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Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer Builds on Foundations of Icon
Initially conceived in the early 1980's, the TR-808 Rhythm Composer has since made its name as one of the worlds most influential electronic instruments in living memory. Widely embraced by the musical community, the TR-808 gained tremendous favour thanks to a combination of distinctive, all analog voices and easy to use layout. Quickly gaining a foothold with up and coming artists of the time, the TR-808 Rhythm Composer quickly developed into a staple instrument within the emergent hip-hop, dance and electronic genres.
Featuring Roland's coveted Analog Circuit Behaviour, the Roland Boutique TR-08 is able to accurately recreate all of the tone, feel and charisma of the original 808. Modelling each circuit right down to the component level, the unit is able to completely acknowledge the particular characteristics of its predecessor.
Completed by a collection of sleek modern upgrades, the TR-08 drum machine features a sequencer capable of accommodating 16 sub-steps per step-great for those users looking to create intricate percussion fills brimming with unique and user defined definition.
An LED display gives the user a greater point of reference whilst programming and inputting their beats; providing the user with more control of their tempo and shuffle modes by step programming or tapping in the necessary parts. Additionally, the TR-08 is able to send and receive MIDI messages and support audio and MIDI via USB.
Much like the other Boutique modules, the Roland TR-08 is exceptionally portable and is capable of running on USB bus power or batteries.
For the full range of Roland Boutique products, check out our Roland page.
By Josh Hummerston
Posted on 8 Aug 2017 08:10 to category : Instruments News
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