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Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer Sound Module

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TR-08

Your Price: $499.99 CDN

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The TR-08 is an obsessively detailed and faithful replica of the legendary TR-808 - easily the most famous and influential drum machine ever made. After creating a monumental shift in the sound of music, the "808" has continued to shape and define entire genres. Beloved by musicians and producers the world over, it's one of the most revered and sought-after electronic musical instruments of all time. The TR-08 brings the look, sound, and feel of the original 808 - with stunning accuracy - to the Roland Boutique format. It blends attention to detail and respect for legacy with modern convenience and reliability.

The new TR-08 adds some thoughtful and modern touches to the classic formula. The sequencer has 16 sub-steps per step, so you can create detailed snare fills and intricate, rolling hi-hats. It also has a track-selectable trigger out for working with other instruments like the TB-03, SH-01A, or modular gear. An unobtrusive LED display provides finer control of tempo and shuffle. You can step-program or tap in your parts in real-time without stopping to change modes. Everything sends and receives MIDI control messages and it even supports audio and MIDI over USB.

The TR-08 is literally small enough to take just about anywhere. It's ruggedly built with sturdy knobs, buttons, and switches. It has several tilt options for easy viewing in various live and studio scenarios. It can be a low-latency, portable audio interface. It has a built-in speaker, and even runs on batteries for when the beat absolutely must go on. With all this power and flexibility, you may be most surprised by the TR-08's affordable price, which puts the legendary 808 vibe within reach of just about anyone who's ever dreamed of owning the iconic original.

FEATURES

  • Ultra-compact recreation of the legendary TR-808 drum machine

  • Retains the sound, character, and user interface of the original TR-808

  • Hands-on control including tone, level, tuning, and decay

  • Added Compressor, Gain, Tune, and Pan for selected instruments

  • Programmable via classic Step and Tap write modes

  • Sequencer has 16 steps with 16 sub-steps for detailed patterns and rolls

  • Continue playing beats even while switching between write modes

  • LED display for easier navigation and fine control of tempo and shuffle

  • Ten separate outputs via USB audio

  • Dedicated, track-selectable trigger output for controlling external instruments

  • High-quality construction with metal front panel

  • Highly portable for mobile music making

  • Includes DK-01 Boutique Dock for multiple-angle viewing

  • Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered

  • Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment

  • Compatible with optional Roland Boutique accessories


SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width: 308 mm (12-1/8 inches)
Depth: 130 mm (5-1/8 inches)
Height: 51 mm (2-1/16 inches)
Weight (including batteries and Boutique Dock): 1.3 kg / 2 lbs 14 oz

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
This thing is just so fun to mess around with. Creating beat sketches is super easy and quick.
Posted by MC on Oct 17, 2017
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Very good remake!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreGrand Falls, New Brunswick
Having owned in 808, I can say they did a great job on this - the thing just sucks you in to create beats. The sound is spot on, the look and feel too. It's pretty "hifi" sounding, so add a little low mids and trim off some high eq to get the original 808 sound. A winner!
Posted by Troy on Sep 25, 2017
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