2nd- and 3rd-order harmonics are what give the 808 presence. You can create or exaggerate these harmonics using distortion; but a more precise way to do it is to use the Cobalt Saphira harmonics shaping plugin to enhance odd and even harmonics, which can help shape the tone of the body of an 808. Another plugin that can help you add harmonics and shape the tone is Renaissance Bass.more
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