An overview of Korg KR-55 and KR-55b retro analogue rhythm machines

I recently used the Korg KR-55 and KR-55b models on some new Anjelicas Baby Tracks. I really enjoyed my hands using the two machines and my retro sound. If you use electronic, electronic, new wave, electro, levelpop, dance or pop music, you usually use electronic sound for music productions.

Korg KR-55b is the successor to the popular (1979) Korg KR-55. Korg was one of the forefront of analog technology when everyone tried to recreate the sound of a true drum set. Its time is revolutionary and it is very easy to operate. It was twice as large as the KR-55 drum programs, which were very useful to change the switching time on selected samples. However, at the KR-55, all of the patterns can use this swing function as the new machine now started the switch to reach the new 48 pre-set drum patterns. Also, the drum patterns are not the same as the original KR-55, it simply contained a new 48 programs for good measurements. In some cases this may be disappointing. For others this has extended the patterns of otherwise limited preset drum setups. Obviously, both drum machines must have this.

Interestingly, other age synthesizers, such as the Korg delta launcher, may be. On the back was a pedestal socket that attached a footstep to stop and start the drum and insert the drum into the live performances. I belonged to the original unit, as I remember. He had six more buttons to check the drum volume. There are many ways to compare the Roland TR808 analog drum with the greasy bass and the electro- nic like hats and loops, are not the test of time like the Roland TR808?

Well, both drummers suffered from the overwhelming desire of the artists in the mid-1980s to save the extremely fancy, digitally sampled sounds from the real drum sets such as the Fairlight Music Computer

Roland TR808 rescued but the heavy machine that the then new electro and hip-hop artists of the USA, especially New York, were largely used.

In addition, the Korg KR-55 and KR-55b had more of the fact that the drum machine is pre-set and can not be programmed. He played in the monaural and did not have a separate outcome for each drum and did not have midi implementation.

Despite its disadvantages, it has a cult status. Many people believe that Depeche Mode used KR-55 on their first album Speak and Spell. I suspect in my ear that this is true. Even today, they are quite rare and offer an interesting alternative to death from death. With modern computers, sounds and drums can easily be recorded and edited in software packages such as Cubase or Logic. You can even retrofit to increase drum output. For $ 150 or $ 200-300. This is a very cheap price, considering what you can do when you are doing a modern studio setup.

Source by Paul Mitchell Leishman

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