TR-SYNC Keeps Roland Drum Machines In Sync With Serato DJ Pro

At the 2019 NAMM Show, Roland announced updates to its TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08, or TR-09 drum machines, making them Serato DJ OSA-ready.

This new functionality, named TR-SYNC, will be available in a upcoming update. It automatically keeps the BPM of the TR drum machines in sync with tracks playing on Serato DJ Pro.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Once DJs have mastered the basics of mixing and performance, adding a drum machine gives them a chance to stand out and expand their creative options exponentially by changing the way tracks sound. DJs can layer a harder beat over an existing track or use an acapella with loops they’ve personally created to bring brand-new remixes to life on the fly. Adding the TR drum sounds can make songs sound “bigger” and can extend music libraries across different genres. Now DJs can spend their time playing edits and remixes instead of searching the record pools to make their own versions for truly unique DJ sets.

TR-SYNC will be available soon as free updates for Serato DJ Pro and Roland’s TR drum machines.

8 thoughts on “TR-SYNC Keeps Roland Drum Machines In Sync With Serato DJ Pro

    1. I’d like to agree but there is definitely a market for this shite too. Roland are still rolling in the $$ from this and Electric Accordions

  1. Wtf are the two people in the background doing? At one point he’s turning things up while she turns them down and then he’s putting two sets of headphones on while she looks bored as hell.

    Far more entertaining that whatever Roland Bro is going on about.

  2. > It automatically keeps the BPM of the
    > TR drum machines in sync with tracks
    > playing on Serato DJ Pro.

    duh, congrats. how about auto-detecting the swing/shuffle rate? you need to know those ternary rhythms are hotshit nowadays (and over the last decades). too difficult? never mind me asking.

  3. really cool Roland the only problem is no real dj is playing with serato… There is one CD player from Pioneer who should be supported nothing else, sorry!

    1. I guess A-Trak, Fatboy Slim, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mixmaster Mike and others aren’t “real” DJs?…

      FWIW I remember when “real” DJs used 2 vinyl decks and a mixer not CD players…

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