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TR-08 Rhythm Composer

Based On The Legendary TR-808 Drum Machine

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Roland

TR-08 Rhythm Composer

Based On The Legendary TR-808 Drum Machine

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Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer is an Authentic recreation of the drum machine that shaped so many musical styles: The Roland TR-808

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

Delivery Upgrade Options (Over £49)

  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £21. The following list of countries are available at checkout:

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Returns

Flexible 30 Day Returns Period

If for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item.

You must return an item in the same condition as it was received, not altered in any way, as well as including:

  • All original packaging such as boxes, bags and tag
  • Accessories such as cables and remote controls
  • Certificates, manuals and warranty cards
  • Free gifts or bonus items including software
  • All items included in a bundle

No Returns / Exchange On

  • Software where the item has been unsealed.
  • Software serial codes delivered by email

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Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

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Overview

Rebirth Of A Legend

The TR-08 is based on the revered TR-808 drum machine, which was first released in 1980 and discontinued in 1983. Up until now, acquiring a true Roland TR-808 would have cost you rather a large sum of money, however the TR-08 changes everything. This incredibly powerful drum machine delivers an incredibly precise replica of the original instrument. Featuring all of the same astounding sonic characteristics and quirks of the original, the TR-08 packs an identical reproduction of the 808's interface with complete authenticity into a scaled-down format. Don't let the compact size deceive you though, the Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer features everything the TR-808 could do, and more. Take control of the authentic knobs, buttons, and switches, and unleash the power one of the most distinctive and unique drum machines in the history of music.

Proprietary Analog Circuit Behavior

Roland's innovative ACB technology enables the TR-08 to perfectly recreate the sound of the original drum machine by being able to accurately model each analog circuit, right down to the component level. That means that not only does the TR-08 look authentic, but the sound and response of this intuitive, modern reproduction is identical to that of its bigger brother. ACB technology faithfully captures the sound and feel of Roland's classic instruments using the original design specifications. A detailed, part-by-part analysis of the original machines enables Roland to recreate the circuits perfectly to deliver the same incredible sonic characteristics that made the originals great, but in a modern and intelligent format.

Versatile Connection of External Gear

The Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer is designed to provide simple yet powerful connectivity with its range of multi-purpose outputs. The outputs include a main stereo mini-jack output which can be configured to send the selected instrument to the right channel, while the other instrument's output can be sent to the left. The USB and MIDI ports allow for syncing and controlling other gear as well as connection with your DAW. Mix input and trigger output can also be reconfigured to route external audio and even drive vintage analog synths, enabling you to harness a broader scope of audio possibilities whilst working with your TR-08.

Highlights

  • Authentic recreation of the drum machine that shaped so many musical styles: The Roland TR-808
  • Genuine sonic characteristics, response, and feel of the original
  • Replicated user interface that is true to the TR-808's pioneering style
  • Interface design ensures true hands-on control
  • Added features for certain instruments, including a Compressor, Pan, Tune control, and Gain control
  • 16-step sequencer provides astonishingly detailed pattern programming with 16 sub-steps to provide plenty of options for creative sequencing
  • Classic Step and Tap write modes give you plenty of choice and control over your drum sequences
  • Vibrant LED display ensures simplistic navigation and precise tempo/shuffle control
  • High-quality, rugged construction with a durable and rigid front panel made from metal
  • USB audio signals can be split into 10 separate outputs
  • Beats can be played whilst switching between the different write modes
  • Control external instruments using a versatile dedicated trigger output

