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Description

One of the very best drum machines ever. It has excellent sounds which can be expanded by adding additional sound cards (808 and 909 cards). Great rock, electronic, ethnic and industrial style drumkits! Most of the sounds are editable - tune, decay, attack, nuance, output, etc...

But its coolest tricks are the Feel Patches which give your program a human-like groove! The sounds are ROM based samples, the R-8 has 32 note polyphony, 68 instruments, 100 patterns and 10 songs! The R-8 later became the R-8mkII with more memory and sounds.

A single-space rack-mount version - the R-8M - was also available. It had no sequencer but it did have the R-8 sounds and the ability to read R-8 expansion sound cards. There were also 8 individual outputs, 12 voices polyphony and 4-part multitimbral MIDI. Later, an mkII model was released with upgraded features and memory

Discussions

Roland R8 ,anyone else use one?

I don't know about the Yocto and the 9090, but the TR-8 sounds like ****. Personally I think the R-8 Electronic and Dance cards sound better even today. The sequencer is still rock solid as well. I don't know where you got your information from, but you're very misinformed. I still use my R-8...

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Gear Porn thread - pics of your slutty setups

...but now I feel it has elevated my game to a whole new level. Plus I also got a new R-8. rockout Here is a WIP of a new track utilising the new hybrid instruments and setup: https://soundcloud.com/jkg2/songs-for-fcking

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80s sounding toms

I'd also throw in the HR16 as a possibility.

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