808 Kick Clone

Nothing better than the 808 kick as a first beatbox build, a solid foundation…

There are many designs around based on the original service manual published by Roland, including all the schematics.

I got help from this one, as the original schematics have been redone at a larger scale:

Just be aware that you are going to need a negative -12 or -15 Volts DC rail. I could build myself one using the negative edge of the pulse out of a 555 timer using this:

This is how it looks on a breadboard:

And this is how it sounds: great!!

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