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. Allowing you to build your dream drum kit from the most iconic sounds of all time. Plus, you have access to the finest selection of samples within a vast library. Alternatively, you can import your own custom samples. Then tap, tune and tweak them to your heart’s content with hands-on controls to make your patterns move and groove.
Design Kits with Authentic TR Drums, Sampled Sounds, and Effects
Most notably, the Roland TR-8S comes loaded with the largest and most authentic collection of TR drum machines available. Equipped with a powerful new processor, giving you a whole new level of detail and nuance. Resulting in that classic Roland boom bap, snap, and sizzle. And now you can incorporate preset and custom samples, creating unique hybrid and layered kits. Then enhance them with specialized effects that inject professional sound design into the TR formula.
Including every sound from the most sought-after TR drum machines. With detailed circuit-models of the 808, 606, 909, 707, 727, and even several modified versions. These are not sound-alike sample-packs or mere recordings of TR drum sounds. Each TR-8S is a detailed, down-to-the-circuit-model, sounding and performing exactly like the original hardware. All these sounds are yours, at your fingertips, and ready to use in your own productions and performances.
ACB Meets Samples
Today’s rhythm tracks require a diverse set of sounds and production techniques, and it’s harder than ever to sound truly unique. While authentic TR sounds are vital for producing drum tracks, mixing and layering sounds opens a world of possibilities. Create new modern styles and craft your own signature sound with the TR-8S. With the option to pull from the preset drums, or import your own mono or stereo sounds with the SD card slot. Like the TR sounds, you can deeply manipulate samples with immediate hands-on control. Adjust decay and tuning and alter sample start points, speed, and direction. You can create a kit entirely from samples or mix and match with TR sounds for genre-defying drum tracks that demand attention.
You can’t deny that the right effects can make a drum hit stand out by creating depth and space. Whether it’s delay on a rim-shot, overdrive on a kick, filters on toms and cymbals, or just the right amount of reverb on select instruments. Roland’s TR-8S has percussion-tuned effects that simply sound great. In addition to the Master FX knob, each channel has a customizable CTRL knob, placing all this sound-shaping power within easy reach. While the attack of the kick, the snap of the snare, phaser depth, distortion amount – or whatever parameter you need direct and immediate access to, can be assigned to the CTRL knob or Master FX knob and saved with the kit. Both Instrument and Master Effects, along with their precise settings, are also saved with each kit, making your productions always performance-ready.