Date = 1979

Country = Taiwan

Type = Analogue

Drum Voices = 10

Rhythms = 30 (Preset)

Rhythm Combining = No







What on earth is an ELI CompuRhythm?

A good question but it would appear that nobody seems to know the answer. The only references to this obscure drum box on the internet talk about about it being the first drum machine to use the word "beat box" and that's about it!

Well we can tell you that they were made in Taiwan at the end of the seventies and could have invoked a lawsuit from Roland (had they known) for the use of the "CompuRhythm" name... but more importantly, we have one here so we can tell you what it's like.

It does look weird, it's like some kind of school science lab equipment with its brushed aluminium facia, zebra style preset buttons and toggle switches.


We got this because it's as rare as rocking horse plop and it just looks so cool that it had to sound great yeah? Too right it does! This little monster is like a cross between a Roland CR-78 and a Korg SR-120. It's just as fat as we were expecting but also it defies the drum machine spotters because it's neither one thing nor the other. Is it a Roorg or perhaps a Korland?







So... who programmed this thing? There are 30 rhythms on this machine and whilst some of them are your standard rhumba/swing kind of thing, there are some very strange beats going on that we haven't heard on any of our other "beat boxes". That’s not to say that the beats are bad… far from it! A lot of the rhythms are totally unique and very well put constructed. There's also that rolling snare on the march section. It isn't just a fast 64th note roll on the sequencer (if you can call a transistor matrix a sequencer). It just goes into road drill mode at whatever tempo you play it at until it's cut off by the next note.







Have a listen to the ELI going through its paces on the Preview Player and see what you think. We just love it! It's so good when you take a gamble on something a bit odd and get a real result. If anyone out there does know something about this machine do drop us a line because we're curious.







Sample Pack Info:











Recycle RX2 Loops:

Single drum hits (WAV):

This sample set contains 88 four bar loops. The loops are presented with and without the optional guiro channel and also without the hi-hat/cymbal voices.

This set doesn't contain any drum hits at the moment (we only just got it). They will be added soon but if you buy the sample pack now you can get the hits later at no extra charge. It also means you will get the machine for less as the drum hits will only increase the size of the sample pack and therefore the price.







What's so special about these sample packs? Quite simply, there isn't anywhere on the internet or in any commercial sample library where you can get this stuff. We made these samples because nobody else has.







All Dubsounds sample packs are sampled directly from our own drum machines. They are definitely NOT ripped from sample CD's, unlike many you see on Ebay at the moment, (which is a bit sad). All the rhythms are recorded directly into Pro-Tools from the machine's audio output and are not equalised, compressed or effected in any way. We want you to have the closest thing to the real machine as possible but with the added benefits of seamless integration into your VST host. The only thing we have done is to CAREFULLY remove any unwanted electrical noise and hum present in the signal, (if required) and taking extreme care to avoid damaging the delicate percussive transients. These samples were made for our own use first and foremost!







CR-7030 - CompuRhythm - 88 loops - (46Mb download)








Please note:

Before buying; please make sure that you have read the information on the drum sounds intro page