Roland CR-8000 CompuRhythm

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Well the sounds are great! Classic electronic drum sounds that hint back to the famous CR-78 and TR-808 drum machines. But none of these sounds are editable and there is only one mono audio output making this machine less of a studio-piece of gear and more of a collector's item. Aside from these limitations it, like other CompuRhythms, has a series of preset patterns in many different styles as well as programmable patterns with 8 storage patches.

While the CR-8000 is usually sampled for today's applications, the thing about the CR-8000 that cannot be captured by sampling the sounds is the swing/groove feel which has its own control knob. The intervals between beats are variable, but also the timbre changes... very nice, especially the hats! It has been used by Fluke, BT, Jimmy Edgar, and Blondie.

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21 Visitor comments
Yohanon
March 5, 2014 @ 10:15 am
miha hi /// what do U want for cr 8000??
im in moscow
Twist
January 7, 2014 @ 8:52 am
I need the compurhythm 8000
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skunk3
August 23, 2013 @ 7:01 pm
skunk3@gmail.com ... I forgot to add my email address
skunk3
August 23, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Looking for a CR8000 in good working condition!!!
Brian
June 6, 2013 @ 9:42 am
This machine is a great i figure out how to reduce the noise from it using guitar rig 5 and i have a sound-font of it great drum machine for anyone interested in electronic rock to pop to just straight electronica and all electronic genres between get this machine it's pure of good tone and bombast all in one unit that is completely epic and legendary thanx roland BDee
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 10 notes
  • Sounds - 13 analog drums including: kick, snare, toms, open/closed hihats, cymbal, cowbell & congas
  • Controls - start/stop & tempo and individual part level controls
  • Patterns - 8 User + internal presets
  • Effects - None
  • Arpeg/Seq - n/a
  • Keyboard - None
  • Control - Roland DIN Sync
  • Date Produced - 1980/81

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