Sunday, April 19, 2009

Roland CR-1000 - Preset Rhythm Machine - 1987


A Preset Rhythm Machine Featuring 16 Digital Sound Sources

The Roland CR-1000 has 16 digital PCM sound sources of both drum kit and latin percussion sounds.

With 48 preset patterns, it delivers sound, rhythmic variety and performance unmatched by conventional preset rhythm machines.

Hand clap can be added to any preset pattern by simply pressing the "handclap switch" Intro, fill-in and ending patterns are controlled by footswitches to create structures for complete songs.

Tempo is programmable for each preset rhythm pattern and adjustable from 40 to 240 beats per minute. This is then indicated by a brightly lit three-digit LED display.

Accent level and shuffle time are also adjustable and can be stored into each pattern.

The CR-1000 has MIDI In and Thru connectors for controlling the tempo by MIDI clock messages or playing individual instrument sounds by MIDI note messages.

When used with a MIDI keyboard instrument, a special Key Start function activates the CR-1000 the moment a key is pressed. Furthermore, the Nuance function allows the left-hand dynamics to control the rhythm volume.

Roland CR-1000 - Preset Rhythm Machine - 1987

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