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The TR-8S takes what Roland learned from the TR-8 to build an amazing drum machine worthy of live musicians and producers. If the vast sound and kit library aren’t enough for you, you can add your own samples.

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Pros
  • Eight sequences per pattern
  • Sample support
  • More sturdy than the TR-8
  • Only takes a few minutes to build beats
  • Parameters saved with patterns
Cons
  • The autofill feature still isn’t that exciting

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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
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The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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