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Roland TR-08 Drum Machine A Boutique Clone Of The Classic 808

On 808 Day, Roland has introduced a Boutique-style clone of their classic 808 drum machine.

The Roland TR-08 Rhythm Composer is a Boutique-format version of the original. It uses analog circuit modeling to recreate the original’s sound and has a scaled-down version of 808’s interface.

The TR-08 offers 10-channel audio via USB, trigger out and can run on batteries. 

Roland TR-08 Intro Video:

Here’s Roland’s intro video, featuring Jimmy Jam, Egyptian Lover, Principleasure, Shy Boogs, Marley Marl, Nadus, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Juan Atkins:

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Pricing and Availability

The Roland TR-08 is expected to have a street price of about US $349 and be available in Sept. See the Roland site for details.