The Boom Boutique pays tribute to the original boom box – the legendary TR-808. We offer the highest-quality drum sounds and kits, either sampled directly from the 808, refined using analog or digital effects or inspired sound emulations with even more bang for your buck.

The TR-808 was introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1980 and became a non-seller at the time due to the superior Linn LM-1. Several years later, it’s much lower price point and, more importantly, it’s way deeper bass raised interest by Hip-Hop artists making it the signature sound of the 80’s Urban and Electro genres. In the early 90’s Dance artists discovered it’s unique bass sound and created another rebirth of the 808.

Since then the distinctive bass has not only been used prominently in most popular genres, it still manages to be the most sought after drum sound today and is the foundation for modern genres like Dirty South, Trap, Deep and Tech House.

The 808 is a drum machine that can only produce so many distinguishable sounds. So why would you need more than one set of samples?

While there are indeed a lot of packs with just clean sampled sounds from the 808 on the market, the sample packs on sale here are made to sound unique. The manufacturers always come up with new ways to creatively enhance the original sound or to emulate it and thus taking it into new directions. Either way, you will find all variations of the immortal 808 bass available here on The Boom Boutique.


The TR-808 was originally produced by Roland®. Roland® is a registered trademark of Roland Corporation and/or Roland Corporation U.S. The reference to Roland® is made here strictly for the legitimate purpose of comparison, and it does not in any way imply Roland®’s permission or endorsement of the products and services offered on this site.