The CR-78 is the god of rhythm boxes, and has been used by everyone from Phil Collins to Blondie, Jimmy Edgar to Todd Terje, (and too many 90s Techno tracks to count). Metallic percussion, warm analog kicks, crisp 808-ish snares, and some of the smoothest hi hats of all time.
Many of the CR-78 samples out there are lacking in sound quality, and it's rare to even find 24bit versions. A low quality sample is an uphill battle. So, to create this pack, I processed the machine through a 100% analog, class A signal path, straight to tape, and through an extremely accurate converter.
What You Get
•125 Royalty Free 24bit WAVs
•OH, CH, pitched kicks, Snare, Conga, various perc
•Recorded to Tape; 100% Analog signal path
•Re-pitched on Tape: multiple tunings for each hit
The Recording Process
The CR-78 was recorded through an SSL 4000 G+ Console (This is a massive, amazing sounding analog board used on countless records from the 80s - present. For drum processing, it is a beast). The sounds are shaped by the channel EQ, filter, gate and compressor, and final hit an Otari MTR-12 1/4" reel to reel.
3894 total one shot and multiple velocity samples, 7 kicks, 9 snares, 2 toms, 2 cymbals, 8 hat variations — each set of samples comes in 5 mix options: dry, natural, big, overheads, and 2 rooms
345 individual loops in .rex and .wav, tempos ranging from 80 – 144 bpm, variety of grooves and feels
Ableton, Reason, EXS24, Battery, Maschine 2, Trigger 2, and Kontakt 5 (full version — not the free Kontakt player).
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Vol. 1 offers new loops from producer Ruslan Odnoralov, presets for Kontakt, and complete, unedited performances from the original recording sessions. This expansion is a free update for anyone who previously purchased Darren's library. If you're not sure where to find the expansion files, this article should help.