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Eric Archer posts thorough instructions on cloning snare, hi-hat, and bass drum circuitry from the legendary Roland TR-808 drum machine. The relevant PDF files include schematics (updated with available parts), detailed protoboard layout, triggering tips, and more – grab them over at his Roland TR-808 Clone page.

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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  1. Man that whole website was fly as flip yo!

  2. Mad props to eric archer and his band of beavers yo! Y’all know where I’m at with that one. Peace out yo.

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