Korg KR 55

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Korg KR-55
ManufacturerKorg
Dates1979
Technical specifications
Polyphony12
Timbrality12
Synthesis typeAnalogue Subtractive
Input/output

Overview[edit]

The Korg KR-55 was a non programmable drum machine produced by Korg in 1979. It was the successor of the Korg Mini Pops series. It featured 48 preset patterns. The volume of each drum sound could individually adjusted for each pattern.

The KR55B was a black chassis version released a in 1982 with twice as many rhythm patterns.[1]

Patterns[edit]

It featured 16 patterns[2] including: Waltz, Samba, Rhumba, Bossa Nova, Tango, Slow Rock, Swing, Rock. There were also 16 intros and 16 fill-ins.

External Control[edit]

It could be externally controlled by a footswitch for Start, Stop, Intro and Fill functions.

Notable users[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inc., Equipboard. "Korg Rhythm 55 KR-55 Drum Machine". Equipboard. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  2. ^ "Korg KR 55". Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Korg Rhythm 55 (KR-55) | Vintage Synth Explorer". www.vintagesynth.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05.