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Roland AIRA TR-8S

by Roland
5 reviews
Original price $749.99
Original price $749.99 - Original price $749.99
Original price $749.99
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Standalone Rhythm Performer

  • 128 kits, 11 instrument types
  • Authentic 16 step sequencer
  • Analog Circuit Behavior for faithful sounds

Building upon the success of the TR-8, the AIRA TR-8S Rhythm Performer combines the legendary sound, form, and function of the vintage TR-808, 606, 909, 707, and 727 rhythm machines with cutting-edge performance and live pattern manipulation capabilities to create a modern-day classic, well-suited for stage or studio.

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Transistor Rhythms

Includes every sound from the most sought-after TR drum machines, with detailed circuit-models of the 808, 606, 909, 707, 727, and even modified versions. Each machine is a detailed, down-to-the-circuit-model that sounds and behaves exactly like the original.

Fast, Fluid & Fun

You can program on the 16 TR-REC buttons or use the velocity-sensitive performance pad to play live, or record into the sequencer. Get experimental with unusual polyrhythms and complex meters by adjusting the length or "last step" of each drum part.

ACB Meets Samples

Pull from the extensive collection of preset samples, or import your own mono or stereo sounds using the SD card slot. Like the TR sounds, you can deeply manipulate samples with immediate hands-on control.

Key Features:
  • High-resolution 24bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converters.
  • Two legendary TR series drum machines — the TR-808 and TR-909 — in one... and much more!
  • Analog Circuit Behavior technology provides component-to-component modeling for unrivaled authenticity
  • Includes 16 stunning kits made up of 11 instrument types, or you can build kits made of sounds from the TR-808 and TR-909
  • Control the intensity of the Accent function as well as per-step gated reverb and delay effects in real time with dedicated knobs
  • Built-in Side Chain function lets you create rhythmic ducking effects on external inputs with per-step control
  • Two assignable analog outputs plus full parallel outputs via USB offer total mixing flexibility
  • Enter steps manually or record your drums in real time to create grooves on the fly
  • Original TR-REC behavior provides an authentic TR series programming experience
  • Quickly mute and unmute individual instrument to rearrange your beat in real time
  • Perform rolls in 4 different styles to get the rhythmical effects you desire
  • 16 backlit per-step pads make pattern creation easy (supports up to 32-step patterns)
  • Traditional A/B pattern arrangement provides easy switching for maximum flexibility
  • Change Step Count during playback to create different length phrases
  • No separate record and play modes (as found on the originals) lets you seamlessly switch between pattern creation and performance
  • Dedicated Tempo controls and TR-909 Shuffle control lets you create beats that pulse and groove naturally
  • 7-segment/4-character LED display shows the current tempo and gives you easy access to the Tap Tempo function
  • Random pattern generation lets you discover new grooves and get creatively spontaneous during live performance
  • Scatter function with 10 styles and variable intensity lets you inject chaos and excitement into your patterns
  • USB connection provides audio and MIDI communication to your computer
  • Solid MIDI clock sync provides tight timing with external gear, such as the rest of the AIRA series
  • 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
Size + Weight:
  • Height: 2.4" / 6.1cm
  • Width: 16.2" / 41.15cm
  • Depth: 10.75" / 27.31cm
  • Weight: 4.7lb / 2.13kg

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Roland AIRA TR-8S

one of the best drum sequencers on the market. an ideal choice for live performance/production.

Roland AIRA TR-8S

It's got an amAzin seek to it, sounds very good. A great tool for performance and production.

john b.
Roland AIRA TR-8S

Couldn't have asked for a better addition to my kiddos setup.. No more video games.. The aira products have them learning beats and ableton.. Wow.. Thank you sooooo much!!!

Pete S.
Roland AIRA TR-8S

There isn't much one can say about the Roland AIRA TR-8 that isn't obvious. Recreating the 808 and 909 in one unit should have a pricetag three times what they charge for the TR-8. I got the 7x7 expansion pack, which adds the sounds of the Roland 707 and 727, as well as expands upon the 808 nand 909 stock sounds with a few more sounds that were only accessible via modded 808's and 909's before now. NOT getting the 7x7 expansion is a crime, as it doubles the sounds of the unit instantly. And if you don't know, you do not have to sequence usng only the 808 sounds or 727 sounds. Yopu can have the 808 kick, the 707 snare, claps from the 909, the Hi-Tom can be from the 727, and so on- all in one sequence. This leads to exponentially more possibilities with this iconic machine. Integrating the TR-8 with the TB-3, or the MX-1 Performance mixer, or into Ableton Live with aqny combination of the above just brings the TR-8 (yet again) to another level of production / Live play capability. The TR-8 is also EASY to learn. It truely is intuative and can be learned in about ten minutes by watching videos on YouTube either by Roland, or by any of the hundreds of others who have flocked to the internet to post "How I Play" type lessons. This is one of the most fun pieces of gear I have ever touched. Adding more pieces of the AIRA line only makes it better. If you're on the fence about getting a TR-8 vs. ANY other similarly priced piece of gear, get to the TR-8 side of that fence immediately. You won't be sorry.


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