The 3 trigger outputs on the back of your unit can be used to trigger other analogue equipment such as synthesizers and analogue drum machines. This eliminates the need for a DAW to be able to connect your equipment with each other. There are 3 trigger points all triggered by separate voices from within the RD-8, assigned as shown below:

  • Trigger 1 = Accent
  • Trigger 2 = Hand Clap
  • Trigger 3 = Cowbell

When each of these voices are sounded, a 5v pulse is sent from its respective output. This can then be connected to the Gate input of your analogue equipment.