Roland CR-1000

I picked up a roland cr-1000 digital drummer at a thrift store the other day. Made this quick track and also a couple sample chains which I uploaded to the Octatrack Soundcloud Group


that sounds wicked. I love that era of drum machines!

One of my favourite cheapo drum machines, although very limited. Takes my mind instantly to Miami Vice or some other eighties cop show. I stumbled upon this post when I was googling for samples of CR-1000 drum voices for my MPC Live. Sadly I’ve sold my CR-1000 at some point and I’d like to get that sound palette available again.

Even though at least half of the beauty of CR-1000 are the preset rhythms and fills.