Roland TR-S8 Sampler Drum Machine

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O1B
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05 Mar 2018

Showing.... $699 USD
Classic Drum Machine Sounds With Your Samples (AIRA w/ a SCREEN)

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The TR-8S features Roland’s iconic TR drum sounds, plus a wide selection of samples from Roland’s vast library. In addition, the TR-8S lets you load your own custom mono and stereo samples.


- all original sounds from Roland’s classic 808, 909, 707, 727, and 606, as well as modified versions. (ACB Tech)
- a range of effects, tailored to use with percussion. (Master and per channel)
- Updated TR Sequencing – The “TR-REC” step sequencer has been enhanced and modernized to be better than ever. Via the 16 TR-REC buttons and velocity-sensitive performance pad, users can develop intricate grooves and build detailed fills with velocity, accents, flams, and adjustable sub-steps. The TR-8S sequencer is able to store 128 patterns, with eight variations and three fills contained in each. These patterns or variations can be triggered individually or chained together for evolving sequences. It’s also now possible to save the tempo and kit assignment (along with knob positions and effect settings) in patterns.

Flexible connectivity – A stereo mix output is provided, plus six assignable audio outputs that allow individual drum sounds to be processed and mixed externally. There’s also a dedicated trigger output with its own sequencer track, and the assignable outputs can be reconfigured to output trigger signals if desired. Stereo audio inputs are provided as well, enabling users to connect and mix external sound sources. The TR-8S also functions as a multi-channel USB audio/MIDI interface, and supports AIRA Link for interfacing with other AIRA gear.



11 instrument parts and 1 exclusive part for trigger out
16 steps per 1 variation
8 (A – H) variations per 1 pattern
2 Fill-in patterns per 1 pattern

BASS DRUM: 11 ACB tones
SNARE DRUM: 8 ACB tones
TOM: 15 ACB tones
RIM SHOT: 3 ACB tones
HAND CLAP: 5 ACB tones
HI HAT: 8 ACB tones
CYMBAL: 8 ACB tones
PERCUSSION: 23 ACB tones
PRESET SAMPLE: 300 tones or greater
USER SAMPLE (imported form SD CARD for playback): Available format: WAV, AIFF
Total time for all samples: Approximately 600 sec (at 44.1 kHz, mono)

INST FX: THRU, HPF, LPF, LPF/HPF, H BOOST, L BOOST, L/H BOOST, ISOLATOR, TRANSIENT, COMPRESSOR, DRIVE, COMP+DRV, CRUSHER
REVERB: AMBI, ROOM, HALL1, HALL2, PLATE, MOD
DELAY: DLY, PAN, TAPE ECHO
MASTER FX: HPF, LPF, LPF/HPF, H BOOST, L BOOST, L/H BOOST, ISOLATOR, TRANSIENT, TRANSIENT2, COMPRESSOR, DRIVE, OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, FUZZ, CRUSHER, PHASER, FLANGER, SBF, NOISE
Other: SIDE CHAIN (for EXT IN), SCATTER (as one of AUTO FILL IN function)

Heater
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06 Mar 2018

I've seen the demos on youtube. It's a killer drum machine. Folks have created whole tracks on it.

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O1B
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07 Mar 2018

A B C D
E F G H ... Love it!

The 8S and minibrute 2S ares the first update to products I've owned since making music. (TR-8 and mBrute) I thought it would be another 30 years before another TR-8 landed. Time to lighten the load - eBay/Reverb style.

It's a Done deal for me. I got a heads up that I can expect it to Ship Fri.
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- separate outs that double as CV triggers, channel Gouping, 8X16 (matrix-type) step sequencing
- Audio over USB. multitrack.. Simple straightforward layout. TAP. .1 tempo. Yes.

the TR-8 is now worth $100, i believe, on Ebay. The 8S update is just that Good.
- but, ill keep it. It Sounds Great, is a better Drum part 'tuner' than the 8S, and I understand it.

Love my Boutiques, but the knobs and f(x)are a hinderance to going NUTZ.
But, together (8S), they're perfect.
Heater wrote:
06 Mar 2018
I've seen the demos on youtube. It's a killer drum machine. Folks have created whole tracks on it.

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demt
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07 Mar 2018

no pads? for that free fingered expresionism thatl free you from the sequencers outlook erm midi off board finger drum kit should fix that

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demt
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07 Mar 2018

sorry i ment small pads

Andy
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07 Mar 2018

That looks great. I want one.

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O1B
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07 Mar 2018

Chiclets works surprisingly awesome on the TR-8. Now, there's a Velocity Sensitive Pad.
Otherwise, Keystep, Beatstep, Trigger Finger Pro and Maschine MK3. or...
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Im reading the manual now, but it seems the 8S is not as rigidly quantized as the 808/8.
- it's more like Electron.

