Before Roland released the TR-808 and changed the game forever, the CR-78 was one of the go-to boxes in the primordial era of rhythm machines. Now developer, Forgotten Keys has released the Compu78: a Kontakt instrument that pays tribute to the legendary unit.
Bringing the ancient sounds of the Roland CR-78 into the DAW environment: The Compu78 by Forgotten Keys recreates the influential rhythm machine.
The CR-78 is definitely more obscure than its lauded descendants, but not without its charms. Instead of being a drum machine that can be programmed by a user, beat by beat, it relies on 34 built in patterns that span rock, shuffle, swing and foxtrot among others.
The Compu78 reflects its inspiration in all its eccentric glory, with it kick, snare, hats and assortment of latin tonal flavours as well as being able to control accents, tempo and volume fades.
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