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Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer

The Roland TR-08 is an obsessively detailed and faithful replica of the legendry TR-808—easily the most famous and influential drum machine ever made.


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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.

  • 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

Get your Roland TR-08 Sound Module today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • TR-08 Rhythm Composer
  • Owner's Manual

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I use this peace just to jam out with friends and also for my beats. Portable light weight and sound really good.

The Beacon



An 808 for an Amazing price


The Roland TR-808 is considered the most influential drum machine ever, with countless companies trying to replicate its amazing sound and abilities. Unfortunately to find an original one now is going to cost you over $3000. Well Roland recently decide to make a new version called the TR-08. All the amazingness of the classic 808 but with a price tag 1/10th the price.


Edison, NJ

Updated Classic


The roland 808 is a classic drum machine filled with classic sounds that should be familiar to a lot of people. This new piece has all those great sounds with a user friendly interface that makes it very easy to create new beats. The sounds are all instantly recognizable and inspires to get going right out of the box. A must have!




The Classic Is Back and Better !


The Roland TR-08 is the much anticipated remodeling of the classic 808 drum machine that has had such a strong influence on the landscape of sound in the past 30 years. Now in a much more compact form factor, you can take all of the original 808 sounds in all their glory with you wherever you see fit.

Darius T

Edison, NJ




The TR 808 is legendary! This may be a smaller version of it, but it still is the same beast it has always been! Roland added to it as well by adding Compressor, Gain, Tune, and Pan controls for selected instruments. It is compact and can be used as a module or the separate keyboard can be purchased if you are in the mood to have something portable to write with (can be used with batteries or a wall wart). Every one of these modules that Roland has re released like this are amazing!

Lee @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH


TR-08 Rhythm Composer

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Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.