Roland TR-8 Rhythm Performer

  • $499.99
    Unit price per 

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. CAPTURING THE ORIGINALS Full reproduction of the classic TR-808 and TR-909 rhythm machines, based on original design spec sheets and detailed analog circuit analysis of many original TR machines, including Roland’s own pristine units Newly developed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology allows part-by-part analyses and faithful recreation of tonality and behavior, including the smooth variations of tone that occur when you work the controls of each instrument Obsessive attention to detail, such as reproducing the original TR’s unique variations in tone that occur when multiple instruments are entered in accented steps Authentic 16-step sequencer with faithful TR-REC behavior, including A and B pattern variations and the ability to play instruments and record to steps in real time TR EVOLVED 16 stunning kits made up of 11 instrument types, including custom dream kits that use both TR-808 and TR-909 sounds Large Tempo knob with Tap Tempo button and continuous Fine and Shuffle adjustment knobs Control the intensity of the Accent function with a dedicated knob Per-step reverb and delay effects with dedicated knobs Mix sources connected to the External In jacks with built-in per-step Side Chain function for rhythmic ducking and gating effects Scatter lets you freak and tweak your grooves with real-time control and perfect sync 7 segment, 4 character LED display and 16 per-step pads with bold, full-color LEDs Real-time pattern creation up to 32 steps with on-the-fly step count adjustment Rec/Play modes have been eliminated, enabling seamless switching between step input and real-time pattern making and performance Real-time play of 4 different types of rolls (8th, 16th, VARI 1, VARI 2) and per-instrument mutes Pattern copy and pattern randomization for rapid, spontaneous creativity Two assignable analog outputs and full parallel outputs via USB for total mixing flexibility User Drum Kits16User Patterns16Steps per 1 measure1 – 16 steps x 2 (Variation A/B)Tempo40 – 300Instruments & ControlsBASS DRUM: LEVEL, TUNE, ATTACK, COMP, DECAY, INST SELECTSNARE DRUM: LEVEL, TUNE, SNAPPY, COMP, DECAY, INST SELECTLOW TOM, MID TOM, HIGH TOM, RIM SHOT, HAND CLAP, CLOSED HIHAT, OPEN HIHAT, CRASH CYMBAL, RIDE CYMBAL: LEVEL, TUNE, DECAY, INST SELECTEffects and ControlsACCENT: LEVEL, STEPREVERB: LEVEL, TIME, GATE, STEPDELAY: LEVEL, TIME, FEEDBACK, STEPEXTERNAL IN: LEVEL, SIDE CHAIN, STEPModeTR-REC, PATTERN SELECT, INST PLAY, INST REC, DRUM KIT SEL, DRUM INST SELControllersVOLUME knobSCATTER knobTEMPO knobFINE knobSHUFFLE knobPADS: 16MODE buttons: 6CLEAR buttonVARIATION buttons: A, BSCALE buttonLAST STEP buttonSTART/STOP buttonSCATTER ON buttonSCATTER DEPTH buttonTAP buttonPower Switch (Rear)Display7 segments, 4 characters (LED)EffectsREVERB, DELAY, SIDE CHAINScatterTypes: 10Nominal Input Level-10 dBuInput Impedance100 k ohmsNominal Output Level-10/+4 dBu (Selectable)Output ImpedanceMIX OUT, ASSIGNABLE OUT: 1 k ohmPHONES: 130 ohmsConnectorsPHONES jack: 1/4-inch stereo phone typeMIX OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone typeASSIGNABLE OUT (A, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone typeEXTERNAL IN (L, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone typeUSB port: USB type B (Audio, MIDI)DC IN jackUSBAudio, MIDIPower SupplyAC adaptorCurrent Draw1,000 mAAccessoriesOwner's manualLeaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"AC adaptor