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Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer

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Roland launch the TR-8, a top of the range rhythm machine combining the best features from the legendary TR808 and TR909 drum machines. Updated and upgraded, the classic roland drum machine now features more sounds and effects than ever before and has been brought into the modern age with an incredible selection of new features.

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Roland  Aira Performance Synths Rhythm The TR-8 can use MIDI clock to sync up with the other Aira instruments, putting it at the beating heart of a brand new way of making electronic music with hardware.

Roland went to incredible lengths in order to ensure they got the sound of analogue exactly right and consulted the artists who used the originals. Check out the videos below for the full story of the TR-8.

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Fans of the 808 and 909 will be pleased to know that all the classic sounds are there. The boom and snap of the 808, the thud of the 909, the robotic click of the 808 rim shot and the classic 909 snare. It's all included on the new TR-8. Whether you're looking for subtle ambient percussion sounds or pounding bass beats, the Bass and Snare modules now have dedicated Attack and Comp knobs allowing you to create them both. Tune and decay knobs are also a new addition for use on every instrument whilst per-step effects and a new 'scatter' function place an incredible set of options at your fingertips.

Just like the original:
  • Full reproduction of the original TR-808 and TR-909 rhythm machines based on original design spec sheets and detailed analogue circuit analysis of various specimens including Roland’s own pristine units.
  • Newly developed Analogue Circuit Behaviour (ACB) technology allows part-by-part analyses and faithful recreation of tonality and behaviour including the smooth variations of tone that occur when you work the controls of each instrument.
  • Obsessive attention to detail - like reproducing the original TR’s unique variations in tone that occur when multiple instruments are entered in accented steps.

Get The Whole History Of The 808 and 909 Drum Machines

We take a closer look at the music and technology that helped make these drum machines such icons of electronic music production.

Hear The TR8 In Action Using Scatter And Live Tweaking

TR Evolved:
  • Build dream kits made up of different instruments from the TR-808 and TR-909.
  • 16 stunning kits made up of 11 instrument types.
  • Control the intensity of the Accent function with a dedicated knob.
  • Per-step Gate Reverb and Delay effects with dedicated, real-time knobs.
  • Mix sources connected to the external inputs
  • Built-in Side Chain function creates rhythmic ducking effects on external Inputs with per-step control.
  • Two assignable analogue outputs and full parallel outputs via USB for total mixing flexibility.

Roland Aira TR-8 Drum Machine

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