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Cherry Audio CR-78 Drum Machine

Original sounds of one of the first true classic drum machines


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Cherry Audio's CR-78 is a virtual drum machine that accurately recreates the punchy analog sounds and 34 onboard preset rhythms of one of the first true classic drum machines. Cherry Audio has done away with the original's complex beat programming, replaced it with a familiar button-per-step interface, and added an easy-to-use song mode for pattern chaining.CR-78 also includes over 250 additional rhythm and sound presets, including special categories that go far beyond the classic CR-78 tones and patterns.

Unlike sample-based emulations, Cherry Audio's CR-78 uses modeled synthesis to recreate the original's classic tones, providing a panel with fully editable sound parameters. Four studio-quality effects are available, with a unique send button UI for each individual tone in the effects and mixer section, which also includes a complete mixer, compressor, and a six-band graphic EQ.

Pattern creation has been simplified with X0X-style 16- or 24-step sequencing, copy and paste, and real-time entry using trigger, keyboard, or MIDI device. CR-78 also includes an expansive song mode for chaining up to 99 patterns. All original variations for fills, accents, voice cancel, and fades are present, along with new swing and velocity options.

Cherry Audio's CR-78 can be played standalone and includes versatile plug-in options loaded with such DAW-friendly features as auto-sync, drag-and-drop MIDI export, individual outs, and complete automation.
CR-78 Drum Machine Features

  • All 34 factory preset rhythms and "variation/fill-in" patterns included
  • All original sounds exactingly modeled — no samples used
  • Voice Edit panel for mild or extreme sound editing
  • Familiar X0X-style 16- or 24-step pattern programming
  • Flexible pattern and instrument copy-and-paste capabilities
  • Swing percentage setting
  • Real-time step entering via trigger button
  • Unlike the original, all sounds are independently addressable in user pattern mode
  • Easy to use Song Mode with up to 99 patterns and 99 steps per song
  • External MIDI sound triggering with velocity sensitivity and user-assignable note mapping
  • Effects/Mixer panel with studio-quality effects for overdrive, flanger, delay, and gated reverb that can be individually applied to each kit instrument through an innovative "one-button mixer send"
  • Mixer with independent level, pan, and solo/mute for each instrument
  • The Effects/Mixer panel also includes a master compressor and six-band graphic EQ
  • Drag-to-export function allows simple mouse-drag conversion of patterns to DAW MIDI tracks (plug-in version) or Standard MIDI Files on the desktop (standalone version)
  • Separate out plug-in version for independent processing of each instrument in a DAW
  • Accurate DAW sync
  • Over 250 additional rhythm and sound presets, including special categories that go far beyond the classic CR-78 tones and patterns:
  • Kits: combinations of instruments matched and tuned to specific genres, with patterns that demonstrate each of the sounds in sequence
  • Melodic: using pitch tuning and effects to create synth bass or melodic accompaniment along with the beats
  • User-adjustable oversampling control
  • Complete MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls, with easy-to-use MIDI learn and mapping (Preset and Global)
  • Cherry Audio's popular Focus zoom-in feature, as well as standard UI zoom and resize via drag
  • Complete documentation available directly online from the instrument or in downloadable PDF format
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