4 HP
20 mm deep
Current Draw
? mA +12V
? mA -12V
? mA 5V
$100 Price in €

This Module is currently available.

A quasi-clone of the TR-808 Bass Drum

The MRG KICK is a clone of the TR-808 Bass Drum. The major difference with the original circuit, apart from some adjustement for working at Eurorack levels and voltage, is on the trigger and envelope trigger mechanism.

The MRG KICK has two trigger inputs (TRIGGER1 and TRIGGER2). Each of them has a different accent level, and can be used independently to generate kicks at different accents that can be changed dynamically. This trigger works eiter with gate signals (e.g. square LFOs) or proper trigger (impulses) signals.

As the original, MRG KICK has control for TONE and DECAY. The DECAY in particular can be stretched to a longer decay than the original.

Technically, this is not a simple module. Based on a four layers PCB, it uses a rail-to-rail opamp, capable of full 24VPP output signal. This makes the MRG KICK a loud, powerful 808-like BD, perfect for saturation and distortion.


submitted Jul 16th 2022, 20:45 by mrgsynth
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