Roland Boutique TR-08 Compact Rhythm Composer | Based on Classic TR-808

Roland Boutique TR-08 Compact Rhythm Composer | Based on Classic TR-808
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Roland Boutique TR-08 Compact Rhythm Composer | Based on Classic TR-808

The legendary boom and sizzle of the most famous drum machine ever made—now in an affordable and modern format

The TR-08 is an obsessively detailed and faithful replica of the legendary TR-808—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 TR-08 brings the look, sound, and feel of the original 808—with stunning accuracy—to the Roland Boutique format. It blends attention to detail and respect for legacy with modern convenience and reliability.

 Portable. Affordable. Authentic.

Original TR-808s are big and heavy, and their rarity makes them extremely expensive and sought-after on the used market. Because of this, many have resorted to 808 sample packs or hardware knockoffs. But there’s something about the colors and controls and, of course, the sound of a genuine TR-808 that brings home the sound of so many classic tracks. The TR-08 accurately recreates the ingredients that make an 808 so special. The interface, while miniaturized, is 100% authentic. The sound is vibrant and alive thanks to our proprietary Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology. We use ACB to carefully recreate all the details and quirks of the original hardware by modeling each analog circuit, right down to the component level.

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. With all this power and flexibility, you may be most surprised by the TR-08’s affordable price, which puts the legendary 808 vibe within reach of just about anyone who’s ever dreamed of owning the iconic original.


 Roland TR-08 Features:

* 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

* High-quality construction with metal front panel

* Highly portable for mobile music making

* Includes DK-01 Boutique Dock for multiple-angle viewing

* Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered

* Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment

* Compatible with optional Roland Boutique accessories

Approximate Weight 4.0kg

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