Why Shop With Us?
Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.Learn More
2-Year Free Warranty on Guitars
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.Contact Us for Details
We're Here for You
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.Contact Us
MON - FRI 5 AM - 9 PM PT
SAT - SUN 6 AM - 7 PM PT
Roland AIRA Compact T-8 Beat Machinetrue true
Musician's Friend Rewards
This oversized item has special shipping requirements
Roland AIRA Compact T-8 Beat Machine
- Free Shipping
- Top Seller
- Flexible Financing
- Lowest Price
Gold Coverage Protection
Protect your gear
Gold Coverage Protection
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
Roland’s iconic TR drum and TB bass sounds come together in a pocket-sized rhythm powerhouse.
Build beats with the boom, pop and sizzle of sounds from the TR-808, TR-909 and TR-606 drum machines, paired with the shapeshifting low end of the dynamic TB-303 Bass Line. The T-8 exudes classic Roland character, thanks to the same Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) tech found in the TR-8S, TB-3 and other high-end AIRA gear.
Loaded with comprehensive I/O, the Compact T-8 is ready to be the rhythmic centerpiece of any electronic music setup. Connect and sync with other AIRA Compacts like the J-6 Chord Synthesizer and E-4 Voice Tweaker. Or, interface with computer DAWs, mobile music apps and hardware instruments via USB-C or MIDI.
Seven Tracks of Inspiration
The Compact T-8 features six drum tracks and one bass track brought together with a player-friendly interface for fast recording and hands-on tweaks. Capture and fire off 64 patterns with up to 32 steps each, and shape sounds and control parts as you go with an array of dedicated knobs and buttons.
Classic Workflow, Modernized
Backed by the TR-REC step sequencer loved by beatmakers since the 1980s, the Compact T-8 Beat Machine makes it simple to develop ideas without ever stopping the action. Real-time recording, sub steps and velocity further expand the programming power at your fingers. And with deep features like step loop, pattern shift and probability, it’s easy to deliver dynamic performances with constantly evolving grooves.
- Ultraportable rhythm and bass machine with genuine Roland sounds
- Six rhythm tracks with sounds from the influential TR-808, TR-909 and TR-606 drum machines
- Bass track with sawtooth/square waveforms and hands-on controls derived from the TB-303 Bass Line
- Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology faithfully recreates the tonality and behavior of vintage Roland instruments
- Classic TR-REC drum sequencer with 64 user patterns and up to 32 steps each
- Advanced rhythm programming with probability, sub step, last step and velocity
- Real-time recording and powerful performance features like step loop, mute, fill, reload and pattern shift
- Color and process sounds with delay, reverb, overdrive and side-chain compression
- Comprehensive connectivity with audio, MIDI and sync I/O plus AIRA Link
- Class-compliant USB-C audio/MIDI interface—no drivers needed
- Lithium-ion battery with up to 4.5 hours of operation per charge
- Sturdy construction and high-quality rubber pads
- Connect to other AIRA Compacts and standard MIDI devices with optional BOSS TRS MIDI cables
Order the AIRA T-8 Compact Beat Machine now.
AIRA Compact T-8 Beat Machine Specifications:General
- User Patterns: 64
- Effects: DELAY, REVERB, OVERDRIVE, SIDE CHAIN
- Display: 7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
- Rhythm instrument parts: 6
- Bass part: 1
- Steps: 32
- SYNC (IN, OUT) jacks: Miniature phone type
- MIX (IN, OUT)/PHONES jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
- MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
- USB port: USB Type-C (audio, MIDI)
- Power supply: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, powered via USB port
- Current draw: 500mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use: Approx. 4.5 hours
- Expected battery charging time: Approx. 3 hours
- *To charge, use a USB port of a computer or a USB power supply adaptor (5V, 500mA or higher)
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 7-7/16" x 4-3/16" x 1-7/16"
- Weight (including batteries): 11 oz.
- USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable
Also Available In These Cost-Saving Bundles
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.