Originally Posted by Jiberish
The same buddy who sent me the 707 told me not to waste my money on the behringer 808 clone. He works in a studio in NYC, so he getd to try out a lot of toys when they become available.. I think it's probably somewhere in the middle. I bet it feels really nice to use it, because its hands on, AND it doesn't sound exactly right, AND that probably doesn't matter in the end. But maybe it does? I dunno. He called it "an app in an expensive box"
He might be thinking of Roland's clone, which in not an analog machine. I've read from a number of people who have real 808s that say the Behringer is on point as far as the sound is concerned.