Roland TR-8S - (New TR-8 with user samples and individual outs)


Feast your eyes:


Hoping this will include the improved modelling of the TR-08 and TR-09.


Some nice updates, individual part lenths and more outputs. As much as I like my tr8 this appears to be a great upgrade.



To quote the Sound Design demonstration video: “The TR-8S has an updated circuit modelling engine…”

Looks like your wish has been granted :slight_smile:


Wow… great alternative to DT/AR.


Especially to Digitakt, since there is no individual outputs on it and we don’t know when it’s gonna be implemented (i mean separate outputs via Overbridge)


No onboard sampling though, or did I miss it? DT still has chromatic mode, lfo’s etc - still in a different league I’d say unless you’re after a pure drum machine.


No overbridge?!?! :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:


Nah no onboard sampling. The TR8 has always been a super simple machine for people needing a solid workhorse, different target market than Elektron stuff imo.


No direct sampling it seems. Sure, there are differences but it does look like a strong competitor to DT still.


Loading samples is pretty awesome, plus parameter locks :+1:


Well… I was about to say “especially to Digitakt, since it has backup and we don’t know when it’s gonna be implemented (I mean via overbridge)” . :joy:

Hurry up Elektron.


400 samples / 180s (44.1/mono)


its getting interesting with those individual outs…


This is the first announcement that really thrills me since ages! The TR8 is a performance tool, volume faders, the large buttons and all the knobs make it accessible for live gigs like no other drum machine I used. With the loss of its limitations the TR8s becomes THE drum machine that I want to use alongsinde with a synthesizer. The trigger can clock my modular system and deal with the audio output. Fantastic!


Reminds me of my old Electribe ES-1. In all the good ways.

Looks better, too. Than the previous TR-8, that is. Not better than the ES-1. Nothing can look better than a sampler branded in the color of champagne. Nothing.


Roland TR8S

Reponse to digitakt and AR MK2


I like the one soft drum pad for playing in parts Live, good idea


128 patterns. Now, you have my attention.