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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!


  • Mig

    Man that whole website was fly as flip yo!

  • Mig

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