Namm 2019: Serato & Roland TR

Roland announces updates of its iconic TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08 or TR-09 drum machines, making them Serato DJ OSA-ready

Roland Updates for drum machines

Roland announces updates of its iconic TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08 or TR-09 drum machines, making them Serato DJ OSA-ready. This new functionality, called TR-SYNC, will be available in an upcoming update and allows DJs to effortlessly match the BPM of the TR drum machines with tracks being played on Serato DJ Pro. With the TR-SYNC, DJs can easily add their own drum loops to songs with the same Roland drum sounds that are used on the most popular tracks from today and tomorrow, flip genres, classic hits, remix and transitions between songs in new ways.

To connect the Roland TR drum machine, connect the USB from the TR drum machine with the computer that has Serato DJ Pro and supported hardware - connect the audio output to an available input on the DJ mixer or controller. Because Serato DJ Pro provides synchronization, DJs can concentrate on their performance and the new creative options.

Once DJs have mastered the basics of mixing and performing, adding a drum machine gives them a chance to stand out and expand their creative options exponentially by changing the way that tracks sound.
DJs can put a harder beat over an existing track or use an acapella with loops that they have made personally to bring new remixes to life, on the fly. By adding the TR drum sounds, songs can sound "bigger" and music libraries can be expanded across different genres. Now DJs can spend their time playing editing and remixes instead of searching in record pools to create their own versions for truly unique DJ sets.