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Analog Hi-Hats Drum Generator Module
- Classic TR-909 hi-hat sound in an 8HP Eurorack synth module
- Vintage-style lo-fi sound combines a 6-bit sample with analog synthesis
- Control Accent level with gate or CV and VC-Tune provides continuous CV control over pitch
- AM and FM synthesis capabilities onboard include onboard VCA and external oscillator input
- Bypass all analog processing to send the raw sample out for external manipulation
- Only 8HP wide, so you'll have plenty of space for more drum synths
Introducing the HATS909, part of our new series of drum modules that brings those classic percussion sounds into the modular synth world, instantly turning your system into a self-contained music machine.
The HATS909 is the TR-909’s original Closed and Open Hi-Hats circuits adapted for use in Eurorack modular synthesizer format and was designed to sound like a machine coming fresh off the assembly line back in the 80’s. Improving on the original, we have added some great new features that expand the sound palette that can be produced with this small, powerful module.
The original TR-909 circuit is made with a combination of low-fi sound samples that pass through a series of analog elements to provide envelope and filtering to the source sound. The HATS909 module allows for manual and voltage control of the sample’s tuning, which provides anything from crushed hats and short ticks to the original sound and anything between. Additional controls allow you to send a voltage control signal to either the tune input or the internal VCA for modulation with external control signals and, using a modulation switch, add AM or FM synthesis in the audio range from external oscillators, other drum sounds, or just about any other sound source. Lastly, HATS909 also offers a switch that allows you to tap directly into the raw output of the module for a unique sound source that can used throughout your system.
Just like the other drums in this series, the HATS909 high-powered output gain stage allows you to further harmonize the sound through distortion and clipping. On each gate input, we have designed a dual pulse-shaper circuit so you can trigger your HATS909 with trigger/gate signals from step sequencers, clock dividers, or any other pulse/clock sources.
Lo-fi '909 hats in their classic 6-bit hybrid glory
The HATS909 faithfully re-creates the original TR-909's tone circuit, capturing the classic lo-fi metallic hiss that's punctuated countless electronic hits since 1984. This sound is the result of a 6-bit sample and sophisticated analog filtering to shape and manipulate the audio. While the HATS909 includes excellent analog processing, you can bypass it all and send the raw sample straight out to your favorite Eurorack modules.
Get creative with flexible accent and tuning controls
Both the HATS909's accent and its tuning circuit accept CV input, providing you with an extra layer of continuous control. Transistory synth nuts love the way it interacts with standalone sequencers. Combined with separate decay settings for the open and closed hat sounds, it's easy to create your ideal '909 hi-hat tone.
Kick up your hi-hat sound with AM and FM synthesis
Since Tiptop Audio already provided the circuits for continuous volume and pitch, they decided to add on a modulation option that lets you add AM or FM synthesis to your hi-hat tone. There's an internal VCA, plus an external input for external oscillators, drum sounds, or other sources. So if you want to get weird with your hats, the HATS909 is the rhythm module for you.
*TR-909 is a Trademark of Roland Corp Japan
- Width: 8 HP
- Depth: 36 mm (1.42 inches)
- Power: 33mA @ +12V , 22mA @ -12V