Roland has launched the T-8 Beat Machine as part of a new AIRA Compact series of ultra-portable instruments.
The T-8 Beat Machine combines iconic Roland drum and bass sounds in a go-everywhere rhythm factory. Beatmakers can build tracks with legendary sounds from the TR-808, TR-909, and TR-606 drum machines, paired with the shapeshifting low end of the dynamic TB-303 Bass Line.
The six-track drum sequencer features the TR-REC workflow, enhanced with tools like step loop, pattern shift and probability, to generate dynamic performances with constantly evolving grooves.
The T-8 also provides an authentic TB-303 bass experience, including the tactile power to squeeze, squelch and mangle sounds.
Like its Compact siblings, the T-8 is driven by Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) and other advanced technologies found in top-line Roland instruments.
The instrument is small enough to slip into a pocket and powered by onboard lithium-ion batteries which provide hours of continuous use per charge.
The Roland AIRA Compact series is now available in the US for $199.99 each.