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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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TheTechnoMan a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Man the cr78 is the bomb. It blows away the 808 anyday. I bust out some serious beats on this bad boy and all boys agree.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-26-2001 at 19:44
WAVEVIOLATOR a part-time user from UK writes:
Plinkety Plonk John Shuttleworth eat your heart out. Great early drum machine. This was all over early John Foxx/Gary Numan albums. I have only heard it recently on The Pet Shop Boys last album... I sync mine with a SH-101 sequencer for instant analogue fun..Boing Thsuk Fizzzzzz...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-25-2001 at 19:44
JB a professional user from UK writes:
If you do get your hands on a real CR-78 pop the lid off and tweak the pots on the voice circuits, the kick shames a 909.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-08-2000 at 10:32
Arp a hobbyist user from England writes:
I don't have one, but I have a whole bunch of samples, and if the machine is as groovy as it sounds it should make a decent addition to anybody's rack of retro-gear (although you can't rackmount it - it's a square wooden box). It isn't remotely realistic, and has lots of ultra-cheesy built-in patterns (one of which was used extensively by Gary Numan). The sounds, however, are great. The bass drum doesn't really have much 'slap', instead, it makes a low, 808-style 'dvvvvv' noise. The snare drum is incredibly Kraftwerk - just filtered white noise that goes 'psshhhh'. And there's a bizarre 'metal beat' noise too.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-08-2000 at 05:55
il_budha a hobbyist user from The Netherlands writes:
A friend of mine's got one, including the rare programming-unit, which is a sort of morse-code like thingie, or something. The sound of the CR is very good, very warm and analog, especially the kick (which I remember as being very close to the 808 monster). Its cube-shape makes me wanna take it from my friend and run for the hills, it's so cute!

Anyway, without the programmer you're stuck with the presets, which are nice as a gimmick but will hardly let you get the max out of this classic box. With a programmer, I would probably pay about $250 to $300 for it, although I doubt I could find anyone to part with it for that amount of money.

A great, truly retro machine.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-14-2000 at 09:51
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