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The Cherry Audio CR-78 drum machine plugin and standalone software accurately recreates the distinctive punchy analog sounds and rhythms of one of the first classic drum machines. Cherry Audio modeled the synthesis to authentically recreate the original tones, rather than relying on samples. The CR-78 also includes song mode for easily chaining patterns into complete arrangements.

Shape Sounds With Deep Editing

Unlike static samples, the modeled synthesis provides deep sound design options. The Voice Edit panel lets you customize the kick, snare, rimshot, closed and open hi-hat, cymbal, claves, maracas and more to create your own signature sounds. Tweak parameters or make extreme changes to mold the punchy analog tones.

Quickly Build Beats With Step Sequencer

Forget complex original programming. The intuitive step sequencer interface makes it fast and fun to build beats. Enter steps in real-time or use copy and paste to rapidly create patterns. Additionally, adjust swing percentage to add groove. The step sequencer gives you the flexibility to easily craft original rhythms.

Link Patterns Into Full Songs

The CR-78's expansive Song Mode lets you chain up to 99 different patterns, with up to 99 steps per song, to build complete arrangements. Change up rhythms, experiment with fills and create evolving textures using the different patterns available.

Use In Your DAW or Standalone

The plugin version integrates the CR-78 into your DAW workflow, with features like auto-sync, drag-and-drop MIDI export and full automation. The standalone version provides flexible use when not working in a DAW. Both versions offer the iconic sound of the CR-78 drum machine with modern music-making conveniences.

Cherry Audio CR-78 Drum Machine
Cherry Audio CR-78 Drum Machine
Cherry Audio CR-78 Drum Machine

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  • macOS Requirements: macOS 10.13 or above. 64-bit required. Native Apple M1 or greater processor support, including Ultra. 3.4 GHz Quad-Core or M1 CPU with 8GB of RAM is recommended. Hard disk space: 105 MB. NOTE: Internet connection required for product activation
  • Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required. A 3.4 GHz Quad-Core computer with 8GB of RAM is recommended. Hard disk space: 105 MB.
  • Internet connection required for product activation