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Roland CompuRhythm CR-68

Percussion Synthesizer

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Roland CompuRhythm CR-68
400.00 street price

Long before the legendary TR-808 and 909 the company released (in 1978) an instrument which impresses with something different. It is called CR-68 CompuRhythm. The drum machine offers 14 types of drums, played right when you click on one of the patterns, as well as a basic set of standard settings.

Like the late classic Roland instruments, CR-68 uses analog synthesis, but its sounds are warmer and more refined than those featured by its followers. The drum machine has a soft kick, hissing hi-hat, and a neat snare. The drum patterns vary from rock and disco to more exotic Boogie and Samba rhythms.

While Roland TR-808 and TR-909 have long been considered classics, CR-68 is currently gaining popularity. Thus, over the past few years, prices have risen, and yet, due to the simplicity of internal sounds, it is fairly easy to recreate those samples, many of which can be found on the Internet. CR-68 used to be the part of Phil Collins’ and Warrenn Cann’s studios.

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Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Rhytm/ Drum Machine 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Without Keys, Desktop 
Archetype
Analogue (A) 
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Kick Drum
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Snare Drum
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Hi-Hat Open
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Hi-Hat Close
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities High Conga
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Low Conga
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Maracas
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Rim Shot
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Ride Cymbal
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Claves
Sequencer
Pattern Sequencer 
Preset patterns54
External controllers
Swell foot pedal 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)2
Dimensions
Height180 mm
Width260 mm
Depth275 mm
Weight4.500 kg
Case/ body
Wood+plastic 
Production start1978
Production end1980
Production ended

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