CS-808 is a collection of 16 sample-based Max For Live drum instruments faithfully replicating the 16 sound modules of the iconic TR-808. More than 4900 samples managed by multiple sample selectors, a set of extra features to shape the sounds, a super friendly user interface and 16 FX Racks to mangle the drums. In addition to the original TR-808 parameters, the 16 drum modules come also with 16 sound-specific FX Racks and with a set of extra features very useful to radically shape the sounds.
Sampling is absolutely the best way to digitally reproduce a specific setting of an hardware drum machine. And this is what we have done, very meticulously. Take for example the original TR-808 Bass Drum module, comprising of Accent, Tone and Decay parameters. If you split each parameter in 11 steps, for example from 0 to 10 as on the original hardware, you obtain 1331 possible combinations (11*11*11). And in fact, the CS-808 Bass Drum module is based on 1331 samples. Additional info here