The Roland DJ-808 is the result of a new and exciting collaboration between Roland and Serato, designed to take DJ’ing and live electronic performances to the next level. The DJ-808 provides deeply integrated and tactile control of Serato DJ, input for mic, Aira hardware and turntables, and an onboard sequencer with drum sounds. It not only allows you to perform, but also beckons you to create and improvise on the fly, making it a very powerful instrument and controller for the DJ/producer hybrid.
Roland DJ808 Professional DJ Controller Features
- Built-in Roland TR drum machine with 606, 707, 808, 909 kicks, snares, claps and hi-hats
- Control the Serato Sampler with the TR-S sequencer
- Built-in VT Voice Transformer with Pitch, Formant, Ducking and Serato key matching
- Velocity sensitive RGB color pads for HOT CUE, ROLL, TR, SAMPLER and more
- Large ultra-low-latency platters with integrated displays
- 4 high-quality integrated Channel FX
- Standalone professional 4 channel digital mixer
- Connect external instruments via MIDI or AIRA Link USB and jam along with Serato DJ
- 24bit/96kHz audio fidelity
- Control two decks simultaneously with dual deck mode
- 100mm pitch faders
- Unlocks Serato DJ and comes with a Serato Pitch ‘n Time DJ license
- Connect turntables or CDJs with the purchase of a Serato DVS license
Operating as a 4-channel standalone mixer with curve adjustable crossfader, each channel has 4 built-in FX. It features phono/line inputs with ground, 2 USB ports for connecting and syncing Aira devices, MIDI Out, Mic In, and a PC host USB port for connecting to your computer to provide deep levels of Serato DJ integration. Its ultra-high performance low-latency platters provide the perfect feel for track manipulation and scratching samples. 8 velocity sensitive RGB Color pads are there to give you instantaneous and hands on control of Hot cue, Roll, Pitch Play, and more.
The DJ-808’s built-in TR-S drum machine and 16-step sequencer allows you to quickly create beats on the fly that are perfectly synced to whatever you’re mixing. The TR-S uses TR-808, TR-909, TR-707, and TR-606 drum sounds, courtesy of Roland’s ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) modeling. Drum sounds from each of the different kits can be mixed and matched and then further shaped. In addition to being able to trigger its own iconic drum sounds, the sequencer can also trigger the upgraded Serato Sampler giving you even more freedom and creative possibilities for sounds and beats. The velocity sensitive RGB color pads can also be used to trigger TR-S drum sounds and Serato Sampler providing a very familiar and expressive drum machine feel.
The mic input feeds directly into the onboard Voice Transformer which is also deeply integrated with Serato DJ. Voice Transformer effects include Pitch, Formant, Ducking, Reverb, and Serato Key matching. Also included is Serato Pitch’n’Time DJ which provides key shift and key sync, making your mixes perfectly musical every time. Outputting at a stunning 24bit/96kHz resolution, it’s also Serato DVS upgrade ready. The optional DVS upgrade will allow you to control the decks in Serato DJ with turntables or CDJs, using special timecode embedded vinyl or cd’s.
The Roland DJ-808 is an exciting new step in the evolution of instruments, mixers, controllers, and tools available for the modern performing DJ. It not only provides tactile and total control over the Serato DJ software, but also allows you to inject your favorite hardware from your studio setup into any live performance with ease. Combining all of these great features with its onboard step sequencer and modeled drum sounds, the DJ-808 will take your mixes to exciting new places that you, and the crowd, never imagined.
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