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8 Responses to “Robotic 808 drum-machine”

  1. taghag says:

    wonderful!  could do with more cowbell, though…

  2. Kevin Pierce says:

    Step 1: Build kickass Robotic 808 drum-machine.
    Step 2: Invite Trent Reznor over for the evening.
    Step 3: Profit!

  3. Emmet Cassidy says:

    utterly awesome.  unfortunately it doesn’t really sound like an 808.  at least not from the recording…

  4. Boundegar says:

    I wonder if the “clap” sound is made with real human hands, electronically actuated?  I did not see any in the video.

  5. robcat2075 says:

    similar to the19th cnetury band organs that played percussion instruments with mechanical actuators.


  6. Clay Wisner says:

    at least on my computer, the audio and video are out of sync. otherwise this would be pretty cool.

    • There used to be this place in Houston called Pipe Organ Pizza. It had an old theater organ with not just every kind of pipe, but also pneumatically actuated percussion and other special effects. I understand that there were similar pizza places in other cities. Place only lasted about five years.

      This video reminded me of it.