Roland TR-808 clone by www.e-licktronic.com

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Roland TR-808 clone by www.e-licktronic.com

Post by Explorer » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:05 pm

There is a new kit based on the famous Roland TR-808.

Information can be found here:

http://www.e-licktronic.com/en/27-yocto ... tr808.html

Demo on youtube can be found here:



Sounds can be found here:

https://soundcloud.com/e-licktronic

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Re: Roland TR-808 clone by www.e-licktronic.com

Post by Hybrid88 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:44 pm

Looks good, but no enclosure? :geek:

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Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:58 pm

Hybrid88 wrote:Looks good, but no enclosure? :geek:
This certainly is to produce a more "open" sound.

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Post by Explorer » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:09 pm

No enclosure.
That is the downside on this project.
If they should offer a complete all-in 1 kit,this should be much more attractive and more potential buyers.

There is a enclosure available here:
http://www.ponoko.com/design-your-own/p ... 1-0b-10598

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Post by Hybrid88 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:18 pm

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
Hybrid88 wrote:Looks good, but no enclosure? :geek:
This certainly is to produce a more "open" sound.
haha of course :D

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Post by Explorer » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:26 pm

The 808 kit will cost you 379 euro.(included is a frontpanel sticker wich you have to attach when you have the enclosure)
The enclosure +-50 euro.
And a external powersuply will be needed.

So this should be a nice clone for around 450 euro in total maximum.

It sounds very good,but the CLAP realy sucks in this demo.
Hopefuly they can solve the CLAP "problem" before delivering those kits.

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Post by tekkentool » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:38 pm

Awfully nice of them to put all these lovely samples on soundcloud all individually isolated with downloads enabled. Got me ANOTHER 808 library now. Only it's a fake 808 library now :lol:

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Post by Bitexion » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:51 pm

Yeah, like they thought "for those who won't bother buying it, here's all the samples for you to download and use in software samplers"

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Post by phesago » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:12 pm

tekkentool wrote:Awfully nice of them to put all these lovely samples on soundcloud all individually isolated with downloads enabled.
:lol:

Hey at least its a good resource. but still thats funny. Then again, the price of this thing is pretty cheap, so why not right? Almost lik etransparency I guess? Idk I feel like it's kind of respectable? Still either way, the product is very cool.

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Post by kuroichi » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:54 pm

Sounds good.

The issue in the video with the clap can be caused in an 808 by running the maracas sound for some time and then switching to clap. Sometimes you just get the short attack without much of the clap 'reverb' for the first few hits. That could be the case here. And would explain why the clap opens up so to speak, as the beat continues.
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Post by pflosi » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:30 am

The clap on my 808 always does that, no matter whether switching from the maracas or programming it new - first one or two hits do not have the long "decay". Never bothered me as it's gone immediately. In live situations, just make sure to have a few hits play with the volume down when you program it new...

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Post by kuroichi » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:30 am

pflosi wrote:The clap on my 808 always does that, no matter whether switching from the maracas or programming it new - first one or two hits do not have the long "decay". Never bothered me as it's gone immediately. In live situations, just make sure to have a few hits play with the volume down when you program it new...
I used to sample it as I really liked the sound of the shorter decay version
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Post by pflosi » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:43 am

^ Yeah, and why not... :) I personally tend to reach for the 707 for shorter claps.

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Post by JustinValer » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:06 am

The 808 clap can be calibrated to have reduced noise decay.. it sounds normal to me :-)

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Re: Roland TR-808 clone by www.e-licktronic.com

Post by Aaron2 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:59 pm

For less than what they're asking, you can buy a fully assembled MFB-522 that does everything this 808 clone does.

Why would anyone pay this much for a kit? With no enclosure? :?

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