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Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 (Project)

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A while back, I downloaded some samples of the iconic Roland CR-78 Drum machine freely available within this youtube

Famous in the late 70s early 80s.  Tunes such as the beginning of "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins, or "Heart of Glass" by Blondie and many others.

I initially tried to create an SFZ file using the Bjoerns Sample Mapper and saving them into the Unify/Samples folder as explained in Skippy's recent and excellent live tutorial.

I was unsuccessful trying to get GuruSampler to play the samples.

I have managed to re-edit the SFZ file to get as many as 20 round robins to work on some of the sounds! and they play OK in Sforzando VST plugin.

Obviously, I would prefer the SFZ file to work with GuruSampler.

I attach my SFZ file.


I would like to create MIDI files of the patterns from the famous tunes (most of which are standard patterns of the drum machine) but am uncertain if they would be copyrighted and would it be a waste of my time creating them and creating unify patches using midibox etc...

Obviously , if I am allowed, then I would share them freely within this community.


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I looked at your .sfz file. It looks like it was exported with standard settings in Bjoern's Sample Mapper. You need to go to the program's Preferences, and check the "SFZ Export: PlugInGuru Unify format" box, then save again.

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