The Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer is an meticulous replica of the legendary TR-808 which is one of the most famous and influential drum machine ever created. Commonly known as the “808”, it has continued to shape and define entire genres. The TR-08 brings the look, sound, and feel of the original 808 stalwart in a compact and robust package ready for a whole new generation.
Classic formula, modern touch
The TR-08 Rhythm Composer is not close to the real thing... it is the real thing, and as such you can expect all of the odd quirks of how the sounds interact with each other that far surpass simply using 808 samples.
However, as synthesis has progressed a long was since the 808's original release date of 1980 the TR-08 also comes with its fair share of modern touches. 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 other modular gear. A small but clear LED display gives you tempo and shuffle control and of course you get the addition of MIDI over USB too!
More portable than ever
The Roland TR-08 comes in a compact form and is thus compatible with all of Roland's Boutique accessories. Add to this the inclusion of a built in speaker and battery operation you can make your own killer 808 beats just about anywhere!
With all this retro capability and modern flexibility combined in one robust unit, you get to have that original killer 808 experience to integrate into your studio or live rig.
Make Roland Model TR-08 Rhythm Composer Weight 1.3Kg Dimensions 308 (W) x 130 (D) x 51 (H) mm User Memory Pattern, Intro/Fill-In: 16 Bank (12x16 Pattern, 4x16 Intro/Fill-In) Steps 16 steps with 16 sub steps Instruments BD: BASS DRUM
SD: SNARE DRUM
LC: LOW CONGA, LT: LOW TOM
MC: MID CONGA, MT: MID TOM
HC: HI CONGA, HT: HI TOM
CL: CLAVES, RS: RIM SHOT
MA: MARACAS, CP: HAND CLAP
CB: COW BELL
OH: OPEN HI HAT
CH: CLOSED HI HAT
Controllers VOLUME knob
mode selector knob (PATTERN CLEAR, PATTERN WRITE 1st PART/2nd PART, MANUAL PLAY, RHYTHM TRACK PLAY, COMPOSE)
INSTRUMENT/TRACK selector knob
BASIC VARIATION selector switch and indicator
AUTO FILL IN selector knob
TRIGGER OUT track select button
ACCENT LEVEL knob
Instrument LEVEL knob (all instruments)
TONE control knob (BD, SD, CY)
DECAY control knob (BD, CY, OH)
SNAPPY control knob (SD)
TUNING control knob (LC/LT, MC/MT, HC/HT)
Voice selector switch (LC/LT, MC/MT, HC/HT, CL/RS, MA/CP)
PRE-SCALE selector switch
STEP button (1-16) and indicator
I/F VARIATION switch
MENU/SUB STEP button
1st PART/2nd PART indicator
Effects Compressor Connectors TRIGGER OUT jack: mono miniature phone type
PHONES jack: stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jack: stereo miniature phone type
MIX IN jack: stereo miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)
Power Supply Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
500 mA (USB bus power)
Included Accessories Boutique Dock: DK-01 (Black)
DK-01 Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
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