Boxed Ear has released CR-78 Free WAV & Loop Pack, a collection of 17 one shot WAV files and 27 RX2 Recycle loops (they work with FL Studio). All sounds are recorded from Roland CompuRythm CR-78 thru a Universal Audio 1176 compressor.

The Roland CompuRythm CR-78 was released in 1978. It’s a beautiful piece of design with a sound to match. They don’t make them like this anymore.

The CR-78 became a favourite amongst pop and electronic artists for it’s unique sound. Famous songs which use it include Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Dark’s “Enola Gay” and Blondie’s “Heart of Glass”. The CR-78 was also one of the first drum machines to offer user programmable sequences alongside the standard Waltz, Shuffle and Samba presets.

These sounds are available on Boxed Ear freewares section.

More info: Roland CR-78 Free WAV & Loop Pack

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