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dj-808

World-class software meets world-class hardware

Two players
one sound

Welcome to a new era of DJ’ing. From Serato and Roland, the DJ-808 integrates software, hardware and the TR-S drum sequencer into a single instrument for the very first time.

Melding the power of Serato DJ with the genre-defining drum sounds and precision engineering of Roland, the DJ-808 will change the way you create music.

Instrumental
game change

The DJ-­808 is the first state-­of­-the-­art DJ controller to include built-­in drum sequencing with Roland’s iconic TR drum sound.

Also on board is a 4-channel mixer, vocal processing, ultra high-performance platters with dual-deck control, 2 AIRA link USB ports and the deepest Serato DJ integration available, anywhere.

 

Roland TR-S drum machine

Built-in Roland TR-S drum machine with 606, 707, 808, 909 kicks, snares, claps and hi-hats.

Channel FX control

Control over Dub Echo, Jet, Noise and Filter FX for each channel.

VT Voice Transformer

Add effects and adjust the pitch of your voice to match the key of your Serato DJ tracks.

Ultra-High Performance platters

One of the lowest latency platters of any controller available. Comes with integrated displays with playback status. You can even control two decks simultaneously from a single platter with dual deck mode.

Serato Pitch ’n Time DJ Control

Dedicated control over Serato Pitch 'n Time DJ with Key Sync and Key Shifting.

16 RGB Performance pads

16 velocity sensitive RGB performance pads for control over Hot Cues, Loop Roll, Slicer, Cue Loop, Sampler and Pitch Play. Also a unique TR mode for control over the TR-S.

Integrated drum machine and sequencing

From the TR­-909's unmistakable hi­-hats to the wall­ shaking boom of the TR­-808, Roland drum machines have defined the sound of entire genres of music. Only the DJ-808 integrates these iconic drum sounds into a state-of-the-art DJ controller.

 

Parameter Control

Control and sync BPM, shuffle, adjust scale and trim, attack, tune and decay for each instrument

TR-Record and Inst Record

Add sounds to the 16 step sequencer using TR‑Record mode or use Inst Record to add sounds to the sequencer using the performance pads

FX

Add either channel of Serato DJ FX to the TR-S

TR-S Drum Machine

The TR-S Drum machine features the iconic drum sounds of the TR‑909, 808, 707 and 606 including the Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Hi-hats and Claps

Serato Sampler

Control of 32 samples over 4 banks of the Serato Sampler, which can be added to the 16 bar sequence

Accent

Add accent to steps within the TR-S Sequencer

Volume control

Individual volume control for each instrument on the TR‑S Drum machine

Pattern Mode

Trigger 16 patterns automatically saved on the TR‑S

TR-S Sequencer

Sequence the TR drum sounds or the Serato Sampler through the 16 bar sequencer

Customize your beats on the fly and in the moment with the DJ­-808’s built-­in TR-S drum machine and 16­-step sequencer. Lock your beats in perfect sync with Serato DJ, or use the sequencer as a stand­alone instrument.

Along with the iconic TR drum sound, the sequencer can also trigger the upgraded Serato Sampler, giving you freedom to mix individual drum sounds, layer kicks and snares, and build original beats with no limits.

Authentic
original TR sound

The DJ-808’s integrated TR-S drum machine includes the bass drum, snare drum, hi­-hats and clap from Roland TR-­808, TR­-909, TR­-707 and TR­-606 drum machines – the rhythmic foundation of house, hip­ hop and trap.

Thanks to Roland’s acclaimed Analog Circuit Behavior, the DJ-808 faithfully replicates the peerless sound of the original electronic circuitry.

Expand
your setup

Whether you’re a producer, a DJ, or both, you’ll take your craft to a new level with the DJ-808’s impressive built­-in connectivity for synths, turntables, microphones and more.

Producer
DJ
Live band

Two AIRA link USB ports enable connection and sync of compatible Roland instruments and effects or use MIDI out for your anything with a MIDI input. Add synchronised keyboard arpeggios, live bass lines, leads and sound effects to your DJ sets or productions, and seamlessly sync your sound to Serato DJ.

Transform
your voice

Not only does the DJ-­808 have a high quality mic input with an XLR combo jack, it also has a dedicated vocal processor, the VT, that can dramatically transform your voice.

Knobs for EQ, Pitch, Reverb and Formant make vocal effects easy, and the ducking capability will automatically adjust the volume when speaking or singing into the mic. The VT’s Auto Pitch function will use Pitch ‘n Time DJ on the incoming signal to match your vocal key to your Serato DJ track.

Ultra-high
performance
platters

Cut, scratch and cue on state-of-the-art platters with one of the lowest latency of any DJ controller available, giving you incredible control over your music.

The durable and responsive platters have integrated displays that clearly show playback status so you’re always in control. You can even control two decks simultaneously from a single platter with dual deck mode.

Deep Serato integration

Careful design considerations in the Roland DJ-808 take full advantage of everything Serato DJ has to offer, including Key Sync and Loop functions which have dedicated sections so you can quickly adjust the key or shift the loop for a particular deck.

You also get pressure sensitive performance pads for control over Cues, Loop Rolls, Sampler, the TR-S and PItch Play, plus dedicated control of Serato DJ FX.

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Features

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    Roland TR-S drum machine

    Built-in Roland TR-S drum machine with 606, 707, 808, 909 kicks, snares, claps and hi-hats.

  • serato

    TR-S sequencer

    16 step sequencer with 16 patterns for sequencing the TR-S drum machine and Serato sampler.

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    VT voice transformer

    Built-in VT Voice Transformer with Pitch, Formant, Ducking, Reverb and Serato key matching.

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    RGB color pads

    Velocity sensitive RGB colour pads for Hot Cues, Loop Rolls, Sampler, Pitch Play, TR-S control and more.

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    Channel FX

    4 high quality integrated Channel FX including Dub Echo, Jet, Noise and Filter.

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    4-channel digital mixer

    Standalone professional 4-channel digital mixer with selectable inputs for 4x PC, 2x Phono/Line and 2x USB/Line.

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    External Instruments

    Connect external instruments via MIDI or AIRA Link USB and jam along with Serato DJ.

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    High Quality Audio

    24bit/96kHz audio fidelity.

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    Serato DJ FX

    Dedicated control of Serato DJ FX powered by iZotope for each channel, TR-S drum sequencer and external inputs.

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    Ultra-high performance platters

    Super low latency platters that come with integrated displays and playback status.

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    Serato Pitch 'n Time DJ Included

    Serato Pitch ’n Time DJ included for Key Sync, Key Shift, Pitch Play mode and Auto Pitch on the VT.

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    Serato DVS Upgrade Ready

    Connect turntables or CDJs and control Serato DJ with Serato Control Tone with the purchase of a Serato DVS license.