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Roland TR-8S Aira Rhythm Performer with Sample Playbackplay button

Roland TR-8S Aira Rhythm Performer with Sample Playback

Roland TR-8S: Overviewplay button

Roland TR-8S: Overview

Roland TR-8S: Sequencingplay button

Roland TR-8S: Sequencing

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Roland TR-8S: Sound Design


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The Roland TR-8S AIRA Rhythm Performer is a trailblazing drum machine and sample player that gives musicians a new way to build beats. Loaded with a collection of genre-defining drum sounds and samples for immediate creative freedom, the TR-8S also allows you to import your own audio files for a customized set of sounds. Performance-focused features like Scatter FX, real-time rolls and retriggers, and 16 backlit per-step pads make the TR-8S the perfect companion for stage and studio. The TR-8S is a revolutionary instrument for modern music production.

Genre-Defining Drum Sounds and Samples

The TR-8S comes equipped with a diverse collection of drum sounds and samples from Roland's vast library, including famous TR drum machines (TR-808, TR-909, TR-606, TR-707), electronic and acoustic kits, kicks, snares, cymbals, and more. Import your own samples via USB for customized sounds. Tweak, tune, and layer drums to design unique kits.

Performance-Focused Features

Designed for live performance and studio production, the TR-8S has features like Scatter FX, real-time rolls and retriggers, and 16 backlit per-step pads. Apply the adjustable Scatter fill to slice and dice a measure into short bursts of cool and controlled chaos. Use real-time rolls and retriggers to spontaneously build fills and transitions. The large, pressure-sensitive pads allow finger drumming and real-time edits to patterns.

Intuitive Sequencing and Sampling

The TR-8S has an intuitive step sequencer and sample player with A/B variations, fill in, and chain functions to create complex patterns. Sample your own sounds via the audio input or load WAV/AIFF files from the SD card to create unique kits. Tweak samples with filters, envelope mod, pitch mod, and reverse. Sequence samples with the step sequencer or finger drum on the pads.

Connectivity and Compatibility

The TR-8S has eight analog audio outputs, and MIDI in/out for connecting to synths, modules, and DAWs. It works as a plug-and-play USB audio interface and as a MIDI controller.

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  • 128 user drum kits and patterns
  • Built-in 16-step sequencer
  • Onboard effects including reverb, delay and more
  • External SD card storage
  • 16-character LCD display