Roland TR08 Rhythm Composer
Drum Machine MPN: TR-08

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The most classic of classic drum machines is back, meet the new 808 - the Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer

  • Ultra-compact recreation of the legendary TR-808 drum machine
  • Retains the sound, character, and user interface of the original TR-808
  • Hands-on control including tone, level, tuning, and decay
  • Added Compressor, Gain, Tune, and Pan for selected instruments
  • Programmable via classic Step and Tap write modes
  • Sequencer has 16 steps with 16 sub-steps for detailed patterns and rolls
  • Continue playing beats even while switching between write modes
  • LED display for easier navigation and fine control of tempo and shuffle
  • Ten separate outputs via USB audio
  • Dedicated, track-selectable trigger output for controlling external instruments

The Roland TR-08 is an obsessively detailed and faithful replica of the legendary TR-808 drum machine —easily the most famous and influential drum machine ever made.

After creating a monumental shift in the sound of music, the “808” has continued to shape and define entire genres. Beloved by musicians and producers the world over, it’s one of the most revered and sought-after electronic musical instruments of all time.

The Roland TR-08 brings the look, sound, and feel of the original 808—with stunning accuracy—to the Roland Boutique format.

The Roland TR-08 blends attention to detail and respect for legacy with modern convenience and reliability.

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    • Programmable via classic Step and Tap write modes
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    • Trigger output for controlling external instruments equipped with trigger input
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    • Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
    • Compatible with optional K-25m Keyboard Unit
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    • Build in side-chain function
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  • 14-day money-back guarantee
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  • 3 year warranty
  • This product comes with a 3 year warranty as standard.

    Please note that you will need to register your product with the manufacturer to qualify for any warranty beyond 12 months.

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