TipTop Audio RS808 Analog Rimshot and Claves Drum Module Eurorack
Lovingly adapted for Eurorack, the RS808 brings the rimshot and clave of the TR-808 to a tremendously small format. The circuit has two additional sound modes specific to this design, bonus snappy clicks for your deep/minimal excursions. Expanded timbral control over the original design can be found at the Snap and Pitch knobs. Beyond being a simple duplicate of the circuit, Tiptop added functionality from years of 808 implementation. Primary to this is the extended range of the Level knob, providing gain and distortion sufficient to add harmonics to the RS808 signal, a technique traditionally realized through outboard pre-amps and distortion circuits. For ease of operation, Tiptop designed a dual pulse-shaper circuit on the input, so that any trigger, gate, pulse, or clock will perform correctly with the RS808, regardless of power differences from the source.