In my mind, the sound of the Roland TR-808 drum machine will always be associated with Electro and 80's hip-hop, while the TR-909 is firmly embedded as a Techno staple. Even back when I was only using ReBirth to create acid tracks it was rare that I'd use the 808 section of the app, predominantly sticking to the 909 sound.
It was, therefore, hardly surprising that my first experiment with the RD-8 was an electro-style beat.
So, I deliberately wanted to do something more "techno" And came up with this:
I'll probably redo it over the weekend as it's not as smooth as I'd like — I kept hitting wrong buttons, forgetting whether I was in 'mute' or 'solo' mode on the RD-8, and I might rework the second acid pattern. But, overall, I'm reasonably happy with it. It was also the first test of hooking up the external effects pedals to give more flexibility on how things were processed.