“Here is my Roland CR78 which is in beautiful condition considering how old it is now.
This one has a midi kit fitted and is a rarity to find anywhere.
The Midi works like this
1. Clock (switch left): The CR-78 disables the internal tempo clock and can only be driven via a MIDI timing clock (MTC). This setting is to be used if you want to sync the pre-programmed sound or the local memory to the MIDI clock. It won’t accept any note on/off messages and the voices will not trigger externally.
2. Norm (switch centre): The CR-78 acts like it has no MIDI interface installed an will not accept any kind of MIDI message. The LED on the front goes green and internal tempo clock is selected.
3. Note (switch right): This is the main one you will be using in the studio. The internal tempo clock is disabled, clocking is done via MTC and note on/off messages will trigger the voices. You cannot start the clock from the front panel! At present the kit is tuned into channel 10 by default.
This is the 220-240V UK / EUROPEAN VERSION.
However there are some faults.Please read on.
Usually the unit works perfect and everything works as it should but every so often the bass drum,snare,cowbell fail to work.All the other sounds work fine.This could be a loose connection or something else inside the unit thats causing this fault.All the presets work perfectly and all sliders and buttons working.
However all the sounds work in Midi mode when hooked up as a sound module to your DAW.
I dont have the time to have this looked at or do it myself so it will need a good servicing by a qualified technician/synth doctor.” Click here to search for synths on eBay