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BOSS DR-3

Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine

Product Highlights

  • Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine
  • BOSS’ most affordable drum machine
  • For jamming or practice
  • Realistic drum, percussion & bass sounds
  • Velocity sensitive pads
  • New Rhythm Progressions
  • Three variations each for Intro, Verse, Fill & Ending
  • Professional sounding drums

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BOSS DR-3 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine

The BOSS DR-3 is a quick and easy solution for professional sounding drums. With the DR-3 Dr. Rhythm, guitarists and songwriters can bring premium sounding drums into their music. This very affordable drum machine is packed with some of BOSS’ best acoustic and electronic drum kits, plus a wide selection of bass sounds. Ideal for jamming, the DR-3’s Rhythm Progressions and variations make it simple to produce hyper-realistic drum tracks for any style of music. And with Total Sound Control, you can shape your kits to your liking. If you want to spend less time programming and more time rockin' out, you’ll love the DR-3’s Rhythm Progressions. Just choose from 100 Preset styles and use the eight panel buttons to toggle between various parts of your song. You may also be interested in the DR-880 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine.

BOSS DR-3 Key Features:

  • Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine
  • BOSS’ most affordable drum machine for jamming or practice
  • Realistic drum, percussion & bass sounds w/ velocity sensitive pads
  • New Rhythm Progressions w/ three variations each for Intro, Verse, Fill & Ending
  • New TSC w/ Sound Shape feature & Ambience for pro sounding drums
  • 100 Preset Styles & 100 User styles programmable via realtime or step recording
  • Footswitch input for simple 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 Ambience 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.


BOSS DR-3 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine

Styles:

  • User Style: 100, Preset Style: 100 * 11 patterns for a style

Songs:

  • User: 100, Song Length: Max. 250 patterns for a song

TSC (Total Sound Control):

  • Preset Patch: 8, User Patch: 8 Preset Patch: 8, User Patch: 8

Max. Polyphony:

  • 12 voices

Instrument:

  • Drum and perc: 120, Bass: 12

Resolution:

  • 96 per quater note

Tempo:

  • 20 to 260 bpm

Recording Method:

  • Realtime/Step

Pads:

  • 13 (Velocity-sensitive)

Display:

  • Backlit LCD (16 characters x 2 lines)

Connectors:

  • Output Jack: L, R (RCA Phono type), L(PHONES), R(MONO) (1/4-inch phone type), Foot Switch Jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type), MIDI IN Connector, DC IN (AC Adaptor Jack)

Power Supply:

  • DC9V: Dry Battery (R6/LR6 (AA) type) x 6, AC Adaptor (PSA-series)

Power Consumption:

  • 200 mA
  • * Expected battery life under continuous use: approx. 5 hours (This figure will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)

Accessories:

  • Dry Battery (Alkaline LR6 (AA) type) x 6, Owner's Manual, Roland Service (Information Sheet)

Options:

  • AC Adaptor: PSA Series, Foot Switch: FS-5U, Foot Switch Cable: Roland PCS-31L

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width:

  • 213 mm
  • 8-7/16 inches

Depth:

  • 185 mm
  • 7-5/16 inches

Height:

  • 53 mm
  • 2-1/8 inches

Weight:

  • 710 g
  • 1 lbs. 10 oz.

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