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  R-100 At a Glance
Click for larger view arrowReleased: late 80's ???  Specifications
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P.H.Berry writes:
If you want a monster digital Bass Drum and Snare drum to cut through even the densest of layered tracks, this machine will not disappoint. It would be best suited for Industrial/Electronic Body/Darkwave music ala Front 242 or Skinny Puppy, but, as with any machine in the right hands, could easily be used for other genres. They're easy to find, they're relatively cheap, and you can use them as MIDI sync (24 or 48) converters as long as you use it as your master clock. I'd say definately worth $100 to $150 but you should only buy it if you really like it if you pay over $150. (P.S. I've seen them show up regularly at Daddy's Junkie Music, AND, I hope to put samples from it on my website sometime soon).

Comments About the Sounds:
There are 24 sounds editable (level, sensitivity [that is, velocity], pan) and best of all, unlike the Roland digital TR series they are tuneable over a 15 step range which allows for some unusuall sounds when applied to some of the samples.

(Thanks to P.H.Berry for this info.)
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