Published by Nig on 25 Apr 2018

Kicking Kawai Kick

Added samples from the Kawai R50e to the samples page, here

12-bit 80’s heaven baby:-)

Published by Nig on 23 Apr 2018

TR-08 Pattern/Patch Sheet

I was thinking about how I could get all the parameters of a TR-8S kit and pattern on a patch sheet, and found one that I’d done for the Boutique TR-08, so I thought I’d stick on here. Someone may find it useful.

TR-08 Patch Sheet

PDF download HERE.

Published by Nig on 15 Apr 2018


Erm, added some samples of the Akai Rythym Wolf on the TR-8S samples page as I just know it’s what every TR-8S owner has ever wanted;-)

Have fun!

Published by Nig on 15 Apr 2018

TR-8S Version 1.04

Another firmware update for the TR-8Sfrom Roland:

[ Ver.1.04 ] APR 2018
Bug Fixes
The following bugs were fixed.

The “Tap Tempo” did not work.
Other minor bugs.

Download from Roland

Who knew it never worked?

Published by Nig on 04 Apr 2018

TR-8S Version 1.03

New firmware update from Roland, mainly to resolve some timimg issues:

[ Ver.1.03 ] APR 2018
Functionality Improvements

Performance when a number of level faders are operated simultaneously has been improved.
The required time and the timing of kit switching that occurs when PATTERN are changed has been improved.
The pulse waveform when outputting a trigger-out pulse from the ASSIGNABLE OUT/TRIGGER OUT jacks has been improved.
Other minor improvements in operation were made.

Bug Fixes
The following bugs were fixed.

When the external clock is in operation, effects fail to correctly synchronize with the tempo.
Other minor bugs.

Download from Roland

Published by Nig on 28 Mar 2018

TR-8S Cheatsheet

Added to the Cheatsheet page.

TR-8S Cheatsheet

Bound to be some bits missing but hopefully covers the basics for now.

Published by Nig on 05 Mar 2018


TR-8S Rythym Performer

/Drools 🙂

Published by Nig on 08 Aug 2017

TR-8 Version 1.5

A new firmware version for the TR-8. Mainly appears to add new functionality for SP-404A Aira Sampler but also adds in the ability to change the TR-8 USB frequency to 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz.

Shame we couldn’t have had some other enhancements such as Copy Pattern A to B:-(

Published by Nig on 21 Dec 2016

Plug-outs for System-8

The Promars, SH-2 and System-100 plug-outs are now available in the Roland Content Store:-)

Roland Content Store

Published by Nig on 19 Dec 2016

JUNO-106 for System-8

Is now available from Roland, and very lush it sounds too:-)

Roland System-8 Update Page

Don’t forget to do a system reset to load the new 106 patches.

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