Korg Rhythm 55 KR-55 70's Preset Drum Machine W/ Dual Foot Switch & Case - 240V

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  • Regular price $929.00

Korg Rhythm 55 KR-55 70's Preset Drum Machine W/ Dual Foot Switch & Case - 240V 

The KR55 was, for its time (1979), an advanced preset rhythm drum machine with up to 96 preset rhythm patterns! These patterns cover the whole gamut of presets (Waltz, Samba, Rhumba, Bossa Nova, Tango, Slow Rock, Swing, Rock, etc.). The KR55 also featured a "swing beat" control to add a variation to the groove. Each drum sound's level can be individually adjusted for each pattern. It can also be externally controlled via foots witch jack for the Start/Stop and Intro/Fill switches. It has been used by Jean-Michel Jarre, Trio and Depeche Mode. (Vintage synth explorer)

  • This is a used unit.

  • Physically this unit is in good condition for its age. It shows some general wear from use and age. Please see photos. 

  • This unit has been thoroughly tested and we can confirm everything is working as it should. 

  • This sale is for the KR-55, Korg Dual Foot Switch S-2 and case. Nothing else is included in this sale.

  • This unit is 240V. It is ready to plug and play within Australia. If you purchase from overseas please ensure you have the correct step-up transformer if need be. If you are unsure about this please ask. 


Sounds - 
12 Tones: Bass Drum, Snare Drum, HiHat x 2, Cymbal, Low Conga, High
Conga, Rim Shot, Claves, Cowbell, Tom Tom x 2

Patterns - KR55 - 48 Rhythm patterns: Waltz, Jazz Waltz, Rock, Ballad x 3, 5/4 Beat x 3, Mambo, Rumba, Beguine, Pops x 3, Rock x 12, Disco x 6, Foxtrot, Shuffle, March, Swing x3, Bossanova x3, Chacha, Samba, Afro, Enka, Tango, Habanera

16 Intro Rhythms

16 Fill-In Rhythms

Controls - Level for each Drum Sound, Tempo, Swing Beat, Start/Stop, Intro/Fill

Control - 
Start/Stop and Intro/Fill functions triggered by external footswitch

Date Produced - 1979 - mid-eighties


If you are in a remote area you may incur extra fees. 

International import tax, duty, vat, custom fees or any other charges are not covered by us, nor included in the shipping fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer. 

Return Policy:

Returns will only be accepted for manufacture defects / faulty items. Please contact us if you have any problems with your purchase and we will strive to work it out with you.

The Lofi Music Team have been providing professional audio solutions, restoration and repairs in the Sydney and Central Coast area for over ten years. Please see our very positive feedback and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about this item or any other awesome synths you find in our store!