Create infectious tracks in seconds flat with the Roland AIRA Compact T-8 Beat Machine, a miniature rhythm factory loaded with legendary Roland TR drums, plus bass from the inimitable TB-303. Craft on-the-fly acid jams or trap bangers with the intuitive 16-step sequencer, shape sounds with onboard controls—and flip and dice beats with hands-on tools that stimulate ideas and put the fun back into your flow.

Genre-defining Sounds

Build beats with the boom, pop and sizzle of sounds from the TR-808, TR-909 and TR-606 drum machines, paired with the shapeshifting low end of the dynamic TB-303 Bass Line. The T-8 exudes classic Roland character, thanks to the same Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) tech found in the TR-8S, TB-3 and other high-end AIRA gear.

Beat Central

Loaded with comprehensive I/O, the Compact T-8 is ready to be the rhythmic centerpiece of any electronic music setup. Connect and sync with other AIRA Compacts like the J-6 Chord Synthesizer and E-4 Voice Tweaker. Or, interface with computer DAWs, mobile music apps and hardware instruments via USB-C or MIDI.

Seven Tracks of Inspiration

The Compact T-8 features six drum tracks and one bass track brought together with a player-friendly interface for fast recording and hands-on tweaks. Capture and fire off 64 patterns with up to 32 steps each, and shape sounds and control parts as you go with an array of dedicated knobs and buttons.

Classic Workflow, Modernized

Backed by the TR-REC step sequencer loved by beatmakers since the 1980s, the Compact T-8 Beat Machine makes it simple to develop ideas without ever stopping the action. Real-time recording, sub steps and velocity further expand the programming power at your fingers. And with deep features like step loop, pattern shift and probability, it’s easy to deliver dynamic performances with constantly evolving grooves.

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