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Description

Good sounding clone of the Roland TR-808 drum machine.

The analog drum circuitry is the of the 808 but built with modern components, yet the sound is very close to the original. The Miami has the same instruments with the same parameters like the original, just the BassDrum has enhanced control ranges (e.g. the decay time is 2-3x longer).

BassDrum: Level, Tone and Decay
SnareDrum: Level, Tone and Snappy
LowTom / LowConga (selectable): Level, Tuning
MidTom/ MidConga (selectable): Level, Tuning
HiTom / HiConga (selectable): Level, Tuning
RimShot / Claves (selectable): Level
HandClap / Maracas (selectable): Level
CowBell: Level
Cymbal: Level, Tune and Decay
Open HiHat: Level, Decay
Closed HiHat: Level

The sequencer has six different operation modes and offers memory for 192 patterns, organized in 12 patten groups with each 16 patterns. One pattern can be up to sixteen steps long.

In Pattern Play-Mode you can chain adjacent patterns from the same pattern group. Patterns can be copied, also into other groups. The Pattern Write modes are used to create sequences with classic chase-light programming and in addition via playing the instruments live in the TapWrite mode. Clear allows you to erase notes. 4 different scales are available and in the 4/4 scale there´s also shuffle (two shuffle types, each with 5 modes). Accents are set just as notes are and the accent intensity can be adjusted with it´s level control. In the TrackPlay and TrackWrite modes you can chain patterns to create song structures.

The Miami has an integrated tempo generator but it can also be synchronized to a DIN Sync signal or a MIDI clock. Alternatively you can use the instrument as DIN Sync master. The separate drum instruments can be played with MIDI notes, velocities above 100 will activate accent.

All drum instruments have individual outputs; if a cable is inserted this instrument will be removed from the sum.
connectors

11 individual and one sum output (1/4" sockets, mono)
Accent output (12V impulse, 10ms long)
MIDI In, DIN Sync In/Out (selectable)
input for external 14V AC power supply (included)

424 x 169 x 58mm (BxTxH)
Weight
1.449 kg

Discussions

The GEARSLUTZ Acid Techno Showdown!!

...another thread already but since we're doing acid jam videos I think it's worth a repost. Starring x0xb0x, Acidlab Miami, Slim Phatty, Cirklon, et al. M3vgYACgU6w

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Behringer RD808 Analog Drum Machine

From the demos I've heard of the Acidlab Miami, the bassdrum on it behaves very much like the original 808. I could hear the pitch bending/fluctuating on the accented notes when the decay is extended. I agree though. The TR-8 and TR-8S fails at this unfortunately, which is a bummer. ...

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Can the Roland TR-808 be triggered from external sources?

...think it's going to do what I think your hoping it will do. (But maybe I'm mistaken.) I have an Acidlab Miami (808 clone) which does allow midi triggering of individual sounds (and sounds great), so maybe an option if you don't absolutely 100% need a real 808.

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