new Roland TR-8S plays samples

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new Roland TR-8S plays samples

Post by lisa » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:45 am

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/au ... -the-table

Updated TR-8 with individual outs and sample playback. Nice update, imo. :tu:
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Post by Chopper » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:01 am

Want! 128 patterns memories with 8 variations... overdrive....

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Post by spaztikk » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:47 am

Edited because i forgot about program locks :

"The TR-8S features the ability to program locks into the sequencer per step or record motion into patterns to create everything from subtle movements to dramatic tonal shifts. You can automate bass drum tuning, snare pitch, panning, effects, or create melodies and bass lines. The motion recording is simple to use, and motion playback can be instantly enabled or disabled."

And much less green, sampel play and eight separate analog outputs.
This will be purchased immediately.
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Post by chriscarter » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:08 am

Nice... I wonder what the release date is?
Odd that none of the music tech sites have picked up on this yet, that page has been up a while now.

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Post by Corrupt » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:14 am

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Post by Panason » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:39 am

It has an SD card. If you can just write the samples onto the card from the computer, that would be neat.

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Post by Yloopz » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:49 am

Nice those the individual outs. Great for triggering modular (using the Rytm and/or the Toraiz at the moment) interesting...
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Post by flashheart » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:50 am

Panason wrote:It has an SD card. If you can just write the samples onto the card from the computer, that would be neat.
I appears you can :)
I'm not buying a maths though, not my idea of fun...

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Post by grillo » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:52 am

I really like this redesign, seems an all around improvement.
The performance part with the pattern variations and the ability to make changes to the patterns before playing them looks really well thought out.

The sample playback engine could make this a very powerful unit if they haven't gimped it out in some weird way.

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Post by rohelineoun » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:07 am

Autofill! :party:

I've loved my TR-8 and could have been content with it for a long time but this seems to hit all the points on my wish list, even the really petty ones.

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Post by Panason » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:17 am

Looks like a great UI ... does the TR8 sound anywhere near as good as the machine it's supposed to emulate?

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Post by rohelineoun » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:24 am

Panason wrote:Looks like a great UI ... does the TR8 sound anywhere near as good as the machine it's supposed to emulate?
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Short answer, yes :hihi:

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Post by lisa » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:39 am

Panason wrote:does the TR8 sound anywhere near as good as the machine it's supposed to emulate?
Better. 8-)

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Post by Xmit » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:50 am

sold.

Well, pre-ordered actually. £609 from Guitar Guitar in the UK. :hyper:

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Post by Panason » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:19 am

Oh god.. it has a big flashing green LED ring around the tempo knob.. they just couldn't resist making it look like a fukn christmas tree again.. I'd be opening it up to cut that LED out immediately....

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Post by Xmit » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:29 am

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yeah, it's not the best... but having said that at my last gig I really struggled
to see the front panels of a lot of my gear ( the grey on black sequencer buttons of the Moog Mothers was a particular chore ) in low light, so fuck it. 8-)

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Post by mckenic » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:43 am

I was tentatively interested until I saw "in addition to dimming the lights, you can set color and glow options." Big thumbs up from me!

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Post by nomadjames » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:14 am

I just got a TR-8 last week, and I love it. definitely going to get one of these.
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Post by Panason » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:07 am

Xmit wrote:^
yeah, it's not the best... but having said that at my last gig I really struggled
to see the front panels of a lot of my gear ( the grey on black sequencer buttons of the Moog Mothers was a particular chore ) in low light, so fuck it. 8-)
You were asking for an improved TR8 not long ago! Looks like your wish has been granted!

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Post by Xmit » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:17 am

yep. my thoughts exactly ! 8-)

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Post by mateo » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:48 am

Looks really good! Curious to see what the CTRL knob will enable.

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Post by Moskowitz » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:02 am

With samples it is so important how they can be treated - filter (analog) lfo, envelope etc - difference between an electronic parrot and a synth that uses sampled waveforms as the oscillators. Any info on how the samples work?

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Post by softroom » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:21 am

Moskowitz wrote:With samples it is so important how they can be treated - filter (analog) lfo, envelope etc - difference between an electronic parrot and a synth that uses sampled waveforms as the oscillators. Any info on how the samples work?
The manuals are online.

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Post by facklr » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:31 am

softroom wrote:
Moskowitz wrote:With samples it is so important how they can be treated - filter (analog) lfo, envelope etc - difference between an electronic parrot and a synth that uses sampled waveforms as the oscillators. Any info on how the samples work?
The manuals are online.
Ohhhh it's like a REAL MANUAL this time, and not some impossible to read and thoroughly inadequate little leaflet like the TR8 came with.
https://static.roland.com/assets/media/pdf/TR-8S_eng03_W.pdf

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