The story

The CR78 was released in 1978 and is THE drum machine heard on many classic 80s records. One of the many famous features is by Phil Collins on “In the air tonight”.

This particular model is SN 841867. The Samples have been recorded straight out of the machine into an Apogee AD-16X Converter.



Reviews for Classic Drum Machine

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  • Classic Sounds At Your Fingertips

    The samples sound great, and are immediately recognizable. The readme file explains the mapping of the samples. There's no UI to speak of, although the background of the instrument is a photo of the CR-78 drum machine itself, which is fun and inspiring.
    It does seem that the physical drum machine has more sounds than the samples represented here, but the sounds that are here are good ones!

    Jake Hendriksen28 January 2023