MRG Synthesizer - KICK

Product information "MRG Synthesizer - KICK"
The MRG KICK is a clone of the TR-808 Bass Drum. The major difference with the original circuit, apart from some adjustement
for working at Eurorack levels and voltage, is on the trigger and envelope trigger mechanism.

The MRG KICK has two trigger inputs (TRIGGER1 and TRIGGER2). Each of them has a different accent level, and can be used
independently to generate kicks at different accents that can be changed dynamically. This trigger works eiter with gate signals
(e.g. square LFOs) or proper trigger (impulses) signals.

As the original, MRG KICK has control for TONE and DECAY. The DECAY in particular can be stretched to a longer decay than the original.

Technically, this is not a simple module. Based on a four layers PCB, it uses a rail-to-rail opamp, capable of full 24VPP output signal.
This makes the MRG KICK a loud, powerful 808-like BD, perfect for saturation and distortion.

SMD-Kit-1. This is a Do-It-Yourself kit, not an assembled module. The kit includes all parts to build the module. All SMD parts are pre-soldered, only trough-hole parts to solder. For build guide, more info, videos etc. please check the buttons below.
Current draw +12 V [mA]: 20
Current draw -12 V [mA]: 20
DIY Level: Easy/Medium
Depth [mm]: 40
Width [HP]: 4
Format: 3U
Panel / Color: Black FR4
Manufacturer "MRG Synthesizers"

MRG Synthesizers (mrgsynth) are handmade modules designed by Gianluca Guida in Cambridge, UK.

These modules are the result of my growing interest in music synthesis. MRG modules implement high quality classical building blocks of subtractive analog synthesis, with a focus on simplicity and versatility.

I approach synthesizers as technical instruments to explore that marvellous connection between mathematics and brain that we call music. Being technical instruments, MRG modules are designed to be conceptually simple (i.e., do one thing well), and their panels are meant to be concise, and somewhat dry and rational.

MRG's most common modules are part of the MRG 4HP series, a series of small, narrow but powerful and elegant modules.

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