Create infectious tracks in seconds flat with the T-8 Beat Machine, a miniature rhythm factory loaded with legendary Roland TR drums plus bass from the inimitable TB-303. Craft on-the-fly acid jams or trap bangers with the intuitive 16-step sequencer, shape sounds with onboard controls, and flip and dice beats with hands-on tools that stimulate ideas and put the fun back into your flow.
Ultra-portable rhythm and bass machine with genuine Roland sounds
Six rhythm tracks with sounds from the influential TR-808, TR-909, and TR-606 drum machines
Bass track with sawtooth/square waveforms and hands-on controls derived from the TB-303 Bass Line
Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology faithfully recreates the tonality and behavior of vintage Roland instruments
Classic TR-REC drum sequencer with 64 user patterns and up to 32 steps each
Advanced rhythm programming with probability, sub step, last step, and velocity
Real-time recording and powerful performance features like step loop, mute, fill, reload, and pattern shift
Color and process sounds with delay, reverb, overdrive, and sidechain compression
Comprehensive connectivity with audio, MIDI, and sync I/O plus AIRA Link
Class-compliant USB-C audio/MIDI interface—no drivers needed
Lithium-ion battery with up to 4.5 hours of operation per charge
Sturdy construction and high-quality rubber pads
Connect to other AIRA Compacts and standard MIDI devices with optional BOSS TRS MIDI cables
Build beats with the boom, pop, and sizzle of 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 T-8 exudes classic Roland character, thanks to the same Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) tech found in the TR-8S, TB-3, and other high-end AIRA gear.
Loaded with comprehensive I/O, the T-8 is ready to be the rhythmic centerpiece of any electronic music setup. Connect and sync with other AIRA Compacts like the J-6 Chord Synthesizer and E-4 Voice Tweaker. Or interface with computer DAWS, mobile music apps, and hardware instruments via USB-C or MIDI.
Rhythm instrument parts x 6
Bass part x 1
DELAY, REVERB, OVERDRIVE, SIDE CHAIN
7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
SYNC (IN, OUT) jacks: Mini phone type
MIX (IN, OUT) / PHONES jacks: Stereo mini phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: Stereo mini phone type
USB port: USB Type-C® (Audio, MIDI)
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Obtained via USB port (USB bus power)Current Draw500 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use
Approx. 4.5 hours
* These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Expected battery charging time
Approx. 3 hours
* To charge the unit, use the USB port of a computer or a commercially available USB power supply adaptor (5 V, 500 mA or higher).
AccessoriesLeaflet ”Read Me First”
USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable