Roland to release new TR-8S drum machine this month
The next product in Roland’s line of electronic musical instruments will be the TR-8S, due for release later this month.
An update to Roland’s TR-8 machine, released back in 2014, the TR-8S includes an improved “TR-REC” 16-step sequencer that users can program with buttons or the controller’s velocity-sensitive performance pad. The TR-8S can store a capacity of 128 patterns, each with eight different variations and three types of fills. TR-8S users can also slice measures via the machine’s “Scatter” fill.
A model of technological versatility, the TR-8S additionally possesses complex circuit-models that can reproduce the sound of the 808, 606, 909, 707, and 727. TR-8S purchasers will also be able to incorporate preset and custom samples in order to customize the samples with special effects. Eight analog outputs promote the processing of individual sounds through external effects. Users can also send such sounds to separate channels of a mixer or DAW.
Equipped with high-resolution 24bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converters for sound clarity and potency, the TR-8S will make its debut at the end of the month to the tune of $699. Those interested in learning more about the TR-8S can find additional information about the product here.