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(B-Stock) Roland - 'TR-08' Rhythm Composer

(B-Stock) Roland - 'TR-08' Rhythm Composer, Boutique Series Drum Sound Module with 16-step/16-sub-step Sequencer

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Scan code: LN113323 Manufacturer code: TR-08
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(B-Stock) Roland - 'TR-08'
Rhythm Composer

roland tr-08

A Redesigned ClassicThe TR-08 is an incredibly detailed and true replica of the legendary TR-808, one of the most famous and influential drum machines in the world. Since creating a monumental change in the sound of music, the “808” has continuously shaped and defined entire styles of music. Love by musicians and producers around the world, it’s one of the most renowned and sought-after electronic musical instruments of all time. The TR-08 provides the look, sound, and feel of the original 808, with outstanding accuracy in Roland’s Boutique format. It combines attention to detail and pays tribute with enhanced convenience and reliability, perfect for modern day needs.

This item is B-Grade, supplied directly from Roland, where It has been used for review and demonstration purposes, so may have minor cosmetic imperfections and slight signs of use. As there are no shows or event happening at the minute, they've agreed to offer this on to you at a substantial discount.

This item has been checked by Roland staff before shipping to us and comes with a 1 year warranty. This particular unit is not in it's original packaging, but that just means that you can get an even better deal, than if it was.

Amazing Features • Dedicated, track-selectable trigger output for controlling external instruments
• Sequencer has 16 steps with 16 sub-steps for detailed patterns and rolls
• Retains the sound, character, and user interface of the original TR-808
• LED display for easier navigation and fine control of tempo and shuffle
• Added Compressor, Gain, Tune, and Pan for selected instruments

Boom In The Room

roland tr-08

The Sound That Made HistoryBorn in 1980 the TR-808 became available to an unsuspecting and somewhat confused public. At the time, many noticed its purely analog sound and range of tweakable parameters didn’t really produce “traditional” drum sounds.

Then once adventurous musicians and producers started using the TR-808, they began tweaking those knobs that the world would completely change the sonic impact that would later change music forever.

The sizzling hi-hats and snappy snare, the robotic, clicky rim shot, the unmistakable cowbell, and even that booming bass drum, would be heard on thousands of tracks for the next three decades. Hits from all over the world, underground classics, and entire genres were then created. Its influence is so monumental that it’s been mentioned in famous tracks, had albums dedicated to it and bands named after it, a feature-length documentary film has also been made about this.

Continuously Influential

roland tr-08

The Real DealThe TR-808’s is still just as influential now as it ever was. New genres still make use of the 808, often used as the main instrument and key sound of the music. You can still use samples of a TR-808, but why do that when you can have the real thing.

The buttons, knobs, and switches, and odd quirks of the 808’s user interface, displays how the sounds interact with each other, they’re all incredibly important to creating up that real 808 feel, which you’re sure to recognize when you hear it.

The new TR-08 features some thoughtful and modern enhancements to the classic formula. The sequencer has 16 sub-steps per step, so you can create complex snare fills and detailed, rolling hi-hats. It also comes with a track-selectable trigger out for using simultaneously other instruments such as the TB-03, SH-01A, or modular gear. An informative LED display gives you further control of tempo and shuffle. You can step-program or tap in your parts in real-time without stopping to change modes. Everything sends and receives MIDI control messages and it also supports audio and MIDI over USB.

Portable. Affordable. Authentic.

roland tr-08

Modern ConvenienceOriginal TR-808s are big and heavy, and when found on the used market, their rarity makes them incredibly expensive. As a result, many have resorted to 808 sample packs or hardware knockoffs. But the the colors and controls and, of course, the sound of a genuine TR-808 all adds to a charm that brings home the sound of multiple classic tracks.

The TR-08 truthfully recreates what makes the 808 so special. The interface, although its smaller, is 100% authentic. The sound is vibrant and alive thanks to the proprietary Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology. Roland use ACB to carefully recreate all the details and characteristics of the original hardware by modeling each analog circuit, all the way down to the component level.

The TR-08 looks and sounds the part, whilst featuring some modern features and conveniences. With all this beat-making power, it would be a shame keep it restricted to studio use only. Usable no matter where inspiration strikes and also great for live use, the TR-08 is small enough to take almost about anywhere. It’s comes in a rugged enclosure with sturdy control, buttons, and switches. Along with several tilt options for easy viewing no matter what the live or studio scenario is.

It can be a low-latency, portable audio interface. Featuring a built-in speaker, and even runs on batteries for when the beat absolutely must continue. With all this power and versatility, you’re bound to be surprised by the TR-08’s affordable price, putting the legendary 808 style within reach of almost anyone who’s ever dreamed of owning the legendary original.

Roland Boutique TR-08 Rhythm Composer

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
User Memory Pattern, Intro/Fill-In: 16 Bank (12x16 Pattern, 4x16 Intro/Fill-In)
Steps 16 steps with 16 sub steps
Instruments BD: BASS DRUM
SD: SNARE DRUM
LC: LOW CONGA, LT: LOW TOM
MC: MID CONGA, MT: MID TOM
HC: HI CONGA, HT: HI TOM
CL: CLAVES, RS: RIM SHOT
MA: MARACAS, CP: HAND CLAP
CB: COW BELL
CY: CYMBAL
OH: OPEN HI HAT
CH: CLOSED HI HAT
Controllers VOLUME knob
START/STOP button
TEMPO knob
BANK/TEMPO/SHUFFLE button
FINE/VALUE knob
mode selector knob (PATTERN CLEAR, PATTERN WRITE 1st PART/2nd PART, MANUAL PLAY, RHYTHM TRACK PLAY, COMPOSE)
INSTRUMENT/TRACK selector knob
CLEAR button
BASIC VARIATION selector switch and indicator
AUTO FILL IN selector knob
TRIGGER OUT track select button
ACCENT LEVEL knob
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
Effects Compressor
Indicators 7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
Connectors TRIGGER OUT jack: mono miniature phone type
PHONES jack: stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jack: stereo miniature phone type
MIX IN jack: stereo miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)
Power Supply Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
USB bus power
Current Draw 500 mA (USB bus power)
Expected battery life under continuous use Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours
This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
Accessories Boutique Dock: DK-01 (Black)
Owner's Manual
DK-01 Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Dimensions Width: 308 mm
Depth: 130 mm
Height: 51 mm
Weight (including batteries and Boutique Dock) 1.3 kg
2 lbs 14 oz
Specifications
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PC Interface N/A
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Bit Rate N/A
Frequency Response (Input) N/A
Frequency Response (Output) N/A
Maximum Input Level N/A
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Additional Information
Scan Code LN113323
Model Number TR-08
GTIN 4957054511463
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Scan Computers International Limited
Telephone:
0871-472-4747
(B-Stock) Roland - 'TR-08' Rhythm Composer
(B-Stock) Roland - 'TR-08' Rhythm Composer