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Roland TR-8S AIRA Rhythm Performer With Sample Playback

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The AIRA TR-8 drum machine, refreshed with sample playback and more.

The Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer is a flagship drum machine that provides analog sounds from iconic Roland TR drum machines as well as integrated sample playback. It features Roland's Analog Circuit Behavior technology to model the TR-808, TR-909, TR-606, TR-707 and TR-727 at the circuit level for authentic tone, as well as the ability to import your own samples or choose from a library. With the TR-8S, you get the best of both worlds: analog tone and digital flexibility.

Shape Distinctive Drum Sounds

The TR-8S gives you extensive control over your drum sounds. Tweak parameters of the modeled TR drum machines to achieve nuanced adjustments. Load in samples to create hybrid acoustic/electronic kits or stack multiple samples together. Use the Drumatic effects, including delay, overdrive, filters and reverb, to design unique sounds. With a variety of tools at your fingertips, you can craft truly signature drum tones.

Compose Evolving Rhythms

Pattern creation on the TR-8S feels intuitive, thanks to the step sequencer that's been integral to electronic music production for years. Program patterns using the 16 step buttons or the velocity-sensitive performance pads. Easily add variations, fills and motion to keep your rhythms interesting. Create complex grooves with sub-steps for modern rolls and ratcheting. With 128 patterns, each with eight variations and three fills, you have enough storage and flexibility for an entire live set.

Connectivity for Studio and Stage

The TR-8S is designed to be a powerful production tool as well as a performance instrument. It features eight separate analog outputs to process individual drum sounds, stereo inputs for external sources, and a dedicated trigger out and in. Use the TR-8S as an audio/MIDI interface by connecting it to your computer via USB. Sequence parameter changes and drum tracks in your DAW. Sync the TR-8S to other gear for jam sessions. With extensive connectivity, the creative possibilities are endless.

A Refined Interface for Playability

The TR-8S has an updated design with aesthetic and ergonomic improvements for an inviting user experience. Its high-resolution display provides an intuitive view of pattern information and instrument parameters. Color-coded faders help you identify and group instruments. Thoughtfully placed buttons, knobs and pads are optimized for performance and playability. A refined, modern interface meets the flagship power within.


  • 128 user drum kits and patterns
  • Built-in 16-step sequencer
  • Onboard effects including reverb, delay and more
  • External SD card storage
  • 16-character LCD display

Made to play, order the TR-8S today!


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