"The classic CR-78, we've used it on our Eagles Cover and 'J'ai Claque La Porte.' What we did for the French song on the album is that we actually separated all the sounds and reprogrammed it ourselves. So we have the sounds from that machine, but we're not using a pre-existing pattern in it."more
In [this interview](http://www.electricity-club.co.uk/html/int_morris.html), Stephen Morris of Joy Division/New Order explains how this drum machine was used during the making of Joy Division's album *Closer.* "And there was our CR-78 nightmare... have you ever tried programming one? There was this very small black rubber pad, you put that into the programming thing, 'press programme switch while holding...' It's just a mad Roland thing and it doesn't make any sense! We spent the best part of a day trying to programme this bloody thing. I couldn't do it and he couldn't do it. In the end we just used the 'bossa nova' [preset] on it. It wasn't fun but I think it was the only time I've seen Martin as baffled as me! (laughs)"more
Perhaps the best 70's analog drum machine. It is programmable and has trigger outs for syncing other gear with the CR-78. Roland's dedication to performance features can be seen on the 78, with abilities to do fills, muting, etc right on the front panel. Loads of analog tones that drum machines seemed to stray away from once the 80's happened (unfortunately).