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Synth Explorer CR-78

A staggering collection of 1,991 individual loops
Synth Explorer CR-78 - A staggering collection of 1,991 individual loops
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Electronica / EDM
Loop Type:
Drums Loops
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Loopmasters present Synth Explorer – our dedicated homage to classic electronic instruments from the past - focusing this time on the Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 Drum Machine. The CR-78 has a pedigree like no other and we've got the machine covered here with 100% Royalty Free samples for your music!

You'll find a staggering collection of 1,991 individual Loops recorded in crystal-clear 24 Bit, featuring the rich analog warmth only possible from vintage gear. We have painstakingly recorded all the main preset patterns including Variations, Percussion and Fills – ideal for electronic music, or any genre in need of some retro vintage charm.

The CR-78 was originally designed to be an accompaniment for electronic organs, and comes with a number of preset fills with A/B variations for each style. It features 14 Analog Drum sounds, with a Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Rim Shot, Hi Hat, Cymbal, Maracas, Claves, Cowbell, Cymbals, Bongos, Congas and Guiro.

Synth Explorer CR78 features one of the earliest Drum machines to allow users to program and store their own patterns in addition to the Rock, Disco, Waltz, Bossa Nova, Rhumba, Shuffle, Swing, Foxtrot, Tango, Boogie and more. Synth Explorer CR-78 comes at tempos from 80-120BPM – ideal for Synthwave, Electronica, Hip Hop, House, Downbeat and Ambient Genres.

CompuRhythm CR-78 Specs:

- Polyphony - 4 Voices
- Analog Sounds – 14
- Variables – Tempo, Accent, Volume
- Patterns – 34 (4 User Patterns)
- Date Produced - 1978
- Famous Owners - Blondie, Jean Michelle Jarre, The Who, Gary Numan, OMD, Elton John, Radiohead and Mike Oldfield

In detail expect to find 1.04GB of content with 1,991 individual 24 Bit Wav files. These include 392 Full Drum Loops, 108 Full Loops with Percussion, 1174 Fill Loops, and 305 Fill Loops with Percussion, and 12 Mixed Percussion Loops. Finally, 1,991 pre-sliced Rex Loops are also included.

Each collection in the series will be produced, performed and recorded by highly regarded producers who will remain anonymous as they take a step back and let these classic synths take to the stage. Join Loopmasters on another voyage into the history of electronic sound with Synth Explorer CR-78.

Log in to download a free taster pack, check out the demos and specs to find out more!

Please note: This is a drum sample collection, additional sounds in the demo are not included in the pack.

- 1.04 GB
- 24Bit 44.1KHZ
- 1174 Drum Fill Loops
- 392 Full Drum Loops
- 305 Drum Fill With Perc Loops
- 108 Full Drum With Perc Loops
- 12 Perc Loops
- 35 Drum Hits
- 1991 Rex2 Files
- 3 Soft Sampler Patches

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
Apple Loops/REX/WAV Download includes
  Full Pack (Apple Loops):  994 MB
REX/WAV Download includes
  Full Pack (Wav):  994 MB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Synth Explorer CR-78. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Synth Explorer CR-78 from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"All Rights not expressly granted to the user are reserved. The sound samples in this sample pack are licensed, not sold, to you to be reproduced within your original musical compositions only. All copying, lending, duplicating, re-selling or trading of this product or its content is strictly prohibited. Only the original purchaser of this product has the right to embody and reproduce the enclosed sound samples within their music compositions. The Licensee may use the Sounds in combination with other sounds in music productions (which include soundtracks of such as films, video productions, radio/TV programs or commercials, "

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