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Average rating: 4.0 out of 5
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nate from canada writes:
This is a great analog machine. The sound is definitely "raw and nasty". It almost sounds like its being distorted (especially the snare!). On the other hand, the Toms sound very mellow and warm...which makes for a nice contrast.

The sequencer is not really user-friendly. Once you get used to it though its OK. Below is a link that describes how to program it. Something I found out: Make sure din sync is set to the "out" position, or it will NOT allow you to write a pattern.

This would be the perfect electro-funk bad boy if it wasn't for the sequencer.

Still an amazing, and unique machine nonetheless.

http://machines.hyperreal.org/manufacturers/Korg/KPR-77/info/kpr77-writing-patterns?0022

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-16-2002 at 06:56
obi-wan kenobi a part-time user from usa writes:
i love this machine! its limitations are the best part of the whole machine cause it forces you to innovate in pattern making with time signatures like 3/7+1 and more random numbers what is this d.s. and fine stuff i dont understand it makes wierd beeps and buzzes when i hit a pad just hard enough.. cool the low tom triggers only from the accent pad and triggers twice, which i wish i could fix any tips?? feel free to email

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-04-2001 at 23:54
sutekh from USA writes:
A long while back I wandered into a pawn shop and found two drum machines on the shelf; a TR606 and a KPR77. I listened to both, spending about half an hour exploring each machine (much to the employee's annoyance) and I found the TR606 to be a better machine sonically (i.e. I liked the way it sounded better than the KPR77). So, eventually I got the TR606 and still have it.

But some years later I was able to buy a KPR77 (and manual) online for $50. And I must say, I liked the sounds much better (maybe because I had a little longer for analog to grow on me).

Anyway, I would describe this machine as about a step below a TR606 in terms of competant analog sounds. The KPR77 seems to be a bit thin in my opinion. But it is unique enough to bare consideration for those searching for analog, or anyone wanting a non-popular sound.

My favourite sounds: open and closed hihats. I almost kept my KPR77 just for those two sounds (which almost sounded digital for some reason), but I couldn't pass up the chance to trade my KPR77 (and SQD1 sequencer) for a BassStation.

If I had the chance, I buy another one in a second. But don't pay anymore than $175 for one of these babies, they just aren't worth much more than that.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-30-1998 at 02:02
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