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Born of the most famous and influential drum machines ever made, the TR-8S combines the best of its Roland heritage with modern production techniques and professional sound design. The result? A forward-thinking, performance-tuned instrument unlike any other. Build your dream kit from the most iconic drum sounds of all time, plus the finest selection of samples from our vast library—or import your own custom samples. Tap, tune, and tweak with hands-on controls and production tools that make your patterns move and groove. And why keep this kind of percussive power confined to the studio? The TR-8S was literally made to play live.

Product Specs

  • TR-8S AIRA Rhythm Performer with Sample Playback
  • Black
  • 2010s

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Reviews for the Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer Drum Machine
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  • TR-8S

    Verified Purchase

    Great piece of equipment! I enjoy the many upgraded drumkits as well as its sampling ability. Fantastic for in the studio or playing live.

  • My new favorite drum machine

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    Like the previous reviewer mentioned, this thing is deep. I sold an original 606 to help finance this and haven't looked back. The 606 is a toy compared to this thing and I really can't tell the difference with the 606 sounds onboard the TR-8S (except for a lot more control over them). And let's fac…

  • Top notch drum machine sampler player

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    Great sounding, tons of real-time playing options. Intuitive interface that is quite deep. The effects sound great and it has solid timing. It's such a fun box to jam with. I haven't had any issues with it so far. It's a world above the TR8 with the ability to import samples and have many many more …