E-licktronic Yocto 2 DIY Kit announced: Build Your Affordable Roland TR-808 Clone for less than 500€

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The Roland TR-808 is still one of the famous drum machine around and had a major influence for the electronic music from the past and still today. With the AIRA series, Roland re-introduced this legendary drum machine as digital clone. What we see enough in forums, some users don’t plan to buy this digital clone from Roland even they want this best known sound. E-licktronic shared today an excellent news about an upcoming new version of their TR-808 clone with the name Yocto 2 and this could be something for a lot of users who search the analog sound.


  • 12 analog instruments cloned of the Roland TR-808 and Boss PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer
  • 128 Rhythm patterns from 1 to 16 steps
  • 16 tracks of 999 measures
  • 1  external instrument track by pattern that can store 99 notes like SH101 sequencer style.
  • A Midi keyboard mode allow you to play external Midi device
  • Multi out for each instruments
  • Individual accent for BD, SD, LT, MT, HT, RS, HC and CH
  • A total accent track
  • Master out (L/R Mono) 6Vp-p 1Kohm
  • tempo  30 – 250 Bpm
  • 7 shuffle levels
  • 4 scales (1/8t, 1/16, 1/16t and 1/32)
  • 4 sequencer directions (forward, backward, ping-pong and random)
  • Easy copy and paste pattern function
  • Shift left or right the entire pattern or individual instrument
  • In/Out/Thru Midi
  • DinSync 24ppqn Out
  • Trig Out 2ms +5V
The kit includes:
  • Two PCBs  (the MainBoard and the IO board)
  • All potentiometers
  • All transistors  (original 2SC828R, 2SC945P, 2SA733P and 2SK30A
  • Two BA6110 (One for the Handclap VCA and the other for the Boss PC-2 VCA)
  • One AN6912
  • One HD14584BP
  • The µC preprogrammed (an Atmega1284P)
  • Six 1N34A germanium Diodes
All other parts are available on the Yocto v.2.0 Mouser BOM.
The upgraded version Yocto 2 will be available for the public in May 2017 as a DIY kit priced at 295€ tax excl. The kit includes PCBs, potentiometers, rare parts and switches and additional costs are: the common parts from Mouse and a case for the Yocto 2.
More Informations here: E-licktronic Yocto 2 DIY Kit

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