System80 880 an Analog Drum Machine for Eurorack

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019
  • Time to read: 1 min.

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.

System80 880 an Analog Drum Machine Detail
System80 880 an Analog Drum Machine Detail


  • 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.
System80 880
System80 880

Open Source

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


Limited stock of the first run of 880s is currently available. Please allow up to 5 business days before shipping. System80 modules are manufactured in Toronto, Canada using local labor for panel fabrication, robotic circuit board assembly and final hand assembly and testing. 


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