Roland TR-8S

Drum Machine

  • With extended functionality
  • ACB technology plus stereo sample import and playback
  • 300 Preloaded samples
  • SD Card slot to import your own mono and stereo samples (WAV, or AIFF)
  • Mixing and layering sounds
  • Drum tracks can consist of pure sample kits, TR sounds, or a mixture of both
  • Percussion tuned effects like delay, reverb, overdrive and filters
  • Real-time pattern creation with up to 32 steps
  • 128 kits
  • 128 patterns, each with eight variations and three different types of fills
  • 8 Analog outputs
  • Trigger track per pattern
  • Multi-channel audio and MIDI interface
  • Headphone output: 6.3 mm
  • 6.3mm (L/Mono, R) Mix Out
  • 6x 6.3 mm Assignable Out
  • 6.3 mm (L, R) input for external sources
  • Trigger output: 3.5mm
  • USB port type B (audio, MIDI)
  • Dimensions: 409 x 263 x 58 mm
  • Weight: 2.1 kg
  • Including power supply

Further Information

Display Yes
Pads 16
Fader(s) 11
Effects Yes
Sampling Function Yes
Storage Medium SD/SDHC Card
MIDI interface In, Out
USB Yes
Number of analog outputs 8
Headphone Output Yes

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Chri5-HT, 28.12.2019
and the verdict is: it's an extremely capable drum machine that can find a home in any electronic setup *(what I use it for). It's clearly designed for both studio use and performance.

Configurability is definitely it's biggest strength.
-It plays well with other hardware, the assignable outs and external inputs are great to have.
-Being able to bring audio/MIDI into a DAW is good. For example, I can split the audio into Kick, Snare, and a mix of everything else on another channel. Makes side-chaining in the DAW much easier.

OK, so lets talk about the sound.
-The ACB instruments are pretty great, watch some videos and decide with your own ears. I reach for them by default.
-It's nice to have sample import but it requires a bit of preparation. I don't use them often.
-The FX are good for the most part. Delay and reverb are much improved from the TR-8. Sometimes I find the distortion just too digital for a kick, and the bitcrush also (the reverb one on the TR-8 rocked); they're both good on Snares tho.
Overall the sound is great
The quality is grand. Hard plastic but feels nice. Much improved aesthetic.
A+ drum machine.
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Sev's, 10.11.2019
Feature packed bundle, many options, good haptic. Sounds and digital cleanliness were not exactly to my taste.
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