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Product Code: TR8

Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer Drum Synthesizer

The Roland AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer Drum Synthesizer is a faithful recreation of the sequencer, sound and soul of the legendary TR 808 and 909 Drum machines. Travel back to the future with the Roland AIRA TR-8 by getting the sound and vibe of these classic analog drum machines, along with inspiring new features such as scatter.  Get the genre-defining sounds and effects of the original Roland TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines with unprecedented live pattern manipulation, in a re-vamped unit from the brand that started it all!


    • ROLAND AIRA TR-8 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      - Full reproduction of the classic TR-808 and TR-909 rhythm machines, based on original design spec sheets and detailed analog circuit analysis of many original TR machines, including Roland's own pristine units

      - Newly developed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology allows part-by-part analyses and faithful recreation of tonality and behavior, including the smooth variations of tone that occur when you work the controls of each instrument

      - Obsessive attention to detail, such as reproducing the original TR's unique variations in tone that occur when multiple instruments are entered in accented steps

      - Authentic 16-step sequencer with faithful TR-REC behavior, including A and B pattern variations and the ability to play instruments and record to steps in real time

      TR Evolved
      • 16 stunning kits made up of 11 instrument types, including custom dream kits that use both TR-808 and TR-909 sounds
      • Large Tempo knob with Tap Tempo button and continuous Fine and Shuffle adjustment knobs
      • Control the intensity of the Accent function with a dedicated knob
      • Per-step reverb and delay effects with dedicated knobs
      • Mix sources connected to the External In jacks with built-in per-step Side Chain function for rhythmic ducking and gating effects
      • Scatter lets you freak and tweak your grooves with real-time control and perfect sync
      • 7 segment, 4 character LED display and 16 per-step pads with bold, full-color LEDs
      • Real-time pattern creation up to 32 steps with on-the-fly step count adjustment
      • Rec/Play modes have been eliminated, enabling seamless switching between step input and real-time pattern making and performance
      • Real-time play of 4 different types of rolls (8th, 16th, VARI 1, VARI 2) and per-instrument mutes
      • Pattern copy and pattern randomization for rapid, spontaneous creativity
      • Two assignable analog outputs and full parallel outputs via USB for total mixing flexibility

    • ROLAND AIRA TR-8 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      User Drum Kits
      16
      User Patterns
      16
      Steps per 1 measure
      1 - 16 steps x 2 (Variation A/B)
      Tempo
      40 - 300
      Instruments & Controls
      BASS DRUM: LEVEL, TUNE, ATTACK, COMP, DECAY, INST SELECT
      SNARE DRUM: LEVEL, TUNE, SNAPPY, COMP, DECAY, INST SELECT
      LOW TOM, MID TOM, HIGH TOM, RIM SHOT, HAND CLAP, CLOSED HIHAT, OPEN HIHAT, CRASH CYMBAL, RIDE CYMBAL: LEVEL, TUNE, DECAY, INST SELECT
      Effects and Controls
      ACCENT: LEVEL, STEP
      REVERB: LEVEL, TIME, GATE, STEP
      DELAY: LEVEL, TIME, FEEDBACK, STEP
      EXTERNAL IN: LEVEL, SIDE CHAIN, STEP
      Mode
      TR-REC, PATTERN SELECT, INST PLAY, INST REC, DRUM KIT SEL, DRUM INST SEL
      Controllers
      VOLUME knob
      SCATTER knob
      TEMPO knob
      FINE knob
      SHUFFLE knob
      PADS: 16
      MODE buttons: 6
      CLEAR button
      VARIATION buttons: A, B
      SCALE button
      LAST STEP button
      START/STOP button
      SCATTER ON button
      SCATTER DEPTH button
      TAP button
      Power Switch (Rear)
      Display
      7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
      Effects
      REVERB, DELAY, SIDE CHAIN
      Scatter
      Types: 10
      Nominal Input Level
      -10 dBu
      Input Impedance
      100 k ohms
      Nominal Output Level
      -10/+4 dBu (Selectable)
      Output Impedance
      MIX OUT, ASSIGNABLE OUT: 1 k ohm
      PHONES: 130 ohms
      Connectors
      PHONES jack: 1/4-inch stereo phone type
      MIX OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
      ASSIGNABLE OUT (A, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
      EXTERNAL IN (L, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
      USB port: USB type B (Audio, MIDI)
      DC IN jack
      USB
      Audio, MIDI
      Power Supply
      AC adaptor
      Current Draw
      1,000 mA
      Accessories
      Owner's manual
      Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
      AC adaptor

      Size and Weight

      Width
      400 mm
      15-3/4 inches
      Depth
      260 mm
      10-1/4 inches
      Height
      65 mm
      2-9/16 inches
      Weight
      1.9 kg
      4 lbs. 4 oz.

      * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
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