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Compu 78

Version: Kontakt 5.8 / NCW / V1.1

CompuRhythm CR-78

£16.00 + VAT


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Product Overview

Compu78 is a virtual simulation of the CompuRhythm CR-78, a very influential drum machine released at the end of the 1970s.

It features all the original sounds meticulously sampled at multiple accent levels and with up to eight round-robin variations depending on the sound. All the original rhythms and variations have been accurately reproduced and you can program your own rhythms in the same manner as you would on the original combined with a WS-1 programmer. In addition, you can record a performance and save it as a MIDI file.

It included several Snapshots that reproduce the rhythms of famous songs that featured the CR-78.

Please note: You will need the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8 to load this instrument (NOT for Kontakt Player)

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If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in Compu 78


5 Stars (9)
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The wait is over

The best emulation available,thanks.

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This recreation of a legend is so well done it is a must have if you love analog drum machines. Played along side of my real CR78 the software does such a great job of sounding just like its MASTER.

Steven Brenner

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Does what it says on the tin!

Can't go wrong with this little library. Well sampled with a delightful interface. Easily the best CR-78 emulation on the market!

Justin Silverstein

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A brilliant emulation of a classic

This is an outstanding emulation of the Roland CompuRhythm CR-78. Easy to use, awesome sounding and brilliantly realised by a fantastic developer.

Mark Thomas

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One of a (software) kind!

It seems amazing that only Forgotten Keys have done an extensive emulation of the CR-78, especially considering it's such an iconic drum machine (think Enola Gay & Fade to Grey and you get the idea). In short, I feel like my search for the CR-78 sound and rhythms has come to an end, suh is the amazing job that Forgotten Keys have done on this, feature packed instrument. I'm really looking forward to what else they come up with next

Anthony Lee

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A great copy of the original

Anyone that to try an old Cr 68 but cant afford one, this is a really good alternative

Les Bennett

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AWSOME! Complicated like the real one but more programable.

Josh Richman

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Silly Grin

I used it on this track, makes me grin every time I hear the Compu 78 kick in, lol https://www.reverbnation.com/mho/song/30167199-eternal Thank you

Dave Walker

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Maybe the closest plug to real thing

Perfect. Had the original one and this plug is so close to perfect imperfection of the original one ! Nobody can tell if it's the real one or Compu 78

jacques Le Honsec

Demo - Cold Dust of Space

The Compu 78 has a set of great presets of famous tunes that use the CR-78 (such as Enola Gay, In the air tonight etc.), so I used one of those as my starting point - I edited the preset a bit to include the famous 'metal beat' sound. The inspiration for the piece is John Carpenter soundtracks (more the ambience than a particular tune). He has very atmospheric beats in there (assault on precinct 13 for example), that remind me of what the Compu 78 offers. All the music is from Zom Zom by Synth Magic.

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