"The 808 kick drum makes the girlies…" well you know the rest. Has there ever been a collection of more influential drum sounds in music over the past 30 years than what the TR-808 and TR-909 produced? Doubtful. They defined entire genres of music. Roland has brought these classics back to life by painstakingly re-creating every detail of the analog circuitry and its behavior. The boom of the TR-808, the four-on-the-floor thud and snappy snare of the TR-909. However, what's the point of bringing this all to life if you don't utilize today's technologies? Roland enhanced the TR-8 with far more power than the original units. Just a few new performance and tweaking features include seamless transitions between performance and programming and an innovative "Scatter" control for subtle to radical rhythmic variations. Per-step reverb and delay effects. How about Tune and Decay knobs on every instrument or Bass and Snare modules with dedicated "Attack" and "Comp" controls? There's even a side-chain input for rhythmic "pumping" of external audio. The legendary feel and vibe is at your fingertips with the Roland TR-8.
What's new in Version 1.1?
• Backup and Restore kits and patterns via USB
• Improved Playability- Custom Instrument Levels, Better Rolls, Scatter Latch On/Off, Scatter Cycle, Sync Reset
• Improved Editing- Pattern Lock, Non-stop A/B Pattern Editing
• Improved MIDI- Local MIDI Control Modes, Accent Velocity, Kit Selelction, Scatter Control, External Control, MIDI Off, Ignore Play/Stop, Effect Control