Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer

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The Roland TR-8S rhythm performer is a drum machine that has been based on one of the most influential drum machines ever made, the TR-808, and works to combine the best of Roland’s heritage with contemporary production techniques and professional sound design. The result is an advanced performance-based instrument that is unlike any other and allows you to build your drum kits from some of the most iconic drum sounds ever created as well as a plethora of the finest samples from Roland’s colossal library; or you can import your own custom samples to give your performances your own unique vibe. There is a whole host of hands-on controls and production-based tools that let you create patterns that move and evolve, why keep all of these great features confined to the studio? The TR-8S was made to be played live.

Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer Key Features:

  • Powerful and intuitive performance-tuned instrument
  • Loaded with detailed circuit models of the 808, 606, 909, 707, 727 and other modified versions
  • Custom ACB (analog circuit behaviour) technology provides authentic sound and ultra-responsive behaviour, faithfully capturing the style and sound of your favourite drum machines
  • Powerful new processor provides added detail and nuanced sound
  • Incorporate presets and custom samples via SD card slot
  • Create unique hybrid and layered kits for optimal flexibility
  • Integrated specialised effects for sound shaping
  • Comprehensive control section with precision attenuators, faders, 16-step sequence, connection controls and more
  • Ergonomic layout for fast and fluid playability
  • Performance-tuned instrument, ideal for live performances
  • Store up to 128 patterns, each with eight variations of three kinds of fills/patterns/variations
  • Automation, panning, drum tuning, pitch effects and motion recording
  • Ideal for both stage and studio applications
  • Eight separate analog outputs
  • High-resolution 24-bit/9k6Hz digital-to-analog converters for optimal audio fidelity
  • Dedicated trigger output and stereo audio inputs for external sources
  • Integrated multi-channel audio and MIDI interface
  • RGB colour faders
  • Customisable TR-REC buttons allow you to change the brightness, glow and colour of each element

Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer Technical Specifications:

  • User Drum Kits: 128
  • User Patterns: 128
  • 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
  • Power Supply: AC adaptor
  • Current Draw: 2,000 mA
  • Accessories: AC adaptor, Owner's manual, Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
  • Width: 409 mm
  • Depth: 263 mm
  • Height: 58 mm
  • Weight: 2.1 kg

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

Instrument tones

  • 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)

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

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