Producer Just Blaze inspects the DJ-808, an update of the iconic Roland drum machine that aims to unite DJing, production and composition in a single device.

With A Fresh Spin On The 808, DJs Become Rhythm Composers

It's the Fender Stratocaster of drum machines. More than three decades after the TR-808 forever changed the sound of popular music, its creators are hoping a DJ-friendly update can make history again.

The Rolling Stones are one of the many bands featured in the 'Soundbreaking' series airing on PBS in November.

Watch ‘Soundbreaking’ Episode 8: I Am My Music

KQED will be posting all the episodes for Soundbreaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music as they become available online. Viewers will be able to watch them here until Nov. 28 On the last episode Soundbreaking, the focus shifts from recording music to the range of musical formats. From the long-playing record to … Continue reading Watch ‘Soundbreaking’ Episode 8: I Am My Music →