The Cyclone Analogic TT-78 Beat Bot is a modern take on the classic Roland CR-78. It boasts the same layout and sequencing features as their previous TT units, but utilizes sounds like bongos, congas, maracas, and even a guiro.
Seven separate outputs ensure that most of the sounds can be conveniently routed to external destinations. There’s also MIDI IN, OUT, and THRU connections for precise synchronization with external compatible gear.
This video demonstrates some sequencing features of the TT-78 and shows the creation of a beat from scratch.
Cyclone Analogic TT-78 Beat Bot Demo
The TT-78, from Cyclone Analogic, is the next step in their collection of classic reproductions of iconic drum machines. The TT-78 is modeled after the classic CR-78 drum machine from Roland, produced in 1978. The TT-78 contains all the modern upgrades one would expect, while also being housed in a sleek shell, similar to the TT-303 and TT-606. It has the same intuitive sequencing functions as the previous Cyclone Analogic unit, but with a completely different sound palette, using sounds like Bongos, Congas, Maracas, and Guiro. There are seven individual outputs, providing independent jacks for most of the sounds. It also comes complete with MIDI In, Out and Thru, for synchronizing the TT-78 with all one's other gear.