Roland unveils TR-8S

The new Japanese drum machine boasts the possibility to import samples and multi-channel audio/MIDI connectivity

Roland has announced TR-8S, a drum machine that perfects and improves the concept inaugurated with the previous and award-winning TR8. Compared to the previous model, TR-8S implements a series of particularly interesting features.

Among these stands out the ability to import audio samples, but also the presence of 8 separate analog outputs and the presence of multi-channel audio/MIDI connectivity. In addition to the sounds of the legendary 808 and 909, the TR-8S offers some of the most significant timbres of the models 707, 727 and 606.

Roland TR-8S
 All the sounds were recreated using the proprietary analog modeling technology ACB (Analogy Circuit Behavior). On board, a complex chain of synthesis  allows you to finalize the sound while the 16-step TR-REC sequencer allows you to intuitively create patterns and sequences.
Do not miss the USB socket for multi-channel audio/midi management and Aira Link support for interaction with other devices in the range. Available from the end of March at the price of 699 dollars.