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Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine

Velocity-sensitive pads. 100 preset styles. 100 user styles. (155) Read 13 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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With the DR-3 Dr. Rhythm, guitarists and songwriters can add incredible-sounding drums to their music. This ultra-affordable drum machine includes some of Boss best acoustic and electronic drum kits and a selection of bass sounds. Great for jamming, the DR-3's Rhythm Progressions and multiple variations make it easy to create a realistic-sounding drum track for any style of music. And with Total Sound Control, you can tweak your kits to perfection.

Features:
Boss most affordable drum machine for jamming or practice

Realistic drum, percussion and bass sounds with velocity-sensitive pads

New Rhythm Progressions with 3 variations each for Intro, Verse, Fill and Ending

New TSC with Sound Shape function and ambiance for professional drum sounds

100 preset styles and 100 user styles programmable via realtime or step recording

Footswitch input for easy live control; runs on AC or battery power

New Rhythm Progressions for All-Out Jams

If you want to spend less time programming and more time jamming, you'll love the DR-3's Rhythm Progressions. Simply choose from 100

Preset styles and use the eight panel buttons to switch between different sections of your song. Up to three variations can be selected for each

Intro, Verse, Fill and Ending, so your drum tracks won't get monotonous.

Easy Sound Shaping and Footswitch Control

Boss new TSC (Total Sound Control) lets you change the overall sound of a drum kit with specialized effects. Use the Sound Shape function to adjust the 3-band compression and parametric EQ, or add some spaciousness with the ambiance effect. An optional footswitch can be used to control anything from Intro/Start and Ending/Stop to Verse change, Variation On/Off, Loop On/Off and more. Battery power lets you take the DR-3 just about anywhere.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Boss products.
Runs on batteries or optional PSA-120T power adapter.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
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"A Guitar Players Drum Machine"
Sound: The sound from this machine is very, very good. It is adjustable through a TSC Total Sound control module that lets you control, with a few clicks of a button, 8 preset sound shapes and 8 tones that can be controlled separately. There are also 8 user settings that you can program. You also can get deeper into the software and control a three band equalizer, compression, attack and some filtering plus other features. Overall the sound is very good at this price - not quite like the more expensive boss products but I run this through a Fender Acoustasonic Pro Amp and it sounds pretty real. Feature: If you are a guitar player and you want a great drum machine - this should do it for you if drumming is not your specialty. Some great preset styles (100) that each have 5 patterns (intro, A,B,C Verses and an ending). You can control the key (numerous bass voicings)of each of these patterns and set up nice runs in the user styles section (100) and then shift verses with pedals. Or you can record your patterns in the exact manner you want them played in the song section (100) and have the song play any verse in any order you like. Each pattern also has a variation on pattern, drum kit, or muting. All features can be recorded as you like and also switched with pedals. To set up and play almost any song - pick a style and go through the verses. If you want the bass included, manipulate the key so that the key pattern in A,B, and C is in the same key as your verses of your song - (say A nad B fro the melody and verse C for the chorus). Once you have your three patterns in the correct keys save this style to one in the user section and call it you own. You can also manipulate any sound function from time, beats, drum kits, patterns etc, etc, etc. If the song is long with many differing keys say like HOTEL CALIFORNIA you can record your own bass and string it together in about 12 verses and then string them together as you want in the song section and have it play back in any manner you choose. It also loops. The record function has all types of edit, copy, paste and delete functions as well as very easy step-recording which is great for a non-drummer for me. There is a good variation of preset styles and with changes of drum kits or sound control the variations are probably in the millions. The kit does not come with an AC adaptor or pedals. The chord required for the kit if you want TWO PEDALS to control numerous functions that are user selectable has to be ordered or you can use any "Y" CABLE BUT IT MUST BE "TRS" (TIP-RING-SLEEVE) just not your normal stereo splitter cable (This will not work). Another great feature is keys that light up. you can see what drums, percussion, or bass notes are being played if you can't figure it out. It did not come with a mounting bracket for a stand so there is no means of attaching this neatly to a secure stand. If this unit were to be dropped - oouch Quality: I have not had this unit long but it appears to be well made. It did come with batteries but no AC adaptor, no pedal(s) or chords. It does not have attachment mounts for a stand or rack. The buttons and lights appear rugged and stable. Value: This is one of the lower priced units and I am amazed at the value I am getting. I'll probably never use all the settings and variations and I was not ready to pay a lot more money to only get slightly more. GREAT FOR GUITAR PLAYERS. Manufacturer Support: N/A The Wow Factor: This unit has a ton of functions that are not featured or well described in the brochures. There is nothing that you can not do with this unit. Sure it doesn't have as many buttons as other machines but a lot of the buttons have multiply functions AND they do light up!! I cannot believe I didn't get this gear earlier. I didn't know what I was missing. It adds so much to a solo act. Boss has created a very user friendly drum machine for guitar players. Overall: Well recommended. I would suggest to anyone if you are considering this unit - it is a great deal and a great drum machine
Style of Music: Rock, Blues
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"little drummer boy gets techno"
Sound: i have used drum machines since their inception, this must rank as one if not the best i have used. i would love to have a machine with only one button !!! Feature: all ok ecept too many buttons, when you're playing you want as little distraction as possible Quality: rock of gibraltar solid The Wow Factor: sounds like a band, but doesn't drink and swear and run off with your girl !!!
Style of Music: tex-mex-eagles-s stills-
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