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  R-8 At a Glance
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Scott Hetzer (shinobi@megsinet.net) writes:
The R-8 is a very deep machine that is a little hard to get your head around at first. If you stick with it though, you'll learn something new everyday. I've had mine for about two years now, and I don't think I've scratched the surface of what it can do. The editing features are extensive and it has good MIDI implementation. There have been quite a few people who have used the R-8 professionally: The Shamen, CJ Bolland, The Human League, Underworld and 808 State to name a few. Overall, it's a great machine, truly a classic among drum boxes.

Comments About the Sounds:
Good acoustic drums. The expansion ROMs have a lot of good sounds.

(Thanks to Scott Hetzer for this info.)

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