Technical Specifications

User Memory

  • Pattern, Intro/Fill-In: 16 Bank (12 x 16 Pattern, 4 x 16 Intro/Fill-In)
Sequencer Steps
  • Steps: 16 Steps with 16 Sub-Steps
Instruments
  • BD: Bass Drum
  • SD: Snare Drum
  • LC: Low Conga
  • MC: Mid Conga
  • HC: Hi Conga
  • LT: Low Tom
  • MT: Mid Tom
  • HT: Hi Tom
  • CL: Claves
  • RS: Rim Shot
  • MA: Maracas
  • CP: Hand Clap
  • CB: Cow Bell
  • CY: Cymbal
  • OH: Open Hi-Hat
  • CH: Closed Hi-Hat
Controls
  • Volume Knob
  • Start/Stop Button
  • Tempo Knob
  • Bank/Tempo/Shuffle Button
  • Fine/Value Knob
  • Mode Selection Knob
  • Pattern Clear
  • Pattern Write 1st Part/2nd Part
  • Manual Play
  • Rhythm Track Play
  • Compose
  • Instrument/Track Selection Knob
  • Clear Button
  • Basic Variation Selector Switch & Indicator
  • Auto Fill-In Selector Knob
  • Trigger Out Track Select Button
  • Accent Level Knob
  • Instrument Level Knob (All Instruments)
  • Tone Control Knob (BD, SD, CY)
  • Decay Control Knob (BC, CY, OH)
  • Snappy Control Knob (SD)
  • Tuning Control Knob (LC/LT, MC/MT, HC/HT)
  • Voice Selector Switch (LC/LT, MC/MT, HC/HT, CL/RS, MA/CP)
  • Pre-Scale Selector Switch
  • Step Button (1-16) & Indicator
  • I/F Variation Switch
  • Tap Button
  • Menu/Sub-Step Button
  • 1st Part/2nd Part Indicator
  • Power Switch
Effects
  • Compression
Indicators
  • 7 Segments, 4 Characters (LED)
Connections
  • Trigger Out: Mono Mini-Jack
  • Headphones: Stereo Mini-Jack
  • Output: Stereo Mini-Jack
  • Mix In: Stereo Mini-Jack
  • MINI: IN/OUT
  • USB: Micro-B Type (Audio, MIDI)
Power
  • Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery (AA, HR6) x 4 (Approx. 6 hours life under continuous use, dependent on battery specifications, capacity, and conditions of use)
  • Alkaline Batters (AA, LR6) x 4
  • USB Bus Power (500mA Current Draw)
General
  • Dimensions: 308mm (W) x 130mm (D) x 51mm (H) / 12.125'' (W) x 5.125'' (D) x 2.0625'' (H)
  • Weight: 1.3kg / 2lbs 14oz. (Including batteries & Boutique Dock)
  • Accessories:
  • Boutique Dock (DK-01, Black)
  • Owner's Manual
  • DK-01 Owner's Manual
  • "Using The Unit Safely" Leaflet
  • 4 x Alkaline Battery (AA, LR6)
SKU TR-08-RC
Brand Roland
Condition New
Drum Category No
Electronic Drum Type No
Colour No
EAN 4957054511463

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

Delivery Upgrade Options (Over £49)

  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £21. The following list of countries are available at checkout:

Click here to view our delivery options

Returns

Flexible 30 Day Returns Period

If for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item.

You must return an item in the same condition as it was received, not altered in any way, as well as including:

  • All original packaging such as boxes, bags and tag
  • Accessories such as cables and remote controls
  • Certificates, manuals and warranty cards
  • Free gifts or bonus items including software
  • All items included in a bundle

No Returns / Exchange On

  • Software where the item has been unsealed.
  • Software serial codes delivered by email

Click here to view our full Returns Policy.

Payments

Secure Online Payment Powered By Sage Pay 

We accept the following debit / credit cards:

Card Payments

Paypal

Pay for your item(s) in just a few clicks with PayPal. PayPal

Finance

Klarna Retail Finance

Instant Online Finance With Klarna

Finance is a great way to spread the cost of your purchase.

To make it easy we’ve teamed up with Klarna Retail Finanace whose smart technology lets you apply for and complete the loan application quickly and entirely online.

Quick and Easy

Simply add the items to your basket and at the checkout, select the Klarn finance option that suits you.

The quick application form should take no more than a couple of minutes to complete and you’ll receive an instant decision.

Click here for more information about applying for finance.

Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

Extended Warranty

Many manufacturers offer a free extended warranty upon registration.

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