KORG RHYTHM 55
|Analog Preset Rhythm Machine - Released in 1979|
There was also a lesser model, the KR33, and a dark grey colored updated model, KR-55B, that came out in 1982 and had just a bit different patterns. J-M Jarre used this KR-55 on his album Magnetic Fields.
My unit had some modifications done. It had separate output for the sounds if you wanted to process them separately, and some additional sync outputs. I had some fun sessions with the KR-55 triggering my Trident's brass section but I never used this drum machine in any final songs. I didn't like it's sound that much even though it's analog and all. I think it sounds more metallic and not as fat as the earlier drum machines of the 70's.
|The modified individual outputs on the right side panel.|