Scan code: LN88339 Manufacturer code: TR-8S

(Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer

(Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer, ACB Modeled 808, 606, 909, 707, 727, Instrument + Master FX,

Thumbnail 1 : (Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer Thumbnail 2 : (Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer Thumbnail 3 : (Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer Thumbnail 4 : (Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer (Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer : video thumbnail 1 (Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer : video thumbnail 2 (Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer : video thumbnail 3 (Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer : video thumbnail 4
Scan code: LN88339 Manufacturer code: TR-8S
Delivery Options
  • By DPD to your specified address. | Free Receive SMS with one-hour delivery window Weekend, timed and European delivery options are available at checkout

    Have your parcel delivered by DPD to your specified address. Receive SMS with one-hour delivery window

    Weekend, timed and European delivery options are available at checkout
  • Collect instore Collect from our Bolton store, BL6 6PE | Free

    Order online, collect from our Bolton store (25-28 Enterprise Park, Middlebrook, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6PE)

  • SCANPROTECT Protect against installation damage for 28 days. More info

    ScanProtect is an enhanced warranty specifically designed and offered by Scan to reduce the risk of any mishap or damage to components during installation.

    Our aim with ScanProtect is to encourage our customers to upgrade or build their own PC confidently. For a small additional fee our customers are provided with complete peace of mind.

Roland - 'TR-8S'
Rhythm Performer

roland tr-8s

Made To Play LiveThe Roland TR-8S is a combination of the best Roland heritage with modern production techniques and complex sound design, made from the same family of instruments considered to be the most iconic drum machines ever made. Proving to be the most complete drum machine to date, the TR-8S is a unique, forward-thinking and performance-tuned instrument.

Create your dream kit from the most legendary drum sounds of all time, diverse FM sounds, and the greatest selection of samples from the complex Roland library. You can go even further by importing your own custom samples. Tap, tune, and edit with hands-on controls and production tools that give extra feel to your patterns. No need to keep this level of percussive power strictly to the studio, the TR-8S was purposely made to play live.

The TR-8S features the largest, most authentic collection of TR drum machines ever. The powerful processor gives the next-generation ACB models a completely new level of detail and nuance with that classic Roland boom, snap, and sizzle. Enrich the core TR drums with a range of futuristic FM sounds, plus preset and custom samples for unique hybrid and layered kits. Then develop them all with specialized effects to add professional touch into the TR sound.

Amazing Features • 128 patterns, all with eight variations and three different styles of fills
• SD Card slot for importing your own mono and stereo samples (WAV, or AIFF)
• Percussion tuned effects such as delay, reverb, overdrive and filters
• ACB technology plus stereo sample import and playback
• 300 Built-in samples

Transistor Rhythms

roland tr-8s

Sounds You Know & LoveThe TR-8S has every sound from the most renowned TR drum machines, with recreations of the 808, 606, 909, 707, and 727, and several modified versions too.

These don’t just sound like TR drum sounds or just mere recordings, each machine is a detailed, down-to-the-circuit model that sounds and reacts just like the original hardware.

All these sounds are available at your fingertips, and ready to use in your own productions and performances.

Incredible FM Sounds

roland tr-8s

Other-Worldly TonesThe FM sounds in the TR-8S are different to anything currently available, using huge drum hits and twisting characteristics to augment your tracks.

The Morph parameter is an incredibly expressive macro control that lets you sweep through a range of sonic variations, wildly controlling FM depth, ratio, and feedback with simple control adjustments.

ACB Meets Samples

roland tr-8s

New PossibilitiesModern rhythm tracks need a complex collection of sounds and production techniques, and it’s more difficult than ever to sound different. While authentic TR sounds are crucial, layering your own mono or stereo samples, or pulling from the wide range of onboard sounds, gives you a world of modern styles and the potential to design your own signature sound.

Like the TR and FM sounds, you can deeply control samples with hands-on editing of tuning, decay, start points, speed, and direction. Create a kit completely from samples, or mix and match with FM and classic TR sounds for genre-defying drum tracks that need attention.

Drumatic Effects

roland tr-8s

Performance ReadyThe correct effects make a drum part stand out by adding depth and space. It could be delay on a rimshot, overdrive on a kick, filters on toms and cymbals, or just the perfect amount of reverb on select instruments, the TR-8S has a range of percussion-tuned effects that sound incredible. Along with the Master FX knob, each channel features a customizable CTRL knob, making all this sound-shaping power eaisily accessible.

The attack of the kick, snap of the snare, phaser depth, distortion amount—whatever parameter you need instant access to, can be set to the controls and saved with the kit. Both Instrument and Master Effects, along with their exact settings, are also saved with each kit, so your productions are always ready for performance.

Fast, Fluid & Fun

roland tr-8s

Seamless WorkflowYou can program on the 16 TR-REC buttons or use the velocity-sensitive performance pad to perform live or record into the sequencer. You can move effortlessly between either, playing, editing, and reshaping your drum parts without ever interrupting your flow.

Create complex grooves and detailed fills using velocity, accents, flams, and tweakable sub-steps for modern rolls and ratcheting. Get experimental with unusual polyrhythms and complex meters by adjusting the length or "last step" of each drum part.

Variations On A Theme

roland tr-8s

Stay Ahead Of The BeatEven during extended live sets you can keep things fresh and exciting. The TR-8S can save up to 128 patterns, each with 8 variations and 3 styles of fills. Patterns or variations can be triggered individually or chained together for evolving sequences. Copy patterns on the go during a live set, and even stay ahead of the beat and work on patterns that aren’t currently playing.

