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breakmixer
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Postby breakmixer; Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:35 am Roland 808 Hardware Clones?(Resolved)

I cannot afford, nor want a real TR-808(maintenance etc) but I want a hardware equivalent soundwise. Cheaper is better but not the most important factor...

Narrowed down the options to

Novation Drum Station, Drum Station V2 or D Station.(Secondhand market)

AcidLab Miami

Tempest??!! - I've heard an awesome 808 sound coming from this - but is that 808 kit tweakable like the real deal or static presets, I've only just learnt Tempest is a hybrid, Analog Drum Synth and Sample player.

Quasimidi 309 - one for sale in Marketplace on KVR, good option?

Arturia Spark/Le Hardware - now dismissing this now as the 808 isn't that close on this unit/software. Great product otherwise...

Anything else I've missed?

Please no software only equivalents(D16 etc, got them)! :wink: Also if the machine does full 808 and goes above and beyond that(i.e. 909/Linn Drum or actual synthesize from scratch etc), then that is a real bonus!
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Moe Shinola
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Postby Moe Shinola; Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:46 am

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Postby breakmixer; Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:56 am

Moe Shinola wrote:http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2010/04/20/x0xb0x-is-back-and-shipping-again-say-hello-to-willzyx-music/


that looks more like a 303 clone? :?
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Postby ericj23; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:12 pm

breakmixer wrote:
Moe Shinola wrote:http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2010/04/20/x0xb0x-is-back-and-shipping-again-say-hello-to-willzyx-music/


that looks more like a 303 clone? :?


I got all excited thinking that the 808 was being done xoxbox sylee - that would be getting bought!
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Postby nix808; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:28 pm

http://www.sequentix.com/cirklon.htm

Here is the interface.
I know you said no soft,
but I thought I'd mention this-
I'd love one
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Moe Shinola
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Postby Moe Shinola; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:30 pm

D'oh!
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tehlord
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Postby tehlord; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:32 pm

Goseba
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Postby Goseba; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:35 pm

Quasimidi 309....shameless post for one I have for sale in the market place.

Includes 808 sounds amongst others.
Some of my music Soundcloud Goseba
breakmixer
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Postby breakmixer; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:39 pm

nix808 wrote:http://www.sequentix.com/cirklon.htm

Here is the interface.
I know you said no soft,
but I thought I'd mention this-
I'd love one


That's fine, but not what I'm after myself after checking it out, I do all sequencing within my daw!

I was hoping it was a dedicated controller for Nepheton actually! That would be interesting!
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Postby thecontrolcentre; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:40 pm

breakmixer
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Postby breakmixer; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:43 pm

Goseba wrote:Quasimidi 309....shameless post for one I have for sale in the market place.

Includes 808 sounds amongst others.


I know an artist who uses one for Electro Funk music, it sounds 808ish but modern on his tunes, I'd wrote this off as I thought it couldn't nail 808, just get in a similar ball park,

Can it nail 808, including Rim, Clap and COWBELL!? :wink:

So I was showing interest in this a little...
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Postby Goseba; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:46 pm

breakmixer wrote:
Goseba wrote:Quasimidi 309....shameless post for one I have for sale in the market place.

Includes 808 sounds amongst others.


I know an artist who uses one for Electro Funk music, it sounds 808ish but modern on his tunes, I'd wrote this off as I thought it couldn't nail 808, just get in a similar ball park,

Can it nail 808, including Rim, Clap and COWBELL!? :wink:

So I was showing interest in this a little...


Those 808 samples are included.
Some of my music Soundcloud Goseba
breakmixer
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Postby breakmixer; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:48 pm

tehlord wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cniIkckWtyc


this video is what made me put it on the list - It's a nice drum machine - doesn't perfectly nail the sound but good enough really as a great alternative.
breakmixer
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Postby breakmixer; Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:50 pm

Goseba wrote:
breakmixer wrote:
Goseba wrote:Quasimidi 309....shameless post for one I have for sale in the market place.

Includes 808 sounds amongst others.


I know an artist who uses one for Electro Funk music, it sounds 808ish but modern on his tunes, I'd wrote this off as I thought it couldn't nail 808, just get in a similar ball park,

Can it nail 808, including Rim, Clap and COWBELL!? :wink:

So I was showing interest in this a little...


Those 808 samples are included.


Oh, so it has an 808 mode where samples are used also for them sounds?

How close are kick and snare?
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Postby Uncle E; Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:09 pm

breakmixer wrote:Novation Drum Station, Drum Station V2 or D Station.(Secondhand market)

AcidLab Miami

Tempest??!! - I've heard an awesome 808 sound coming from this - but is that 808 kit tweakable like the real deal or static presets, I've only just learnt Tempest is a hybrid, Analog Drum Synth and Sample player.

Arturia Spark Hardware

Of this list, I'd say the Tempest or Spark. I'd go Spark, myself.
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