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Roland TR-8 Aira Rhythm Performer - Drum Sound Module
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Roland TR-8 Aira Rhythm Performer - Drum Sound Module

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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.

What Roland have to say about the TR-8

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 and classic effects. Unprecedented live pattern manipulation. Solid, intuitive performance controls.

It’s the TR…

…Evolved.

The Lineage

Unleashed upon an unsuspecting world in the 1980’s, the TR-808 and TR-909 produce arguably the most influential drum sounds in modern music. Not only have they appeared on thousands of dance tracks over the course of three decades, but they have helped define the sound of entire musical genres.

From Rap and House to Techno and Trance – these two drum machines have left an indelible mark on the art and culture of music.

Roll the drums.

The Sound

With the TR-8, we have obsessively analysed and faithfully re-created every detail and nuance of the analogue circuitry of these legendary rhythm machines. The boom and snap of the 808. The thud of the 909. The robotic click of an 808 rim shot or a classic 909 snare roll. It’s all here.

Not content with mere recreations however, we have enhanced these classic instruments with capabilities far beyond the original units.

Tune and Decay knobs are now present on every instrument and the Bass and Snare drum modules have dedicated “Attack” and “Comp” knobs allowing for a great variety of tones – from subtle ambient percussion to pounding dance grooves. Per-step effects and the massively addictive “Scatter” function take things into entirely new territory.

With the authentic tone and character of the original units and with new sound tweaking capabilities inspired by legions of users, the TR-8 breathes new life into the sounds we all know and love.

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

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.

 The Feel

Make no mistake - the TR-8 is an instrument, carefully designed from the ground-up, to be played.  Every control has a solid, predictable feel with each drum instrument having robust, “playable” faders. Numerous lighted knobs and RGB-lit buttons give real-time performance feedback and a striking appearance on stage.

Pattern creation is creative and intuitive using an evolved version of the TR-REC method which originated in the TR-808 and eventually became the standard for electronic rhythm programing. Based on detailed analysis of the original TR-808, the TR-REC behaviour has been faithfully modeled in the TR-8. But the TR-8 goes well beyond the original, allowing you to seamlessly switch between programming and performance modes and to introduce lots of groovy rhythmic variations – from subtle snare fills to total glitch meltdowns.

Just like the original:

  • Faithful TR-REC behaviour for pattern creation
  • Large tempo control knob and a Fine adjustment knob for total tempo control.
  • 16-step sequencer allows you to switch between variations [A] and [B] as well as continuous playback
  • Play drum instruments and record to steps in real-time

 

TR Evolved:

  • Scatter lets you freak and tweak your grooves with real-time control and perfect sync
  • 16 per-step pads with bold, full-colour LEDs clearly show the current status
  • Real-time pattern creation up to 32 steps
  • Change the pattern step count seamlessly and on the fly
  • Rec/Play modes have been eliminated enabling seamless pattern making and performance
  • Seamless switch between step input and playing pads in real-time to create patterns
  • Real-time play of 4 different types of rolls to suit your beat
  • Quickly Mute/Unmute individual instruments during performance or production
  • Shuffle function from original TR-909 now has a knob for continuous real-time control
  • Pattern randomising function induces creativity and brings spontaneity to live performance
  • 7 segment, 4 character LED display shows the current tempo and has Tap function
  • Pattern copy makes it easy to create pattern variations

What is Scatter?

Scatter is a unique performance function that gives you detailed real-time control over variations in your patterns and any incoming external input signal.

Scatter can reverse, glitch, gate, truncate, stutter and perform all manner of rhythmic variations - from subtle to extreme - and all in perfect sync.

Pick from 10 different types of Scatter and smoothly adjust the intensity or “Scatter Depth” with the large comfortable dial.

Seamlessly switch between Scatter patterns and quickly turn Scatter on and off for cool variations when and where you want them.

Try it. You’ll like it.

A few more things

You can connect the TR-8 to your computer via its USB jack to send and receive Audio and MIDI data.

The TR-8 can receive MIDI clock information to sync with external devices including other AIRA series units.

The TR-8 is designed to work seamlessly and look great with other products in the AIRA series.

 

Specs

TR-8

RHYTHM PERFORMER
Rev. 001

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Roland TR-8: DRUM SOUND MODULE

-User Drum Kits: 16

-User Patterns: 16

-Steps per 1 measure
1--16 steps x 2 (Variation A/B)

-Tempo: 40--300

-Instruments & Controls
BASS DRUM: LEVEL, TUNE, ATTACK, COMP, DECAY, INST SELECT
SNARE DRUM: LEVEL, TUNE, SNAPPY, COMP, DECAY, INST SELECT
LOW TOM, MID TOM, HIGH TOM, RIM SHOT, HAND CLAP, CLOSED HIHAT, OPEN HIHAT, CRASH CYMBAL, RIDE CYMBAL
: LEVEL, TUNE, DECAY, INST SELECT

-Effects & Controls
ACCENT: LEVEL, STEP
REVERB: LEVEL, TIME, GATE, STEP
DELAY: LEVEL, TIME, FEEDBACK, STEP
EXTERNAL IN: LEVEL, SIDE CHAIN, STEP

-Mode
TR-REC, PATTERN SELECT, INST PLAY, INST REC, DRUM KIT SEL, DRUM INST SEL

-Controllers
VOLUME knob
SCATTER knob
TEMPO knob
FINE knob
SHUFFLE knob
PADS: 16
MODE buttons: 6
CLEAR button
VARIATION buttons: A, B
SCALE button
LAST STEP button
START/STOP button
SCATTER ON button
SCATTER DEPTH button
TAP button
Power Switch (Rear)

-Display
7 segments, 4 characters (LED)

-Effects
REVERB, DELAY, SIDE CHAIN

-Scatter
Presets: 10

-Nominal Input Level: -10 dBu

-Input Impedance: 100 k ohms

-Nominal Output Level: -10/+4 dBu (Selectable)

-Output Impedance
MIX OUT, ASSIGNABLE OUT: 1 k ohm
PHONES: 130 ohms

-Connectors
PHONES jack: 1/4-inch stereo phone type
MIX OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
ASSIGNABLE OUT (A, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
EXTERNAL IN (L, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB port: USB type B (Audio, MIDI)
DC IN jack

-USB
Audio, MIDI

-Power Supply
AC adaptor

-Current Draw
1000 mA

-Dimensions
400 (W) x 260 (D) x 65 (H) mm
15-3/4 (W) x 10-1/4 (D) x 2-9/16 (H) inches

- Weight
1.9 kg
4 lbs 4 oz

- Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptor


* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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0151 6650777

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