Each pattern can include the tempo and the kit, along with its control positions and effect settings. This gives you instant recall and enough flexibility to play an whole set without ever repeating a measure in the same way.

Filling In

roland tr-8s

Controlled MayhemPerfectly-placed fills create exciting moments in a track or a live set. Each pattern in the TR-8S can contain two fills that you can customize or create from scratch. You also get an adjustable "Scatter" fill to slice and dice a measure into short bursts of interesting and controlled mayhem.

Sometimes, your hands may be too busy to trigger every fill manually. AUTO FILL IN automates fills every 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32 measures, keeping your hands available, whilst adding interesting dynamics to your performances.

In Motion

roland tr-8s

Newly Achievable DetailProfessional-sounding drum tracks need complex production techniques. The TR-8S not only makes creating this detail achievable, it makes it quick and enjoyable. Locking parameters to steps or recording motion into patterns gives you everything from small movement to dramatic tonal shifts.

Automate bass drum tuning, snare pitch, panning, effects, anything you like. Create melodies and bass lines, or change the sound of a kit for different sections of the song. Motion recording is instant and simple, motion playback can be instantly enabled or disabled.

Eight Analog Outputs

roland tr-8s

High-Resolution ConvertersJust like some of its well known siblings, the TR-8S has 8 individual analog outputs, so you can process separate drum sounds using external effects or send them into separate channels of your mixer or DAW.

Take control of your sound and select which instruments or groups are sent to which outputs. And whatever you select, rest assured that the TR-8S sounds huge, punchy, and spacious thanks to the high-resolution 24-bit/96 kHz digital-to-analog converters.

Trigger Out, External In

roland tr-8s

External ControlThe TR-8S has a dedicated trigger output along with stereo audio inputs for external sources. Its assignable outputs can also be used as extra triggers.

This means you can control external instruments and mix them with internal TR-8S sounds, greatly extending your creative possibilities in the studio and performance possibilities on stage. Each pattern has a dedicated trigger track for access to all kinds of variations with no need to use up an instrument.

Audio & MIDI Interface

roland tr-8s

Ultimate ProcessingThe TR-8S isnt just the most powerful drum machine ever made, it is a complete multi-channel audio and MIDI interface. When you connect the TR-8S to a computer or AIRA Link host, you can transfer MIDI and high-resolution audio over a single USB cable.

Record each drum instrument to a different channel for individual processing and recording, automate parameter movements from your DAW by CC messages, or sync the TR-8S to your computer or Roland MX-1 Mix Performer for live sets or late-night jam sessions.

Refined Design With A Modern Touch

roland tr-8s

Refined DesignWith aesthetic and ergonomic improvements throughout, the TR-8S has a timeless design that works in any creative space. The shape, colors, and overall feel have been refined to be more substantial, slick, and attractive.

RGB color faders and TR-REC buttons let you customize the brightness, glow, and color of each part. Not only does it look incredible, but it gives vital visual feedback on what’s playing, what’s muted, which instruments are grouped, and more.

Total Recall

roland tr-8s

Complete BackupThe life of a musician can be quite unstable, if it’s touring mishaps or studio calamities. Put your mind at rest knowing that every kit, every pattern, and every setting for literally everything can be backed up on an SD card. Just use a fresh TR-8S and you’re back up and running.

Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
User Drum Kit 128
User Patterns 128
Step Sequencer 11 instrument parts and 1 exclusive part for trigger out
16 steps per 1 variation
8 (A – H) variations per 1 pattern
2 Fill-in patterns per 1 pattern
INST tone (Tone can be assigned to each 11 instrument parts freely.)
BASS DRUM: 11 ACB tones
TOM: 15 ACB tones
RIM SHOT: 3 ACB tones
HAND CLAP: 5 ACB tones
HI HAT: 8 ACB tones
CYMBAL: 8 ACB tones
PRESET SAMPLE: 300 tones or greater
USER SAMPLE (imported form SD CARD for playback): Available format: WAV, AIFF
Total time for all samples: Approximately 600 sec (at 44.1 kHz, mono)
The maximum length of a single audio file that can be imported is approximately 180 seconds (at 44.1 kHz)
Other: SIDE CHAIN (for EXT IN), SCATTER (as one of AUTO FILL IN function)
Display 16 characters, 2 line (backlit LCD)
7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
External Storage SD Card (SDHC supported) for backup/restore function and import sample data
Connectors 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
Power Supply AC adaptor
Current Draw 2,000 mA
Accessories AC adaptor
Owner's manual
Dimensions Width: 409 mm
Depth: 263 mm
Height: 58 mm
Weight 2.1 kg
4 lbs. 11 oz.
Product Type  
PC Interface USB
Connectivity (Input)
  • 1 x 1/4" Balanced / Unbalanced (L/R)
  • 1 x MIDI
Connectivity (Output)
  • 8 x 1/4" Balanced / Unbalanced (L/R)
  • 1 x 6.3 mm stereo phone jack (Headphones)
  • 1 x MIDI
Sample Rate 96 kHz
Bit Rate 24
Frequency Response (Input) N/A
Frequency Response (Output) N/A
Maximum Input Level N/A
Maximum Output Level  
Dynamic Range  
Dimensions (mm)  
Misc. Notes  
Package Type Retail
Additional Information
Scan Code LN88339
Model Number TR-8S
GTIN 4957054512118

Please note your statutory rights are not affected.

For further information regarding Scan's warranty procedure please see our terms and conditions

36 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
30 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
(Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer
(Open Box) Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer