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Roland Aira TR-8

 

 

Roland Aira tr8

info Country: Japan
Weight: 1,9 Kg
Dimensions: 400 x 260 x 65 mm
audio demo trend price : 300€
manual demo video comments

Roland AIRA TR-8
Rhythm Performer (2014)

 

Roland digitally cloned their cult drum machines TR-808 and TR-909 in a single box at affordable price.

 

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info DRUM MACHINE main panel features a 7 segment display, 16 step pads, 11 sliders, 30 push buttons, 2 encoders and 38 knobs.



Rear panel terminal connectors:
- Midi interface
- main signal out
- 2 AUX outputs
- USB port 2.0
- headphones
- line input for external signal.



edit VOICE digital engine based on the analog modeling ACB - Analog Circuit Behavior - emulates the unstable behavior of traditional transistor circuits.
Tthe machine generates 11 channels / polyphony with independent mix gains, panning and new tonal controls not present on the original machines TRx0x 808 and 909.
TECH: USB provides 11 digital multi outs for each instrument.


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edit SOUND here's a brief description of the sound edit functions:

pot Kick
- tuning pitch
- decay lenght
- compression boost
- attack smoothes click at the beginning
potClaps / maracas
- tune
- decay


potSnare
- tuning
- filter on snappy (filters white noise off )
- decay time
- compression boost
potHH open / closed
- tune
- decay


potToms/ congas
- 3 pitch variations
- each can be individually tuned and length-changed
potCrash
- tune
- decay

potRimshot / claves
- tune
- decay

potCymbal / cowbell
- tune
- decay

command

 

 

edit SEQUENCER features 2 recording modes:
- realtime with quantize option
- step mode (classic TR) with variable scale set at 8th Triplet, 16th Triplet, 16th and 32nd.
Some extra functions are: shuffle mode (swing) and random patterns; internal clock frequency (range from 30 to 300 BPM) can be set using TAP button or sync slave mode by either Midi clock or USB.

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EFFECTS internal sounds can be processed by reverb, delay and side chain also known as ducking external input. The DPS be only edited on main parameters such as time, level, gate and feedback.


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delay


 

edit SCATTER EFFECT this function offers 10 drastic synched-tempo effects for sound-mangling, however performances cannot be recorded but external sources can be processed.
Here's the scatter effects list: chop samples variations, backward play, glitched effect, ring modulation, gate mode, truncate and stutter

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edit MEMORY holds 16 drum kits and 32 patterns on 2 banks A & B.
All knobs movement can be recorded and replayed during patterns playbak


aira internal

 

 

edit MIDI rather complete with full implementation, knobs send and receive CC#, can be totally controlled by sequencer such as Cubase or Ableton. The drum machine can be also triggered by USB Midi driver recorded and tempo-synched with other Aira devices (it needs specific DRIVERS). Download complete list HERE

 

drum machine update 7x7

 

 

edit EXPANSION UPDATE TR-8 can be updated with further classic Roland machine:
-Expansion 7X7 includes sample from classic TR-707 + TR-727
7X7-TR8 page for more INFO
- Tr606 update includes sample from the famous analog TR-606



drum machine update 7x7

 

edit TIPS :
- to change Midi channel: hold PATTERN and turn on, change channel turning tempo, then hit start/stop.
- to change step colors: hold PATTERN and turn on, press SCATTER DEPTH and rotate the SCATTER knob from 1 to 6, hit start/stop.
- to random a pattern: hold PATTERN SELECT and press SCATTER ON
- to assign separate outs: hold PATTERN and turn on, press and hold A for aux1 and B for aux2 and select an instrument
- to PAN an instrument: press DRUM SELECT INSTRUMENT, hold an instrument selection and turn the TEMPO wheel from R64 to L63.


 

edit RELATED FAMILY:

arira project

other AIRA machines:

tb-3: a tb303 emulator
vt-3: a vocal effect
System1: no info yet

tr808 tr909

the original master machines:
TR-808

TR-909

ALSO check out:TR-8 VS TR-808 PAGE
TR-8 VS TR-909 PAGE

 

 

effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:

  name donwload demo
free tr8 samples

polynominal.com

 

FREE
SAMPLE SET

24 samples, 16 bits, 44kHz - mono

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demo AUDIO DEMO

demo Boom 808
demo Nineteen 909
demo 808 with scatter
demo external loop with scatter
demo Boom 808
demo Nineteen 909
demo 808 with scatter
demo external loop with scatter

 


video YOUTUBE VIDEO CLIP SELECTION

Roland TR8 Review Demo jam session on Roland Aira Tr-8 and Tb-3 Using Multiple Outputs with the Roland TR-8
Review Demo jam session on with Tb-3 Using Multiple Outputs

 

acbtr8 drum machine

 

 




manual
ROLAND TR8 MANUAL

 

 




manual
SERVICE MANUAL N/A
PRODUCT IS TOO RECENT

 

 

 


Roland TR8 factory reset


1. While holding down the [CLEAR] button, turn on the power.
The display indicates “rSt” and the [START/STOP] button blinks. If you decide to cancel the factory reset,
turn off the power.
2. Press the [START/STOP] button to execute the factory reset.
3. When the display indicates “CNP,” turn the TR-8’s power off, then on again.

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TR-8 VS TR-808

TR-8 VS TR-808
Comparisons wav files

 

 

 

 

TR-8 VS TR-909

TR-8 VS TR-909
Comparisons wav files

 

 

 

 

virtual analog
effetoriginal brochure

 

 

 

 

 

TR-REC game
videoTR-REC game
For APPLE- VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

custom tr8
effet custom TR8
commodore 64
by Marc Houle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roland TR-8 AIRA FOR SALE

Roland TR-8 AIRA FOR SALE
CHECK OUT EBAY OFFERS


 

 

lateral view tr8 drum machine rear panel


manual

-tr related
-price


manual

-nothing really new
-limited edit, memory -Roland could do more
-design sucks

comment


REVIEW "Affordable emulation at nice price. Quite ugly, Tr8 Lacks the charm of the original machines.Cute, but It will be never a classic. "

 
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Roland aira tr8 3 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. price €400