We say :
Roland's new TR-8S takes the previous Aira TR-8 to new levels! As well as the iconic 808, 606, 909, 707, 727 drum libraries, you can create and play with your own samples too. There are a huge range of live editing functions to allow you to tailor every aspect of a drum's sound in real time. The TR-8S is part of a wider eco-system of Roland's AIRA technologies that have proved incredibly popular for our schools and colleges wanting to update their music production environments.
Roland say :
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?
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