Roland 909 Day: DJ 808 Announced
In celebration of Roland 909 Day, Roland has begun a 24 hour livestream to announce their exciting new product lineups! The first announced is the DJ-808, a new Serato DJ controller with a built-in TR-S drum machine, offering the classic 606, 707, 808, and 909 drum sounds.
- Sequence the Serato Sampler (now with 4 pages of 8 decks)
- The Performance Pads can be used to play the TR-S drum sounds, or your own samples
- Pitch-n-Play allows you to quickly get into pitch play with your tracks – pitching up or down in semitones that are compatible with the current key of a track
- 4 built in FX to the mixer
- connection with external instruments via MIDI or AIRA Link USB
- 24-bit / 96kHz capable soundcard
- Dual Deck mode for controlling multiple decks concurrently
- Integrated Roland VT voice transformer – allows pitch shifting and vocal key matching to playing tracks via the Auto Pitch feature
- Serato DJ enabled – no license required, include a license for Pitch ‘n Time DJ
- RGB-colored, velocity sensitive pads
- Large range 100mm pitch faders for accurate level control in the mix
- Two USB ports on the DJ-808 – which can be a simple hub and also used as AIRA link – meaning there’s seamless connection to Roland synths and instruments, sending power and MIDI sync data.
- 1/8” and 1/4” headphones jacks, combo XLR input jacks, built-in phono pre-amp, and audiophile sound quality.
Visit the Serato site for more information on the DJ-808.