Everyone loves the sounds of the TR-808 - whether from the original machine or the multisampled Drum Racks included in Ableton's Drum Machines, the 808 is a classic in sound and design. Borrowing the design but opting for acoustic sounds, Moritz Simon Geist created the robotic MR-808, a robotic 808 ...
Based in Toulouse, France, Les Siestes Électroniques hosts concerts, workshops, and club nights focusing on emerging and established electronic musicians and digital artists. Last Fall, Les Siestes Électroniques sent a delegation to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to conduct workshops with local musicians. Co-sponsored by Ableton, this delegation taught courses in Ableton Live, both for production and performance. Watch an excerpt from a documentary that Les Siestes Électroniques completed on this unique journey and collaboration:
Check out the full documentary (approximately 37 minutes), in French with some English subtitles
In addition to the documentary, the collaboration resulted in a few free Drum Racks, featuring sounds from Congolese participants in Les Siestes Électroniques' workshops.