Roland TR-8 - Rhythm Performer Drum Machine

$499.00

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ROLAND-TR-8

-TR-808 and TR-909 Sounds -Newly developed Analog Circuit Behavior -16 stunning kits made up of 11 instrument types

Roland TR-8 - Rhythm Performer Drum Machine

Combining the features and functionalities of the TR-808 and TR-909, the Roland TR8 is a high performance rhythm machine that is designed to give you that professional feel. This full-sized tabletop unit features a row of 16 step buttons that makes tapping quick and easy. Most of the frequently used controls have a dedicated button and knob, so that you can easily alter the volume, introduce new sounds with faders, mute controls, and easily mess around the sound in real-time. Besides, the intelligent lighting on the faders shows which sounds are in play and the step color also changes depending on the mode.

One of the greatest advantage of this rhythm machine is that it enables you to include some sounds without paying extra. In addition, you can assign a separate delay effect or reverb for each sound. Based on the Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, the TR8 Rhythm performer machine lets you carefully analyses the tonality and behavior of smooth variations of tone while working on the controls of each instrument. Above all, TR8 is a great tabletop unit that is built with digital brains to make music composing simple. 

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SKU ROLAND-TR-8
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UPC (Universal Product Code) 00761294504826
MPN (manufacturer part number) TR-8
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Condition New
Features

Capturing the Originals

Full reproduction of the classic TR-808 and TR-909 rhythm machines, based on original design spec sheets and detailed analog circuit analysis of many original TR machines, including Roland’s own pristine units
Newly developed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology allows part-by-part analyses and faithful recreation of tonality and behavior, including the smooth variations of tone that occur when you work the controls of each instrument
Obsessive attention to detail, such as reproducing the original TR’s unique variations in tone that occur when multiple instruments are entered in accented steps
Authentic 16-step sequencer with faithful TR-REC behavior, including A and B pattern variations and the ability to play instruments and record to steps in real time
TR Evolved

16 stunning kits made up of 11 instrument types, including custom dream kits that use both TR-808 and TR-909 sounds
Large Tempo knob with Tap Tempo button and continuous Fine and Shuffle adjustment knobs
Control the intensity of the Accent function with a dedicated knob
Per-step reverb and delay effects with dedicated knobs
Mix sources connected to the External In jacks with built-in per-step Side Chain function for rhythmic ducking and gating effects
Scatter lets you freak and tweak your grooves with real-time control and perfect sync
7 segment, 4 character LED display and 16 per-step pads with bold, full-color LEDs
Real-time pattern creation up to 32 steps with on-the-fly step count adjustment
Rec/Play modes have been eliminated, enabling seamless switching between step input and real-time pattern making and performance
Real-time play of 4 different types of rolls (8th, 16th, VARI 1, VARI 2) and per-instrument mutes
Pattern copy and pattern randomization for rapid, spontaneous creativity
Two assignable analog outputs and full parallel outputs via USB for total mixing flexibility
THE LINEAGE

Unleashed upon an unsuspecting world in the 1980s, the TR-808 and TR-909 produce arguably the most influential drum sounds in modern music. Not only have they appeared on thousands of dance tracks over the course of three decades, they’ve helped define the sound of entire musical genres. From rap and house to techno and trance, the TR-808 and TR-909 have left an indelible mark on the art and culture of music. Roll the drums…

THE SOUND

In developing the TR-8, we’ve obsessively analyzed and faithfully recreated every detail and nuance of the analog circuitry of these legendary rhythm machines—the boom and snap of the 808; the thud of the 909; the robotic click of an 808 rim shot or a classic 909 snare roll. It’s all here. But not content with mere recreations, we’ve enhanced these classic instruments with capabilities that go far beyond the original units.

Tune and Decay knobs are now present on every instrument, and the Bass Drum and Snare Drum have additional controls such as Attack, Snappy, and Comp. This allows for a wide variety of tones, from subtle ambient percussion to pounding dance grooves. Per-step effects and the massively addictive Scatter function take things into entirely new territory.

