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Manufacturer's ID: TR-8S

What we say:

At A Glance:

Roland’s TR-8S is without a doubt one of the most powerful and creative drum machines on the market. It is loaded with detailed circuit modelling of classic Roland drum machines, an FM synth engine, high quality effects and an amazing step sequencer. You’ll also find samples from a variety of modern styles on board, with the ability to load your own samples in as well. The TR-8S is much more than your average drum machine!

Features We Love:

ACB Technology

The TR-8S features Roland’s Analog Circuit Behaviour modelling technology. This recreates the inner workings of the various on-board drum machines down to the fine print. You’ll find the TR-808, TR-909 and much more in the unit. What’s more, they behave exactly like the original units do, providing a level of authenticity samples cannot provide.

Sampling

On the TR-8S you have a great selection of drum machines to choose from. However, you also have a ton of modern samples installed out of the box, and the option to load your own. You’ll have everything from sparkling synth leads and warm pads to acoustic instruments and vocal one-shots. Thanks to this feature you can create full sounding arrangements covering a variety of styles.

FM Synth Engine

With the new V2.00 update, the TR-8S now also includes an FM synth engine. FM synthesis is known as one of the most popular synthesis methods over the last 40 years. It is really flexible, and allows you to create sounds of many different types. You can use this engine to create wobbling synth basses, sharp synth leads or various drum sounds. It’s entirely up to you how you choose to use it!

Highlights:

  • Incredibly powerful drum machine
  • Detailed circuit modelling of vintage machines
  • Sampling capabilities
  • Tons of sounds built in, with room to expand
  • FM synthesis engine
  • Powerful step sequencer
  • Studio-grade effects engine

What's Included:

  • TR-8S Rhythm Performer
  • AC adaptor
  • Owner's manual
  • Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”

Specification

User Drum Kit 128
User Patterns 128
Step Sequencer 11 instrument parts and 1 exclusive part for trigger out
  16 steps per 1 variation
  8 (A – H) variations per 1 pattern
  2 Fill-in patterns per 1 pattern
INST tone (Tone can be assigned to each 11 instrument parts freely.)
  BASS DRUM: 11 ACB tones
  SNARE DRUM: 8 ACB tones
  TOM: 15 ACB tones
  RIM SHOT: 3 ACB tones
  HAND CLAP: 5 ACB tones
  HI HAT: 8 ACB tones
  CYMBAL: 8 ACB tones
  PERCUSSION: 23 ACB tones
  PRESET SAMPLE: 300 tones or greater
  USER SAMPLE (imported form SD CARD for playback): Available format: WAV, AIFF
  Total time for all samples: Approximately 600 sec (at 44.1 kHz, mono)
  * The maximum length of a single audio file that can be imported is approximately 180 seconds (at 44.1 kHz).
Effects INST FX: THRU, HPF, LPF, LPF/HPF, H BOOST, L BOOST, L/H BOOST, ISOLATOR, TRANSIENT, COMPRESSOR, DRIVE, COMP+DRV, CRUSHER
  REVERB: AMBI, ROOM, HALL1, HALL2, PLATE, MOD
  DELAY: DLY, PAN, TAPE ECHO
  MASTER FX: HPF, LPF, LPF/HPF, H BOOST, L BOOST, L/H BOOST, ISOLATOR, TRANSIENT, TRANSIENT2, COMPRESSOR, DRIVE, OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, FUZZ, CRUSHER, PHASER, FLANGER, SBF, NOISE
  Other: SIDE CHAIN (for EXT IN), SCATTER (as one of AUTO FILL IN function)
Display 16 characters, 2 line (backlit LCD)
  7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
External Storage SD Card (SDHC supported) for backup/restore function and import sample data
Connectors PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  MIX OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
  ASSIGNABLE OUT/TRIGGER OUT (1 – 6) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  EXT IN (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
  TRIGGER OUT jack: Miniature phone type
  MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
  USB port: USB type B (Audio, MIDI)
  DC IN jack
Power Supply AC adaptor
Width 409 mm / 16-1/8 inches
Depth 263 mm / 10-3/8 inches
Height 58 mm / 2-5/16 inches
Weight 2.1 kg / 4 lbs. 11 oz.

Firmware Update Ver.2.01 introduces the following features

  • An FM tone generator has been added.
  • Preset Patterns and Preset Kits have been added.
  • A RELOAD function has been added.
  • "SATURATOR," "FREQ SHIFT," "RING MOD," and "SPREAD" have been added to INST FX.
  • "Reverb Send" has been added to DELAY.
  • A shortcut for CTRL has been added to INST FX.
  • The specifications were changed to output sound from the USB port during sound preview.
  • Serato DJ Pro Ver.2.1.1 or later is now supported. Synchronized playback with compositions on Serato DJ Pro is possible.
  • A STEP LOOP function was added.
  • A sound preview function when importing user samples was added.
  • Performance when a number of level faders are operated simultaneously has been improved.
  • The required time and the timing of kit switching that occurs when PATTERN are changed has been improved.
  • The pulse waveform when outputting a trigger-out pulse from the ASSIGNABLE OUT/TRIGGER OUT jacks has been improved.
  • Other minor improvements in operation were made.
  • Functions for importing and exporting patterns and kits were added.
  • A batch-import function for multiple samples was added.
  • A "Storage Mode" enabling direct writing to an SD card from a computer was added.

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5 (3 reviews)

Philip . - 25/5/2020

Delighted but with the Roland TR8S. Much fun (noise) has been had. Not so sure my girlfriend is as happy as I am right but enough!! Hahaha

Ryan M. - 21/1/2019

So happy with my new purchase.

Neil M. - 8/10/2018

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