Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer
The new TR-08 adds some thoughtful and modern touches to the classic formula. The sequencer has 16 sub-steps per step, so you can create detailed snare fills and intricate, rolling hi-hats. It also has a track-selectable trigger out for working with other instruments like the TB-03, SH-01A, or modular gear. An unobtrusive LED display provides finer control of tempo and shuffle. You can step-program or tap in your parts in real-time without stopping to change modes. Everything sends and receives MIDI control messages and it even supports audio and MIDI over USB.
Not only does the TR-08 look and sound the part, but it also has some modern features and conveniences. With all this beat-making power, it would be a shame to keep it shackled to the studio. After all, inspiration can strike anywhere, and drum machines are fun to play live. The TR-08 is literally small enough to take just about anywhere. It’s ruggedly built with sturdy knobs, buttons, and switches. It has several tilt options for easy viewing in various live and studio scenarios. It can be a low-latency, portable audio interface. It has a built-in speaker, and even runs on batteries for when the beat absolutely must go on.
- Type: Drum Machine
- Controls: Tone, Volume, Sound Height and Fade Out
- Functions: Compression, Gain, Height adjustment, Panning tools
- Recording modes: Step and Tap
- Sequencer: 16-step (each step is divided by 16 more)
- Display: Yes (LED)
- Number of connection channels: 10 separate
- Power: 4xAA batteries or USB
- Material: Metal
- Built-in speaker: Yes