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A very useful analog drum machine from Korg. The sound is different than Roland's offerings from this period with a harder edge to the tone and far more diverse preset patterns (especially on the KR-55b). It is much like the CR-78 in that it is a nice mix of 70's and 80's analog. It isn't programmable in any way but there are so many preset patterns that you can always find something interesting to base a track off of.