Roland - TR-8 Rhythm Performer

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    Description
    The TR-8 is a performance rhythm machine that melds the legendary sound and vibe of the TR-808 and TR-909 with features and functions for the modern age. Genre-defining sounds, classic effects, unprecedented live pattern manipulation, and solid, intuitive performance controls. It’s the TR…evolved.

    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.

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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Virtual Analog
    Pattern Engine
    Programming: Presets, Real Time, Step, Random
    Songs
    Full step sequencer up to 32 steps
    A and B parts and sequence chaining.
    Traditional TR-REC ie. TR-808
    Record individual accent
    Pattern Lock Nonstop A/B Pattern Editing
    Scatter function 10 styles with variable patterns
    Sounds
    Sounds: 1
    Sources: Synthesizer
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 16
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Storage
    Patterns User: 16
    Patterns Preset: 16
    Drum Kits User: 16
    Storage: Internal, USB
    External Storage: MIDI, USB
    Effects
    REVERB, DELAY, SIDE CHAIN
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Trigger Pads : Buttons
    Controls: Audio Input, Knobs, Sequencer, Sliders
    Display Type: LED, Numeric
    Display Count H: 7
    Display Count V: 4
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 15-3/4 x 10-1/4 x 2-9/16 inches
    Weight: 4 lbs.4 oz.
    MIDI / Sync / Trigger
    Audio Outputs: 1/4" Phone Jack, USB, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 5
    Inputs: 2 1/4"
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, USB
    Power: 1,000 mA
    Retail: $499.00
    Used: $345-$399
    Production
    Released: 2014
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Sites & Reviews
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.roland.com

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