With the authentic tone and character of the original units and new sound-tweaking capabilities inspired by legions of users, the TR-8 breathes new life into the sounds we all know and love.

THE FEEL

Make no mistake—the TR-8 has been carefully designed from the ground up as an instrument to be played. Every control has a solid, predictable feel, with each drum instrument having robust, “playable” faders. Numerous lighted knobs and RGB buttons give both real-time performance feedback and a striking appearance on stage.

Pattern creation is creative and intuitive using an evolved version of the TR-REC method, which originated in the TR-808 and eventually became the standard for electronic rhythm programming. Based on detailed analysis of the original TR-808, the TR-REC behavior has been faithfully modeled in the TR-8. But the TR-8 goes well beyond the original, allowing you to seamlessly switch between programming and performance modes, and to introduce lots of groovy rhythmic variations from subtle snare fills to total glitch meltdowns.

WHAT IS SCATTER?

Scatter is a unique performance function that gives you detailed real-time control over variations in your patterns and any incoming external input signal.

Scatter can reverse, glitch, gate, truncate, stutter, and perform all manner of rhythmic variations from subtle to extreme, and all in perfect sync
Pick from 10 different types of Scatter and smoothly adjust the intensity—or “Scatter Depth”—with the large, comfortable dial
Seamlessly switch between Scatter patterns and quickly toggle Scatter on/off for cool variations when and where you want them
Try it…you’ll like it!

A FEW MORE THINGS

The TR-8 looks great and is designed to work seamlessly with other products in the AIRA series. In addition, you can connect the TR-8 to your computer via USB to send and receive both audio and MIDI data, including MIDI clock information for syncing with external devices and other AIRA units.

Specs

User Drum Kits16User Patterns16Steps per 1 measure1 – 16 steps x 2 (Variation A/B)
Tempo40 – 300Instruments & ControlsBASS DRUM: LEVEL, TUNE, ATTACK, COMP, DECAY, INST SELECT
SNARE DRUM: LEVEL, TUNE, SNAPPY, COMP, DECAY, INST SELECT
LOW TOM, MID TOM, HIGH TOM, RIM SHOT, HAND CLAP, CLOSED HIHAT, OPEN HIHAT, CRASH CYMBAL, RIDE CYMBAL: LEVEL, TUNE, DECAY, INST SELECT
Effects and ControlsACCENT: LEVEL, STEP
REVERB: LEVEL, TIME, GATE, STEP
DELAY: LEVEL, TIME, FEEDBACK, STEP
EXTERNAL IN: LEVEL, SIDE CHAIN, STEP
ModeTR-REC, PATTERN SELECT, INST PLAY, INST REC, DRUM KIT SEL, DRUM INST SELControllersVOLUME knob
SCATTER knob
TEMPO knob
FINE knob
SHUFFLE knob
PADS: 16
MODE buttons: 6
CLEAR button
VARIATION buttons: A, B
SCALE button
LAST STEP button
START/STOP button
SCATTER ON button
SCATTER DEPTH button
TAP button
Power Switch (Rear)Display7 segments, 4 characters (LED)EffectsREVERB, DELAY, SIDE CHAINScatterTypes: 10Nominal Input Level-10 dBuInput Impedance100 k ohmsNominal Output Level-10/+4 dBu (Selectable)Output ImpedanceMIX OUT, ASSIGNABLE OUT: 1 k ohm
PHONES: 130 ohmsConnectorsPHONES jack: 1/4-inch stereo phone type
MIX OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
ASSIGNABLE OUT (A, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
EXTERNAL IN (L, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB port: USB type B (Audio, MIDI)
DC IN jackUSBAudio, MIDIPower SupplyAC adaptorCurrent Draw1,000 mAAccessoriesOwner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptorSIZE AND WEIGHTWidth400 mm
15-3/4 inchesDepth260 mm
10-1/4 inchesHeight65 mm
2-9/16 inchesWeight1.9 kg
4 lbs. 4 oz.* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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