Grooves demo video:
808 Grooves is available for free download via Beatmatch (62.4 MB download size, ZIP archive, contains 40 drum loops in 24-bit WAV format, 2 projects in ALP format for Ableton Live).