Introducing the bd808, part of tiptop’s new series of drum modules that brings analog percussion into the modular synth world, instantly turning your system into a self-contained music machine. its small size, minimally discrete design, and modern production methods have allowed tiptop to bring the world’s most famous bass drum sound generator back into production at a very low cost. the real thing is here again.
The bd808 is roland’s tr-808’s bass drum circuit adapted for use in eurorack modular synthesizer format and was tested to sound like a fresh machine coming out of the assembly line back in the 80’s. the adaptation to modular format has allowed tiptop to add some special features such as independent accent levels, a high-powered gain stage, dual input-pulse-shaper and extended decay- all this without compromising the original signature sound of the tr-808.