Roland AIRA TR-8x (7X7 expanded) + Decksaver + Stand

Mint condition, only spent a couple of hours playing with it.  Rhythm Perform drum machine with 7x7 expansion kit loaded (which adds Roland 707, 727 & 606 to the stock 808 & 909 kits), decksaver, stand, PSU, box - see full specifications below.  Will also include manual - colour printed on heavy stock photo paper, which is handy to have.

Roland TR-8

Highlights

TR-808 and TR-909 Reproduction

16 Kits

11 Instruments

Each Instrument Features Tone Controls

16-Step Sequencer with A/B Variations

External Input with Side-Chain Effects

Scatter Creates Synchronized Rhythm FX

Programmable Reverb and Delay

4 Real-Time Rolls & Per Instrument Mutes

USB Audio and MIDI

Features

The AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer from Roland combines the legendary sound, form, and function of the vintage TR-808 and TR-909 rhythm machines with cutting-edge performance and live pattern manipulation capabilities to create a modern-day classic well-suited for stage or studio. Roland developed the "Analog Circuit Behavior" (ACB) technology, which faithfully recreates the tonality and behavior of true-analog circuits. With ACB, every detail of these original machines is captured, including the variations in tone that occur when multiple instruments are entered in accented steps.

The TR-8 features 16 kits made up of 11 instruments spanning both the 808 and 909 sound set, and each sound has dedicated tone controls such as level, tune, decay, and more. The sounds can be step recorded or recorded in real-time to a 16-step sequencer with A/B pattern variations. Additional pattern variations are available through 4 roll types (8th, 16th, VARI 1, VARI 2) and the scatter function, which can reverse, glitch, gate, truncate, and stutter sounds in perfect synchronization.

The TR-8 features built-in delay and reverb effects, each offering the ability to be programmed into the sequencer per step. Additionally, the external input allows audio to pass through the TR-8 with the ability to sequence side-chain and gate effects. The USB port connects the TR-8 to a computer, offering both MIDI and audio capabilities, as well as saving and loading of kits and patterns. The TR-8 ships with an AC power adapter.

AIRA TR-8 New Features - Version 1.1

Backup and Restore

Manage your kit and pattern library with easy backup and restore over USB

Improved Playability

Instrument Levels: Customize kits by adjusting the gain of each instrument to suit your individual style

Better Rolls: Rolls are now easier to engage, offer more control, and sound better overall

Scatter Latch On/Off: Alternate unlatched trigger mode engages only while “On” button is held down

Scatter Cycle: Scatter will enable for one cycle and then automatically disengage

Sync Reset: Get back in the groove by instantly starting a pattern from the top

Improved Editing

Pattern Lock: Lock the contents of a pattern so you can experiment without losing your original groove

Nonstop A/B Pattern Editing: Now you can edit both A and B parts of a pattern without stopping the sequencer

Improved MIDI

Modes: Local On/Off and MIDI controller modes determine how MIDI data is sent and received

Accent Velocity: MIDI velocity is variable by the accent setting

Kit Select: Select kits using MIDI control change messages

Scatter: Scatter On/Off, Type and Depth can be controlled via MIDI control change

External Record: Record patterns in real-time from external MIDI devices

MIDI Off: Disable sending of all MIDI messages

Ignore Play/Stop: Toggle how TR-8 responds to PLAY/STOP messages

Effect Control: Control effects using MIDI control change messages

Capturing the Originals

Full reproduction of the classic TR-808 and TR-909 rhythm machines, based on original design spec sheets and detailed analog circuit analysis of many original TR machines, including Roland’s own units

Newly developed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology allows part-by-part analysis and faithful recreation of tonality and behavior, including the smooth variations of tone that occur when you work the controls of each instrument

Obsessive attention to detail, such as reproducing the original TR’s unique variations in tone that occur when multiple instruments are entered in accented steps

Authentic 16-step sequencer with faithful TR-REC behavior, including A and B pattern variations and the ability to play instruments and record to steps in real time

TR Evolved

16 stunning kits made up of 11 instrument types, including custom kits that use both TR-808 and TR-909 sounds

Large tempo knob with tap-tempo button and continuous fine and shuffle adjustment knobs

Control the intensity of the accent function with a dedicated knob

Per-step reverb and delay effects with dedicated knobs

Mix sources connected to the External In jacks with built-in per-step side-chain function for rhythmic ducking and gating effects

Scatter lets you freak and tweak your grooves with real-time control and perfect sync

7 segment, 4 character LED display and 16 per-step pads with bold, full-color LEDs

Real-time pattern creation up to 32 steps with on-the-fly step count adjustment

Rec/Play modes have been eliminated, enabling seamless switching between step input and real-time pattern making and performance

Real-time play of 4 different types of rolls (8th, 16th, VARI 1, VARI 2) and per-instrument mutes

Pattern copy and pattern randomization for rapid, spontaneous creativity

Two assignable analog outputs and full parallel outputs via USB for total mixing flexibility

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1 month
@eoinhab
It comes with the 7x7 expansion upgrade, a decksaver and stand. It is in mint condition.
1 month
Is there a reason why you have it priced the same as an 8s and almost double that of the tr8 current market price?
1 month
@garyablett
It's unavailable now. It was never free.....there was an expectation that Roland would make it free when the S came out but that never happened.
1 month
Isn't the expansion kit free now?
1 month
@garyablett
It's discontinued, don't think you can buy them new and they never shipped with the expansion kit loaded.
1 month
Just realised it's just a normal tr8! They are cheaper new 😊
1 month
@garyablett
Thanks for the offer but wouldn't be for me.
1 month
Gone? Zaquencer custom(super super rare) and a top end roland a300 Pro. And an Allen an heath xone 22. Do ye all 3 tomorow for it, absolutely robbing myself here but really need one