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Roland TR-08

by Roland
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Classic TR-808 Sound In Your Hand

  • Ultra-compact recreation of the legendary TR-808 drum machine
  • Retains the sound, character, and user interface of the original TR-808
  • Highly portable for mobile music making
  • Battery-operated (5 hours) or USB powered

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. The TR-08 brings the look, sound, and feel of the original 808 to the Roland Boutique format. It blends attention to detail and respect for legacy with modern convenience and reliability.

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New Generation 808

The new TR-08 adds thoughtful and modern touches to the classic formula. The sequencer has 16 sub-steps per step, so you can create detailed snare fills and rolling hi-hats. It even supports audio and MIDI over USB.

Super Portable

The TR-08 is literally small enough to take just about anywhere. It’s ruggedly built with sturdy knobs, buttons, and switches. It has a built-in speaker, and even runs on batteries for when the beat absolutely must go on.

Authentic & Affordable

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 without the inflated price tag.

  • 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 other Roland Boutique accessories
  • VOLUME knob
  • START/STOP button
  • TEMPO knob
  • FINE/VALUE knob
  • INSTRUMENT/TRACK selector knob
  • CLEAR button
  • BASIC VARIATION selector switch and indicator
  • AUTO FILL IN selector knob
  • TRIGGER OUT track select button
  • 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
  • TAP button
  • MENU/SUB STEP button
  • 1st PART/2nd PART indicator
  • Power switch
Size + Weight:
  • Height: 2.01" / 5.11cm
  • Width: 12.13" / 30.81cm
  • Depth: 5.12" / 13cm
  • Weight: 2.87lb / 1.3kg

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