Updated: Aug 18, 2019
I know this has been released for quite a while now! I am thrilled to learn that Roland had released a replication of the legendary TR-808. Before we talk about the TR-08, what made the TR-808 truly remarkable Rhythm Composer?
1. Booming Bass Drum
2. Sizzling hi-hats
3. Clicky sounding rimshot
4. Unique cowbell sound
It is not only perfect for beat making but also live performance, backup track & practicing with any other instruments. It wasn't available on Swee Lee website any more. I actually have it shipped all the way from the USA. I believe it should retail at around SGD$699 similar to Roland Boutique Series.
The key features: Ultra-compact drum machine with battery powered (4 x AA) Programmable Compressor, Gain, Tune Control including tone, level, tuning, and decay
Dedicated, track & selectable trigger output to external source 16 steps Sequencer with 16 sub-steps for detailed patterns and rolls Built-in speaker.
Limitations: It has only 1 mini output Knobs and buttons are too close and at times hard to navigate. Overall: It is functional piece of instrument. It still holds and maintain the values of TR-808. I still love everything about it. Stay Tuned for the video highlights!