Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer Sound Module

Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer Sound Module

Model Number: TR-08
Web Code: 12655159
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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.

The new TR-08 adds some thoughtful and modern touches to the classic formula. The sequencer has 16 sub-steps per step, so you can create detailed snare fills and intricate, rolling hi-hats. It also has a track-selectable trigger out for working with other instruments like the TB-03, SH-01A, or modular gear. An unobtrusive LED display provides finer control of tempo and shuffle. You can step-program or tap in your parts in real-time without stopping to change modes. Everything sends and receives MIDI control messages and it even supports audio and MIDI over USB.

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.


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


Width: 308 mm (12-1/8 inches)

Depth: 130 mm (5-1/8 inches)

Height: 51 mm (2-1/16 inches)

Weight (including batteries and Boutique Dock): 1.3 kg / 2 lbs 14 oz

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