8raw8 TR-808 Drum Machine Clone

8raw8 TR-808 Drum Machine Clone 8raw8 TR-808 Drum Machine Clone Keyboards and Synthesizers

Looking to trade this - nice outboard effects, moogerfooger, mpc1000, desktop or 19" analog synth modules, rare drum machines, reel to reel, portastudio with cash adjustment either way.

I have tried a few 808 clones from the RD-8 to the Acid Lab Miami and then this.

This is easily the boomiest and closest recreation imo and has the advantage of classic mode and BD tune mode to properly tune the kick to your bassline or make a bassline from the bassdrum.

Very high quality build. Acid lab cowbell is a shade more musical but otherwise this goes harder.

Midi + Trigger version. Pure analog beats all the digital clones and samples.

Mint condition, no problems whatsoever.


The 8raw8 is a Drum Machine Expander. It reproduces the analog drum voices of the legendary 808 drum machine without any compromise on the sound. RAW electronics has been manufacturing the 8raw8 since 2015. We’re still handcrafting our machines in southern France with the same passion.

What we wanted to achieve with the 8raw8, is a 1:1 reproduction of the vintage drum machine electronic circuitry. A simple, useful device focused on the authentic sound. Every Active component on the signal path is carefully selected to match the original. OPamps, transistors, diodes, signal ICs… Each part is rigorously tested and sourced directly from our NOS.

Passive components (capacitors, resistors) come from EU stocks. They were hand-picked when prototyping on breadboards. Their technology, brand, tolerancy… can make a big difference when A/B testing with a genuine 808 drum machine.

All our components are Through Hole. It means they are soldered through the mainboard, unlike modern miniaturized SMD chips (Surface Mounting Device) which often have lower power ratings, and are sometimes off specs compared to a Through Hole version. Power Supply and MIDI circuits were designed with up-to-date components.

HandClap VCA Mod: From soft clicky handclap to loud harsh CLAP.
Opening the VCA potentiometer when the Clap/Maracas isn’t triggered will create a cool white noise FX.

BassDrum Tune Mod: allows you to modify the BD pitch.
Adjust the BassDrum oscillator frequency in the key of your song, or create basslines using long decay settings (rather than DAW detuning).
Recall standard pitch by turning off the « Mod on/off » switch.

The analog triggers input board allows you to control all the 8raw8’s analog drum voices (including accent) with trigger signals. These 3,5mm mono jack trigger inputs are buffered. It will take any positive pulse from +5V to +15V, any lenght, and convert it to the 8raw8/808 internal trigger standard. The conversion is entirely analogue and does not introduce delay at all, from the rising edge of the pulse to the voice triggering.

Positive +5V to +15V pulses are the most common type of trigger signals. It is compatible with a lot of hardware sequencers and modular devices, like the Eurorack modular format. This major update (circa 2019) also required a mainboard rework. The trigger board is available when purchasing the 8raw8 only.

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2 months
Open to offers or trades
2 months
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9 months
Probably best to leave this as trades only - I can't compete with the brand new price direct from the designers
9 months
@Analogger: Depends what you have but yes in principle
9 months
9 months
@buchlabuchailli: I appreciate your point but think I am being fairly mischaracterised as a profiteering scumbag. We are all friends in the synth community so please don't assume.

Priced to allow to for high shipping costs and the inevitable bargaining down process.

I don't think the triggers are included in the standard 850 + 5 week lead time model but I stand to be corrected.

Anyway I am a fair man and open to fair offers.
9 months
https://8raw8.com if anyone wants to buy a brand new one with all the newest mods for €881. Again, sorry to be a whining troll, I’m sure it’s a seller mistake, but this asking price is a fair bit off the ball and these wonders are available with profits going to the designer
9 months
Hey. These are €850 brand new (maybe with new improvement mods in the hand clap that you don’t have) plus €32 shipping so your asking price is a bit…um…daft. This is a reply today from the designer - shipping in 6 weeks from order. €881 all in against your used price of €950

Price for the 8raw8 is 849€ + shipping (25€ FR, 32€ EU, 36€ UK/Switzerland, 72€ World).

The price includes the Trigger Inputs and the BD/Clap mods which come standard with every 8raw8.

Sorry to be a troll, but the asking price is a bit off. And I heard you bought this used for €825x

I mean, a good bit more than brand new…come on like man! It’s a bit indecent
9 months
Just chiming in to say this is the best 808 clone I've had. I only briefly had an original back in the 90s but this sounds punchier and fuller to me somehow. GLWS!
9 months
Any trades on this?
9 months
Wow 😮- such a beautiful machine