From the manufacturer
TR-8S was literally made to play live
Born of the most famous and influential drum machines ever made, the TR-8S combines the best of its Roland heritage with modern production techniques and professional sound design. The result? A forward-thinking, performance-tuned instrument unlike any other. Build your dream kit from the most iconic drum sounds of all time, plus the finest selection of samples from our vast library?or import your own custom samples. Tap, tune, and tweak with hands-on controls and production tools that make your patterns move and groove. And why keep this kind of percussive power confined to the studio?
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 modern styles and the exciting potential to craft your own signature sound.Pull from the extensive collection of preset samples,stereo sounds using 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.
- Design Kits with authentic TR drums, sampled sounds, and effects
- The TR-8S comes loaded with the largest, most authentic collection of TR drum machines available
- The powerful new processor gives our next-generation ACB models a whole new level of detail & nuance
- You can incorporate preset and custom samples, creating unique hybrid and layered kits
- Enhance with specialized effects that inject professional sound design into the TR formula
The TR-8S has 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 machine is a detailed, down-to-the-circuit-model that sounds and behaves exactly like the original hardware. All these sounds are yours, at your fingertips, and ready to use in your own productions and performances.
Variations on a Theme
Keep things fresh and exciting, even during extended live sets. The TR-8S can store 128 patterns-each with eight variations and three kinds of fills-and patterns or variations can be triggered individually or chained together for evolving sequences. In performance situations, you can copy patterns on the fly and even stay ahead of the beat and work on patterns that aren?t currently playing. Each pattern can include the tempo and the kit, along with its knob positions and effect settings.
Eight Analog Outputs
Like some of its famous siblings, the TR-8S has eight separate analog outputs, so you can process individual drum sounds through external effects or send them into separate channels of your mixer or DAW. Take control of your sound and decide which instruments or groups are sent to which outputs. And whatever you choose, know that the TR-8S sounds big, punchy, and spacious thanks to its high-resolution 24bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converters.
Audio and MIDI Interface
Aside from being the most powerful drum machine ever made, the TR-8S is a multi-channel audio & MIDI interface. When you connect to a computer/AIRA Link host, you can transfer MIDI & high-resolution audio over a single USB cable. Record drum instruments to different channels for individual processing & recording, automate parameter movements from your DAW by CC messages, or sync the TR-8S to your computer/Roland MX-1 Mix Performer for live sets & late-night jam sessions.
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