TR-08 Midi Editor – A VST + Standalone Controller For The Roland Boutique TR-08

Developer Momo Müller has introduced TR-08 Midi Editor, an unofficial Midi Controller for the Roland Boutique TR-08 Rhythm Composer.

It is available for PC 32/64 Bit and Mac as VST, AU and Standalone.


  • The TR-08 parameters can be automated, and can be stored in your Project.
  • With the X-Y-Pad any controller can be selected and controlled.
  • You can save your sound as VST Presets (..fxp).
  • The hidden parameter “Tune”,”Comp” for BD and SD, „Decay” for RS, Clap, CB, Tom and CY and “Tune” for RS, CB, OH, Clap and CH, can be changed on the TR-08 Midi Editor.
  • Adjust the sound accurately, which can be harder with the hardware’s small knobs.

Pricing and Availability

The TR-08 Midi Editor is available now for 5,90€.

6 thoughts on “TR-08 Midi Editor – A VST + Standalone Controller For The Roland Boutique TR-08

  1. Economists predict the vintage drum machine bubble will burst soon, leaving many faux-vintage drum machines out of work and with few future prospects. A significant number of them will likely move back in with their parents.

    Many unwanted drum machines are expected to migrate from wealthier western countries to developing countries, where United Nations electronic dance music initiatives have introduced sidechaining and MIDI mapping to rural farming communities.

  2. ironically the tr-08 has sold out and seems no longer to be in production, i had to hunt all over for one of the last of a handful in town.

    i love the interface, and it really has so many options while still being simple to use. who can resist that Start button? it’s so retro!

    1. Are you sure about the TR-08 being discontinued? From all the Roland gear, Thomann seems to have at least this one in stock, as well as some other online stores. Let alone that the TR-08 came a year later on the market than the TR-09. In fact, Roland got it still as “new” on their website. Thomann also made a new video for it in January.
      Maybe it’s more like with the SH-01a that Roland just can’t keep up with the demand, just yet?

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