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.