Robot rock: The incredible giant drum machine where samples are replaced with real instruments

It is one of the recognisable musical instruments ever made, having featured on songs by everyone from Marvin Gaye to Duran Duran.

It is even credited by many as spawning electronic dance music.

However, one enterprising fan of Roland’s TR808 drum machine has decided to make the electronic gadget real – by recreating it using real instruments in his living room.

Moritz Simon Geist with his creation, a giant drum machine using actual drums to recreate the iconic Roland TR-808

The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, known as the 808, was one of the first programmable drum machines, and the most recognisable.

Released in 1980, it has been used in a string of hits in the 1980s by everyone from dance and hip hop bands to Madonna.

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