So.. the new 8S has
SAMPLING - Direction, Position, Pitch, Decay
OUTPUTS - Kick, Snare, Stereo Toms, Stereo Hats, Stereo Cymbs . Simul.. Simul... at the same time!
TRIGGERS - CV, LFOs n such
AutoMotion -
FX - DElay, Reverb, Sidechain, Scatter, PLUS Flange, Phase, Fiter, Compress, Distort. DRIVE.
- Per Part, Per Step, Global

on my quest for a drum module, tried a bunch, and finally figured out my workflow.
Fav: TR-8 - bar NONE. just the faders, and mute buttons alone, destroys all others.
But, alas, it was just 1 Kick, 1 Snare, yada yada..

My future 4: Maschine (Performance Control), OP-Z (the new Electribe),
Digitakt (Monster Sound), and the TR-8S (Boutiques stay)
...still only ~$300 more than a Tempest.

demt wrote:
07 Mar 2018
sorry i ment small pads

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O1B
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07 Mar 2018

Ships today!

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10 Mar 2018


botnotbot
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11 Mar 2018

Reserved mine at a local shop on Friday. He wasn't sure when they would arrive, but when they do one of those babies is mine.

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11 Mar 2018

And is has nothing to offer we already have available in Reason for so many years... :D
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11 Mar 2018

TR-909: 19 inches by 12 inches... that's huge! especially at 9.9 lbs.
2 Velocity Levels (nice feature) and volume knobs.
TR-8S : 16.1 X 10.4 @ 4.6 lbs. Fits on a regular desk.
Velocity sensitive Pad - or Midi, and Volume FADERS.


The Sound, Not JUST kick, snare, tom, hats, here. It's whatever you want.

It sounds like your running Komplete on a computer - tethered to Maschine.
But - you're just on a standalone Drum Mod. How can that BE??

TR-808 Sound- That Kick.. near Perfect, Sculpting - all controls (pan,decay,tune,tone, etc)
Separate Outs, Audio In
Fader Control, CNTL knobs... Per channel CNTL knob specificity.
That Screen, the Lights, the Colors
A B C D E... 8 sets of 16 steps per sequence. I'm Bursting!
MUTE access - but those faders make it easy.
Live Record, Best Tempo Control of any Drum Machine (1.0 and .1 [SHIFT]),
Automotion JUST WORKS.. hold the REC knob and wiggle a button. Boom!!!!
Stereo SAMPLING - with a USB Stick... easy.
Filters, FX - per track. Master FX
MULTI-TRACKING

Some Drums Machines gotta go now.
Some stay: Digitakt. Some still coming: Looking forward to OP-Z.

But overall, i'd bring this knife to a gunfight.
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Let's get a decksaver for this one in the works, PLEASE!
botnotbot wrote:
11 Mar 2018
Reserved mine at a local shop on Friday. He wasn't sure when they would arrive, but when they do one of those babies is mine.

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O1B
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11 Mar 2018

you forgot ... IMO. :lol:
otherwise, we may mistake what you're 'opining' as a fact your presenting.

Fact: REASON is not capable of giving us HARDWARE Performance Control. Sorry.
....no matter HOW much KONG looks like a Drum machine, it's an untouchable piece of software. It's contends with midi latency, digital predictability, and .... limited access to performance parameters.

Maybe that distinction is lost on you. Or, maybe you have a work around....
... we'd love to hear it....

Using Kong or ReDRUM is nowhere near as expressive as a HW Drum Mod.
and, that, my friend, makes all the difference in the world to one's sound.

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Marco Raaphorst wrote:
11 Mar 2018
And is has nothing to offer we already have available in Reason for so many years... :D

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17 Mar 2018

- 11 Channels ... Any Sound. or, your own sample.
- Tune, Decay, and Assignable CNTL knob,

- Sample and Track Coloring
- Building Kits from Scratch
.... that Tune and Decay Control... oooooh!

just watching now, myself! 9 mins in. Sample playback and FX!!


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bxbrkrz
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19 Mar 2018



Other TR-8S owners should test this out.

botnotbot
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23 Mar 2018

Got mine. Not too worried about the reported bugs, not enough to bother checking for them yet.

This thing is a beast!

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23 Mar 2018

it is a computer with a maybe handy controller?

I must say I am not at all impressed. but I am not using these devices live, so I guess I am not the right person to judge it. Can't understand anyone buying it for their studio though. Reason kills this machine soundwise and feature wise.
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Has anyone here worked out how to integrate the TR-8s into reason? I'm trying to run Mac OSX, Reason 10 and the TR-8s out of the box today,. I've connected the TR-8s via USB 2.0 to my Mac but can't seem to get reason to trigger the DM/sync the tempo. I can get audio from the TR-8s into reason though.

I've made the TR-8S my audio interface too.

email: isunraynz@yahoo.co.nz.

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O1B
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27 May 2018

So,.... gee.... so... Reason and a Guitar - eh....? Nice.

I must say (really....)
but I am not using these devices (no!)
I am not the right person (got that right!)
Can't understand anyone buying (Im not surprised)
Reason kills this machine (so you MUST say...)

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Marco Raaphorst wrote:
23 Mar 2018
it is a computer with a maybe handy controller?

I must say I am not at all impressed. but I am not using these devices live, so I guess I am not the right person to judge it. Can't understand anyone buying it for their studio though. Reason kills this machine soundwise and feature wise.

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