880

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Width

60 HP

Depth

28 mm

Power

110 mA +12V
70 mA −12V

Price

$995

Analog Drum Machine for Eurorack

Overview

The System80 880 is a recreation of the classic analog drum machine of the 1980s reformatted into a 60 HP Eurorack module.  It couples the 16 analog drum voices of the original to an enhanced TR-style step sequencer.

Features

  • 16 analog drum voices (6 single voices, 5 switchable dual voices) with global accent
  • Pattern sequencer with 1-32 steps
  • 12 banks of 16 patterns
  • 12 rhythm tracks
  • Shuffle and roll modes
  • External MIDI triggering of drum voices
  • 11 individual drum voice outputs + master output with volume control
  • 2 assignable trigger outputs
  • External sync via MIDI clock, DIN Sync or clock pulse.

Operation Manual [PDF]

Latest Firmware

Sound

Clean breaks:

 

Processed with Eurorack effects by beta tester Solvent:

 

and a track by beta tester mimoid:

 

There are also these videos that feature the 880:

External triggering and powered enclosure

An 8 HP trigger expander Eurorack module is in production and will be available in early 2021. The powered enclosure is currently sold out. Availability TBA in 2021.

Open Source

The 880 has a non-commercial open source license. The design files and firmware are available on Github.

Buy

The 880 is currently sold out.  Autumn 2020: We are currently in the middle of a limited production run which has been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We may do another production run in 2021.  Sign up to the pre-order list to reserve one. Pricing is in US dollars ($USD)

Our modules are manufactured in Toronto, Canada using local labor for panel fabrication, robotic circuit board assembly and final hand assembly and testing.