Following on from the original Roland TR-808 which launched back in 1980, Roland has today announced the launch of a new Roland TR-808 to become part of its Boutique line, bringing back the look, sound, and feel of the original 808.
The new Roland TR-808 has been designed to combine the original looks with “respect for legacy with modern convenience and reliability”, says Roland. Watch the video below to learn more about the new TR-808 system.
Features of the new Roland TR-808 include :
– 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
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.