Korg Rhythm 55 KR-55 70's Preset Drum Machine - 100V

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Korg Rhythm 55 KR-55 70's Preset Drum Machine - 100V

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)

Condition: 
  • This is a used unit.

  • Physically this unit is in good condition for its age. It shows some general wear from use and age, for example it has turned a dull yellow colour and shows some nicks, light scratches and what looks like a cigarette burn. Please see photos. Overall it is still a nice piece and there is nothing which detracts from its use, functions or sound. 

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

  • Please be aware this unit is 100V. This means it MUST be used with a step-down transformer, not a travel adaptor. If you are unsure about this please let us know. We have some great, compatible step-downs for sale here. They are designed in Australia for use in Australia and can be run 24/7.

  •  If you purchase from outside Australia you may need a step-down transformer to use this unit. Please contact us if you need any help sourcing the correct product.

Specifications: 

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

Postage:

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!