To access the system settings for the Roland TR-8 Rhythm Performer, hold the [PTN SELECT] button while powering the unit on.
Press the [START/STOP] button to save your settings and restart the TR-8.
|MIDI channel||[TEMPO] knob||OFF, C1-C16||Specifies the MIDI transmit/receive channel.|
|The display indicates the channel (default: C10).|
|ONn (OMNI)||MIDI messages of all channels are received.|
|The MIDI transmit channel will be 10.|
|MIDI clock source||||Lit (AUTO)||If MIDI clock is being input to the MIDI IN connector or the USB port, the TR-8’s tempo will automatically synchronize to MIDI clock (default).|
|If MIDI clock is being simultaneously input from the MIDI IN connector and from the USB port, the USB port takes priority.|
|Unlit (INTERNAL)||The TR-8 operates at the tempo specified on the unit itself. Choose the “INTERNAL” setting if you don’t want to synchronize to an external device.|
|MIDI through||||Lit (ON)||Specifies whether data received from the MIDI IN connector will be retransmitted from the MIDI OUT connector (ON: default) or will not be retransmitted (OFF).|
|BOOST mode||||Lit (ON)||Boosts the output level of the MIX OUT jacks and the ASSIGNABLE OUT jacks (default: ON).|
|EXTERNAL IN select||||Lit (STEREO)||Specifies whether the audio input from the EXTERNAL IN jacks will be stereo (default setting) or mono x 2.|
|SCATTER [ON] button1||||Lit (ON)||Enabled only while you hold down the button|
|Unlit (OFF)||Alternates between enabled/disabled each time you press the button (default setting).|
|MIDI realtime message reception1||||Lit (ON)||Only MIDI clock is received.|
|Unlit (OFF)||MIDI clock and START/STOP are received (default setting).|
|Pattern sequencer’s operating mode1||||Lit (ON)||The pattern sequencer operates with precise timing.|
|Unlit (OFF)||The pattern sequencer operates with timing that models the TR-808 (default setting).|
|HIHAT link1||||Lit (ON)||Use the CH [TUNE] knob to simultaneously adjust the tuning of CH and OH. The CH [LEVEL] fader simultaneously adjusts the volume of CH and OH. The OH [TUNE] knob adjusts the master tuning of cymbal-type sounds (TR-606/TR-808 sounds only).|
|Unlit (OFF)||The CH/OH tuning and volume are adjusted by each controller (default setting).|
|SCALE operations1||[SCALE]||Lit (ON)||Hold down the [SCALE] button and use the [TEMPO] knob to select the scale.|
|Unlit (OFF)||The scale switches each time you press the [SCALE] button (default setting)|
|ASSIGNABLE OUT A||Hold down variation [A]||If the INST select button or the EXTERNAL IN section’s [STEP] button is lit,
that instrument is output to ASSIGNABLE OUT A.
|ASSIGNABLE OUT B||Hold down variation [B]||If the INST select button or the EXTERNAL IN section’s [STEP] button is lit,
that instrument is output to ASSIGNABLE OUT B.
|Screen-saver||Hold town [TAP] and turn the [TEMPO] knob||Specifies the time until the screen saver is shown. If this is OFF, the screen saver is not shown (default: 5 min).|
|PROGRAMMING mode||[TR-REC]||Lit (PAD)||Each time you press the pad, the setting is switched in the order of Strong > Weak > Off.|
|Unlit (INST)||By holding down the INST select button and pressing a pad, you can enter a weak note (default value).|
|EFFECT mode||[KIT]||Lit (KIT)||The effect type is saved in the kit.|
|Unlit (SYSTEM)||All kits use the same effect type (default value).|
MIDI Local On/Off and MIDI Controller mode
This setting is available during normal operation while the sequencer is stopped.
Turn the [SCATTER] knob while holding down the [LAST STEP] button.
|LOCAL ON||It produces sound through any operation including external MIDI message.|
|LOCAL OFF||It produces sound only through external MIDI message.|
|MIDI CONTROLLER||It doesn’t produce sound through any operation, only outputs MIDI message.|