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Gear Reviews, News, Technology, Videos | Jul 31, 2018   

Unboxing the Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer

In collaboration with our friends at, we’re unboxing some of the latest and greatest gear on the market. For our second episode, BPM Supreme’s Raj Thomas unboxes Roland’s TR-8S Rhythm Performer, a follow up to the popular TR-8, the original re-imagination of the legendary 808.

Using feedback collected from TR-8 fans and artists, Roland created the TR-8S to be even better for studio production and live performance. The instrument combines Roland’s iconic drum machines with modern, professional sound design features. You’re able to build custom kits using the included drum sounds and samples, or import your own samples with the new SD card slot.

The TR-8S retails for $699 and is available now. For a limited time, take advantage of 15% off purchases of $149 or more from by using code TAKE15Q3 at checkout.

Watch the full “Unboxing” episode to see more of the new features in the TR-8S. Is there a piece of gear you’d like to see featured? Let us know in the comment section below.

Also Read: Unboxing the Pioneer DJS-1000 Standalone Performance Sampler

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