16 instruments, all analogue - fat and good, 3 trigger outs, ind. outs, 64 steps per pattern (A/B) max. , chase light principle, 4 fill ins, DIN sync - the 808 can be equipped with midi 2 ways: 1) a DIN sync interface is built in, there are lots of din sync to midi converters (doepfer,kenton..) 2)send it in and let kenton add a nice midi interface! (see the red button the the right side? it's a midified TR-808 here!) Roland TR-808 and Jupiter 6 / 8 Buttons.. warning!achtung! the 303 buttons needed to be "slightly adjusted".. most buttons on 808 and Jupiters do not work perfectly these days. here's a replacement: ---> omron B3F-4000 farnell nr.:176434 für 303 ( B3F-4050 ) F.nr.: 176435 and TR808 env/decay times Roland TR808 laufzeiten der hüllkurven
- envelope running times: bd (decay =min) 242ms - (max) 1646ms. sd 199ms lconga 341ms mconga 234ms ltom 455ms mtom 309ms rim 15ms clave 41ms maracas 33ms clap 1964ms cow 1157ms cymbal min 276ms to max 3956ms OH min 144ms max 586ms CH 112ms
5 sounds must be switched and can not sound at the same time like d nicht gleichzeitig zu hören: conga or tom (3x). Maracas or claps and rimshot or claves.
built 1981 / 11x polyphonic
+ TR sequencer
very classic drummachine that introduced the chase light sequencer system! well known analogue sound with real programmable grooves after the quite hard-to-prog CR78, 1981 choose an instrument (with that dial upper left!) set the steps and measurement (tri and normal each of the 16 led/buttons replesent a note) the sound of each instrument can be adjusted (there are mods to expand the number of parameters for the 808, 606 909 etc...
Mr.Kikumoto (the man behind the 808,909 and 303) wasn't happy with the hand clap. more..