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Roland TR-8S V2 Firmware

Postby The Elf » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:27 am

Roland have updated the TR-8S firmware.

https://www.roland.com/uk/support/by_product/tr-8s/updates_drivers/e93722f3-45ec-4c0b-80b0-71a11603f6ea/

Some interesting goodies in there, including FM drum sounds, ring modulation and saturation. Reverb send from delay (hoorah!).

But still no CR-78... :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Roland TR-8S V2 Firmware

Postby The Elf » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:39 pm

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Re: Roland TR-8S V2 Firmware

Postby nathanscribe » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:11 am

Doesn't look like a full FM engine I see, but morphing between 3 presets per voice, unless I'm missing something from having watched the review too quickly? Still though, it'll be interesting to try out. Good to see them adding something a bit esoteric for what it is.
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Re: Roland TR-8S V2 Firmware

Postby Dave B » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:40 am

I'm quite tempted by the TR-8S. I wasn't that into the original TR-8, but the S seems to have been matured into quite a good box. Quite liking the new features as well.

Thanks for that Elf. :)
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Re: Roland TR-8S V2 Firmware

Postby 3harmonic » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:08 pm

would have rather them provide the CR-78 model. Much needed. Wonder why they are avoiding this much cherished drum machine?
Or make a boutique version. To my knowledge the CR-78 has never been properly replicated in hardware.
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Re: Roland TR-8S V2 Firmware

Postby The Elf » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:55 pm

I've just added my own CR-78 samples to my TR-8S, but it would have been nice to have modelled versions.

I'll admit to wishing I'd been a fly at the design meeting that omitted the CR-78 from their 'flagship' drum machine, not even offering it as an official samples-only download... yet gave CR-78 sounds to the Jupiter X! How Roland arrive at such decisions intrigues me! :headbang: :crazy:
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Re: Roland TR-8S V2 Firmware

Postby 3harmonic » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:32 am

The Elf wrote:I've just added my own CR-78 samples to my TR-8S, but it would have been nice to have modelled versions.

I'll admit to wishing I'd been a fly at the design meeting that omitted the CR-78 from their 'flagship' drum machine, not even offering it as an official samples-only download... yet gave CR-78 sounds to the Jupiter X! How Roland arrive at such decisions intrigues me! :headbang: :crazy:

Totally. I have a feeling it's coming. It's what everyone has been waiting for since the TR8 version 1. Would much rather have a CR-78 model than a 606 or 707. 707 can be more properly replicated with samples.
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