Roland has announced the impending release of a new drum machine, the TR-8S, in news that shall have music-tech nerds salivating.
This is the first upgrade to the TR-8 machine, originally released in 2014. Priced at $699, the TR-8S features Roland’s classic heritage but with contemporary elements and professional sound design that set it apart from its competitors.
Detailed circuit-models allow the TR-8S to produce sounds of the 808, 606, 909, 707 and 727 as well as morphing custom and preset samples with a range of unique effects.
The ‘TR-REC’ 16 step sequencer can be programmed with buttons as well as the velocity-sensitive performance pad where 128 patterns can be held. An adjustable ‘’Scatter’’ filter allows moments of euphoria and madness when playing an extended live set or practising in the studio.
Furthermore, a total of eight analog outputs mean that individual sounds can be processed through exterior effects or sent to different channels of a mixer. These unique features allow the TR-8S to have the classic ‘boom, snap and sizzle’ sounds that top grade Roland gear is known for.
Over the last 4 years, Roland has invested time and energy into gathering feedback from their customer and in doing so, positioned the TR-8S as the most user friendly, reliable and forward thinking machine it offers. Remember, It’s never too early to start your Christmas wish list. Check out Roland’s website here for more details.
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