I own a Roland 808 and a Roland 909 (originals). I'm thinking of maybe switching to newer clones/replicas but I'm not sure of the objective standard of those. I usually combine the 808 and the 909 for my drum track but recent years I think that computers and hardware clones are getting closer to the real thing. I don't desperately need the money but I also use it less and less. I use Ableton Live and sometimes Cubase and the Focusrite audio interface.

Do you think that I can get (almost) as good sound quality with software or hardware clones and if yes, which ones?

  • Which have you tried already? Why weren't they suitable? Shopping requests/product recommendations are generally off-topic right across stack exchange.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 25, 2020 at 9:53
  • @Tetsujin I tried the built-in Ableton Live and some sampled audio drum loops where the latter sounded very good but cannot be controlled as MIDI can. What should I try? There is software recommendations at stack exchange, that is in fact for recommendations so your comment is not completely true "recommendations are off-topic at stack exchange" when in fact there is a site for software recommendations softwarerecs.stackexchange.com That might very well be a place to ask for a drum machine software or will you again blame for for not trying? Commented Dec 26, 2020 at 21:15


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