Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale;

Used Korg Rhythm KR-55B Analog Drum Machine.

This unit is in very good condition, fully functional, cosmetically showing playing time.

The Korg Rhythm 55B aka the KR-55B is an analog drum machine released in 1982. It's an updated version of the popular KR-55 released prior. The KR-55B has 96 preset patterns; 32 Intro patterns, 32 Fill-In patterns. Each pattern has 2 variations plus a “Swing Beat” can be dialed in to add further variation to any pattern. More than double everything from the previous model. The KR-55B has the same overall features as the KR-55 including the assortment of knobs and buttons for adjusting volume of the drum sounds, rhythms and type of beat.

The connections of the unit feature a select switch on back for quantizing beats, a trigger out, and two audio outs for high and low connectivity for difference setups. The unit is non programmable but the tempo could be controlled and there are volume sliders for mixing the sounds as well a shuffle function.

It don’t drink, it don’t smoke, it don’t do drugs, it don’t need a ride. Fire your drummer. Steal his (or her) girlfriend. Let her pay your rent. Add some rhythmic bliss to your life.

Original 2 button footswitch included.


Type: Analog

Sound Engine: Subtractive

Pattern Engine

Programming: Presets

Pattern Notes:

  • 96 preset patterns

  • 32 Intro patterns

  • 32 Fill-In patterns

Sounds Per Pad

Sounds Per Pad: 1

Sources: Synthesizer

Polyphony & Tuning

Polyphony: 12

Timbrality: 12

Tuning: Standard

Modes: Polyphonic


Patterns User: 1

Patterns Preset: 96


Case: Desktop

Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Start / Stop Pedal

Dimensions (WxDxH): 296 x 61.5 x 258 mm

Weight: 27 kg

MIDI / Sync / Trigger

Audio Outputs: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out

Audio Output Count: 2

CV Ports: Trigger Out

Power: 6 w

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Very Good
23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
8:58 PM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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