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BOSS DR-880 front panel top view


Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine

Product Highlights

  • Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine
  • EZ Compose feature for fast, hassle free programming
  • 440 premium drum & percussion sounds
  • 40 bass sounds w/ COSM bass-amp models
  • Guitar/bass input, multi-effects, COSM amp models
  • 3 separate insert effects
  • 1,000 patterns (500 preset, 500 user)
  • Easily add fills, ghost notes, chord progressions, & more

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BOSS DR-880 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine

Introducing the next-generation of rhythm machines. The DR-880 is a powerful rhythm programmer that’s jam-packed with world class drum, percussion, and bass sounds from Roland’s renowned SRX library. It also includes an amazing collection of original waveforms. You can focus on the details with the DR-880, but you also have the option of utilizing the three EZ Compose buttons, which enable you to construct original patterns without the note by note hassle of programming. Patterns can be edited even more in depth with the Groove Modify feature, where different groove and triplet feels can be added. You can also add ghost notes and fills automatically. Guitar and bass players can get in on the action by plugging into to the DR-880’s Guitar/Bass Input jack, and playing through the integrated COSM Drive/Amp models and multi effects. You may also be interested in the DR-3 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine.



BOSS DR-880 Key Features:

  • Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine
  • Cutting-edge EZ Compose feature for quick and easy programming
  • 440 premium drum and percussion sounds, 40 bass sounds w/ COSM bass-amp models
  • Guitar/bass input, multi-effects, COSM amp models
  • 3 separate insert effects (EQ and compression), TSC (Total Sound Control) featuring three-band EQ & premium ambience
  • 1,000 patterns (500 preset, 500 user); easily add fills, ghost notes, chord progressions, & more
  • 20 velocity sensitive pads
  • 4 assignable footswitch & expression-pedal inputs
  • Individual outputs, digital out, USB port

World-Class Sounds

A remarkable new collection of top-quality, custom sounds was created for the DR-880. But we didn’t stop there; some of the most famous sounds from our renowned SRX library were added to the DR-880’s sound-set, as well as electric and synth bass sounds. From rich, sparkling studio drums and deep-dish electronic kits to standard and exotic percussion instruments, a world of rhythm and groove is at your fingertips.

Direct Guitar/Bass Input

Guitar and bass players can join the action by plugging directly into the DR-880’s Guitar/Bass Input jack. Guitarists can play through the built-in COSM Drive/Amp models, and multi-effects such as chorus/flanger/phaser, delay, and reverb. For acoustic guitar, the DR-880 offers an Acoustic Processor, chorus, and reverb. For bass players, the compressor/limiter, chorus/flanger/phaser, delay, and COSM bass amp models will help you cook up extra-tasty bass lines.

EZ Compose

You can get microscopic with the DR-880, but you also have the option of taking the simple route with its three EZ Compose buttons on the front panel, which allow original patterns to be constructed without note-by-note programming hassles. Using the Pattern mode, you can select and combine pre-programmed phrase combinations to create new patterns. Press the Chord Progression button to select chord-progression templates. With the Fill-In button, you can select phrases from the Fill-In library, and insert them into the pattern. The library contains a variety of phrases, ranging from simple fills to bombastic breaks.


Play through headphones or route your signal from the DR-880 directly to your choice of recording input or amplification, including outboard guitar amps. Quick output adjustments can be made in the Output Select mode to facilitate proper connection to the outside world. Two individual Outs allow independent output of backing tracks and guitars, or independent output of kick and snare. The DR-880 has two stereo footswitch/controller inputs; a maximum of four footswitches can be connected using stereo 1/4" cables (sold separately). One of the footswitch/controller jacks supports expression pedal input, so you can connect an EV-5 (sold separately) to control guitar volume, or play wah effects. The DR-880 also has a S/PDIF digital out and a USB port for MIDI interfacing and SMF Data import.

Groove Modify

Take your grooves even deeper with the Groove Modify feature, which applies various groove and triplet feels to your patterns. Simply select the templates that are included, and inject realistic feels to static patterns. Ghost notes can also be added automatically by selecting the ghost-note phrases that are preset in the DR-880.



BOSS DR-880 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine

Maximum Polyphony:

  • 32 *Depending on the bass sounds selected, maximum polyphony may be lower


  • Drums: 440, Bass: 40


  • Preset: 100, User: 100

Rhythm Patterns:

  • Preset: 500, User: 500


  • User: 100

Maximum Note Storage:

  • approx. 30,000 notes


  • Per quarter note: 96


  • Quarter note: 20 – 260 bpm


  • 20 with velocity sensitive


  • Custom LCD (with backlight)


  • Rear: Master Out L(Mono), R (1/4" phone type), Master Out L, R (RCA pin type), Individual Out A, B (1/4" phone type), Digital Out (coaxial), USB, CTL 1/2 jack(1/4" TRS phone type), CTL 3/4(EXP Pedal) jack (1/4" TRS phone type), MIDI In, Out, AC Adaptor jack
  • Front: Phones (stereo 1/4" phone type), Guitar/Bass Input (1/4" phone type)

Power Supply:

  • AC Adaptor (BOSS BRC series)

Current Draw:

  • 600 mA (Max)


  • AC Adaptor (BRC series), Owner’s Manual, DR-880 Driver CD-ROM


  • Foot Switch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7, Expression Pedal: EV-5, Connection Cable: PCS-31 (Roland)

SIZE AND WEIGHT (excl. AC adaptor)


  • 273 mm
  • 10-3/4 inches


  • 242 mm
  • 9-9/16 inches


  • 72 mm
  • 2-7/8 inches


  • 1.4 kg
  • 3 lbs. 2 oz.

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