Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer Drum Machine

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The Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer is a drum machine that combines the best of the Roland heritage, with modern production techniques. Resulting in a forward-thinking, performance-tuned instrument unlike any other.

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Roland TR-8S

The Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer drum machine combines the best of Rolands’ historic drum machines, along with modern production techniques. As a result, you’ve got an instrument unlike any other. Allowing you to build your dream drum kit from some of the most iconic sounds of all time. Giving you access to a huge selection of samples from within a vast library. You can even import your own custom samples. Before tapping, tuning, and tweaking them until your heart’s content. Using the abundance of hands-on controls that allow you to make your patterns move and groove.

Design Kits with Authentic TR Drums, Sampled Sounds, and Effects

Loaded with the largest and most authentic collection of TR drum machines yet, the Roland TR-8S gives you infinite possibilities. Equipped with a powerful new processor, the TR-8S gives you a whole new level of detail and nuance that lets you tap into that classic boom-bap sound. You can even incorporate presets and custom samples for unique, hybrid, and layered kits. Then, enhance them with the specialized effects onboard the Roland TR-8S.

Transistor Rhythms

When we say you get a large collection of drum sounds with the TR-8S. We mean, you get access to every sound from the most sought-after TR drum machines. Offering accurate, detailed circuit models of the 808,606,909,707,727 and more. These aren’t sound-alike sample-packs; the Roland TR-8S gives you detailed, down to the circuit model replicas. As a result, sounding and performing exactly like the original hardware that revolutionized music production.

ACB Meets Samples

Today’s music requires a unique set of sounds and techniques, and it’s harder than ever to sound truly original. With the Roland TR-8S you can mix, and layer authentic TR sounds to open a world of possibilities. Enabling you to create new modern styles and craft your own signature sound using the TR-8S. So pull from the preset drums, or import your own through the SD slot. Then, deeply manipulate your samples with immediate hands-on control. Adjusting decay, tuning and alter sample start points, speed, and direction.

Drumatic Effects

With the right effects, your drums will stand out by creating depth and space. So whether you’re using delay on a rim-shot; overdrive on a kick; filters on toms and cymbals; or just the right amount of reverb. Roland’s TR-8S boasts percussion-tuned effects that just simply sound great. In addition to the Master FX knob, each channel features a customizable CTRL knob. Giving you endless sound-shaping power within quick easy reach. Assign any parameter to the CTRL knob or Master FX knob and get direct and immediate access. Both Instrument and Master Effects, along with their precise settings, are also saved with each kit, making your productions always performance-ready.

Above all, the Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer Drum Machine is the ultimate rhythmic synth for your studio or live performance.

  • Equipped with the largest, most authentic collection of TR drum machine sounds available
  • Analog Circuit Behavior technology provides component-to-component modeling for unrivaled authenticity
  • Supports WAV and AIFF samples via SD card slot for layering your own creations with classic TR sounds
  • Contains 81 ACB tones and 150 factory samples
  • Supports up to 600 seconds total time for all samples at 44.1kHz, a single sample can be up to 180 seconds
  • Step sequencer controls 11 instrument parts and 1 exclusive part for the trigger output (1/8″ output)
  • Lock parameter values for any sequence step for subtle or extreme variations
  • Each pattern offers 3 fill types and 8 pattern variations for big performance potential
  • Program a new pattern while the existing one loops for smoother live improvisation
  • Built-in audio interface allows you to multitrack directly to your DAW
  • 8 analog audio outputs allow you to route your sounds separately for recording or processing
  • Control the intensity of the Accent function in real time for dynamic grooves
  • Enter steps manually or record your drums in real time to create grooves on the fly
  • Original TR-REC behavior provides an authentic TR series programming experience
  • 16 backlit per-step pads make pattern creation easy (supports up to 32-step patterns)
  • Dedicated Tempo controls and TR-909 Shuffle control lets you create beats that pulse and groove naturally
  • Solid MIDI clock sync provides tight timing with external gear, such as the rest of the AIRA series

Type: Drum Machine/Step Sequencer with Sample import

Sounds: 300 preset samples, ACB tones

Kits: 128

Patterns: 128 patterns, 8 variations per pattern

Sequencer: 16 step sequencer

Sampler: Import/playback (WAV, AIFF)

Effects Types: Reverb, Delay, Compressor, Phaser, Flanger, Overdrive, Distortion, HPF, LPF

Pads: 16 x TR-REC buttons, 1 x velocity-sensitive performance pad

Analog Inputs: 2 x 1/4″

Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (mix out), 1 x 1/4″ (headphones)

MIDI I/O: In/Out

Other I/O: 1 x 1/8″ (trigger out), 6 x 1/4″ (assignable out/trigger out)

USB: 1 x Type B

Storage: SD/SDHC card (backup, restore, import)

Power: Roland AC adapter power supply (included)

Dimensions: 409 x 263 x 58 mm

Weight: 2.1 kg

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.